K. A. Bedford i(7 works by) (a.k.a. Kenneth Adrian Bedford)
Born: Established: 1963 Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Male
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Western Australian author K. A. Bedford wrote his first short story at age 14 and continued to develop his narrative writing skills through high school. From age 18 he attempted to write a series of novels until sidetracked into writing plays while studying writing, theatre, and philosophy at Curtain and Murdoch universities (Perth). After completing his studies Bedford undertook a secretarial course at TAFE. This in turn led to a public service position as receptionist with the Department of Health for several years. During this time he continued to hone his writing skills through several unpublished fiction works.

Bedford's first published novel was Orbital Burn (2003), which was released after he secured a contract with Canadian publisher by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy (q.v.). Actively involved in the Australian science fiction community, Bedford has since had several more books published by Edge.

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Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait 2008 single work novel science fiction

'For now, Spider must be content with repairing broken time machines, rebuilding his life and avoiding the lunatic antics of his boss, Dickhead McMahon.

'Spider's life is status quo until he discovers inside a broken second-hand time machine, the corpse of a brutally murdered woman from the future. The Department of Time and Space steps in to manage the situation - leaving Spider asking a lot of questions that only lead to more questions; unsettling evidence, brewing trouble, and the knowledge that Spider himself might be involved in an epic battle for control of time itself.

'Will his knowing the future be a curse or a blessing? and will Spider Webb really find out how things turn out before they happen? With his new found knowledge, who can Spider trust?

'One thing is certain: it will all happen before the End of Time!' (Publisher's blurb)

2008 winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Best Novel
Hydrogen Steel 2006 single work novel science fiction crime When top homicide inspector Zette McGee is called out of her mysterious retirement to help Kell Fallow, a desperate former android accused unjustly of murdering his wife and children, she knows she has to help him. Zette has a secret she is desperate to keep, and Fallow knows all about it. With the help of her best friend, the elderly but very suave former secret agent Gideon Smith...Zette sets out to save Kell...The case will take Zette and Gideon on a terrifying journey into the darkest reaches of human space, risking everything in the pursuit of an ancient truth...' - from back cover
2006 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Novel
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