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    "Robbery, Assault and Battery"
    released
    Nemesis

    Nemesis #16, March 1992

    (Seed story for Metal Fatigue.)

    Nemesis
    Age: 12+
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    Twinmaker Tales
    released 2014

    There are lots of stories set in the Twinmaker universe, and more on the way. Some of them aren't listed here. Go to this page for a full, constantly updating list.

    2014
    Age: 15+
  • Twinmaker_web
    "Zero Temptation"
    released 2014

    A Twinmaker story, first published in Jump, the Australian edition, now available at Lightspeed.

    2014
    Age: 12+
  • Kaleidoscope-Postcard-1
    "The Legend Trap"
    released 2014

    A Twinmaker story published in Kaleidoscope, due from Twelfth Planet Press in 2014.

    2014
    Age: 12+
  • RAF_VOL9_ISS_2
    "Incomplete No.7"
    released January 2014

    A Twinmaker story, available here.

    January 2014
    Age: 12+
  • clarkesworld_91_700
    "The Cuckoo"
    released April 2014

    A Twinmaker story, available from Clarkesworld here.

    April 2014
    Age: 15+
  • Jejunium
    "Face Value"
    released 2013

    A new story set in the Twinmaker universe, available from Lightspeed via this link.

    2013
  • Galen Dara - agrab
    "Death & the Hobbyist"
    released 2013

    A Twinmaker story, available here.

    2013
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    "The Missing Metatarsal"
    released December 2012

    A new d-mat story, set in the same universe as Twinmaker. Available in Cosmos magazine, December 2012. Reprinted in Lightspeed, and available to read here.

    December 2012
    Age: 15+
  • armored
    "The N-Body Solution"
    released 2012

    Armor up for a metal-pounding feast of action, adventure and amazing speculation by topnotch writers (including Nebula-award winner Jack McDevitt, Sean Williams, Dan Abnet, Simon Green, and Jack Campbell) on a future warrior that might very well be just around the corner. Science fiction readers and gamers have long been fascinated by the idea of going to battle in suits of powered combat armor or at the interior controls of giant mechs.

    It's an armor-plated clip of hard-hitting tales featuring exoskeleton adventure with fascinating takes on possible future armors ranging from the style of personal power suits seen in Starship Troopers and Halo to the servo-controlled bipedal beast-mech style encountered in Mechwarrior and Battletech.

    2012

    "Powered armor rocks our world…we're excited [by this] book of power-armor stories." (io9)

    Age: 15+
  • 100 Stories (2)
    "This Magical Life"
    released 2011
    eMergent Publishing

    100 Stories for Queensland is a charity anthology to assist the victims of the Queensland floods. Stories are donated by writers from across the globe.

    100% of the profit from the sale of the anthology will be donated to the Queensland Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal.

    Buy 100 Stories for Queensland here!

    2011
    eMergent Publishing
    Age: 12+
  • godlike machines
    "A Glimpse of the Marvellous Structure (And the Threat It Entails)"
    released 2010
    SF Book Club (US)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best SF
    Recommended by Locus

    Godlike Machines, Ed. Jonathan Strahan

    In science fiction, nothing says sensawunda like a Big Dumb Object—a colossal, extremely powerful machine of unknown purpose and origin. It’s that feeling that editor Jonathan Strahan was after when he asked six of today’s finest authors to write for Godlike Machines. And they succeed brilliantly!

    Made from the pure stuff of SF, these unique, all-new adventures are nothing less than awesome.

    (This is a "Structure" story. See FAQs for more info on other stories set in this universe.)

    2010
    SF Book Club (US)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best SF
    Recommended by Locus

    Age: 15+
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    "The Haunted Earth"
    released 2009
    Kayelle Press

    Hope 2, Ed. Grant Watson (first publication)

    Hope, Ed. Karen Henderson/Sasha Beattie (Kayelle Press) (2011) (blurb below)

    Youth suicide is a growing concern in Australia. Six people take their own lives each and every day. Each one of those deaths affect dozens or even hundreds of people as family and friends attempt to deal with the grief, the guilt and the nagging questions as to why it happened. Often suicide sets off a chain reaction, which causes family members and close friends to suffer depression and suicidal thoughts.

    In an effort to help raise awareness, Australian authors are donating stories to the Hope anthology. All profits from sales of the book will be donated to charities offering help to those in need of it and to foundations who are conducting research into why our youth are affected in the first place.

    2009
    Kayelle Press
    Age: 12+
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    "Inevitable"
    released 2009
    Harper Voyager

    New Space Opera 2, Eds. Jonathan Strahan & Gardner Dozois

    (This is a "Structure" story. See FAQs for more info on other stories set in this universe.)

    2009
    Harper Voyager

    "This solid follow-up anthology to 2007's The New Space Opera includes 19 new stories that show how far space opera has come since its pulp beginnings in the '30s and '40s. These entertaining and provocative tales of interstellar adventure, written by a laundry list of genre heavyweights... The impressive diversity of stories reaffirms that soap opera is alive and well, and where some of the genre's most innovative writing is taking place." (Publishers Weekly)

    Age: 12+
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    "A Longing for the Dark"
    released 2009
    Terra Incognita

    Terra Incognita (podcast), Ed. Keith Stevenson

    Excerpt from Geodesica: Descent.

    2009
    Terra Incognita
    Age: 12+
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    "Midnight in the Cafe of the Black Madonna"
    released 2007
    Big Finish

    Re:Collections: The Best of Short Trips, 2009

    Destination: Prague, Ed. Steve Savile (Big Finish) (first publication)

    It is believed that there are magnetic energies whose lines intersect in Prague at several spots. Astronomical, astrological, numerological, and magnetic forces have all played a role in building the city—but how will they influence its future? This is the city rich in history, and full of potential—how will it adapt over the centuries to come? Will it have a glamorous rebirth or wallow in a dystopic nightmare? And what will be the role of the old superstitions in the new world? For the Doctor and his companions, the answers to these questions are only just the start of further mysteries.

    2007
    Big Finish
    Age: 10+
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    "Dying for Air"
    released 2006
    Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

    Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine 23, June 2006

    Cowritten with Simon Brown.

    2006
    Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
  • Bulletin2006
    "The Seventh Letter"
    released 2006
    Random Static

    Aurealis Award Winner

    The Bulletin: Summer Reading Edition, December 2006 (first publication)

    Pevnost (Czech) as “Čtvrté písmeno” (“The Fourth Letter”), 2008

    Concept Sci-Fi eZine, November 2008

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Tales For Canterbury, Ed. Cassie Hart and Anna Caro (Random Static)

    2006
    Random Static

    Aurealis Award Winner

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    "Night of the Dolls"
    released 2006
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Elemental, 2006, Eds. Alethea Kontis & Steve Savile (Tor) (first publication)

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    In the winter of 2005, after the horrifying natural disaster of the tsunami in Southeast Asia, Steve Savile and Alethea Kontis joined forces to raise money to help the distressed survivors and have created Elemental. They solicited SF and fantasy stories, all new and never published elsewhere, from many of the top writers in the genres today, and received immediate responses in the form of the excellent stories here in this book. Elemental has an introduction by Arthur C.Clarke and more than twenty stories by Brian Aldiss, David Drake, Jacqueline Carey, Martha Wells, Larry Niven, Joe Haldeman, Eric Nylund, Sherrilyn Kenyon writing as Kinley MacGregor, and a Dune story by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, and many others. They created in Elemental one of the most important genre anthologies of the year, but more than that: in giving real value for the purchase price, everyone who sells this book can be proud, and everyone who buys it will be richly rewarded for supporting the tsunami relief effort.

    Excerpt from Geodesica: Descent.

    2006
    Ticonderoga (Australia)
    Age: 15+
  • Star Wars Insider
    "Or Die Trying"
    released 2004
    Star Wars: Insider

    Star Wars: Insider, March 2004

    Cowritten with Shane Dix.

    2004
    Star Wars: Insider
    Age: 10+
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    "The Trilerbe Dulciftify"
    released 2004
    Visions

    Visions, January 2004

    2004
    Visions
    Age: 12+
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    "The End of the World Begins at Home"
    released 2004
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Borderlands, April 2004 (first publication)

    Journeys of the Mind (Double Dragon eBooks)

    2004
    Ticonderoga (Australia)
    Age: 15+
  • MITCH2
    "On This Rock"
    released 2001

    Mitch? 2: Tarts of the New Millennium, April 2001

    2001
    Age: 12+
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    "The Land Itself"
    released 2000
    Fictionwise.com

    Aurealis Award Nominee

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    Fictionwise.com, July 2000 (electronic issue of Eidolon)

    Eidolon Vol.8 #1 (30), May 2000 (first publication)

    2000
    Fictionwise.com

    Aurealis Award Nominee

    Age: 12+
  • swancon2000
    "Ghost of a Day"
    released 2000

    SwanCon 25 Souvenir Book, April 2000

    2000
    Age: 12+
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    "Dark Gardens"
    released 1999
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    New Adventures in Sci-Fi, April 1999, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    1999
    Ticonderoga (Australia)
    Age: 15+
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    "Rare Justice"
    released 1999
    HarperCollins (Australia)

    HarperCollins Voyager Website, April 2000

    Ticonderoga On-Line, May 1999

    SwanCon 24 Souvenir Book, April 1999 (first publication)

    1999
    HarperCollins (Australia)
    Age: 12+
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    "Atrax"
    released 1999
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Aurealis Award Winner

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    New Adventures in Sci-Fi, April 1999, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    (Cowritten with Simon Brown)

    1999
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Aurealis Award Winner

    Age: 12+
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    "Evermore"
    released 1999
    St. Martins Press

    Reprinted in Year's Best SF

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Science-Fiction 2007, Editions Bragelonne, 2007 (French translation)

    Bli Panika (webzine), April 2002 (Hebrew translation, as “LE’OLAMIM”)

    RH Audio (Random House), 2000 (spoken word)

    The Year’s Best Science Fiction 17, June 2000, Ed. Gardner Dozois (St. Martins Press, USA)

    Altair 4, September 1999 (first publication)

    1999
    St. Martins Press

    Reprinted in Year's Best SF

    Age: 12+
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    "Entre les Beaux Morts en Vie"
    released 1998
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Recommended by Locus

    (aka “Among the Beautiful Living Dead”)

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Dreaming Down-Under, January 2000, Eds. Jack Dann & Janeen Webb (Tor, US)

    Dreaming Down-Under Volume One, September 1999, Eds. Jack Dann & Janeen Webb (HarperCollins Australia)

    New Adventures in Sci-Fi, April 1999, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    Dreaming Down-Under, November 1998, Eds. Jack Dann & Janeen Webb (HarperCollins Australia) (first publication)

    1998
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Recommended by Locus

    Age: 15+
  • Swancon23
    "Hollow Men"
    released 1998
    Infinite Monkeys

    Twenty3, April 1998, Eds. Anna Hepworth, Simon Oxwell and Grant Watson (Infinite Monkeys)

    (Cowritten with Shane Dix)

    1998
    Infinite Monkeys
    Age: 12+
  • AustrAlien Absurdities
    "The Truth in Advertising"
    released 1998
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    AustrAlien Absurdities, 2001, Eds. Chuck McKenzie & Tansey Rayner Roberts (Agog Press)

    Cannibals of the Fine Light, April 1998, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    (Cowritten with Simon Brown)

    1998
    Ticonderoga (Australia)
    Age: 12+
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    "Love and Mandarins"
    released 1997
    Altair (Australia)

    Recommended by Year's Best SF

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    The Year’s Best Australian SF & Fantasy 1997, May 1998, Eds. Jonathan Strahan & Jeremy G. Byrne (HarperCollins Australia)

    Eidolon Vol.7 #1/2 (25/26), December 1997

    1997
    Altair (Australia)

    Recommended by Year's Best SF

    Age: 15+
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    "The Masque of Agamemnon"
    released 1997
    Hayakawa's SF Magazine

    Reprinted in Year's Best SF

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Troy, 2007 (Ticonderoga Publications)

    Hayakawa’s SF Magazine (Japanese translation)

    Nowa Fantastyka (Polish translation), 2004

    Eidolon Vol.7 #3 (27) , August 1998

    The Year’s Best Science Fiction 15, June 1998, Ed. Gardner Dozois (St. Martins Press, USA)

    The Year’s Best Australian SF & Fantasy 1997, May 1998, Eds. Jonathan Strahan & Jeremy G. Byrne (HarperCollins Australia)

    Eidolon: SF Online, December 1997 (first publication)

    (Cowritten with Simon Brown)

    1997
    Hayakawa's SF Magazine

    Reprinted in Year's Best SF

    Age: 12+
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    "A View Before Dying"
    released 1996
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    A View Before Dying, June 1998, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Eidolon Vol.6 #2/3 (22/23), October 1996 (first publication)

    1996
    Ticonderoga (Australia)
    Age: 12+
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    "Dissolution Days"
    released 1996
    Eidolon

    Honorable Mention Year's Best SF

    Eidolon Vol.6 #1 (21), April 1996 (first publication)

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    Prequel to Metal Fatigue.

    1996
    Eidolon

    Honorable Mention Year's Best SF

    Age: 12+
  • eidolon16
    "A Map of the Mines of Barnath"
    released 1995
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Aurealis Award Nominee
    Ditmar Award Nominee
    Seiun Award Nominee
    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    StarShipSofa (podcast)

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    The Wonder Years, 2003, Ed. Bill Congreve, Selected Peter McNamara (MirrorDanse Books)

    The Best Science Fiction of the Nineties, 2002  (Hayakawa, Japanese translation), Hayakawa’s SF Magazine, April 2000  (Japanese translation)

    Centaurus, 1999, Eds. Damien Broderick & David Hartwell (Tor Books)

    New Adventures in Sci-Fi, April 1999, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    Eidolon: SF Online, 1997

    Eidolon Vol.4 #4 (16), March 1995 (first publication)

    (This is a "Structure" story. See FAQs for more info on other stories set in this universe.)

    1995
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Aurealis Award Nominee
    Ditmar Award Nominee
    Seiun Award Nominee
    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Age: 12+
  • eidolon1718
    "The Perfect Gun"
    released 1995
    Eidolon

    Eidolon: SF Online, 1997

    Eidolon Vol.5 #1/2 (17/18), June 1995 (first publication)

    Seed story for The Grand Conjunction.

    1995
    Eidolon
    Age: 12+
  • eidolon19
    "Salvation"
    released 1995
    Eidolon

    Eidolon Vol.5 #3 (19), November 1995

    1995
    Eidolon
    Age: 12+
  • Best Oz SF Writing
    "The Soap Bubble"
    released 1994
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    StarShipSofa Stories, Volume 2,2010. Ed/ Tony C. Smith

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection, December 2004, Ed. Rob Gerrand (Black Inc.)

    Nowa Fantastyka, March 2000 (Polish translation)

    New Adventures in Sci-Fi, April 1999, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    Alien Shores, June 1994, Eds. Peter McNamara & Margaret Winch (Aphelion Publications) (first publication)

    (Adapted into a sci-fi musical by Sean Reilly, Cathy Adamek, Phil Spruce and Sean Williams, with the financial assistance of Arts SA, and performed as a reading in 2006.)

    1994
    Ticonderoga (Australia)
    Age: 12+
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    "The Jackie Onassis Swamp-Buggy Concerto"
    released 1994
    Altair (Australia)

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    Ticonderoga On-Line, January 2004

    New Adventures in Sci-Fi, April 1999, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    Eidolon Vol.4 #2 (14), April 1994 (first publication)

    1994
    Altair (Australia)
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    "Cold Sleep, Cold Dreams"
    released 1994
    Aphelion (Australia)

    Alien Shores, June 1994, Ed. Peter McNamara (Aphelion Publications)

    (As E.W.Story.)

    1994
    Aphelion (Australia)
    Age: 12+
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    "New Flames for an Old Love"
    released 1994
    Altair (Australia)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    A View Before Dying, June 1998, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    The Leading Edge #31, September 1995 (revised for Mormon readers)

    Doorway to Eternity, July 1994, Ed. Bill Congreve (MirrorDanse Books) (first publication)

    1994
    Altair (Australia)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Age: 12+
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    "On the Road to Tarsus"
    released 1994
    Altair (Australia)

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    A View Before Dying, June 1998, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    Eidolon Vol.4 #3 (15), September 1994 (first publication)

    1994
    Altair (Australia)
    Age: 12+
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    "Reunion"
    released 1993
    Eidolon

    Eidolon Vol.4 #1 (13), July 1993

    1993
    Eidolon
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    "Ghosts of the Fall"
    released 1993
    Bridge Publications

    Writers of the Future Prizewinner
    Ditmar Award Nominee

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    New Adventures in Sci-Fi, April 1999, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications) (revised version)

    Writers of the Future Vol.IX, September 1993, Ed. Dave Wolverton (Bridge Publications) (first publication)

    1993
    Bridge Publications

    Writers of the Future Prizewinner
    Ditmar Award Nominee

    Age: 12+
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    "White Christmas"
    released 1993
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best SF (twice)
    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

    Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, 2008, Ed. Russell B Farr (Ticonderoga)

    Ticonderoga Online, Summer 2006, Eds. Russell B. Farr & Liz Grzyb

    New Adventures in Sci-Fi, April 1999, Ed. Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga Publications)

    Altered Voices, 1999 (revised for teenage readers), Ed. Lucy Sussex (Scholastic US)

    Aboriginal Science Fiction, Christmas Issue, 1997

    The Lottery, June 1994 (revised for teenage readers), Ed. Lucy Sussex (Omnibus Books)

    Eidolon Vol.3 #3 (11), January 1993 (first publication)

    1993
    Ticonderoga (Australia)

    Honorable Mention Year's Best SF (twice)
    Honorable Mention Year's Best Fantasy & Horror

  • Eidolon 7
    "Traffic"
    released 1992
    Eidolon

    Eidolon Vol.2 #3 (7), Summer 1992

    1992
    Eidolon
    Age: 12+
  • Eidolon 9
    "In the Eye of the Octopus"
    released 1992
    Altair (Australia)

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    Eidolon Vol.3 #1 (9), July 1992 (first publication)

    1992
    Altair (Australia)
    Age: 15+
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    "The Blink"
    released 1992

    Canberra SF Society Newsletter, August 1992

    (As Bradley MacMillan)

    1992
    Age: 12+
  • Mentor76
    "Looking Forward, Looking Back:
    released 1992
    Mentor

    The Mentor #76, September 1992

    1992
    Mentor
    Age: 12+
  • Mentor77
    "Goddess of Stone"
    released 1992
    Mentor

    The Mentor #77, December 1992

    1992
    Mentor
    Age: 12+
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    "Heartbreak Hotel"
    released 1992
    Mentor

    The Mentor #75, July 1992

    1992
    Mentor
    Age: 12+
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    "Tourist"
    released 1992
    Aurealis

    Aurealis #8, June 1992

    1992
    Aurealis
    Age: 12+
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    "The Third and Final Death of Ronald Saw"
    released 1992
    Canberra SF Society

    Canberra SF Society Short Story Competition Equal-3rd Prizewinner

    Canberra SF Society Newsletter, May 1992

    1992
    Canberra SF Society

    Canberra SF Society Short Story Competition Equal-3rd Prizewinner

    Age: 12+
  • Hongcon
    "The Nightmare Stars"
    released 1992
    HongCon92

    HongCon Short Story Competition 1st Prize Winner

    HongCon92, June 1992

    1992
    HongCon92

    HongCon Short Story Competition 1st Prize Winner

    Age: 15+
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    "The Stuff of Dreams (& Far Stranger Things"
    released 1991
    Canberra SF Society

    Writers of the Future Quarter-Finalist

    Canberra SF Society Newsletter, October 1991

    1991
    Canberra SF Society

    Writers of the Future Quarter-Finalist

    Age: 12+
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    "Light Bodies Falling"
    released 1991
    Aboriginal SF

    Light Bodies Falling, 2005, Ed. Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia Books)

    The Aurealis Mega Oz SF Anthology, February 1999, Eds. Stephen Higgins & Dirk Strasser (Chimaera Publications)

    Aboriginal Science Fiction 35/36, Winter 1992

    Aurealis #6, December 1991

    1991
    Aboriginal SF
    Age: 12+
 
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Nemesis #16, March 1992

(Seed story for Metal Fatigue.)

Nemesis