My Writing and Editing CV

Editing experience:

  • Edited three spec fic short stories for Michelle Goldsmith (including The Jellyfish Collector short listed in the 2015 Aurealis Awards)
  • Edited Ashamet: Desert Born by Terry Jackman, Dragonwell Publishing, 2015
  • Edited “Difficult Second Album” collected fiction from Simon Petrie, published by Peggy Bright Books, June 2014. (Short listed for ‘Best Collected Work’, Aurealis Awards, 2014)
  • Co-editor (with Simon Petrie) Use Only As Directed anthology Peggy Bright Books, 2014. ( ‘Dellinger’, by Charlotte Nash, short listed for ‘SF Short Story”, Aurealis Awards, 2014)
  • Edited “Lex Talionis” by RSA Garcia, published by Dragonwell Press, 2014. (Received starred review in Publisher’s Weekly, April, 2014)
  • Edited “Flight 404” and “Hunt for Red Leicester” novellas by Simon Petrie, published by Peggy Bright Books, October 2012
  • Editorial comment (acknowledged in the foreword)  Life, Death & Detention by George Ivanoff. Revised edition,  Morris Publishing,  Australia, 2012.
  • Edited “Flight 404” and “Hunt for Red Leicester” novellas by Simon Petrie, published by Peggy Bright Books, October 2012
  • Edited “Never Too Young To Make A Difference” a yet to be published children’s novel by Dr Serrie Kamara, 2012.
  •  Co-editor (with Simon Petrie) Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear spec-fic anthology. Peggy Bright Books, June 2012 (www.peggybrightbooks.com)
  • Editor “Rare Unsigned Copy: Tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude and Giant Mutant Vegtables” a collection of work by Simon Petrie. Peggy Bright Books, 2010. (www.peggybrightbooks.com)
  • Editor of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issues 12 , 24,33,42
  • Co-editor (with Ted Scriber) of Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet. (Monthly newsletter) from issue 1, April 2002, to Issue 101, August 2010.

WRITING:

Fiction: Published Short Stories

“We Wonder” Published in Beyond Antares no. 9, 1979.

“Tyger” Beyond Antares no. 15, 1980.

“Greengags” . Beyond Antares , no. 16 1981.

“Old Stiff Bones,” Medical Journal no. 1, 1981.

“It takes a Thief” Chronicles no. 1, 1981.

“She Just Dropped In” Yggdrasil (Magazine of the Melbourne University Science Fiction Assoc) 1982

“The Wanderer” Eye of Newt, no. 1, 1982

“Servalan” Chronicles no. 7, 1982

“McCoy: The Right Kind of Different” Beyond Antares no. 21, 1982

“Space Cow” Yggdrasil (Magazine of the Melbourne University Science Fiction Assoc) 1983

Only the End of the World Again” Multiverse no. 10, June 1983.

“Reunited” Eye of Newt no. 2, 1983

“Such a Brave Man” T’salta no. 2, 1984

“Travesty” Medtrek 84 fanzine 1984.

“To Catch a Thief” Chronicles 12/13 1984.

“Once Bitten” Lip Service 1984

“Lone Survivor” Chronicles no.25 1986.

“No Pets Allowed” Out of the Ashes 1986.

“Post Blake With Fangs” Eccentricon Productions 1987

“Where the Last Unicorn Went” Conglomeration no. 2 1988 (?)

“Metaphysical Company” Chronicles no. 35 1988

“On a Hot Tin Roof” Conspire Program Book 1989.

“The Breaker” Backtrack no. 1 1989.

“Dragonriders Lament” Eye of Newt no. 5 1991.

“Dreamfasting” Chronicles no. 47 1991.

“When You’re In Love You Want to Tell the World” No Shadow of Another No. 2 1992

“On the Up,” Backtrack no. 7 1993.

“Married to the Job”Homosapien Trois 1993

“Nut Cutlet” Cohorts (copyright 1993, published 1995)

“A.W.O.L” Homosapien Four 1996

“Two of Us” Cohorts 3, 1997

“Heart of Stone” Cohorts 3, 1997

“An Audience of One” Homosapien Five, 1997 .

“Chippies” Aurealis Issue 19, June/July, 1997.

“Party” Antipodean SF. Issue 1. Feb 1998.

(Reviewed by Simon Brown for Eidolon On Line SF)

“Peace by Piece” Horrorscope. Issue 1 February 1998.

“Moving On” Antipodean SF. Issue 3 May,1998. (Reviewed by Simon Brown for Eidolon On Line SF)

“Moving On” (reprint with same editor)Nuggets e-magazine. May,1998.

“Aliens Here” Under Magellenic Clouds issue 4, Winter/Spring 1998.

“Earth Girls Aren’t Easy” Antippodean Issue 10 . Dec ’98.

“The Dragon Ring” Harbinger Speculative Fiction Issue 1, Jan, 1999.

“Helga” Leaves of the Forest Muse Anthology, 1997. Published 1999.

“Only Women Bleed” Harbinger Speculative Fiction Issue 2, April 1999

(Reviewed by Simon Brown for Eidolon On Line SF)

“Off course, of course” Antipodean SF, issue 18, August, 1999.

“Up on the Roof” Harbinger Speculative Fiction Issue 4, September, 1999.

“A Vulcan’s most sensitive organ.” Beyond Antares Issue 36, 1999.

“Legends Never Die” Chronicles Issue 64, 1999.

“Writers Hands” Antipodean SF Issue 23, January 2000.

“Peace by Piece” Redsine 1 August, 2000. (E-zine)

“She Just Dropped in.” (#2) Vile Temptress #1   April 2001.

Ride a Fine Horse” ConSensual. April 2001

“Pharlap Revisited.” Antipodean SF40 June 2001

“Get me to the Worldcon on Time.” Fables and Reflections Issue 1, Nov 2001.

“Keep My Things They’ve Come to Take Me Home,” Fables and Reflections Issue 2,

March 2002

My Sweet 286” AustrAlien Absurdities( Anthology), (Edited by Chuck McKenzie and Tansy Rayner Roberts.) May 2002.

“Mug” Andromeda Spaceways Inglight Magazain #2 (August 2002)

“Back Looks” Cohorts 6 November, 2002.

“Divorce” Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Issue #4 (December, 2002)

“Zinc of Me” Consensual: The Second Coming (April, 2003)

“When Whales Cry” Potato Monkey Issue 3.( September, 2003)

“Following a Haunch” Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 9. (October 2003)

“Teach your children well” Antipodean SF no. 164, February 2012.

“HG” Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Issue 54, June 2012

“Next” Cried the faun. Next anthology, CSFG, April 2013.

Anthologies:

“Helga” in “Leaves of the Forest Muse” – 1998 anthology of the Calembeen Writers Group.

“Party” and “Moving On” in Antipodean SF Anthology #1, 1998-1999.

“Riding the Range With Mary-Jane” in “Riding High” Thrillogies ed by Paul Collins and Meredith Costain.Longman Press. September, 2001.

“Eggs” in “On the Case” Thrillogies ed by Paul Collins and Meredith Costain. Longman Press, September, 2001.

“My Sweet 286” AustrAlien Absurdities Anthology, (Edited by Chuck McKenzie and Tansy Rayner Roberts.) May 2002.

“She Just Dropped In” (Reprint) published in Strange Pleasures 3, Prime Books, UK, 2005.

“When Whales Cry” (reprint) in Under the Rose ed David Hutchensen.

“I Belong to this Red Earth” Belong Anthologyedited by Russell B Farr. Ticonderoga press, 2010

Rocket and Sparky” Worlds next Door edited by Tehani Wesseley. Fablecroft Publications, 2010.

“Next” Cried the faun. Next anthology, CSFG, April 2013.

“Where the Last Human Went” Antipodean SF, February, 2015.

“Trike Race” (co-authored with Simon Petrie), Never Never Land CSFG, October 2015/

BOOKS:

The Back of the Back of Beyond. Humorous urban/rural fantasy. Peggy Bright Books, 2013. (www.peggybrightbooks.com)

The Whale’s Tale. YA SF novel. Editor, Sarah Murray White. Peggy Bright Books, 2009 (www.peggybrightbooks.com)

Poetry.

“Terran Mother Vulcan Son,” Beyond Antares no. ? 1978

“Emotive” Beyond Antares no. 15, 1979

“And Died In an Alien Sun” Beyond Antares no. 13 1979

“No room Left on the Saucer” Nexus Magazine no. 1 1980.

“Darling, I’m home.” Beyond Antares R 1980

“A Klingon Khristmas Karol” Beyond Antares no. 16 1981

“Ode to the Creator of the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster” Medtrek Fanzine 1982

“Leadana” Beyond Antares no. 10 1981

“We are only Children”/ “Hail the Saviour” A Book of Our Own Women & Arts Festival 1982

“Greensleeves” Beyond Antares R no. 7 1988

“1-2-3” Beyond Antares R no. 7 1988

“Dolphin Learning” Caress of the Moon: International Library of Poetry. (ISBN 1-57553-443-6) 1997

“We Were A Family Then.” Micropress Oz Vol 10, Issue 5, (ISSN 1320-4157) June 2002.

Articles:

“Con Countdown.” Article regarding Aussiecon 3. Published in Aurealis 20/21 April,1998.

“Aussiecon 3” Article regarding Aussiecon 3. Published in Harbinger Issue 2, April, 1999.

“Australians In the Light: Rob Riel” about SF writer/poet. Published in Harbinger Issue 3, July, 1999.

Review of “For as Long as You Burn” poetry anthology by Rob Riel. Published in Antipodean SF Issue 19, Sept. 1999.

Simon Brown & Sean Williams: SF Bookends?” Aurealis27/28 November, 2001

“Vale Douglas Adams” Orb Speculative Fiction Magazine issue3/4 June,2002. ($30).

Connecting With Bob Eggleton.” Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Issue 4, December 2002

Connecting With Bob Eggleton.” Updated version of article reprinted in September 2003.

“Awakenings at Anzac House” VileTemptress 3. (?.)

Why are the best Australian SF stories being printed overseas?” Aurealis 32 Published May, 2004

“Keys of Power series” (article/extended review of Simon Brown’s trillogy ) Aurealis 33/34/35 January 2005

“Keys of Power series” (article/extended review on Simon Brown’s trillogy) Rewritten & updated, published online at   (October 2005)

What Happens When You Die” (Published as “Protecting the SF Collection” published in Specusphere, www. specusphere.org November, 2005.
Inerview with Sean Williams, Simon Brown and Shane Dix, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 23.
Interview with Adrian Bedford. Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 29.
Interview with Alstair Reynolds. Andromeda Spaceways Inflight magazine issue 31.
“Time for Tom Rynosserous” Interview with Terry Dowling. Andromeda Spaceways Inflight magazine issue 35.

Interview with Pamela Freeman, Androemda Spaceways inflight Magazine issue 38.

“Melbourne is Full of Vampires” article comparing the works of Kerri Arthur and Narelle Harris, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 40

“Why Not a Donkey?” Grassroots magazine Issue 78 (?) 2007 (?)

“Dog-carting” Grassroots magazine, 84 (?) 2009 (?)

Interview with Sue Bursztynski, Magpies magazine, November 2010.
Interview with Sam Bowing, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 49, December 2010.

Interview with Professor George Williams on Lecturing in law and his interests in SF published in Ratio, UQLS (University of Queensland Law Society) September, 2011.

Interview with Paul Collins (Ford Street Books), Magpies magazine, December, 2011

Interview with Jo Anderton, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 53, Feb 2012

Article on mamoth Donkeys. Grass Roots Magaze 209 Feb/March 2012.


REVIEWS:
 Review of Jo Anderton’s book, “Debris” in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 53, Feb 2012 Review of Richard Harland’s book, “Liberator” in ASIM 53, Feb 2012. Review of Peter Donovan’s “Nibiru 2013” in ASIM 53, Feb 2012

Awards

Astrex Literary Awards 1977.

1st Prize Fiction. “Rebuilding the Enterprise”

2nd Prize Poetry. “Terran Mother/Vulcan Son”

Astrex Literary Awards 1978

3rd Prize Long Fiction “McCoy: The Right Kind of Different”

2nd Prize Miscellaneous. “We Wonder.”

Astrex Literary Awards 1979

3rd Prize Poetry. “Emotive”

3rd Prize Story .”Tyger”

Astrex Literary Awards 1980

3rd Prize Story. “Greengags”

3rd Prize Poetry. “A Klingon Khristmas Karol.”

Melbourne University Science Fiction Association Literary Competition 1981

Honorable Mention: “She just dropped in” (Published in Yggdrasil – See above.)

Medtrek Literary Competition 1982

First Prize Poetry. “Ode to the Creator of the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.”

Astrex Literary Awards 1982

First prize story (shared) “Rec Room”

Mary Grant Bruce Awards 1986

High Commendation for “The Dragon Ring”

Australian Science Fiction Media Awards

Best writer 1987

Australian Science Fiction Media Awards

Best writer 1990.

Mary Grant Bruce Awards, 1996.

Commended for “Restitution”

1st Prize, article section. “Writes of Passage.”Manly Peninsular FAW annual competition.1997

Calembeen Literary Awards, 1997.

Highly Commended for “Helga” in Children’s story section. (Published in anthology: “Leaves of the Forrest Muse”,1998)

Inaugral George Turner Prize:1997 Young Adults Novel: “Boyfriend Wanted: No Experience Necessary” short-listed. (Short list, 10 un-published novels out of 130 entries)

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