Based in Perth (Western Australia), Martin Livings has a background in Information Technology. As an author he has written more than thirty of his stories and novellas in the genres of science fiction and horror. Since the early 1990s these have in such publications as Eidolon, Aurealis, Ticonderoga Online, Antipodean SF, AustrAlien Absurdities, Fables and Reflections, Shadowed Realms, two Agog! anthologies and Daikaiju. Livings has been nominated for the Aurealis and Ditmar awards for short fiction and has won a Tin Duck. His writing career has also seen him engaged as an associate editor of Eidolon.
'Nominated for the 2012 Aurealis, Australian Shadows, and Tin Duck awards, receiving an Honorable Mention from Ellen Datlow, and winning the 2012 Australian Shadows Award for Short Fiction (Birthday Suit), the collection Living with the Dead is a masterpiece of dark fiction. To mark the twenty year anniversary of his first publication, Dark Prints Press is honoured to collect and present a lifetime of work by author Martin Livings, one of Australia's very best dark fiction writers. Featuring a foreword by Kaaron Warren and 23 works of short fiction, including the best of Martin's dark fiction, rarities, and three new tales' (Amazon).