Ian Irvine i(52 works by)
Born: Established: 1950 Bathurst, Bathurst area, Bathurst - Orange area, Central West NSW, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Ian Irvine developed a career as a marine scientist, gaining a PhD from The University of Sydney. His work included jobs in various Asian and Pacific countries and he prepared guidelines for Australia's marine conservation programme.

In the late 1980s Irvine returned to some preparatory materials he had worked on during the previous decade and the result was his The View from the Mirror Quartet. The final volume of the series was published in 1999 and Irvine has been a full-time writer since then.

(Source: Author's website, http://members.ozemail.com.au/~irvinei/story.html)

Awards for Works

The Sorcerer's Tower 2008 series - author children's fiction children's fantasy
2008 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Best Illustrated Work/Picture Book
Wizardry Crag 2008 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Tamly is kidnapped and the brothers try to force him to help them raise their ancestor, Shardax. Tempting him with promises to give him magical abilities and even raise his parents from the dead they eventually blackmail him into doing what they want. Then Tamly must summon all of his courage to face his ultimate enemy with no magic at all.' (Publication summary)

2008 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Best Illustrated Work/Picture Book
Terminator Gene 2003 single work novel science fiction thriller 'In a world ruined by global warming, paranoid governments will do anything to crush dissent. Irith Hardey, a young gene researcher, is thrown onto the streets and, with nothing but the clothes on her back, fights to survive in a predatory world.

'Caught up a battle between Security and a cabal of rebels, Irith has no choice but to help the rebels' assault on a secret data centre deep below London. They steal files containing the code for a deadly terminator virus, but no one can decipher it.

'The group is hunted all the way to New Orleans, slowly drowning under the rising sea, to destroy the laboratory where the virus is being made. As the hurricane of the century bears down on the sinking city, Irith struggles to crack the secret of the virus before it wipes out all humanity'. Source: author's website.
2003 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Novel
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