Born: Established: 1964 Subiaco, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia, ;
Eidolon: the Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy delivered groundbreaking work by some of speculative fiction's biggest names during the 1990s. In this original anthology, editors Strahan and Byrne present 17 stories that range from powerful, moving and disturbing to funny. The authors are World Fantasy Award Winners Margo Lanagan and Jeff VanderMeer; Hugo and Nebula Award winner Eleanor Arnason; Campbell Award winner Elizabeth Bear; and Nebula and Campbell nominee Tim Pratt; along with Hal Duncan, Lucy Sussex, Kim Westwood, Holly Phillips, Carol Ryles, Grace Dugan, Deborah Biancotti, Simon Brown, Chris Lawson, Alistair Ong, Deborah Roggie and William R. Eakin.
Taking its name from the tiny winged creature found on ancient Greek vases, Eidolon: The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy was conceived by a group of individuals who came together for the first time during Swancon XV, the fifteenth annual Western Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. Published out of North Perth, Western Australia by Eidolon Publications, itself founded by Jonathan Strahan and Jeremy G. Byrne, a total of 26 issues were published between 1990 and 2000.
Issues 1-4 were edited by the Eidolon Editorial Committee comprising Byrne, Strahan, Robin Pen, Richard Scriven, Strahan, Keira McKenzie and Chris Stronach. Issues 5-24 were jointly edited by Scriven, Strahan and Byrne. Strahan and Byrne continued as editorial partners through issues 25/26-28, and Byrne was the sole editor of the final issue 25/26.