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Sean McMullen Sean McMullen i(A29012 works by)
Also writes as: Roger Wilcox
Born: Established: 1948 Sale, Sale area, Central Gippsland, Gippsland, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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1 y separately published work icon This Spells Trouble Paul Collins , Sean McMullen , Abbotsford : Ford Street , 2023 26219799 2023 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'Winston is fourteen and apprenticed to the wizard Faramond. Winston’s problem is that he’s a lot brighter than his master.

'Faramond is being forced to bring more valuable magical slaves into the world. Winston wants to free the enslaved magical creatures who are already there.

'This spells trouble' (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon Generation Nemesis Sean McMullen , South Wales : Wizard's Tower Press , 2022 26225938 2022 single work novel science fiction

'By the year 2045 runaway climate change is overtaking the world, and the generation that has inherited this disaster has turned on those that were given warnings half a century earlier but ignored them.

'All Tippers, people born before the year 2000, must stand trial for climate crimes such as squander, display and neglect, and they face the death penalty if found guilty. Nobody sent to Audit Camp 71 has ever been pardoned, but the elderly weather scientist Jason Hall has volunteered to go there. He wants to prove that some Tippers are genuinely innocent.

'Jason's trial is given priority, and every day for a fortnight he will be brought before the Auditor General and the Retributor. His main challenge is likely to be the famously pitiless Auditor General, who is also his granddaughter.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Terminalia Sean McMullen , 2019 single work short story horror fantasy
— Appears in: Interzone , January-February no. 279 2019;

'At the turn of the 20th Century, an expert on death, dying, and resuscitation is forced to help a woman make a short visit to the land of the dead.'

Source: Rocket Stack Rank (http://www.rocketstackrank.com/2019/01/Terminalia-Sean-McMullen.html). (Sighted: 21/02/2019)

1 Outpost of Wonder : SF in Australia 1832-2017 Sean McMullen , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Dreams of the Technarion 2017; (p. 229-304)
1 y separately published work icon Dreams of the Technarion Sean McMullen , Australia : Sean McMullen , 2017 15672476 2017 selected work short story
1 The Influence Machine Sean McMullen , 2017 single work short story science fiction historical fiction
— Appears in: Interzone , March-April no. 269 2017; (p. 12-25) Dreams of the Technarion 2017; (p. 107-130)

'In 1899 London, Inspector Grant investigates a lady who claims her big electrical apparatus is for a camera, even though it looks like a bomb or a death ray.'

Source: Rocket Stack Rack (http://www.rocketstackrank.com/2017/03/The-Influence-Machine-Sean-McMullen.html) (Sighted: 30/04/2018)

1 Exceptional Forces Sean McMullen , 2016 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Asimov's Science Fiction , February vol. 40 no. 2 2016; (p. 59-70) Dreams of the Technarion 2017; (p. 89-106)

When a Russian scientist discovers an alien colonising force, an assassin is sent after him to keep him from sharing the news.

1 The Life and Soul of the Party Sean McMullen , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Lazarus Risen 2016; Dreams of the Technarion 2017; (p. 193-210)
1 The Luminarium Tower Sean McMullen , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Dreaming in the Dark 2016; (p. 139-158) Dreams of the Technarion 2017; (p. 149-162)

'Seldom was the Mediterranean Sea so very calm that the wavelets were barely visible at the entrance to the Canal of Erythraea, gateway to the orient. In the western sky the moon hung as a thin crescent, and beside it Venus gleamed like burning silver. The sorceress Xarial stood on the wharf of green granite, tall, svelte, crowned by cascades of pale hair, gazing west through a tube of polished brass. Two figures approached, the smaller of them not half the height of his master. Xarial's swarthy Iberian guard. Grattan, looked on warily. ' (Introduction)

1 The Audience Sean McMullen , 2015 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Analog , June vol. 135 no. 6 2015; (p. 92-104) Dreams of the Technarion 2017; (p. 37-60)
A five-man survey ship explores a distant ice planet, which is not as free from alien life as they had believed.
1 The Ninth Seduction Sean McMullen , 2015 single work short story
— Appears in: Lightspeed , September no. 64 2015; Dreams of the Technarion 2017; (p. 131-148)
In fairy realms, as the castellerine prepares for an annual ritual, an earthly ship, laden with modern technology, appears, planning for revenge.
1 y separately published work icon Trial by Dragons Paul Collins , Sean McMullen , Ormond : Hybrid , 2015 8375531 2015 single work children's fiction children's

'It's hard to save the world when you are in jail. Dantar and Velza, children of the warlock Calbaras, need to escape from jails six hundred miles apart to stop their father unleashing a catastrophically dangerous spell. Both will soon learn that they are not just special, they are also very dangerous.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Warlock's Child Paul Collins , Sean McMullen , Ormond : Hybrid , 2015 8361780 2015 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'The warlock Calbaras wants to revive the ancient, forbidden magic of dragons, and his son Dantar is vital to his plans. Dantar is on the run in an enemy kingdom, unaware that he is so important. Worse, his sister Velza is now working for the enemy king.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Dragonfall Mountain Paul Collins , Sean McMullen , Ormond : Hybrid , 2015 8197747 2015 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'The Invincible has been attacked, and all seems lost. Dantar's only escape from his enemies is through the foul-smelling sewers of Savaria.

'Velza's plans to save him are soon thwarted by three enormous dragons threatening to set fire to the city.

'Can Dantar and Velza deliver the city from danger?' (Publication summary)

1 2 y separately published work icon The Burning Sea Paul Collins , Sean McMullen , Ormond : Hybrid , 2015 8197694 2015 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'There is no lower rank than cabin boy on the warship Invincible.

'But Dantar knows he is important, because anyone who threatens his life gets turned into a pile of ashes. His older sister Velza is a shapecasting warrior, in a world where only men fight. Until now.

'Together they must solve the mystery of broken magic and escape the dragon.' (Publication summary)

1 Technarion Sean McMullen , 2013 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Interzone , September-October no. 248 2013; (p. 48-67) The Year's Best Science Fiction : Thirty-First Annual Collection 2014; (p. 705-) The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 27 2014; (p. 734-) Clarkesworld , December no. 111 2015; Dreams of the Technarion 2017; (p. 7-36)
An electronic computer is built in London in 1875–but by whom?
1 Nine Hundred Days Sean McMullen , 2013 single work short story
— Appears in: Colours of the Soul 2013; (p. 243-260)
1 y separately published work icon Colours of the Soul Sean McMullen , United States of America (USA) : ReAnimus Press , 2013 9766765 2013 selected work short story
1 The Precedent Sean McMullen , 2013 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Colours of the Soul 2013; (p. 75-104) Loosed Upon the World : The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction 2015; (p. 172-202)
'The carbon of the guilty was returned to the Earth.' People are being charged with crimes against the environment and all those born before the year 2000 are automatically labeled a climate criminal.
1 Acts of Chivalry Sean McMullen , 2013 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Tales of Australia : Great Southern Land 2013;
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