The Transfer Station

TitleThe Transfer Station
Year for Search1989
AuthorsHaley, Russell (b. 1934)
Date Published1989
PublisherNagare Press
Place PublishedPalmerston North
KeywordsAustralian author, English author, Male author, New Zealand author
Annotation

A connected series of short stories presenting an ecological dystopia. A part of the coast has been destroyed for the convenience of a refuse station, which pumps waste into the sea, which has killed all marine life, and the fumes from the station have killed most of the plant life in the area. France controls New Zealand, and New Zealanders are expected to speak French. Youth despair and the suicide rate is high.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. with minor corrections in A Spider-Web Season & The Transfer Station: Two Story Sequences (Christchurch: Hazard Press, 2000), 126-86. Three of the stories were previously published–“Ash.” Landfall 167 42.3 (September 1988): 232-33; “Out on the Coast.” Metro 9.91 (January 1989): 106-07, 109; and “The Preacher.” Landfall 167 42.3 (September 1988): 228-32

Holding Institutions

ATL, VUW

Author Note

The author (b. 1934) was born in the U. K.; he moved to Australia in 1961 and to New Zealand in 1966.

Full Text

1989 Haley, Russell (b. 1934). The Transfer Station. Palmerston North: Nagare Press. Rpt. with minor corrections in A Spider-Web Season & The Transfer Station: Two Story Sequences (Christchurch: Hazard Press, 2000), 126-86. Three of the stories were previously published–“Ash.” Landfall 167 42.3 (September 1988): 232-33; “Out on the Coast.” Metro 9.91 (January 1989): 106-07, 109; and “The Preacher.” Landfall 167 42.3 (September 1988): 228-32. ATL, VUW

A connected series of short stories presenting an ecological dystopia. A part of the coast has been destroyed for the convenience of a refuse station, which pumps waste into the sea, which has killed all marine life, and the fumes from the station have killed most of the plant life in the area. France controls New Zealand, and New Zealanders are expected to speak French. Youth despair and the suicide rate is high. The author was born in the Englanf; he moved to Australia in 1961 and to New Zealand in 1966.