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.
Wizardry Crag2008single 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)
Terminator Gene2003single 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
'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.