The University of Western Australia

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Professor Van Ikin

Senior Honorary Research Fellow
English and Cultural Studies

Contact details
Address
English and Cultural Studies
The University of Western Australia (M204)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2280
Fax
+61 8 6488 1030
Email
van.ikin@uwa.edu.au
Personal homepage
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Location
Room G34, Arts Building, Crawley campus
Qualifications
BA PhD Syd.
Key research
Australian literature, especially Australian science fiction
Science Fiction
Publications
FICTION
“Quietly Dead, Quietly Buried’, Westerly 50 (2005) pp.167-170.
“The O in Bondi”, Running Wild: Essays, Fictions and Memoirs Presented to Michael Wilding, ed. David Brooks and Brian Kiernan (Sydney: Sydney Association for Studies in Society and Culture, 2004), pp.283-4.
“Ganymede Structurization”, The West Australian, Saturday February 13 1999, Big Weekend p.5.
“July 20, 1969”, in Twenty3 (A Miscellany), ed. Anna Hepworth, Simon Oxwell and Grant Watson (Perth: Infinite Monkeys Publications, 1998), pp.86-90.
“The Juronka Validation”, in Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF, ed. Terry Dowling and Van Ikin (Sydney: Coronet, 1993), pp.163-86.
“The Juronka Chamber”, Omega Science Digest (November 1986), pp.56-62.
“Unchained Hydroid”, Omega Science Digest (October 1984), pp.118-21.
“Cylinder Crisis”, Omega Science Digest (July/August 1983), pp.114-16, 120.
“Messenger” in Island in the Sun 2: An Anthology of Recent Australian Prose, ed. Damien White and Anna Couani (Sydney: Sea Cruise Books, 1981), pp.52-57.
“Within the Soul Lies Waking”, in Alien Worlds, ed. Paul Collins (Melbourne: Void Publications, 1979), pp.229-34.
“Combatant”, in Other Worlds, ed. Paul Collins (Melbourne: Void Publications, 1978), pp.61-70.
--- revised version published in Glass Reptile Breakout and Other Australian Speculative Stories, ed. Van Ikin (Perth: Centre for Studies in Australian Literature, 1990), pp.73-81.
“And Eve Was Drawn from the Rib of Adam”, in Envisaged Worlds, ed. Paul Collins (Melbourne: Void Publications, 1978), pp.49-56.
--- translated into German as “Und Eva enstand aus Adams Rippe” (trans. Christopher Goehler), in Sf aus Australien, ed. Paul Collins and Peter Wilfert (Munich: Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag, 1982), pp.65-79.
“Once Upon a Tramp”, Boggle, No.2 (1977), pp.5-7.
“The Leach”, Void, No.5 (April 1977), pp.72-81.
“The Rain”, Boggle, No.1 (March 1977), pp.44-6.
“The Coal That Wouldn’t Burn”, The Mentor no.23 (September 1973), pp.9-14.
“Battleground” M31 no.2 (September 1972), pp.4-16.
“Brainspawn”, Adam Vol.48, No.5 (October 1970)
“Earthling, Go Home!”, Adam Vol.47, No.5 (October 1969)
“Like Phantoms They Strike”, Pocket Man Vol.31, No.5 (August 1969).
“Gift Wrapped”, Pocket Man Vol.29, No.6 (September 1968).
“The Living Water”, Pocket Man Vol.29, No.4 (July 1968).

BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS
(Editor – with Damien Broderick). Other Spacetimes: Interviews with Speculative Fiction Writers. Rockville, MC: Wildside Press, 2015.
(Editor – with Damien Broderick). Fantastika: At the Edge of Reality: Yet More Best of Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature. Rockville, MC: Wildside Press, 2014.
(Editor – with Damien Broderick). Xeno Fiction: More Best of Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature. Rockville, MC: Borgo Press, 2013. [I.O. Evans Studies in the Philosophy and Criticism of Literature no.58]
(Editor – with Damien Broderick). A Warriors of the Tao: The Best of Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature. Rockville, MC: Borgo Press, 2011. [I.O. Evans Studies in the Philosophy and Criticism of Literature no.56]
(Editor). Australian Science Fiction (Portable Australian Authors series; Brisbane: University of Queensland Press, 1982, revised edition 1985; Chicago: Academy Publishers, 1984).
(with Russell Blackford and Sean McMullen). Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science Fiction (London & Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999). xiv+249pp.
(Editor - with Terry Dowling). Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF. (Sydney: Coronet Books/Hodder and Stoughton, 1993). xviii+334pp.
(Editor). Glass Reptile Breakout and other Australian Speculative Stories (Perth: Centre for Studies in Australian Literature, 1990).
Espionage Fiction: From Popular Novels to Serious Literature (Sydney: Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney, 1990; Discussion Group Course number 508).
The Plays of David Williamson (Sydney: Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney, 1986; Discussion Group Course number 487).
Characterization in Science Fiction (Sydney: Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney, 1981; Discussion Group Course number 463).

CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS
(with Sean McMullen). “Australian Science Fiction”, A Companion to Science Fiction, ed. David Seed (Oxford, Blackwell, 2005), 337-350.
“Science Fiction and Fantasy” in The Writer’s Textbook ed. Brenda Walker (Sydney: Halstead Press, 2002).
“Tomorrow’s Selfhood: Self in the Science Fiction of Greg Egan” in The Fantastic Self: Essays on the Subject of the Self ed. Janeen Webb and Andrew Enstice (Perth: Eidolon Publications, 1999), pp.295-303.
"Turner, George" in The Routledge Encyclopaedia of Post-Colonial Literature, ed. Eugene Benson, Ken Goodwin et al (New York: Routledge, 1993), p.570.
"Science Fiction" in The Routledge Encyclopaedia of Post-Colonial Literature, ed. Eugene Benson, Ken Goodwin et al (London and New York: Routledge, 1993), pp.483-4.
"Chandler, A. Bertram" in The Routledge Encyclopaedia of Post-Colonial Literature, ed. Eugene Benson, Ken Goodwin et al (London and New York: Routledge, 1993), pp.84-5.
"John Baxter" in Twentieth Century Science Fiction Writers, ed. Noelle Watson and Paul Schellinger (London and New York: St James Press, London, 1992), pp.38-39.
"Frank Bryning" in Twentieth Century Science Fiction Writers, ed. Noelle Watson and Paul Schellinger (London and New York: St James Press, London, 1992), pp.79-80.
"Terry Dowling" in Twentieth Century Science Fiction Writers, ed. Noelle Watson and Paul Schellinger (London and New York: St James Press, London, 1992), pp.157-8.
"Lee Harding" in Twentieth Century Science Fiction Writers, ed. Noelle Watson and Paul Schellinger (London and New York: St James Press, London, 1992), pp.244-5.
"George Turner" in Twentieth Century Science Fiction Writers, ed. Noelle Watson and Paul Schellinger (London and New York: St James Press, London, 1992), pp.541-2.
"New Light on the Future: George Turner's The Sea and Summer", in Perceiving Other Worlds, ed. Edwin Thumboo (Singapore: Unipress & Times Academic Press, 1991), pp.58-67.
"Peter Carey" in Contemporary Novelists, ed. Noelle Watson and Lesley Henderson (London and New York: St James Press, London, 1991), pp.289-90.
"Robert Drewe" in Contemporary Novelists, ed. Noelle Watson and Lesley Henderson (London and New York: St James Press, London, 1991), p.480.
"Frank Hardy" in Contemporary Novelists, ed. Noelle Watson and Lesley Henderson (London and New York: St James Press, London, 1991), pp.723-4.
"David Ireland" in Contemporary Novelists, ed. Noelle Watson and Lesley Henderson (London and New York: St James Press, London, 1991), pp.801-2.
"Terry Dowling", Swancon XV Program Book (Perth: Swancon, 1990), pp.10-11.
"Dreams, Visions, Utopias". The Penguin New Literary History of Australia, ed. L. Hergenhan (Ringwood, Vic.: Penguin, 1988), pp.253-266.
“Adding New Co-ordinates to the Chart: The Place of Early Australian Science Fiction in the Literary Mainstream”, in Contrary Modes, ed. J. and R. Blackford, L. Sussex, N. Talbot (Melbourne: Ebony Books, in association with the Department of English, University of Newcastle, NSW, 1985), pp.94-104.
“Fear, Greed, Aspiration: A Brief History of Australian SF,” Aussiecon Two Convention Handbook (Melbourne: Australian Science Fiction Foundation, 1985), pp.30-34.
"Sumner Locke Elliott" in Twentieth Century Science Fiction Writers, ed. C. Smith (New York: St Martin's Press, and London: Macmillan, 1981), p.177.
"Davis, Arthur Hoey" in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1981), pp.235-36.
"David Ireland" in Contemporary Novelists, ed. James Vinson (St James Press, London, 1981), pp.701-3.

JOURNAL EDITING
Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature No.1 (1977) – [ongoing].

CD-ROM
(with Tony Hughes-d’Aeth) “Australia”, a chapter in Volume 320, New Literatures in English, edited by John Thieme, Annotated Bibliography for English Studies (Lisse, NL: Swets & Zeitlinger, 1997 continuing), 66 records by Ikin.

ITEMS IN JOURNALS: ARTICLES
“Utopian Elements in Terry Dowling’s Tom Rynosseros Fictions”, Australian Cultural History 23 (2004), pp.137-146.
(with Peter McNamara). "The Winter Dialogue: Peter McNamara and Van Ikin Exchange Responses to Simon Brown’s Novel", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.15, No.1 (1998), pp.15-19. [50% authorship of this article]
“Inaugural Katharine Susannah Prichard SF/Fantasy Award, 1998 - Report and Comments by the Judge” Western Word, Vol.22, No.7 (1998), p.7.
“The Case for Science Fiction”, Aurealis: Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction, No.18 (1996), pp.5-7.
"Clarke as Constructor: Thoughts about Arthur C. Clarke's Astounding Days and The Ghost from the Grand Banks", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.12, No.1 (1993), pp.9-14.
"Australian Science Fiction: On the Road to Recognition?", Journal of Myth, Fantasy & Romanticism, Vol.1, No.3 (1992), pp.24-31.
"Here There Be Monsters: Some Idiosyncrasies of Science Fiction Bibliography in Australia", Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin, Vol.16, No.4 (1992), pp.149-153.
"The Distinctiveness of Phillip Mann: A Survey", New Zealand Books (NZ), Vol.1, No.2 (1991), p.11.
(With Sean McMullen and Graham Stone). "Science Fiction Magazines in Australia", Australian and New Zealand Journal of Serials Librarianship (USA) Vol.2, No.1 (1991), pp.3-34.
[Note: I claim 50% authorship of this article. Sean McMullen would have 45% authorship for having contributed substantially to the first draft; Graham Stone would have 5% for having contributed an opinion on three or four points of detail.]
"Hints'n'Tips: Some Advice for SF Writers", Eidolon (Perth) Vol.1, No.1 (Autumn 1990), pp.34-41.
“Futurities: Identity and Science Fiction”, Island Magazine no.24 (Spring 1985), pp.32-36.
"Political Persuasions: The Workingman's Paradise, Westerly, Vol.28, No.1 March 1983), pp.36-43.
"The Political Novels of Katharine Susannah Prichard - I: The Metaphysical Perspective: The Black Opal and Working Bullocks", Southerly Vol.43, No.3 (1983), p.80-102.
"The Political Novels of Katharine Susannah Prichard - II: The Nature of Man: Coonardoo and Intimate Strangers", Southerly Vol.43, No.2 (1983), pp.203-26.
"The Political Novels of Katharine Susannah Prichard - III: The Surrender to Ideology: The Goldfields Trilogy and Subtle Flame", Southerly Vol.43, No.3 (1983), pp.296-312.
"The Role of the Literature Board in Australian SF Publishing", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature Vol.3, No.1 (January 1981), pp.4-6.
"Australian Science Fiction: The State of the Art". Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.2, No.2 (December 1979), pp.112-127.
"The Novels of Lee Harding", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature Vol.2, No.2 (June 1978), pp.28-44.
"The Time Is Not Yet Ripe and Contemporary Attitudes to Politics". Australian Literary Studies, Vol.8, No.3 (May 1978), pp.296-306.
"Peter Carey: The Stories", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature Vol.1, No.1 (June 1977), pp.19-29.
"Steele Rudd as Failed Artist", Southerly, Vol.36, No.4 (1976), pp.363-76.

INTERVIEWS
"Answers to Seventeen Questions: An Interview with Peter Carey", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature Vol.1, No.1 (June1977), pp.30-39.
“Lee Harding: An Interview", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature Vol.1, No.2 (June 1978), pp.46-56.
"George Turner: The Man, The Writer, The Critic", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature Vol.1, No.3 (December 1978), pp.119-138.
"The Science in Science Fiction: An Interview with Frank Bryning", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature Vol.2, No.1 (May 1979), pp.21-39.
"The Paul Collins Interview", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature Vol.3,No.2 (May 1981), pp.57-62.
"An Interview with Phillip Mann", Phlogiston (NZ), No.36 (1993/4), pp.10-18.
“A Universe from the Kitchen Table: An Interview with Beverley Macdonald", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.13, No.2 (1996), pp.3-8.
"Interview with Charles E. Hulley", Sirius, No.13 (1997). Electronic journal.
"Collapsing the State Vectors: An Interview with Sean Williams", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.14, No.1 (1997), pp.3-12.
"A New Ur-Story: An Interview with Dirk Strasser", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.14, No.2 (1997), pp.4-14.
"The Music of Fantasy: An Interview with Traci Harding", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.14, No.2 (1997), pp.32-4.
"From Troublesome Green to Ernie Pine: An Interview with Rick Kennett", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.14, No.2 (1997), pp.36-44.
(with Steven Paulsen). “An Eidolon Interview with Richard Harland” Eidolon: The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, Vol.7, No.1 (1998), pp.27-33.
“The Ikin Interviews: Stephen Dedman”, Aurealis: Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction, No.22 (1998), pp.83-91.
(with Steven Paulsen). "From Sydney to Troy: An Interview with Simon Brown", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.15, No.1 (1998), pp.3-9.
"The Meaning Behind the Tale: An Interview with Kate Forsyth", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.15, No.1 (1998), pp.25-32.
“The Ikin Interviews: Michael Pryor”, Aurealis: Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction, No.23 (1999), pp.93-99.
“The Ikin Interviews: Sean McMullen”, Aurealis: Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction, No.25/26 (2000), pp.151-160.
“The Romance of Research: An Interview with Lucy Sussex”, Imago: New Writing, Vol.12, No.3 (2000), 44-50.
(with Helen Merrick) "SF Worlds in Darkness and Joy: An Interview with Tess Williams", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.15, No.2 (2000), pp.2-13.
(with Russell Blackford and Sylvia Kelso) "A Colloquium with Darko Suvin", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.16, No.1 (2001), pp.3-33.
"An Interview with Bernard Cohen", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.16, No.1 (2001), pp.49-52.
“The Ikin Interviews: Ian Irvine”, Aurealis: Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction no.27/28 (2001) pp.207-216.
“The Ikin Interviews: Lucy Sussex and Sean Williams”, Aurealis: Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction no.29 (2002) pp.113-121.
“The Ikin Interviews: Terry Dowling”, Aurealis: Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction no.30 (2002) pp.108-116.
“The Ikin Interviews: Cameron Rogers”, Aurealis: Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction no.31 (2003) pp.106-115.
“The Ikin Interviews: Stephanie Smith and Selwa Anthony”, Aurealis: Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction no.32 (2003) pp.82-89.
“The Ikin Interviews: Hal Colebatch” Aurealis: Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction #33/34/35 (2004), 222-229.

ITEMS IN JOURNALS: BIBLIOGRAPHIES
(With John Maddocks). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1975: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, (UK) Vol.11, No.2 (1976), pp.4-29.
(With John Maddocks). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1976: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, (UK) Vol.12, No.2 (1977), pp.5-24.
(With John Maddocks). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1977: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, (UK) Vol.13, No.2 (1978), pp.29-51.
(With John Maddocks). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1978: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, (UK) Vol.14, No.2 (1979), pp.25-41.
(With John Maddocks). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1979: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, (UK) Vol.15, No.2 (1980), pp.43-58.
(With John Maddocks). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1980: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, (UK) Vol.16, No.2 (1981), pp.32-51.
(With John Maddocks). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1981: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, (UK) Vol.17, No.2 (1982), pp.35-51.
"Australian Science Fiction in 1982 - A Checklist". Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature Vol.5, No.1 (March 1983), p.11.
(With John Maddocks). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1982: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, (UK) Vol.18, No.2 (1983), pp.35-53.
(With Brenda Walker and John Maddocks). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1983: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, (UK) Vol.19, No.2 (1984), pp.35-54.
"Australian Science Fiction in 1983 - A Checklist". Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature Vol.6, No.1 (March 1984), p.15.
(With Brenda Walker). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1984: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, (UK) Vol.20, No.2 (1985), pp.19-41.
(With Brenda Walker and John Maddocks). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1985: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, (UK) Vol.21, No.2 (1986), pp.20-42.
(with Brenda Walker). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1986: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (UK), Vol.22, No.2 (1987), pp.5-29.
(with Kieran Dolin). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1987: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (UK), Vol.23, No.2 (1988), pp.8-35.
(with David McCooey). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1988: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (UK), Vol.24, No.2 (1989), pp.3-35.
(with Kieran Dolin). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1989: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (UK), Vol.25, No.2 (1990), pp.9-48.
(with Terry Dowling). "A Bibliography of Terry Dowling", Swancon XV Program Book (Perth: Swancon, 1990), pp.12-14.
(with Kieran Dolin). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1990: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (UK), Vol.26, No.2 (1991), pp.4-49.
(with Kieran Dolin). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1991: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (UK),Vol.27, No.2 (1992), pp.4-50.
(with Kieran Dolin). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1992: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (UK), Vol.28, No.3 (1993), pp.1-44.
(with Kieran Dolin). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1993: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (UK), Vol.29, No.3 (1994), pp.5-51.
(with Kieran Dolin). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1994: Australia (with Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (UK), Vol.30, No.3 (1995), pp.3-34.
(with Kieran Dolin). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1995: Australia (including Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (UK), Vol.31, No.3 (1996), pp.3-43.
(with Kieran Dolin). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1996: Australia (including Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (UK), Vol.32, No.3 (1997), pp.3-40.
(with Elizabeth Hardy). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1997: Australia (including Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (UK), Vol.33, No.3 (1998), pp.3-41.
(with Elizabeth Hardy). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1998: Australia (including Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (UK), Vol.34, No.3 (1999), pp.3-36.
(with Elizabeth Hardy). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1999: Australia (including Papua New Guinea)", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (UK), Vol.35, No.3 (2000), pp.3-40.
(with Darren Jorgensen). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2000: Australia", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol.36, No.3 (2001), 5-43.
(with Darren Jorgensen). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2001: Australia", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol.37, No.3 (2002), 5-40.
(with Darren Jorgensen). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2002: Australia", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol.38, No.3 (2003), 5-32.
(with Darren Jorgensen). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2003: Australia", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol.39, No.4 (2004), 3-27.
(with Darren Jorgensen). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2004: Australia", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol.40, No.4 (2005), 7-23.
(with Darren Jorgensen). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2005: Australia", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol.41, No.4 (2006), 5-29.
(with Keira McKenzie). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2006: Australia", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol.42, No.4 (2007), 5-22.
(with Keira McKenzie). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2007: Australia", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol.43, No.4 (2008), 5-22.
(with Keira McKenzie). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2008: Australia", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol.44, No.4 (2009), 5-23.
(with Keira McKenzie). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2009: Australia", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol.45, No.4 (2010), 483-509.
(with Keira McKenzie). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2010: Australia", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol.46, No.4 (2011), 557-572.
(with Keira McKenzie). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2011: Australia", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol.47, No.4 (2012), 453-467.
(with Keira McKenzie). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2012: Australia", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol.48, No.4 (2013), 453-461.
(with Margaret Stevenson and Keira McKenzie). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2013: Australia", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol.49, No.4 (2014), 453-474.
(with Margaret Stevenson and Keira McKenzie). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2014: Australia", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol.50, No.4 (2015), 416-440.
(with Margaret Stevenson, Nathan Hobby and Keira McKenzie). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2015: Australia", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol.51, No.4 (2016), 507-534.
(with Margaret Stevenson and Nathan Hobby). "Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2016: Australia", The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol.52, No.4 (2017), [forthcoming].

ITEMS IN JOURNALS: BOOK REVIEWS
“Was God an Aquanaut?” Neo-Parnassian (1)1 (July 1973), pp.4-6. [Review of Charles Berlitz: Mysteries from Forgotten Worlds].
"Degrees of Violence", Southerly Vol.36, No.1 (1976), pp.112-16. [Review of D. Ireland: Burn and K. Cook: Bloodhouse.]
Brave New World Review 1 (March 1976), pp.3-5. [Review of Kenneth Bulmer (ed.): New Writings in SF-24]
Brave New World Review 2 (May 1976), pp.11-14. [Review of F.B. Long: The Black Druid.]
“The Magic Letter ‘J’”, SF Commentary 48/49/50 (Dec.1976), pp.83-85. [Review of Joanna Russ: The Female Man]
“His True Calling”, SF Commentary 48/49/50 (Dec.1976), pp.87-90. [Review of The Best of Clifford D. Simak 1939-1971]
“Herbert Having His Own Say”, SF Commentary 48/49/50 (Dec.1976), pp.90-92. [Review of The Best of Frank Herbert, 1952-1970]
“The Gollancz/Sunday Times SF Competition Results”, SF Commentary 48/49/50 (Dec.1976), pp.95-96. [Review of The Gollancz/Sunday Times Best SF Stories]
“Is There Anything Michael Coney Can’t Do?”, SF Commentary 48/49/50 (Dec.1976), pp.56, 106. [Review of Michael Coney: Charisma]
“SF in Spite of its Practitioners”, SF Commentary 48/49/50 (Dec.1976), pp.67-70. [Review of Brian W. Aldiss and Harry Harrison (eds): Hell’s Cartographers]
"A Headful of Pennies, A Sting in the Tail", Bottom Line 1 (January 1977), p.39 [Reviews of A. Dillard: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, H. Munro: The Best of Saki.]
"Exultant Decadence", SF Commentary 51 (March 1977), pp.10-11. [Review of R. Silverberg: To Live Again.]
"Magnificent Carribean Obsession", Bottom Line 3 (May-June 1977), p.57. [Review of P. Matthiessen: Far Tortuga.]
Svangerskabsforebyggende Middel 1 (June 1977), pp.48-50. (Reviews of Clinton: Kane's Odyssey, and R. Chilson: The Star-Crowned Kings.]
Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature Vol.1, No.1 (June 1977), pp.82-6. [Review of Sumner Locke Elliott: Going.]
Quadrant Vol.21, No.9 (September 1977), pp.78-9. [Review of Poets of the Month, Series 1.]
"New Anthologies", Quadrant Vol.21, No.10 (October 1977), pp.79-80. [Reviews of B. Bennett (ed.): New Country, V. Brady (ed.): Soundings, T.A.G. Hungerford: Wong Chu and the Queen's Letterbox.]
“Just an Old-fashioned Guy”, Supersonic Snail: The Privileged Person’s SFC 4 (October 1977), pp.45-47. [Review of David h. Keller: Tales from Underwood]
Quadrant Vol.22, No.2 (February 1978), p.73. [Review of P. Roberts (ed.): Poet's Choice '77.]
Quadrant Vol.22, No.8 (August 1978), p.76. [Review of B. Oakley: Walking Through Tigerland.]
"Jewish Writing in Australia", Quadrant Vol.22, No.9 (September 1978), p.77. [Review of N. Keesing (ed.): Shalom.]
"The Unholy Competence of Man", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature Vol.1, No.3 (December 1978), pp.139-43. [Review of G. Turner: Beloved Son.]
"Australian SF Novels: A Grey, Grey Future?", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature Vol.2, No.1 (May 1979), pp.85-95. [Reviews of J. Bailey: The Moon Baby, C. Wilder:The Luck of Brin's Five, K. Antill: Moon in the Ground, L. Harding: Displaced Person.]
"Science Fiction in Australia", Quadrant Vol.23, No.6 (June 1979), pp.69-70. [Review of L. Harding (ed.): Rooms of Paradise.]
"Facts and Fallacy", Quadrant, Vol.23, No.10 (October 1979), p.72. [Review of O. Webster: The Outward Journey.]
"Flashes and Imagining", SF Commentary 57 (November 1979), p.9. [Review of Roger Zelazny: Doorways in the Sand]
"David Ireland's Australia", Quadrant Vol.24, No.5 (May 1980), pp.68-9. [Review of D. Ireland: A Woman of the Future.]
"Australia Takes on the World - and Wins (Mostly)", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature (Vol.2, No.3 (August 1980), pp.264-8. [Review of R. Gerrand (ed.): Transmutations.]
Westerly Vol.25, No.4 (1980), pp.80-82. [Review of A. Clark: Christopher Brennan: A Critical Biography.]
"Limited Skill", CRNLE Reviews Journal 1 (1980), pp.10-14. [Reviews of E. Harrower: The Long Prospect and The Catherine Wheel, and H. Wilson: The Skedule.]
"Poems and Pictures", Quadrant Vol.25, No.5 (May 1981), pp.75-6. [Reviews of J. Rodriguez: Mudcrab at Gambaro's, W. Grono and N. Hasluck: On the Edge.]
"The Exploitation of Horror", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.3, No.2 (May 1981), pp.84-5. [Reviews of J. Herbert: The Jonah, S. King: Firestarter.]
"Australian Cartography", CRNLE Reviews Journal 2 (1982), pp.5-10. [Reviews of T. Astley: Hunting the Wild Pineapple, G. Disher: Approaches, and E. Jolley: The Newspaper of Claremont Street.]
"Time and Emotion - The Australian Vison", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature Vol.4, No.1 (March 1982), pp.38-43. [Reviews of D.J. Lake: The Man Who Loved Morlocks, L. Harding: The Web of Time, R. Park: Playing Beatie Bow.]
WesterlyVol.27, No.3 (1982), pp.70-72. [Review of J. McLaren: Xavier Herbert's "Capricornia" and "Poor Fellow My Country".
"Australians Tackle 'The New Fiction'", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature Vol.5, No.1 (March 1983), pp.19-21. [Review of D. King (ed.): Dreamworks.]
Westerly Vol.28, No.3 (1983), pp.108-11. [Review of D. King (ed.): Dreamworks and J. Legasse: The Same Old Story.]
The Australian Horror and Fantasy Magazine (Sydney) Issue 2 (1984), pp.27-29. [Review of G. Masterton: The Pariah].
Westerly Vol.29, No.1 (March 1984), pp.91-93. [Review of D. Stivens: Jimmy Brockett].
"Anyone Who Thinks SF is Dead Hasn’t Read Gregory Benford", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature Vol.6, No.1 (March 1984), pp.19-21. [Review of L. Niven: The Integral Trees; G. Benford: Across the Sea of Suns.]
Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature Vol.8, No.2 (June 1986), pp.46-7. [Review of R. Zelazny: Unicorn Variations.]
Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.8, No.2 (1986), pp.49-50. [Review of A. Budrys (ed.): Writers of the Future.]
Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.8, No.2 (1986), pp.50. [Review of A. La Tourette: Cry Wolf.]
"The Editor as Idea-Broker", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.8, No.3 (1986), pp.74-5. [Review of P. & T. Chapdelaine and G. Hay (eds): The John W. Campbell Letters - Volume 1.]
"Paris, the Surrealists, and All That", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.8, No.3 (1986), pp.78-9. [Review of L. Goldstein: The Dream Years.]
"A ‘Rave Review’ of One of the Best Novellas I’ve Ever Read", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.9, No.1 (1987), pp.19-20. [Review of G. Ryman: The Unconquered Country.]
"Mirror-Reversals and the Tolkien-Mating Game", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.9, No.1 (1987), pp.20-2. [Review of S. Donaldson: The Mirror of Her Dreams.]
"Juggler Wolfe Keeps His Balls in the Air", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.9, No.1 (1987), pp.22-3. [Review of G. Wolfe: Soldier of the Mist.]
"The Naptha-Flash of Lightning", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.9, No.2 (1987), pp.60-4. [Review of A.C. Clarke: 2061: Odyssey Three.]
"Pleasingly Gritty", CRNLE Reviews Journal, Vol.10, Nos 1&2 (1988), pp.164-9. [Review of Shashi Despande: It Was Dark and It Was the Nightingale; P.M. Nityanandan: Short Stories.]
"Beth Eats Squid and Harry has a Brainwave", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.10, No.1 (988), pp.25-7. [Review of M. Crichton: Sphere.]
Westerly, Vol.35, No.1 (1990), pp.85-87. [Review of Brian Matthews: Quickening and Other Stories]
"Little Demons Beat the Vision Splendid", Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, Vol.11, No.2 (1991), pp.24-6. [Reviews of I. Asimov: Azazel and D. Michell: More Australian Tales of Ghost and Fantasy.]
"High Fantasy Never Leaves the Ground", Editions Review, No.12 (1991), pp.26-27. [Review of Alberto Manguel, ed.: Black Water: The Anthology of Fantastic Literature and White Fire: Further Fantastic Literature.]
"T.S. Eliot and Quantum Theory", Sirius, No.2 (1993), pp.41-42. [Review of Dan Simmons: The Hollow Man.]
"Egypt of the Sites-'n'-Sights", Sirius, No.2 (1993), pp.42-43. [Review of Robert Silverberg: Thebes of the Hundred Gates.]
Westerly, Vol.39, No.4 (1994), pp.142-144. [Review of K.K. Seet: Death Rites: Tales from a Wake.]
Westerly, Vol.43, No.3 (1998) pp.129-31. [Review of Archie Weller: Land of the Golden Clouds.]
Westerly, Vol.43, No.4 (1998) pp.134-136. [Review of Koh Buck Song: A Brief History of Tao Payoh.]
Westerly, Vol.43, No.4 (1998) pp.139-142. [Review of David Ireland: The Chosen.]
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, Vol.29, No.78 (2000) pp.115-117. [Review of Greg Egan: Teranesia.]

REVIEWS IN THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: SCHOLARLY WORKS
"Is Malley Worth Remembering?", The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday August 28, 1993, p.49. [Review of M.Heyward: The Ern Malley Affair.]
"Insights into the Worlds of Two Peters", The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday February 26, 1994, p.9A. [Review of A.J.Hassall: Peter Carey's Fiction and A.Riemer: Peter Goldsworthy's Fiction.]
"Raw Honesty Flourishes in Sunshineland", The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday October 28, 1994, p.11A. [Review of N.Krauth and R.Sheahan (eds): Paradise to Paranoia: New Queensland Writing and E.Perkins and R.G.Hay (eds): From All Walks of Life: An Anthology of Queensland Regional Writing.]
"Robin the Rebel of Metaphor and Myth", The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday April 8, 1995, p.9A. [Review of S.Knight: Robin Hood: A Complete Study of the English Outlaw.]

REVIEWS IN THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: SCIENCE FICTION and FANTASY
"Real People Live on after the holocaust", The Sydney Morning Herald 1984. [Review of Victor Kelleher: The Beast of Heaven, Brian Aldiss: Helliconia Summer, Anne McCaffrey: Moreta - Dragonlady of Pern.]
"Doodles are out; real fantasy people are the coming thing", The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday May 12, 1984, p.42. [Review of Walter Tevis: Far from Home, [Paul Collins (ed.): Frontier Worlds, Frederik Pohl: Midas World, Wynne Whiteford: Thor's Hammer.]
"Intellectual rigour gives way to people with funny names", The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday July 14, 1984, p.41. [Review of Mary Gentle: Golden Witchbreed, Joy Chant: When Voiha Wakes, Linda Macken: And Brothers All, [Russell Blackford: The Tempting of the Witch King.]
"The giants of the past are coming back", The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday September 15, 1984, p.46. [Review of Isaac Asimov: [Foundation's Edge and The Robots of Dawn], Arthur C. Clarke: Against the Night, the Stars.]
"The future belongs to the pluralists", The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday November 10, 1984, p.40. [Review of William Rollo: The Big Wheel, [Garry Kilworth: A Theatre of Time-Smiths, Michael Coney: Cat Karina.]
"Niven leaves us begging for more", The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday December 15, 1984, p.34. [Review of Larry Niven: The Integral Trees, Ramsey Campbell: Incarnate, Bob Shaw: Fire Pattern.]
"Sf's silver lining hides a dark cloud", The Sydney Morning Herald 1985, p.29. [Review of Frank Herbert: Heretics of Dune, Stephen Donaldson: Daughter of Regals, Gregory Benford: Across the Sea of Suns.]
"Sacrificing intellectualism for plot", The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday March 2, 1985, p.41. [Review of Harry Harrison: West of Eden, Colin Greenland: Daybreak on a Different Mountain, Tanith Lee: The Castle of Dark.]
"Still waters conquer the rapids", The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday April 20, 1985, p.46. [Review of Aidan Chambers: Out of Time, Roger Zelazny: Eye of Cat, Garry Kilworth: The Songbirds of Pain.]
"Fantasy is having itself on, but sci-fi, at least, is dourly taking on the future", The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday May 18, 1985, p.45. [Review of Frederik Pohl: Heechee Rendezvous, Pamela Sargent: Earthseed, Geraldine Harris: The Children of the Wind.]
"Those heady days of '69 revisited", The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday June 22, 1985, p.45. [Review of Bruce Gillespie (ed.): SF Commentary Reprint Edition: First Year 1969, Lee Harding: Waiting for the End of the World, George Turner: Yesterday's Men.]
"'Suspect' genre finds a champion", The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday July 20, 1985, p.44. [Review of George Turner: In the Heart or in the Head, Frank Herbert: Chapter House Dune, Roger Eldridge: The Fishers of Darksea.]
"City of the future with a Smart look", The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday August 10, 1985, p.46. [Review of David Arscott and David J. Marl: The Frozen City, William Gibson: Neuromancer, Frederik Pohl: The Years of the City.]
"Even escapism baulks at emerald green legs", The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday September 14, 1985, p.47. [Review of Terry Carr: Best SF of the Year 13, J.P. Miller: The Skook, A. Bertram Chandler: The Wild Ones.]
"Books for Christmas", SMH December 7 1985.
[Untitled], The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday December 28, 1985, p.30. [Review of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle: Footfall, Bob Shaw: The Peace Machine, Frederik Pohl: The Merchants' War, Kurt von Trojan: The Transing Syndrome.]
"Aldiss blends a delightful mix of fantasy and plausibility", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday January 18, 1986, p.46. [Review of Brian Aldiss: Helliconia Winter and Seasons in Flight, Stanislaw Lem: Imaginary Magnitude.]
"Novel approach to anthropology", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday March 15, 1986, p.45. [Review of Jean M. Auel: The Mammoth Hunters.]
"In an age of winners, comes a study in failure", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday March 29, 1986, p.31. [Review of Isaac Asimov: Robots and Empire, Michael Moorcock: The Ice Schooner, Geoff Ryman: The Warrior Who Carried Life.]
"Sci-fi earns its Holy Grail", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday July 19, 1986, p.46. [Review of Aphelion Science Fiction Magazine, [Damien Broderick (ed.): Strange Attractors, Arthur Mather: The Duplicate.]
"Speculative subtlety in new, complex sf", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday September 13, 1986, p.44. [Review of Philip Jose Farmer: Dayworld, Joanna Russ: The Female Man, Jen Green and Sarah Lefanu (eds): Despatches from the Frontiers of the Female Mind.]
"What humanity may be about", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday October 4, 1986, p.44. [Review of Graham Dunstan Martin: Time-Slip, Ian Watson: Slow Birds and Other Stories, Chris Ould: Road Lines, Lisa Goldstein: The Dream Years.]
Untitled, The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday December 20, 1986, p.28. [Review of Lucius Shepard: Green Eyes, James Morrow: The Continent of Lies, Greg Bear: Blood Music, Arthur C. Clarke: The Songs of Distant Earth.]
Untitled, The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday March 7, 1987, p.46. [Review of Harry Harrison: Winter in Eden, Martin H. Brice: The Witch in the Cave, Patricia Kenneally: The Copper Crown.]
"Fantasy takeover?", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday May 30, 1987, p.47. [Review of Stephen Donaldson: The Mirror of Her Dreams, Gene Wolfe: Soldier of the Mist, Geoff Ryman: The Unconquered Country.]
"An ecstasy of advertising awaits", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday July 4, 1987, p.46. [Review of Stanislaw Lem: One Human Minute, Hugh Cook: The Shift, Stefano Benni: Terra!.]
"Spiders are back - meaner than ever", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday September 5, 1987, p.48. [Review of Colin Wilson: Spider World: The Tower, L. Ron Hubbard: An Alien Affair, Kate Wilhelm: Huysman's Pets.]
"Science fiction is back in the swim", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday March 5, 1988, p.70. [Review of Louise Cooper: Mirage, Sydney van Scyoc: Drowntide, Peter Tremayne: Nicor!.]
"Scientists behave like buffoons", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday March 19, 1988, p.75. [Review of Michael Crichton: Sphere, Whitley Strieber: Catmagic, Isaac Asimov: Fantastic Voyage II.]
"For fantasy the future is female", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday April 16, 1988, p.72. [Review of Ellen Kushner: Swordspoint, Barbara Hambly: The Silent Tower, Tanith Lee: Sabella.]
"It's back to the future....", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday May 21, 1988, p.76. [Review of Arthur C. Clarke: 2061: Odyssey Three, Greg Bear: Eon, Charles Sheffield: Between the Strokes of Night.]
"Sex is a problem to an alien tree", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday June 18, 1988, p.77. [Review of Angus McAllister: The Krugg Syndrome, Harry Harrison: The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted, Hugh Cook: The Wordsmiths and the Warguild.]
"A Sweet Life on Swill Street", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday September 10, 1988, p.76. [Review of George Turner: The Sea and Summer, Ursula le Guin: Always Coming Home.]
"Very alien concepts", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday October 29, 1988, p.88. [Review of John Crowley: The Deep, Philip Jose Farmer: A Feast Unknown, Richard Lupoff: Lovecraft's Book.]
"Glorious chaos is the order", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday November 5, 1988, p.91. [Review of Douglas Adams: The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul.]
"Transvestites, vampires and iconoclasts", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday February 6 1989, p.88. [Review of Damien Broderick (ed.): Matilda at the Speed of Light, Dorothy Michell: More Australian Tales of Ghost and Fantasy.]
"Fantasy and terror abroad", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday April 29, 1989, p.89. [Review of Douglas Winter (ed.): Prime Evil, Clive Barker: Weaveworld, Raymond E. Feist: Faerie Tale.]
"Comics of the cosmic kind", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday May 20, 1989, p.84. [Review of D.Broderick: Striped Holes, T.Pratchett: Wyrd Sisters.]
"Deep space confessional", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday June 24, 1989, p.82. [Review of A.C.Clarke: Astounding Days: A Science Fictional Autobiography.]
"In space, you can now hear humanity scream", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday September 9, 1989, p.80. [Review of Donald Kingsbury: The Moon Goddess and the Sun, Piers Anthony: Ghost, James P. Hogan: Endgame Enigma.]
"Womack finds fresh horrors in the future", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday October 21, 1989, p.86. [Review of Jack Womack: Ambient and Terraplane, Richard Kadrey: Metrophage.]
Untitled, The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday November 25, 1989, p.86. [Review of L. Neil Smith: The Crystal Empire.]
"Is it a bird? Is it a bat? Holy mackerel, it's a vampire!", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday January 13, 1990, p.64. [Review of Brian Stableford: The Empire of Fear, Barbara Hambly: Immortal Blood, A.A. Attanasio: Wyvern.]
"Asimov's brave new world", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday February 17, 1990, p.79. [Review of I.Asimov: Nemesis and Azazel, A.C.Clarke: Rama II.]
"Dungeons and dragons of the mind short on guts and vision", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday June 9, 1990, p.77. [Review of Douglas Niles: Darkwell, Melanie Rawn: Dragon Prince, Janny Wurts: Keeper of the Keys.]
Untitled, The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday June 16, 1990, p.73. [Review of Terry Dowling: Rynosseros.]
"Dreaming Sequence", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday December 8, 1990, p.50. [Review of Martin Middleton: Circle of Light, David Eddings: The Ruby Knight], Hugh Cook: The Wishstone and the Wonderworkers.]
"Clarke the lyricist settles for a rattling good yarn", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday February 2, 1991, p.41. [Review of Arthur C. Clarke: Tales from Planet Earth and The Wind from the Sun and The Ghost from the Grand Banks.]
"Lee's waves in a fantasy world", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday March 9, 1991, p.48. [Review of Tanith Lee: Forests of the Night and (ed.) Women as Demons.]
"Spirits of the Future", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday January 18, 1992, p.39. [Review of T.Dowling: Wormwood.]
"Marriage of Mind and Punishment", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday July 25, 1992, p.42. [Review of G.Bear: Queen of Angels.]
"Blood on Roof and Roses", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday August 8, 1992, p.43. [Review of C.Fowler: Roofworld and T.Lee: The Blood of Roses.]
"SF Reality at the Mercy of 'Mod' Cons", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday December 5, 1992, p.46. [Review of G.Egan: Quarantine and P.Collas: The Inner Domain.]
"Let's Stamp Out Violence", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday December 26, 1992, p.31. [Review of K.Brooke: Keepers of the Peace and P.Murphy: The City, Not Long After.]
'Serious stretch for realms of fantasy", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday January 9, 1993, p.36. [Review of Robert Silverberg: Kingdoms of the Wall, Martin Middleton: Sphere of Influence, Tony Shillitoe: Guardians.]
"Telepathic Prufrock", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday March 13, 1993, p.43. [Review of D.Simmons: The Hollow Man, Song of Kali, Hyperion, The Fall of Hyperion, Children of the Night.]
"The Bunyip's Scream", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday July 3, 1993, p.44. [Review of L.Blackmore (ed.): Best Australian Horror Stories.]
"Aldebaran to Zombie", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday July 17, 1993, p.46. [Review of P.Nicholls and J.Clute: The Encyclopaedia of Science Fiction and D.Broderick: The Sea's Furthest End.]
"Fanged Rabbits Invade Kingzone", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday September 18, 1993, p.15A. [Review of H.Merlin: Dark Streets, G.M. Hague: Ghost Beyond Earth, and R. Harland: The Vicar of Morbing Vyle.]
"The New SF Wave Begins to Crest", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday February 5, 1994, p.9A. [Review of W.Gibson: Virtual Light, N.Stephenson: Snow Crash, and J.Womack: Elvissey.]
"Very Real Horror but no Depravity", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday May 28, 1994, p.11A. [Review of J.Herbert: Dark Places, T.M.Wright: Goodlow's Ghosts, and T.Lee: Elephantasm.]
"Building for the Future in a World of Fantasy", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday August 6, 1994, p.10A. [Review of the journals Aurealis, Eidolon, and Blood Songs.]
"Celestial Aussie Sci-Fi Line-up Belies US Exclusivity", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday September 24, 1994, p.13A. [Review of U.LeGuin and B. Attebery (eds): The Norton Book of Science Fiction, P.Collins (ed.): Metaworlds and P.McNamara and M.Winch (eds): Alien Shores.]
"Other Australias in Realms of the Exotic and Absurd", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday November 5, 1994, p.11A. [Review of C.Hulley: The Fire Crystal, P.Voermans: The Weird Colonial Boy, and T.Dowling: Twilight Beach.]
“More of the Best of ‘94”, The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday December 10, 1994, p.11A.
"The Real Asimov: Genial But Licentious Genius", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday January 21, 1995, p.10A. [Review of M.White: Asimov: The Unauthorized Life, I.Asimov: The Complete Stories, Vol.1, and R.M.Allen: Inferno.]
"Cyberpunk in a Modernist Mire", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday June 17, 1995, p.13A. [Review of B.Sterling (ed.): Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology, J.Brosnan: The Opoponax Invasion, and G.Egan: Permutation City.]
"Strange Scuttlings in the Night", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday October 14, 1995, p.11A. [Review of D.Easterman: The Matrix, S.Hutson: Lucy's Child, N.Holder: Dead in the Water, T.Dowling: An Intimate Knowledge of the Night.]
"A Pilgrim Warrior's post-Armageddon Odyssey" The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday August 3 1996, p.10-Spectrum. [Review of G. Gemmell: The Complete Chronicles of the Jerusalem Man, S. Ash: Moths to a Flame.]
"Inner hurt and turmoil in the Batmobile" The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday January 25 1997, p.10-Spectrum. [Review of A.Vachss: The Ultimate Evil.]
"Williams and Williams, the way of the future" The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday March 8 1997, p.10-Spectrum. [Review of S. Williams: Metal Fatigue, T. Williams: Map of Power.]
"A tour-de-future takes off" The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday April 5 1997, p.9-Spectrum. [Review of A.C. Clarke: 3001: The Final Odyssey.]
"The Spider and the Spy" The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday November 22 1997, p.14-Spectrum. [Review of S. Brown: Winter and R. Ryan: Funnelweb.]
"Life begins at 90", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday February 14, 1998, p.12-Spectrum. [Review of Bruce Sterling: Holy Fire.]
"Feet First into Fantasy", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday February 28, 1998, p.10-Spectrum. [Review of Archie Weller: Land of the Golden Clouds.]
"Future in the Flesh", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday October 3, 1998, p.12-Spectrum. [Review of Greg Egan: Diaspora, Damien Broderick: The White Abacus.]
“Bad Eggs at Every Turn”, The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday November 14, 1998, p.9-Spectrum. [Review of Stephen King: Bag of Bones, Stephen Jones & David Sutton, eds, Dark Terrors 4: The Gollancz Book of Horror.]
"It’s entertainment when pigs fly and marine creatures take the coast", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday March 6 1999, p.9-Spectrum. [Review of Raymond E. Feist: Krondor: The Betrayal, Kate Forsyth: The Pool of Two Moons, Richard Harland: Taken By Force, Diana Wynne Jones: The Dark Lord of Derkholm].]
"Slash with Panache", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday April 10, 1999, p.10-Spectrum. [Review of Mark Chadbourn: Scissorman, Steve Harris: Straker’s Island, Kate Forsyth: Pool of Two Moons, Thomas Tessier: Fogheart.]
"What if you could go back there? The Holocaust revisited", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday August 14, 1999, p.8-Spectrum. [Review of J.R. Dunn: Days of Cain, Thomas F. Monteleone: Night of Broken Souls.]
"Battle of the Genres", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday September 25, 1999, p.11-Spectrum. [Review of Dave Luckett: A Dark Winter, Sara Douglass: Pilgrim, Stephen Baxter: Mammoth.]
"Unreal! It’s the Future", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday April 8 2000, p.9-Spectrum. [Review of Sean McMullen: Souls in the Great Machine, Stephen Dedman: Foreign Bodies.]
"Mission to the Martian Past", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday June 10 2000, p.10-Spectrum. [Review of Larry Niven: Rainbow Mars.]
"Two dogs triumph over Antler-Christ", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday July 15 2000, p.10-Spectrum. [Review of Alice Borchardt: The Silver Wolf; David Clement-Davies: Fire Bringer; Mickey Zucker Reichert & Jennifer Wingert: Spirit Fox.]
"Beaten to a Pulp", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday August 26 2000, p.13-Spectrum. [Review of Robert Bloch: Flowers from the Moon and Other Lunacies, Owl Goingback: Crota and Darker than Night.]
"Something odd this way happens", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday December 23 2000, Spectrum p.22 [Review of Alastair Reynolds: Revelation Space, Sara Douglass: The Nameless Day.]
"The Monster in Us All", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday January 27 2001, Spectrum p.11. [Review of Mary Gentle: Ash: A Secret History, Stan Nicholls: Legion of Thunder; Corey Daniells: Dark Legacy.]
"Exercising the demons", The Sydney Morning Herald, June 30-July 1 2001, Spectrum p.4. [Review of Sara Douglass: The Wounded Hawk.]
"Saved by love and the maiden", The Sydney Morning Herald, September 8-9 2001, Spectrum p.13. [Review of Sophie Masson: Forest of Dreams.]
"Encounters of the finest kind", The Sydney Morning Herald September 22-23 2001, p.15-Spectrum. [Review of Arthur C./ Clarke: The Collected Stories, Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter: The Light of Other Days, Phillip Mann: The Eye of the Queen.]
"Double dare you...", The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday September 29-30 2001, p.15-Spectrum. [Review of Stephen King & Peter Straub: Black House.]
"Fantasy from a Fresh Young Blade", The Sydney Morning Herald October 20-21 2001, p.13-Spectrum. [Review of Cameron Rogers: The Music of Razors.]
"A Walk on the Bright Side", The Sydney Morning Herald January 19-20 2002, p.Spectrum 12. [Review of Simon Brown: Inheritance; Sean Williams: The Stone Mage and the Sea.]
"A Party-box of Poison", The Sydney Morning Herald January 26-27 2002, p.Spectrum 17. [Review of Steve Aylett: Toxicology.]
"More to sci-fi than a long grey beard", The Sydney Morning Herald February 16-17 2002, Spectrum p.13. [Review of Matthew Richardson (ed.): The Halstead Treasury of Ancient Science Fiction.]
"Big ideas versus embroidery", The Sydney Morning Herald March 29-30 2002, Spectrum p.17. [Review of Victor Kelleher: The Other, David Zindell: The Lightstone.]
"History in the hands of feral angels", The Sydney Morning Herald May 18-19 2002, Spectrum p.12. [Review of Sara Douglass: The Crippled Angel.]
"Piracy on the sci-fi seas", The Sydney Morning Herald August 10-11 2002, Spectrum p.12. [Review of China Mieville: The Scar.]
"Alternatively Dreaming of worlds within worlds", The Sydney Morning Herald November 9-10 2002, Spectrum p.12. [Review of Brian Aldiss: Super-State and Jon Courtenay Grimwood: Pashazade.]
"Nothing too fancy", The Sydney Morning Herald March 1-2 2003, Spectrum books extra pp.2-3 [Australian Fantasy authors selling overseas.]
"Embodied, or not, in a new universe", The Sydney Morning Herald January 10-11 2004, Spectrum p.16 [Review of Greg Egan: Schild's Ladder.]
"Energy from the source of suspense", The Sydney Morning Herald January 31-February 1 2004, Spectrum p.16 [Review of Ian Irvine: Scrutator.]
"Patterns of brightness", The Sydney Morning Herald June 5-6 2004, Spectrum p.14 [Review of M. John Harrison: Light.]
"Lobster-eye view of an alien world", The Sydney Morning Herald February 12-13 2005, Spectrum p.13 [Review of Robert Charles Wilson: Blind Lake.]
"Imagination taken to another level", The Sydney Morning Herald March 5-6 2005, Spectrum p.10 [Review of R. Gerrand (ed.): The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing.]

JOURNALISM
“Surveyor Supreme of Science Fiction”, The West Australian, Thursday June 17 2004, p.60. [obituary: Peter McNamara]

ABSTRACTS
Abstracts published in Abstracts of English Studies Vol.30, No.3 (December 1987):
- p.338, abstract no. 87-2150 - Jamie Grant: "The Poetry of Hal Colebatch', Poetry Australia 87 (1983), pp.34-6.
- p.339, abstract no. 87-2155 - D. Biggins: "Katharine Susannah Prichard and Dionysos: Bid Me to Love and Brumby Innes", Southerly Vol.43, No.3 (1983), pp.320-31.
- p.340, abstract no. 87-2160 - Hal Colebatch: "Poetry in Western Australia Today", Poetry Australia 87 (1983), pp.6-8.
- p.340, abstract no. 87-2161 - Elizabeth Webby: "The Aboriginal in Early Australian Literature", Southerly Vol.40, No.1 (1980), pp.45-63.

Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Postgraduate supervision; not taking on new students
Future research
No plans
Funding received
1991: $1430 grant from the UWA Development Assistance Committee for my teaching exchange with the National University of Singapore.
1994: UWA 75th Anniversary Award
Industrial relevance
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Languages
English
Memberships
Australian Science Fiction Association
Honours and awards
1978Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award - for editing of Enigma (the journal of the Sydney University Science Fiction Association)
1983Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award – for editing of the anthology Australian Science Fiction and the journal Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature
1983Western Australian Science Fiction Convention Award - for Best Publication - Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature
1984Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award - for editing of the journal Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature
1988Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award – for editing of the journal Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature
1988:William Atheling Jr Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy Criticism
1992:Inaugural recipient of the A. Bertram Chandler Award for Achievement in the Field of Science Fiction and Fantasy
1994:Commendation of achievement in Postgraduate Supervision (from The Postgraduate Students' association, UWA)
2000:William Atheling Jr Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy Criticism
2000:UWA Excellence in Teaching Award for Postgraduate Supervision.
2004:Shortlisted for the Peter McNamara Award for lifetime achievement in the field of science fiction and fantasy.
2006:Shortlisted for the Peter McNamara Award for lifetime achievement in the field of science fiction and fantasy.
Previous positions
1974-1979:Tutor (part-time) - The University of Sydney
1979-1980:Assistant Lecturer - The University of Sydney
1980-2014:Appointment to the Staff of The University of Western Australia
Patents
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Teaching
Thankfully I no longer undertake teaching.
Current external positions
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New and noteworthy
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Current projects
Editing the final issues of the journal Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature (1977- )
RFCD
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Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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