Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1954- ) UK-born teacher, editor and author, in Australia for many years; she began publishing work of genre interest with "The Padwan Affair" in She's Fantastical (anth 1995) edited by Judith Raphael Buckrich and Lucy Sussex. Of sf interest are two novels: Map of Power (1996), set mostly in a Ruined-Earth Australia, where various strategies for survival – always in ignorance of the truth of things – are examined with some vigour; and Sea as Mirror (2000), a Near Future tale in which Feminist solutions to the growing environmental crises afflicting this planet (see Ecology; Pollution) are unpacked through an evolving relationship between cetaceans and Homo sapiens. Women of Other Worlds: Excursions Through Science Fiction and Feminism (anth 1999) with Helen Merrick is a reprint Anthology containing fiction and nonfiction arguments. [JC]
born United Kingdom: 1954
- Map of Power (Milsons Point, New South Wales: Random House Australia/Arrow, 1996) [pb/Vivien Kubbos]
- Sea As Mirror (Sydney, New South Wales: HarperCollins/Voyager, 2000) [pb/Dale Saunders]
works as editor
- Women of Other Worlds: Excursions Through Science Fiction and Feminism (Nedlands, Western Australia: University of Western Australia Press, 1999) with Helen Merrick [anth: Feminism: pb/Freddie Baer]
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