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Craig Cormick Craig Cormick i(A19294 works by)
Born: Established: 1961 Wollongong, Wollongong area, Illawarra, South Coast, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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1 The Great Explorer Has Never Seen Anything Equal to This Land in His Life Craig Cormick , 2019 single work short story
— Appears in: New Australian Fiction 2019 2019; (p. 39-48)
1 1 y separately published work icon The Years of the Wolf Craig Cormick , Victoria : IFWG Publishing Inc , 2018 14658246 2018 single work novel historical fiction crime

'This story begins with a murder. A German internee is found dead inside a civilian internment camp during World War One, and one young internee, Arno Friedrich, determines to find the killer. But the more he probes into the lives of his fellow internees the more he discovers that little within the old stone prison is as he had imagined. He finds that the Germanic facades and fantasies the men construct hide secrets within secrets. And a killer.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Backseat Drivers Craig Cormick , Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2018 13457738 2018 single work prose

'It’s a fact not yet universally acknowledged, that everybody should at some point in their lives attempt to follow in the footsteps of the explorers Hume and Hovell down the Hume Highway, preferably in the company of Captain Cook, Henry Lawson, Caroline Chisholm and Ned Kelly. Backseat Drivers is a hilarious and biting satire on the intersection and byways of the past, the present and the future.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 On the Road Craig Cormick , 2017 single work short story
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 77 no. 1 2017;

'We find Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson walking along a busy road in London, going against the flow of the many faces in the street, muttering to each other like a pair of homeless crazies. They have both come to London to escape the pain of a broken heart, and the men, rivals in so many things, have discovered that they have shared the same mistress! Yet if either expected to find some consolation in the other’s suffering, they have instead found it exacerbates their own. (Introduction)

1 The Seven Voyages of Captain Cook Craig Cormick , 2017 single work short story
— Appears in: Dimension6 , no. 10 2017; Dimension6 : Annual Collection 2017 2017;
1 y separately published work icon Valdur the Viking and the Ghostly Goths Craig Cormick , Ormond : Hybrid , 2016 9593620 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'Hi. My name is Valdur and I’m a Viking. We’ll, I hope to be a real Viking one day. I’m still a child actually. But I do get to roam the seas on my father’s ship. Until, that is, he was kidnapped by his arch-enemy, the Goth pirate Germanicus Bottom. So now, by Odin’s smelly socks, I have to fight Romans, sea monsters and the Pirate Goths to rescue him. Luckily I have my dragon-dog Ragna with me though. And we are all ghosts. Did I mention that?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Unknown Soldier Craig Cormick , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , March no. 63 2016; (p. 99-102)
1 The Lost Boys Craig Cormick , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: In Your Face 2016; (p. 129-138)

A take on the story of Peter Pan, which unpacks some disturbing motivations on the part of the titular character.

1 No Man Is an Island Craig Cormick , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2016 2016; (p. 29-37)
1 y separately published work icon The Floating City Craig Cormick , United Kingdom (UK) : Angry Robot , 2015 9329452 2015 single work novel fantasy

'The Floating City is in turmoil. The magical seers who protect it are being killed by fearsome Djinn that rise out of the canals at night. Members of the city’s Council of Ten are being assassinated by masked fanatics. Refugee ships are arriving, bringing plague. Othmen spies are infiltrating everywhere. New power blocks are battling for control of the city.

'And the three Montecchi daughters, Giuliette, Disdemona and Isabella, are struggling with love and loss – and trying to write their own destinies. And moving amongst them all is the mysterious and deadly Shadow Master, who seems to be directing everyone like players in a game. But some things in this game may be beyond even his control.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Cook Loses His Heart to the Native Girls Craig Cormick , 2015 single work short story
— Appears in: Bewildering Stories , 2 March no. 610 2015;
1 Ned Kelly Visits Captain Scott's Hut Craig Cormick , 2015 single work short story
— Appears in: Review of Australian Fiction , vol. 16 no. 6 2015;
1 y separately published work icon The Shadow Master Craig Cormick , United Kingdom (UK) : Angry Robot , 2014 9329380 2014 single work novel fantasy

'In a land riven with plague, in the infamous Walled City, two families vie for control – the Medicis with their genius inventor Leonardo; the Lorraines with Galileo, the most brilliant alchemist of his generation.

'And when two star-crossed lovers, one from either house, threaten the status quo, a third, shadowy power – one that forever seems a step ahead of all of the familial warring – plots and schemes, and bides its time, ready for the moment to attack…'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 A Part Hide, a Part Human Craig Cormick , 2014 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: The World to Come 2014;
1 y separately published work icon Uncle Adolf Craig Cormick , Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2014 7547437 2014 single work novel

'The year is 1982 and Adolf Hitler has been living anonymously on the south coast of New South Wales for almost thirty years, waging small wars with his neighbours and the local council. Until one day, during the height of the Falklands War, his old comrade Martin Bormann comes to visit, bearing a secret that will affect both their destinies. ' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Benji the Buccaneer Craig Cormick , Frenchs Forest : New Frontier , 2014 6717571 2014 single work children's fiction children's

'Benji is offered the chance of his dreams – to skip school and become a pirate for a day. But after battling sea monsters and searching for haunted buried treasure, he discovers that being a good pirate requires just as much learning as school.' (Publication summary)

1 Ned Kelly and the Zombies Craig Cormick , 2013 single work short story fantasy horror
— Appears in: Next 2013;
1 The Best Kept Secret Stuff about Novel Writing Craig Cormick , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: ACTWrite , September vol. 18 no. 8 2012; (p. 7)
Craig Cormick passes on his tips for successful novel writing.
1 3 y separately published work icon Time Vandals Craig Cormick , Parkside : Omnibus Books , 2012 Z1881110 2012 single work children's fiction children's Imagine that you had a unique set of genes that allowed you to travel to alternative worlds safely - when nobody else could. And imagine that somebody had opened a hole between our world and a very similar world, causing time to have changed. You would be recruited to join a secret agency to travel to their worlds and repair the changes. But would you be prepared for all the things that could cause even bigger changes to our world? And who exactly are the Time Vandals who are changing times? (Libraries Australia)
1 Question Time : Craig Cormick, Author Craig Cormick , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 May 2011; (p. 3)
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