Janeen Webb Janeen Webb i(A21529 works by) (birth name: Janeen Pemberton)
Gender: Female
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Janeen Webb grew up in Newcastle, New South Wales. She attended the University of Newcastle where she ultimately gained a Ph.D. (1983) in literature. She has been a senior lecturer in literature at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. Webb is a prominent Australian science fiction critic who has been published internationally in a variety of journals and magazines. From 1987 to 1991, Webb was co-editor of the Australian Science Fiction Review and has served as the reviews editor of Eidolon.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

1997 shortlisted Ditmar Awards William Atheling Jr Award For 'Post Human SF: Lost in Cyberspace' (in the Festival of Imagination Programme Book).
1989 shortlisted Ditmar Awards William Atheling Jr Award For articles in Australian SF Review.
1988 shortlisted Ditmar Awards William Atheling Jr Award For 'I Know Who I Am, But What Is My Brand Name?' (ASFR no.10)

Awards for Works

Death at the Blue Elephant 2014 selected work short story fantasy

'Death at the Blue Elephant is the first story collection by the respected and multiple award winning Australian writer and editor Janeen Webb. She is a recipient of the World Fantasy Award, the Peter MacNamara SF Achievement Award, the Australian Aurealis Award, and is a three-time winner of the Ditmar Award. In her introduction to this book, Pamela Sargent describes these stories as evoking a "combination of suspenseful anticipation, nervous apprehension, and total absorption in something far removed from my own experience". Death at the Blue Elephant collects 18 incredible globe-spanning visions by the self-confessed 'inveterate traveller'. Five stories are original to this collection.' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted World Fantasy Award Best Collection
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