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Simon Petrie Simon Petrie i(A107335 works by)
Born: Established:
New Zealand,
Pacific Region,
Gender: Male
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Born on the South Island of New Zealand and now living Canberra, Australia, Simon Petrie is a research scientist and writer who specialises in speculative-fiction genres: science fiction, fantasy, and occasionally horror. Since 2007, his stories have appeared in magazines such as Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Aurealis, Borderlands, Kaleidotrope, Sybil's Garage, and Yog's Notebook, webzines such as AntipodeanSF, Ticon4, and Semaphore, and anthologies such as Masques, Destination: Future, and Belong. His first collection of short fiction, Rare Unsigned Copy: Tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude, and Giant Mutant Vegetables, was published by Peggy Bright Books in March 2010.

Petrie is an active member of the Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Co-operative, the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild, and the SpecFicNZ core collective. He has also served on three different judging panels for the Aurealis Awards: the SF Novel, Anthology & Collection, and Fantasy Short Story categories. In August 2010, he was awarded Best New Talent in the Sir Julius Vogel awards.

As Dr Simon Petrie, he is employed as a research officer in the Computational Chemistry Group at the Australian National University and lectures in Practical Aspects of Computational Chemistry. He is also a Chief Investigator in the Australia-China Joint Research Centre for Functional Molecular Materials.

Most Referenced Works


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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body Maroubra : Peggy Bright Books , 2017 12896769 2017 single work novella science fiction detective

'Tanja Morgenstein, daughter of a wealthy industrialist and a geochemist, is dead from exposure to Titan's lethal, chilled atmosphere, and Guerline Scarfe must determine why.

'This novella blends hard-SF extrapolation with elements of contemporary crime fiction, to envisage a future human society in a hostile environment, in which a young woman's worst enemies may be those around her.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 winner Sir Julius Vogel Awards Best Novella / Novelette
2018 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Novella or Novelette
2017 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Novella
All the Colours of the Tomato 2016 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Dimension6 , no. 9 2016;

'Out among the stars we need to learn to see with different eyes.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2017 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Novella or Novelette
2016 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Novella
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