Australian Science Fiction Writers

A list of Australia SF authors and artists.

I have long threatened to do web pages for all the Australian SF writers and figures I could find. Here is a start on that project, for the entertainment of anyone checking out the Aussiecon Three Worldcon site (1999). Please let me know about any errors or corrections. I'd like to particularly thank the many authors who have provided extensive biographical material for their pages.

Most of the names were provided by Graham Stone, who is attempting to track down all the science fiction ever published in Australia. As a result, some overseas domiciled authors appear in the list. Where I've known details, I've removed authors domiciled outside Australia, unless they have had some long term connection with Australia. Note that Graham Stone has now written and published a bibliography of Australian SF authors from mid 19th Century to 1999.

A.D. (see Albert Dorrington)
Aaron, Graeme
Adair, Denis (non-SF, see Bernard Charles Cronin)
Adams, Glenda (30 Dec 1939-)
Age, Lenr
Aintree (non-SF, see John Wallace)
Alderson, John J (193-?) (in Other Worlds, ed P Collins)
Alexander, Goldie (6 Sept 1935-)(see also pseud Gerri Lapin - non-SF)
Alexander, Kerwin I (see Ronald Loran Smith)
Amiet, William Albert (1890- non-SF)
Anderson, Pamela (see Pamela Klacar)
Andrade, David Andrew (1859- non-SF)
Anstee, M.H. (non-SF, pseud Gordon Clive Bleeck)
Ansvar, Richard (non-SF, pseud David Boutland)
Anthony, John
Antill, Keith antill.htm
John, Armour (1889-1 May 1954 non-SF)
Coutts, R[obert] Armour (14 Sept 1874- see also Coutts Brisbane, Reid Whitly)
Ashby, Derrick
Ashby, Richard
Bernard, Patricia www.patriciabernard.novelcity.com
Baxter, John baxter.htm (editor)
Broderick, Damien broderic.htm
Brosnan, John
Brown, Simon brown.htm
Bryning, Frank bryning.htm
Buckley, Doug
Buckrich, Judy buckrich.htm biographer
Carey, Peter carey.htm
Carmody, Isobelle (juv)
Chandler, A Bertram chandler.htm
Collas, Phil
Collins, Paul collins.htm author and editor
Connell, Alan - When the Reptiles Ruled (Amazing)
Cook, Stephen cook.htm
Cox, Erle
Cronin, Bernie (1920s - The Star Germs, Toad)
Czynski, Joe
Dann, Jack dann.htm
Dedman, Stephen dedman.htm
Denton, Kit denton.htm
Dix, Shayne
Dobson, Jill
Donohue, Trevor
Doran, Niall doran.htm
Douglass, Sara douglass.htm
Dowling, Terry dowling.htm
Egan, Greg egan.htm
Endacott, Sarah endacott.htm
Eldershaw, M. Barnard
Fairchild, Amos T
Foster, D M and D K Lyall
Foyster, John
Frahm, Leanne frahm.htm
Fraser, Joseph (C19)
Free, Colin free.htm
Glaskin, G M
Grigg, David grigg.htm
Hails, Ian McAuley
Harding, Lee harding.htm
Harland, Richard harland.htm
Harris, Jeff
Hemming, Norma
Higgins, Stephen (editor)
Hutchinson, John
Iggulden, John M[anners] 12 Feb 1917 - see Who's Who of Australian Writers. 1991; Lord. Directory of Australian Authors. 1989
Ikin, Van 25 Nov 1957- also wrongly given as Iken see Who's Who of Australian Writers. 1991; Australian Society of Authorsw. Directory of Members 1986; port. Ad Astra, London 13 nd [1980] p8; port. Other Worlds ed. P.Collins. Void, Melbourne 1979 p61
Ireland, Julie
Isaacs, George Samuel 1825?-14 Feb 1876. London, came to Australia 1850
Isle, Sue
Ison, Richard H.
Jackie, Cho
Jackson, Neville pseud i.e. Gerald Marcus Glaskin 16 Dec 1923- (non SF)
Jackson, Nigel
Jackson, Phillip Rodney 13 Aug 1944-25 Apr 1994, see pseud Mark Graylock, Jason Magnus, Phil Neild (non SF)
Jacobs, Anna (actually Sherry-Anne) see pseud Shannah Jay
James, Gene error, see Janes
James, Jeffery
Janes, Gene (Eugene) also wrongly given as James
Jay, Shannah pseud i.e. Anna (Sherri-Anne) Jacobs 1941- jay.htm
Jenkins, Ainslee pseud i.e. Desmond Winter Hall 15 Mch 1911-28 Oct 1992
Jenkins, Philip pseud i.e. Damien Broderick 22 Apr 1944-
Jersey, Mike
Jerrim, Peter
Jinks, Catherine
Johnston, George
Johnston, Harold
Jones, Janice Ruth
Jones, Leslie Herbert
Jurd, Allan [Brian] 29 May 1953-
Kaldore, Steve
Kane, Kevin
Karlson, Hans pseud
Karta pseud i.e. Charles Carter
Kaye, Terry error, see Terry Hayes
Keir, J Radford keir.htm
Kelleher, Victor [Michael Kitchener] 19 July 1939. England, came to Australia 1976 see Who's Who of Australian Writers. 1991
Keneally, Thomas [Michael] 7 Oct 1935- see Who's Who of Australian Writers. 1991; interview in Yakka 2: Australian writers talk about their work, ed. C.Baker
Kenihan, Geoffrey
Kennedy, Robert also as Buzz
Kennedy, Tod
Kennett, Rick 11 Jan 1956- also given as Ricky see Who's Who of Australian Writers. 1991
Kensch, Otto pseud
Kent, J.A.
Kent, Jim
Kent, John
Kent, Lane pseud i.e. Gordon Clive Bleeck 2 Jly 1907-21 Apr 1971
Kettle, Le Roy *English see pseud Simon Ian Childer (with John Raymond Brosnan) Harry Adam Knight (with John Raymond Brosnan)
Keys, Durham pseud i.e. Durham Keith Garton
Khattub, Abu also given as Khattubb see also pseud Garth Malcolm Sam Manekshaw Garry Stacker
Kidd, Paul kidd.htm
Kildare, Roger
King, David 1960 see short biog note Dreamworks ed. King. Norstrilia, Melbourne 1983 p197-198; short biog note Urban Fantasies ed. King and Blackford. Ebony, Melbourne 1985 p180
King, Paul
King, Raymond pseud i.e. Keith Richmond Rex 26 Nov 1934-
King, Wal pseud i.e. John Winton Heming 1900-9 Apr 1954 (non SF)
Kirk, Laurence
Klacar, Pamela nee Anderson. London, came to Australia 1970
Klein, Robin [Nancy Wilga] 1936-
Kline, T F
Knight, Harry Adam pseud i.e. John Raymond Brosnan 1946- and LeLoy Kettle *English
Kocan, Peter [Raymond] 4 May 1947- see Who's Who of Australian Writers. 1991; Lord. Directory of Australian Authors. 1989
Kreffl, Frank Baron i.e. Frank Kreffl, also given as Krefel see also pseud Frank Baron
Kumashov, Michael Dimitri 18 Jan 1955- see port Other Worlds ed. Collins. Void, Melbourne 1979 p71
Lake, David J[ohn] lake.htm biog note Dreamworks ed. King. Norstrilia, Melbourne 1983 p198; port Ad Astra, London 13 nd [1908] p8
Lance, Lancelot
Lapin, Gerri pseud i.e. Goldie Alexander 6 Sep 1935- (non SF)
Larsen, Lars
Laughton, Valeria J[oy] 1933-
Law, Winifred
Lawson, Will[iam] 2 Sep 1876-13 Oct 1957 b. England, to New Zealand 1892, in Australia 1912-194-? (non SF)
Laycock, Donald [Clarence] 6 Oct 1936-27 Dec 1988
Le Blond, Sheila see pseud Jai S.Russellb. Scotland, came to Australia 1968
Leslie, George
Letch, David see port. Other Worlds ed. Collins. Void, Melbourne 1979 p197
Levene, Malcolm 1928-Mch 1973. England
Lewis, Colin pseud i.e. Colin Lewis Free 1 Sep 1925 (non SF)
Lindquest, Rowena Cory, artist lindquis.htm
Ling, Mary Anne nee Bentley or Moore-Bentley 1862?-
Linnett, Peter
Lloyd, David Anthony 4 May 1932- . England, came to Australia 6 Oct 1974
Long, Des
Loran, Martin pseud i.e. John Martin Baxter 1939- and Ronald Loran Smith 1936-1987 loran.htm
Lord, Gabrielle [Craig] 26 Feb 1946- see Who's Who of Australian Writers. 1991; Adelaide. Aust Women Writers; Lord. Directory of Australian Writers; short biog note She's Fantastic al ed. Sussex an Buckrich. Sybylla, Melbourne 1995 p256
Love, Rosaleen [Lucille] 2 Jly 1940- see short biog note She's Fantastic al ed. Sussex and Buckrich. Sybylla, Melbourne 1995 p256-257
Loveday, Bill
Low, A[rchibald] M[ontgomery] 17 Oct 1888-13 Sep 1956
Luckett, Dave
Ludwig, Boris pseud
Luigi, Belli pseud i.e. Gordon Clive Bleeck 2 Jly 1907-21 Apr 1971
Lunn, Graeme
Lyell, D.K.
Lynford, Richard
Lyons, Peter L
M, S.H. pseud i.e. Arthur Bertram Chandler 28 Mch 1912-6 Jun 1984 (non SF)
M[Iller], J[ulie]
M[Orris], J[ulie Anne] 31 Mch 1957-
Macaulay, Ken
Macdonald, Alexander 1878- b. Scotland, came to Australia before 1900
Macdonald, Beverley macdonal.htm
Macdonald, Caroline 1 Oct 1948-b. New Zealand, came to Australia 1989 see Who's Who of Australian Writers. 1991
Macdonald, Donald Patrick -d. 6 Dec 1958. England
McDonald, Leon
Macdonald, [Stella] Mary [Churchward]
Macdonald, Robert McLauchlan 1874-
Macdonnell, J[ames] E[dmond] 1917- also given as MacDonnell
McGiver. George error, see George McIver
MacIntyre, F.Gwynplaine
McIver, George 1858-1 Sep 1945
McKay, Kevin 1921- see biog note Dreamworks ed. King. Norstrilia, Melbourne 1983 p198
Mackie, Johnin Australia 1880s
McLeod, Graham
McMullen, Sean 1948-mcmullen.htm
McNamara, E.R.
McNamara, Peter (ed)
McWilliams, Bernice [Eileen] 21 Jan 1930- see also pseud Bernice Collins
Maddern, Philippa C[atherine] also as Pip 24 Aug 1952- see short biog note Urban Fantasies ed. King and Blackford. Ebony, Melbourne 1985 p180-181; short biog note she's Fantastical ed. Sussex and Buckrich. Sybylla, Melbourne 1995 p257
Maddock, Stephen pseud i.e. James Morgan Walsh 1897-29 Aug 1952 (non SF)
Magnus, Jason pseud i.e. Philip Rodney Jackson 13 Aug 1944-25 Apr 1994
Makin, George
Malcolm, Garth pseud i.e. Abu Khattub
Maloney, Geoffery
Manekshaw, Sam pseud i.e. Abu Khattub
Mapes, Samuel Herbert also pseud Sepam H.Trebeh (non SF)
March, Norman pseud i.e. Desmond Winter Hall 15 Mch 1911-28 Oct 1992 (non SF)
Marriott-Watson, Henry Crocker 1835-went to New Zealand 1873? see pseud ****
Martin, Kerry pseud i.e. Bettina Bird (non SF)
Masson, Sophie 1959-b. Jakarta
Master-Sarg pseud i.e. John Winton Heming 1900-9 Apr 1954 (non SF)
Masters, George
Mather, Arthur [Richard] 22 Nov 1925-see Who's Who of Australian Writers. 1991; article Australasian Post 2 Mch 1994
Maxwell, Captain Tom
Meade, James
Meehan, Bart[holomew Patrick] 1 Feb 1956-b. England, came to Australia 1959
Mentiplay, Cedric R. b. New Zealand see also pseud Kenneth Malvern (non SF)
Methold, Ken[neth Walter] 23 Dec 1931-b. England see Who's Who of Australian Writers. 1991 see also pseud Alexander Cade (non SF) Kate Morley (non SF)
Middleton, Martin (fantasy)
Miller, George
M[iller], J[ulie]
Miller, Ron
Mills, Damon
Minnett, Cora
Mitchell, George Dean
Molesworth, Vol[taire] 18 Oct 1924-14 Jly 1965
Montgomerie, F.W.
Moore-Bentley, Mary Anne see M.Moore Bentley
More, Dennis pseud i.e. Keith John Taylor (non SF)
Morgan, Scud pseud i.e. Bettina Bird (non SF)
Morley, Kate pseud i.e. Ken Methold 23 Dec 1931 (non SF)
Morphett, Tony (Anthony David) 10 Mch 1938- see Who's Who of Australian Writers. 1991
Morrison, Perry [Robert] 8 Jun 1959-see interview, ports. Computing Australia 19 Dec 1988 p15
Moyes, Robin pseud i.e. Robert Moyes Carruthers Bateman 1922- (non SF)
Mundy, Edward
Murphy, George Read 17 May 1856-11 Sep 1925 see Australian Dictionary of Biography v.10
Murphy, M.J.
Murray, [George] Gilbert [Aime] 2 Jan 1866-20 May 1957 to England 22 Jan 1877 see Australian Dictionary of Biography v.10 p645; An Unfinished Autobiography...Allen and Unwin 1960
Murray, Margaret (non SF) later Mrs Giordano
Nagel, Morris pseud i.e. Stephen Cook -d.1967
Nairn, John 11 Sep 1922- see Who's Who of Australian Writer s. 1991
Navin, Frank
Neild, Phil pseud i.e. Philip Rodney Jackson 13 Aug 1944-25 Apr 1994
Nell, Dick
Nelson, Johnny pseud i.e. Gordon Clive Bleeck 2 Jly 1907-21 Apr 1971 (non SF)
Newman, Dean pseud i.e. Michael Frederick Hailstone 6 Mch 1943-
Nicholls, Peter [Douglas] 8 Mch 1939- in USA 1968-1970, England 1971-198-? see interview (Rick Kennett and Jill Carrick) Aphelion, Adelaide 4, Spring 1986 p42-46 nicholls.htm encyclopedist
Nicholson, R.Douglas - Far from the Warming Sun
Niland, D'Arcy
Nisbet, [James] Hume 8 Aug 1849-4 Jun 1921 b. Scotland, in Australia 1865-1872, 1886, 1895 see Australian Dictionary of Biography v.11 p30
Nix, Garth nix.htm
Nomarhas, Carole
North, Eric pseud i.e. Bernard Charles Cronin 18 Mch 1884-9 Jun 1968 b. London, came to Australia 1890
Nunn, Alice b. England
Nye, Harold G. pseud i.e. Lee John Harding 19 Feb 1937-
Nye, Leslie John Jarvis
O'Brien, L.J.
O'Donnell, Philip James
O'Reilly, John Boyle 24 Jun 1844-10 Aug 1890 see collab Robert Grant. Ireland, sent to Australia as convict Jan 1868, absconded Feb 1969, went to USA see Australian Dictionary of Biography v.5 p371
O'Rourke, Michael
Ogilvy, A[rthur] J[ames] 15 Apr 1834-30 June 1914. Calcutta, came to Australia 1852 see Australian Dictionary of Biography v.5 p359
Oriel pseud i.e. John Sandes 26 Feb 1863-29 nov 1938 (non SF)
Orman, Kate orman
Orr, Wendy
Ossian, John pseud i.e. John Foyster
Pape, Richard [Bernard] 17 Mch 1916-. Leeds, came to Australia 1961
Park, [Rosina] Ruth [Lucia] (Mrs. D'Arcy Niland) 1923-. New Zealand see Who's Who of Australian Writers. 1991
Parkes, Varney 1857-1935
Parry, Anne Spencer 1931-1985 (non SF) see Adelaide. Australian Women Writers
Parry, Wilma nee Walden (Mrs Henry Charles Parry)
Passingham, W.J. *English
Patchett, Mary Elwyn nee Osborne 2 Dec 1897- went to England 1931 see Adelaide. Australian Women Writers; International Authors' and Writers' Who's Who, 12th ed. 1991/2; Anderson, H. The Singing Roads p79-80; Mcvitty, W. Authors and Illustrators of Australian Children's Books, Hodder, Sydney 1989 p170-172. Port; biog note, port Ideas, Melbourne 14 Nov 1955 p1056-1057
Paterson, A[ndrew] B[arton] 1864-1941
Paulsen, Steven [Keith] 15 Sep 1955- paulsen.htm
Paulson, David pseud: suspected Abu Khattub or Philip Rodney Jackson
Payne, Francis Francis Payne
Peacey, Anthony John 3 Jly 1940-. England, came to Australia 1 Jan 1971
Pearce, A.
Pearce, Margaret [Lorraine] 3 Apr 1940- see also pseud Jacqueline Webb (non SF) see Who's Who of Australian Writers. 1991
Pearson, William Talbot 2 Feb 1905-30 Nov 1991 see also pseud William Pengreep see port. All About Books, Melbourne 15 Oct 1932 cover
Pengreep, William pseud i.e. William Talbot Pearson 2 Feb 1905-30 Nov 1991
Penna, Jean West 5 Nov 1909- see also pseud Myrle West (non SF)
Pierce, Frank pseud i.e. Francis Bertram Bryning 2 Aug 1907- (non SF)
Platt, Leslie G[ardner] 26 May 1914-
Playford, John (see Nicholas Playford)
Playford, Nicholas (now writing as Avatar Polymorph)playford.htm
Pless, Walter F pless.htm
Avatar Polymorph, see Playford Nicholas
Ponton, Jeff
Potter, Rev. Robert 18 Oct 1831-12 Jly 1908
Praed, Mrs Campbell nee Rosa Caroline Murray-Prior 27 Mch 1851-10 Apr 1935 went to England 1876 see Australian Dictionary of Biography v.11 p273
Pratt, Ambrose [Goddard Hesketh] 31 Aug 1934-13 Apr 1944
Preston, Bruce V.
Pryor, Michael 1957-
Pullar, A.L.
Purdenz, Edmond
Ranger, Texas pseud i.e. John Wallace (non SF)
Renton, Jack
Rex, Keith R[ichmond] 26 Nov 1934- see also pseud Theo Borum Brian V.Gatti Raymond King Kevin Richmond
Reynolds, Bee
Richmond, Kevin pseud i.e. Keith Richmond Rex 26 Nov 1934
Ritchie, Jack
Roberts, Frank 1920- roberts.htm
Roberts, Morley [Charles] 1857-1942 b. England, lived in Australia 1877-1879
Robertson, A[rchibald] Nugent 1856-1922
Robertson, G.Graham also given as Graham-Robertson
Robertson, Tim
Robin, Ernest
Robinson, Les[lie Frederick]
Roddenberry, Gene (Eugene Wesley) 21 Aug 1921- what was connection?
Rodwell, Trevor
Rogers, Mack pseud i.e. Albert Vann (non SF)
Rolseth, Harold
Rome, David pseud i.e. David William Boutland rome.htm
Romeril, John 26 Oct 1945- see collab Damien Broderick
Rosa, Samuel Albert 31 Jan 1866-25 May 1940 in London 1868-1886, USA 1887 see Australian Dictionary of Biography v.11 p447
Rose, Trudy pseud i.e. Jack Wodhams see spurious biog note Alien Worlds ed. P.Collins. Void 1979 p41
Roseler, David pseud i.e. Edward Vivian Timms 7 Apr 1895-14 Jun 1960 (non SF)
Rosenberg, Barry 31 Mch 1943-. London, came to Australia 1970
Ross Bernard L
Rousseau, Yvonne Yvonne Rousseau
Routley Jane 1962- b. Australia, went to Germany 1991 Jane Routley
Rowcroft, Charles 12 Jly 1798-23 Aug 1856. England, lived in Van Dieman's Land Aug 1821-Sep 1825 see Australian Dictionary of Biography v.2 p402
Rubinstein, Gilliam [Margaret] nee Hanson 29 Aug 1942. England, to Australia 1970 see Who's Who of Australian Writers. 1991
Rubinstein, Leslie
Ruhen, Carl 2 Aug 1937. New Zealand see also pseud Caroline Farr (non SF) Vicki Summerton) (non SF) see Who's Who of Australian Writers. 1991
Ruhen, Olaf 1912? -d. 17 Jly 1989. New Zealand
Russell, Arthur pseud i.e. Arthur Russell Goode 1889- see biog note, port. All about Books, Melbourne 21 Oct 1929 p352
Russell, Jai S. pseud i.e. Sheila LeBlond. Scotland, came to Australia 1968
Ryan, Al pseud i.e. Durham Keith Garton
Ryan, John [Colin] 15 Feb 1941-
Sargeant, Helen sargeant.htm
Scott, G Firth (C19)
Shillitoe, Tony
Shirrefs, Mark and John Thomson (juv)
S.H.M. (pseudonym of A Bertram Chandler)
Shute, Nevil
Simmons, Chris
Smith, Ron smith.htm
Speers, Edith
Spence, Catherine Helen
Stewart, Douglas
Stivens, Dal
Story, E W
Strasser, Dirk strasser.htm
Summerville, Jenny
Sussex, Lucy sussex.htm
Tansey, David
Tracey, Robyn
Trojan, Kurt von
Tuck, Donald H. (ency)
Turner, George turner.htm
Voermans, Paul
Vormair, Jean
Walsh, James Morgan walsh.htm
Webb, Dr. Janeen webb.htm
Whiteford, Wynne whitefor.htm
Whitley, George (pseudonym of A. Bertram Chandler)
Wilder, Cherry
Wilding, Michael
Williams, John
Williams, Sean williams.htm
Wilson, Edwin
Winch, Margaret (ed)
Wodhams, Jack wodhams.htm
Wrightson, Patricia wrightso.htm(juv)
Wyatt, Garry (editor)

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