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Scott, Rosie

Entry updated 27 November 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1948-2017) New Zealand author, in Australia from 1987, most of whose work – which is various and widely published – is nonfantastic. Of sf interest is Feral City (1992), a Dystopian tale set in a Near Future Australian City, mostly wasteland haunted by the unwanted. The protagonist and two companions opens a bookshop. A fragile attempt to re-establish a humane urbanity is necessarily fraught, but, strugglingly, succeeds. Scott was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for services to literature in 2016. [JC]

Rosie Scott

born Wellington, New Zealand: 22 March 1948

died Blue Mountains, New South Wales: 4 May 2017

works (highly selected)

  • Feral City (Auckland, New Zealand: Reed, 1992) [hb/]


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