I was born in Innisfail,QLD in 1962 (thus sharing birth state and year with fellow CSFGer and Turner prize winner, Maxine McArthur) I have a wife and two children, two dogs, two cats, and assorted goldfish. I currently live in sunny Canberra, where I run my own Computer Consultancy business. At one stage I was highly active in Sydney SF Fandom, but that took a bit of a nose-dive after the children were born. Those of you with long memories may remember me playing my guitar at some of the Syncons in the 80's.
Reading, Writing, Cycling, role-playing, guitar, singing in a local choir, comics, helping run Bridge Crew at assorted conventions, small press publishing, and wondering where all my spare time went.
I have written several stories set in an world where Werewolves, Vampires, Zombies, and all sorts of Undead creatures live in modern day Sydney in an uneasy alliance with normal humans.
The main character is a struggling private investigator called Johnny Phillips. He also happens to be a werewolf.
The first of these appeared in the anthology Nor of Human... .
Here is a short story,
in Johnny's world.
Publishing History (to Date:)
Note: A couple of people have pointed out that the word Undead refers to a particular class of creatures, specifically those who a dead yet still move (like Vampires), and should not refer to Werewolves. The same people have also pointed out that a female 'Sorcerer' should, in fact, be a 'Sorceress'. Well, this is my world, and in Johnny's world Undead is a catchall term for all those people who live an alternative, supernatural, lifestyle. And Sorcerer is a job description. (You don't refer to female lawyers as lawyeresses, do you?)
|Johnny Phillips, Werewolf Detective: The Collected Case Files||Aust Speculative Fiction||December 2008|
|Workers of the
|Chance Encounters (revised)
|The Aldrin Vial*||Machinations||August 2002|
|Dragon Omelette*||AustrAlien Absurdities||June 2002|
|Jetsam||Fables and Reflections, #2||April 2002|
|Stranger||Antipodean SF,#45||November 2001|
|Fringe Dwellers*||Nor of Human...||April 2001|
|First Timer||Antipodean SF, #36||February 2001|
|Chance Encounters||Charge Magazine #1 Vol 23||January 2001|
|Survival Guide||Goblin Muse #4||August 2000|
|Prophecy||Jackhammer #12 Vol 3||March 2000|
|Map Magic||Antipodean SF, #21||November 1999|
|Psychology||Potato Monkey #1||May 2001|
Spaceways Inflight Magazine #4
(Stories marked with a '*' are "Johnny" stories.)
Due to the number of times I have been asked, I have created a Barcode Generator for ISBNs.
DemonGround - DEMONGROUND: Reflections of a Darker Future. A fanzine dedicated to supporting the genre of Modern Horror in roleplaying games.
Antipodean SF - Quality short SF (Monthly)
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine - Fun SF,F&H, published bi-monthly
Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild - A
weird great bunch of
Vision Writers Group - Another great bunch of writers, this time operating out of Brisbane.
Maxine McArthur - Fellow CSFGer and winner of the 1999 George Turner Award
Chuck McKenzie - A funny writer and editor of reknown (so he tells me...)
Geoffrey Maloney- Another fellow CSFGer, and another award winner.
Les Petersen - Yet another CSFGer, author and Illustrator
Alison Venugoban - A lovely lady and an interesting writer
Last Updated 7-Jan-2009