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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

y separately published work icon The Dragon's Child Harrogate : PS Publishing , 2018 15691048 2018 single work novella fantasy

'Meet the shapeshifting dragons of Hong Kong. Adept at passing for human, they are the kind of dragons you'd find at a Gatsby party—charming, sophisticated, glamorous, outrageously wealthy—and utterly ruthless.

'Nothing, it seems, can challenge their privileged lives—until Lady Feng leaves one of her eggs to be raised by human foster parents in a remote mountain village.

'The dragon child hatches. Born with dragon power, raised with human emotion, this child is trouble. And his powers are growing ...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Novella or Novelette
2018 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Fantasy Division Novella
A Pearl Beyond Price 2017 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Cthulhu Deep Down Under : Volume 1 2017;
2018 winner Ditmar Awards Best Short Story
Monkey Business 2017 single work short story
— Appears in: Ecopunk! Speculative Tales of Radical Futures 2017; (p. 159-182)

In an interview with publisher Ticonderoga, Janeen Webb noted that the story is about 'the escalating conflict between food security and bio diversity.'

Source: (Sighted: 10/1/2018)

2018 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Novella or Novelette
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