Publisher's synopsis

A world-first collection of blackfella speculative fiction from well-known and emerging First Nations writers.

The first-ever anthology of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander speculative fiction – written, curated, edited and designed by blackfellas, for blackfellas and about blackfellas. In these stories, ‘this all come back’: all those things that have been taken from us, that we collectively mourn the loss of, or attempt to recover and revive, as well as those that we thought we’d gotten rid of, that are always returning to haunt and hound us.

Some writers summon ancestral spirits from the past, while others look straight down the barrel of potential futures, which always end up curving back around to hold us from behind. Dazzling, imaginative and unsettling, This All Come Back Now centres and celebrates communities and culture. It’s a love letter to kin and country, to memory and future-thinking.

Includes stories by

Evelyn Araluen | Karen Wyld | Samuel Wagan Watson | Kalem Murray | Lisa Fuller | Jasmin McGaughey | Samuel William Watson | Loki Liddle | Adam Thompson | John Morrissey | Merryana Salem | Alison Whittaker | Timmah Ball | Laniyuk | Ellen van Neerven | Mykaela Saunders | Archie Weller | Jack Latimore | Alexis Wright | Krystal Hurst | Hannah Donnolly | Kathryn Gledhill Tucker

Upcoming resource


  • Winner, Aurealis Awards 2022 — Best Anthology
  • Longlisted, Booktopia FAB Awards 2022