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Sean McMullen

Sean McMullen in 2010

Sean McMullen is an internationally-recognised award-winning author who spoke to Dark Matter recently about his writing and career. This interview is available in MP4 (video) and MP3 (audio) at the bottom of this page.

Sean McMullen has a degree in physics and history from Melbourne University (1974); a postgraduate degree in library and information science; and a PhD in Medieval Literature. He was a professional musician in the 1970s, singing and playing the guitar. He sold his first stories in the late 1980s. In the late 1990s he established himself in the American market. Since then his work has been translated into Polish, French, Japanese and other languages. The settings for Sean’s work range from the Roman Empire, through Medieval Europe, to cities of the distant future. His work is a mixture of romance, invention and adventure. Sean’s characters are strange but dynamic.

Sean’s novelette Eight Miles was runner-up in the 2011 Hugo Awards. His next novelette Ninety Thousand Horses won the Analog Readers’ Award in 2013. Sean has also won various Aurealis Awards, Ditmar Awards, Analog Awards… the list goes on.

Sean McMullen can be found at his website and in September 2013 Sean is teaching a writing course – Stories of Future and Past: Turning ideas into sci-fi and fantasy – at Writers Victoria.

Sean McMullen in 1972
Sean McMullen in 1972
Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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