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daydreamer, sceptic, idealist, loner, philosopher, sharp shooter.
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Publications

There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges. -- Ernest Hemingway

Collection

A Book of Endings
Shortlisted Willian L. Crawford Award for Best First Fantasy Book, 2010
Shortlisted Aurealis Award for Best Collection, 2010
Locus Recommended Reading List 2010
Honourable Mention, Best Horror of the Year, 2010
Listed SF Signal '40 Books from 2009 that you should read'

Sprawl coverShort Stories

No Going Home
Sprawl, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein 2010 (pending)

Home Turf
Baggage, Eneit Press, Gillian Polack 2010 (pending)

And the Dead Shall Outnumber the Living
Ishtar, Gilgamesh Press, Mark Deniz 2010 (pending)

Diamond Shell
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009
Year's Best Fantasy and Dark Horror, Prime, Paula Guran ed., 2010
Honourable Mention, Best Horror of the Year, Ellen Datlow ed., 2010

Hush
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009
Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction, Bill Congreve ed., 2010
Honourable Mention, Best Horror of the Year, Ellen Datlow ed., 2010

Problems of Light and Dark
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Six Suicides
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009
Winner Australian Shadows Award Best Short Work, 2010
Shortlisted DITMAR Award Best Short Story, 2010

This Time, Longing
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Coming Up for Air
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Seven Ages of the Protagonist
Scary Food, Agog! Press, Cat Sparks ed., 2008

Clockwork PhoenixPale Dark Soldier
Midnight Echo, AHWA, Kirstyn McDermitt and Ian Mond eds., 2008
Aurealis Award shortlist Best Horror Short Story 2008
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

The Tailor of Time
Clockwork Phoenix, Norilana Books, Mike Allen ed., 2008
Reprinted at Steampunk Workshop (in two parts)
Aurealis Award shortlist Best Young Adult Short Story 2008
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Watertight Lies
2012, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2008
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Conversations
Dog Versus Sandwich, Twelth Planet Press, Ben Payne ed, 2008

A Scar for Leida
Fantastic Wonder Stories, Ticonderoga Publications, Russell B. Farr ed., 2007
Shiny 6, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein, Ben Payne and Tehani Wessely eds., 2010
Aurealis Award winner Best Young Adult Short Story 2007
Ditmar Award Best Short Story shortlist

Eidolon 1The Dying Light
Eidolon 1, Eidolon Books, Jeremy Byrne & Jonathan Strahan eds., 2006
Aurealis Award shortlist Best Young Adult Short Story 2006
Australian Shadows Awards shortlist
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Stealing Free
Agog! Ripping Reads, Agog! Press, Cat Sparks ed., 2006
Podcast coodest blog
Honourable Mention, The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror, Ellen Datlow and Kelly Link & Gavin Grant eds., 2007
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Surrender I: Rope Artist
Shadowed Realms, Angela Challis & Shane Jiraiya Cummings eds., 2006
Ditmar Award shortlist Best Short Story 2006
Year's Best Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror 2007
Honourable Mention, The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror, Ellen Datlow and Kelly Link & Gavin Grant eds., 2007

Summa Seltzer Missive
Ticonderoga Online #6, Dec-05, Russell B. Farr, Liz Grzyb & Lyn Battersby eds., 2005
Ditmar Award shortlist Best Short Story 2005
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Orb 6Six of One
Mitch? 4 Slow Dancing Through Quicksand: Stories From Aussie Writers Who Should've Known Better, Mitch?, Mitch ed., 2005

Syrup (Title originally witheld)
ConSensual a Trois, Cathy Cupitt, Stephen Dedman, & Elaine Kemp eds., 2005

Cinnamon Gate
Orb Speculative Fiction Magazine, Sarah Endacott publisher, Sarah Endacott ed., 2004
Honourable Mention Years Best Fantasy & Horror 18, Kelly Link, Gavin Grant & Ellen Datlow eds., 2005
Recommended Reading List, The Year's Best Australian SF & Fantasy #1, Bill Congreve & Michelle Marquardt eds., 2005
Reprinted online at Anna Tambour's Virtuous Medlar Circle.

Number 3 Raw Place
Agog! Smashing Stories, Agog! Press, Cat Sparks ed., 2004
Agog!Published The Year's Best Australian SF & Fantasy #1(September 2005), Bill Congreve & Michelle Marquardt eds., 2005
Ditmar Award shortlist Best Short Story 2004
Honourable Mention Years Best Fantasy & Horror 18, ed. Ellen Datlow et al., 2005
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Stone by Stone
Southern Blood, Sandglass Enterprises, Bill Congreve, ed., 2003
shades Theatre production, Shadowmuse, producer Anita Whelan, performed 2009
Radio National Short Story Programme audio rights procured
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

The Singular Life of Eddy Dovewater
Agog! Terrific Tales, Agog! Press, Cat Spark ed., 2003
Ditmar Awardshortlist Best Short Story 2003

The Distance Keeper
Borderlands #1, Borderlands Press, Borderlands Committee eds., 2003
Reprinted online at infinity plus
Honourable Mention Years Best Fantasy & Horror 17, Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, Gavin Grant, eds., 2004
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

IdeomancerThe Razor Salesman
Ideomancer Unbound, Ideomancer, Chris Clarke & Mikal Trimm eds., 2002
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Life's Work
Passing Strange, MirrorDanse Books, Bill Congreve ed., 2002
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

King of All and the Metal Sentinel
Agog! Fantastic Fiction, Agog! Press, Cat Sparks ed., 2002
Reprinted online at infinity plus
Ditmar Award winner Best Short Story 2002
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

Fixing the Glitch
Mitch?3, Hacks to the Max, Mitch?, Mitch ed., 2001

Silicon Cast
Redsine 7, Garry Nurrish & Trent Jamieson eds., 2002
Southern BloodHonourable Mention Aurealis Award for Best Horror Short Story, 2002
Honourable Mention Years Best Fantasy & Horror 16, ed. Ellen Datlow & Terry Windling, 2003

All the Monochrome Butterflies
Mitch?2, Tarts of the New Millenium, Mitch?, Mitch ed., 2001

The First and Final Game
Altair online, Robert Stephenson ed., 2000
Altair 6/7, Altair Press, Robert Stephenson ed., 2000
Aurealis Award winner Best Horror Short Story 2000
Ditmar Award shortlist Best Short Story 2000
A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne eds., 2009

 

 

Awards & Recognition

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else. -- Gloria Steinem

2009
A Book of Endings
Shortlisted William L. Crawford Award Best First Fantasy Book
Shortlisted Aurealis Award Best Collection

Shortlisted Australian Shadows Award for Best Long Work
Locus Recommended Reading List
SF Signal's 40 Books from 2009 You Should Read list (compiled by Ellen Datlow, Scott Cup and Jayme Lynne Blaschke)
2010 Peter McNamara Convenor's Award recipient Justin Ackroyd's Picks for 2008-09
Jeff VanderMeer's Best of 2009 recommendations list

Six Suicides
Winner Australian Shadows Award for best short work

Diamond Shell
Pub. Prime's Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror
Honourable Mention Year's Best Horror, ed. Ellen Datlow

Hush
Honourable Mention Year's Best Horror, ed. Ellen Datlow
Pub. Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror

2008
The Tailor of Time
Shortlisted Aurealis Award Best Young Adult Short Story

Pale Dark Soldier
Shortlisted Aurealis Award Best Horror Short Story

Year's Best2007
A Scar for Leida
Winner Aurealis Award Best Young Adult Short Story
Shortlisted Ditmar Award Best Short Story
Pub. Australian Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2008

2006
The Dying Light
Pub. The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction, Three, ed. Bill Congreve & Michelle Marquadt
Shortlisted Aurealis Award Best Young Adult Short Story
Shortlisted Australian Shadows Award

Surrender 1: Rope Artist
Pub. Australian Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2007
Shortlisted Ditmar Award for Best Short Story
Honourable Mention Years Best Fantasy & Horror 20, ed. Ellen Datlow et al.

Year's Best DarkStealing Free
Honourable Mention Years Best Fantasy & Horror 20, ed. Ellen Datlow et al.

2005
Summa Seltzer Missive
Shortlisted Ditmar Award Best Short Story
Year's Best Oz SF&F

2004
Number 3 Raw Place
Shortlisted Ditmar Award Best Short Story
Pub. The Year's Best Australian SF & Fantasy, One, ed. Bill Congreve & Michelle Marquardt
Honourable Mention Years Best Fantasy & Horror 18, ed. Ellen Datlow et al.

Cinnamon Gate
Honourable Mention Years Best Fantasy & Horror 18, ed. Ellen Datlow et al., upcoming
Recommended Reading List, The Year's Best Australian SF & Fantasy #1, ed. Bill Congreve & Michelle Marquardt

2003
The Singular Life of Eddy Dovewater
Shortlisted Ditmar Award Best Short Story

The Distance Keeper
Honourable Mention Years Best Fantasy & Horror 17, ed. Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, Gavin Grant, 2004Year's Best

2002
King of All and the Metal Sentinel
Winner Ditmar Award Best Short Story

Silicon Cast
Honourable Mention Aurealis Awards Best Horror Short Story
Honourable Mention Years Best Fantasy & Horror 16, ed. Ellen Datlow & Terry Windling, 2003

2001
Winner Ditmar Award for Best New Talent

2000
The First and Final Game
Winner Aurealis Award Best Horror Short Story
Shortlisted Ditmar Award Best Short Story

 

Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for. -- Alice Walker

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