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Thoraiya Dyer
Thoraiya Dyer is an Australian writer based in Sydney, NSW. Her short fiction has appeared in magazines including Clarkesworld, Apex, Cosmos and Analog, and anthologies such as "Long Hidden," "War Stories," and “The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women.” It is forthcoming in “Defying Doomsday” and... show more



Thoraiya Dyer is an Australian writer based in Sydney, NSW. Her short fiction has appeared in magazines including Clarkesworld, Apex, Cosmos and Analog, and anthologies such as "Long Hidden," "War Stories," and “The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women.” It is forthcoming in “Defying Doomsday” and “Dimension 6” (for a full list, see thoraiyadyer.com ).Dyer's time-travel pirate novella, "The Company Articles of Edward Teach", won the 2011 Ditmar Award for Best Novella/Novelette and Dyer was awarded Best New Talent. In the same year, short fantasy story "Yowie" won the Aurealis Award in its category. The following year, "Fruit of the Pipal Tree" from Fablecroft anthology "After the Rain" took out the short fantasy category again, and in 2013 a science fiction story about genetically modified metal-eating arthropods, "The Wisdom of Ants," won both an Aurealis Award and a Ditmar. Her collection of four original stories, "Asymmetry," available from Twelfth Planet Press, was called "unsettling, poignant, marvellous" by Nancy Kress. “Wine, Women and Stars,” a short science fiction story originally published in Analog, won the Aurealis Award in 2015.Dyer’s debut novel, “Crossroads of Canopy,” first in the Titan’s Forest trilogy, is coming from Tor Books in January 2017.Her novel-length work is represented by the Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. She is a member of SFWA. A lapsed veterinarian, her other interests include bushwalking, archery and travel.

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Merle
Merle rated it 3 years ago
I was excited to read this collection: while my reading in general is quite diverse, my fantasy reading isn’t so much (there are far fewer options), so this book seemed like a great chance to discover new authors. Also, I love historical fantasy. But as it turned out, while most stories in the colle...
Bob @ Beauty in Ruins
Bob @ Beauty in Ruins rated it 6 years ago
For me, the best kind of anthology is a genre-specific one. I like the novelty of ideas, the variety of subjects, and the unknown factor of what's coming next. While I do enjoy themed anthologies, I find that the subject tends to wear a bit thin by the end, and I'm always left second-guessing myself...
Thief of Camorr
Thief of Camorr rated it 7 years ago
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Thief of Camorr
Thief of Camorr rated it 8 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...
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