John Baxter i(61 works by) (a.k.a. John Martin Baxter)
Also writes as: Martin Loran ; James Blackstone
Born: Established: 1939 Randwick, Randwick area, Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
Expatriate assertion
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John Baxter was born in Randwick and grew up in Bondi and outback New South Wales. During the 1960s he wrote short stories and was an avid collector of science fiction writing. In 1969 he moved to London where he wrote the novel The Hermes Fall (1978). Baxter also lived in Dublin and Los Angeles where he worked as a film critic, screenwriter and broadcaster. During the 1990s he resided in Paris and has since relocated to London.


  • James Blackstone is a pseudonym used for works written with John Brosnan (q.v.), while writing in conjunction with Ron Smith (q.v.), Baxter has also published under the pseudonymous name of Martin Loran.

Personal Awards

1985 shortlisted Ditmar Awards William Atheling Jr Award For SF reviews in The Age.

Awards for Works

Science Fiction in the Cinema 1970 single work
1971 Ditmar Awards Special Award
The Pacific Book of Australian Science Fiction 1968 anthology short story science fiction
1969 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Australian SF
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