“One Small Step” is an anthology based upon the theme of a discovery of some kind. Few of the short stories have approached this theme literally, which makes for an interesting collection of short stories. Between the covers readers will find a diverse range of genres, ranging from science fiction to urban fantasy to re-worked fantasy tales and even the odd lyrical fantasy piece.
Most memorable stories for me were DK Mok’s “Morning Star” and Kathleen Jennings’ “Ella and the Flame” (even if there was no apparent discovery to be garnered from this piece).
Overall, I’d recommend this collection as an example of modern Australian speculative fiction.