Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
Legal name until 2014 of Australian author Alex Isle (1963- ), who changed their gender identity in that year; work before 2014 is signed Sue Isle. They began to publish work of genre interest with "Nightwings" in Aurealis for April 1990. Most of their subsequent work, much of it sf, has been Young Adult, though Scale of Dragon, Tooth of Wolf (1996) is a coming-of-age fantasy, with Magic. Nightsiders (coll of linked stories 2011), on the other hand, is a Near Future tale set in a n Australia desperately overheated by Climate Change; the cast, restricted to a barely livable Zone comprising night-time Perth, live as best they can, one of them wrestling competently with gender issues (see Transgender SF). Untypical of Survivalist Fiction in general, there seem to be no guns. [JC]
born Fremantle, Western Australia: 1963
- Scale of Dragon, Tooth of Wolf (Rydalmere, New South Wales: Hodder Headline Australia, 1996) [pb/Antart]
collections and stories
- Nightsiders (Yokine, Western Australia: Twelfth Planet Press, 2011) [coll of linked stories: in the publisher's Twelve Planets series: pb/Amanda Rainey]
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