Who else would be a suitable person to write about for this letter but the ever popular Hazel Edwards? Her most popular book There’s a Hippopotamus on the Roof Eating Cake, is so popular it’s been made into a short film and you can find a clip of it here by Pocket ...

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Game of the Goose by Ursula Dubosarsky While I haven’t read Ursula Dubosarsky I have been fascinated by her ever since I came across one of her books in the op shop. It’s a natural progression from there to writing about her today. Being born in 1961 makes her a young ...

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I apologise up front but I’m having issues with links so I can’t link to any of Carmody’s books today, I hope to have it sorted by Friday. Isobelle Carmody, author of the hugely successful Obernewtyn series is one of the all-time greats of Australian authors. She first started writing ...

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I think I’m going to enjoy this series of Author by Alphabet. Just having a quick glance at the list of authors I’ve collated brings me to a lovely name and I just had to find out if she was worth writing about, boy, is she ever worth writing about! Jesse ...

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I made a decision, but you’ve figured that out by now. Yes, I’m going to do another Alphabet by Author but this one is all Australian, I may even narrow it down and do females first but you’ll find out in due course. Today I’m looking at Debra Adelaide. She’s ...

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Superman III by William Kotzwinkle Just filling in the last letter of my series on Male Science Fiction Authors, I was rather remiss and I’m making amends. I found this book at a market last week and realised I didn’t need to search for another author. It was at the St ...

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And here is the summary for female science fiction authors. I seem to have got it right this time and not missed a single letter. I’ll find some lucky male author for K for next week and add him into the summary before I make a final decision whether to continue with ...

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As promised here the summary of the male science fiction authors I’ve written about. It looks as if I’ve done two ‘J’s and missed ‘K’ entirely for which I apologise and appreciate no-one calling me out on it. A is for Isaac Asimov B is for James Blish C is for Michael ...

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I’m giving you two weeks of recap while I consider if I want to continue with Authors by Alphabet. I’ve had a ball but it’s a 26 week commitment for each heading and I’m hoping to study full time next year so if I start it’ll be challenging to finish and I’m ...

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For my final entry in Female Science Fiction authors I’ve chosen Valentina Zhuravleva for two reasons: the first is because she’s Russian and; the second is for this review written two years ago. James Lecky, author of the blog, goes into raptures about Zhuravleva’s short story The Astronaut and affirms it as ...

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Jane Yolen: born in 1939 has done so, so much this post should be in shorthand in order to encompass even a fraction of her output, instead I’ll only give a few highlights that I’ve found. She’s written over 300 books in fantasy, science fiction and children’s literature, Yolen has ...

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Continuing with this series I found I had such choice for X. I could either do Xia Jia or Xia Jia, you’ll never guess who I chose… Xia is such an energetic person I could almost treat her as several people. It’s actually the pseudonym of Wang Yao and I’m remembering here that ...

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