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Ikin, Van

Entry updated 10 July 2023. Tagged: Author, Editor.

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(1951-    ) Australian academic, editor and author who began publishing sf stories with "The Living Water" for Pocket Man in 1968, and published short work with some frequency for the next two decades. In 1977, he founded Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, which he edited until 1997. He also edited three anthologies: Australian Science Fiction (anth 1982), which includes a long historical survey; Glass Reptile Breakout; and Other Australian Speculative Stories (anth 1990); and Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF (anth 1993) with Terry Dowling. He received the inaugural Chandler Award in 1992. [JC]

Van George Ikin

born Sydney, New South Wales: 25 November 1951



works as editor


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