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Stephen Dedman
Where to begin? I grew up (though many would dispute this) on the outer limits of Perth's metropolitan area, far enough from a good library that I had to make up my own sf and horror stories. I continued to do this when I should have been studying, and after false starts at two other... show more

Where to begin? I grew up (though many would dispute this) on the outer limits of Perth's metropolitan area, far enough from a good library that I had to make up my own sf and horror stories. I continued to do this when I should have been studying, and after false starts at two other universities, received a B.A. in Creative Writing and Film in 1984. Since then, I've held too many boring jobs and a few interesting ones, including actor, tutor, experimental subject, editorial assistant for Australian Physicist magazine, education officer and used dinosaur salesman for the WA Museum, and the manager and co-owner of a science fiction bookshop. I've been writing for fun for more than forty years, and for money for more than thirty; I sold my first short story in 1977, and my first novel in 1995.I returned to post-graduate studies, received a PhD in Creative Writing in 2008, and have been teaching writing to undergraduates since 2003. My novels are THE ART OF ARROW CUTTING (Tor, 1997), FOREIGN BODIES (Tor, 1999), SHADOWS BITE (Tor, 2001) and SHADOWRUN: A FISTFUL OF DATA (ROC, 2007); I've also written a non-fiction book BONE HUNTERS: ON THE TRAIL OF THE DINOSAURS (Omnibus, 1998). 13 of my best short stories are collected THE LADY OF SITUATIONS (Ticonderoga Publications, 1999), and my best horror fiction in NEVER SEEN BY WAKING EYES (Prime, 2005). An up-to-date bibliography can be found at http://www.stephendedman.com/biblio.htmlI still live in Western Australia, and enjoy reading, travel, movies, complicated relationships, talking to cats, and startling people.
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Amara's Eden
Amara's Eden rated it 6 years ago
As I was not yet writing reviews when I read this book, I don't have reviews for each of the short stories included in this anthology. So here are my ratings; if I ever reread the book, I intend to add reviews.★★★☆☆ Knickerbocker Holiday by Richard Bowes★★☆☆☆ That Girl by Kaaron Warren★☆☆☆☆ Akbar by...
Thief of Camorr
Thief of Camorr rated it 7 years ago
Katharine is a judge for the Aurealis Awards. This review is the personal opinion of Katharine herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team. To be safe, I won't be recording my review here until after the A...
Yodamom Finds her Force
Yodamom Finds her Force rated it 8 years ago
Short stories, or no real quality or interest, just ok. They read IMHO like cast off stories published to fit the current vamp craze.
Deb's books
Deb's books rated it 8 years ago
This is a retrospective of vampire fiction published 2000-2010. I liked the introduction. It was a good description of the evolution of vampire fiction.I'll only rate the ones I particularly liked. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown * Holly Black - 3.5 starsThis Is Now * Michael Marshall Smith - 3 stars...
Nocturnal Book Reviews
Nocturnal Book Reviews rated it 9 years ago
It was a good anthology, with quite a few unknown authors to me. Some stories were quite original and some quite scary. I especially liked an interesting take on vampires in the last one.Generally I would recommend it to find out if you like an author or not, but I can't be very objective as I'm not...
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