Tansy Rayner Roberts Tansy Rayner Roberts i(A26525 works by)
Also writes as: Livia Day
Born: Established: 1978 Tasmania, ;
Gender: Female
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Roberts has been active in the Australian speculative-fiction scene, in writing groups, and as a regular contibutor to journals, webzines, and ezines. As a founding member and occasional editor of the journal Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, she has contributed fiction, conducted interviews of actors and authors, and reviewed books. A founding member of the wRiters On the Rise (ROR) group, Roberts and collaborators Trent Jamieson, Maxine McArthur, Margo Lanagan, Dirk Flinthart, Rowena Cory Daniells, and Marianne de Pierres originally met to give critical assessment of manuscripts. They then moved on to create the fictional world of Shimmaron, with each author contributing a novel that explains and explores this new world and its peoples. This concept is called 'shared world' in science-fiction circles. Roberts provided the first book in the series, Seacastle, in 2007. Roberts, Flinthart, and Gillian Polack have also been involved in the 'shared world' of New Ceres, a webzine created by Alisa Krasnostein, which covers the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror on the earth-colonised planet New Ceres. New Ceres is an eighteenth-century-style culture, complete with a technology black market, a sinister priesthood, and refugees from the recently invaded Earth struggling to come to terms with this new lifestyle.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2016 shortlisted Ditmar Awards William Atheling Jr Award For 'SF Women of the 20th Century'.
2016 shortlisted Ditmar Awards William Atheling Jr Award For 'Sarah Kingdom Dies at the End' (in Companion Piece, Mad Norwegian Press).
2016 shortlisted Ditmar Awards William Atheling Jr Award For the Reviewing New Who series (with David McDonald and Tehani Wessely).

Awards for Works

Cranky Ladies of History 2015 anthology short story

'Warriors, pirates, murderers and queens…

'Throughout history, women from all walks of life have had good reason to be cranky. Some of our most memorable historical figures were outspoken, dramatic, brave, feisty, rebellious and downright ornery.

'Cranky Ladies of History is a celebration of 22 women who challenged conventional wisdom about appropriate female behaviour, from the ancient world all the way through to the twentieth century. Some of our protagonists are infamous and iconic, while others have been all but forgotten under the heavy weight of history.

'Sometimes you have to break the rules before the rules break you.' (Publication summary)

2016 winner Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work
2016 shortlisted ACT Writing and Publishing Awards Fiction
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