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Bryning, Frank

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1907-1999) Australian author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Miracle in the Moluccas" as by Frank Cornish for Pocket Book Weekly in 1950; his employment as a senior editor for various journals hampered his writing career, which effectively ended in the 1950s, though he published some stories late in life, after his retirement in 1973. Two series – the Joan Buckley tales about a Telepath and the Vivienne Gale or Commonwealth Satellite Space Station tales about a woman doctor in space (see Medicine) – were restricted to magazine publication in 1954-1955 for the first, 1952-1956 for the second. Bryning lacked a certain flamboyance, but his work was noted for its scientific realism. Journey Into Orbit (1980) was an sf tale for children. [JC]

Francis Bertram Bryning

born Melbourne, Victoria: 2 August 1907

died Wynnum, Queensland, Australia: 12 October 1999


  • Journey Into Orbit (Sydney, New South Wales: Addison-Wesley, 1980) [chap: pb/Pat Braben]


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