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   Writers: Damien Broderick (1944 - , Australia)  
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Born Melbourne 1944; grew up in Coburg and Reservoir; technical school education in working class Abbotsford, Melbourne, to Intermediate Certificate; 2 years in junior seminary of Blessed Sacrament Fathers, Bowral, NSW, completing Leaving Certificate; Arts degree at Monash (1962-6); co-editor of Monash student newspaper, inventing its name Lot's Wife (1964-5); worked variously as journalist, including stint with world's first pop music paper Go-Set (1967); studied computer programming 1975; freelance writing before and since. Credited in Nicholls/Clute Encyclopedia of Science Fiction with first use of the term "virtual reality" (in The Judas Mandala, 1982).

Currently full-time freelance writer and (unpaid, duty-free) Senior Fellow in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. Four Australian Literature Board/Fund writing fellowships, 1980, 1984, 1990, 1995, one from ArtsVic 1998; various literary prizes (Schrödinger's Dog was Australia's entry for 1995 Prix Italia international radio drama award).

PhD for interdisciplinary dissertation analysing discursive structures of sciences and humanities, Deakin University, 1990. Science fiction reviewer for Age during 1980s; now regularly reviews science books for the Weekend Australian national newspaper. Lives with partner Barbara Lamar in Melbourne, Australia, and San Antonio, Texas.

Biography provided by the author, September 2002

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  1965.  Man Returned, A   (Amazon - Alibris)
1977.  Zeitgeist Machine, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
1980.  Dreaming Dragons, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
1982.  Judas Mandala, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
1983.  Valencies   (Amazon - Alibris)

1984.  Transmitters: an imaginary documentary, 1969-1984   (Amazon - Alibris)
1985.  Strange Attractors   (Amazon - Alibris)
1986.  Black Grail, The (Aka Sorcerer's Wold)   (Amazon - Alibris)
1988.  Matilda at the Speed of Light   (Amazon - Alibris)
1988.  Striped Holes   (Amazon - Alibris)

1991.  Dark Between the Stars, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
1992.  Lotto Effect: Towards a Technology of the Paranormal, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
1993.  Sea's Furthest End, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
1994.  Architecture of Babel: Discourses of Literature and Science, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
1995.  Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction   (Amazon - Alibris)

1997.  White Abacus, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
1997.  Zones   (Amazon - Alibris)
1998.  Book of Revelation, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
1998.  Not the Only Planet: Science Fiction Travel Stories   (Amazon - Alibris)
1999.  Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction   (Amazon - Alibris)

1999.  Stuck in Fast Forward   (Amazon - Alibris)
2001.  Spike, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
2002.  Transcension   (Amazon - Alibris)
2003.  Hunger of Time, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
2004.  X, Y, Z, T: Dimensions of Science Fiction   (Amazon - Alibris)

2005.  Godplayers   (Amazon - Alibris)
2005.  Time Zones   (Amazon - Alibris)
2006.  I Suppose a Root's Out of the Question?   (Amazon - Alibris)
2006.  K-Machines   (Amazon - Alibris)
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  • Faustus Hexagram, The
  • Godplayers
  • Thrillogy
      Recurring themes  

  • Time Travel - Time Control - Time Warp (4 books)
  • Parallel Universes - Alternate Worlds - Other Dimensions - Alternate Reality (3 books)
  • Far Futures (2 books)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Thinking Machines (2 books)
  • Immortality - Immortals - Eternal Life (2 books)
      Internet links  
  • Official website
  • (Wayback Machine - Google cache) 
  • OzLit@Vicnet - Damien Broderick
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