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Maxine McArthur Maxine McArthur i(A31711 works by)
Born: Established: 1962 Brisbane, Queensland, ;
Gender: Female
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Maxine McArthur's father was an engineer whose career was carried out both in Australia and oversees, resulting in several significant moves for his family. She lived in Japan for sixteen years (1980-1996), studying, working and having children before moving back to Australia. McArthur has since lived and worked in Canberra as research assistant at the Australian National University while also carving out a career as a speculative fiction writer. In addition to three novels - Time Future (1999), Time Past (2002) and Less Than Human (2004) - her work has appeared in magazines such as Aurealis and Antromedia Spaceways Inflight Magazine and in the anthologies Nor of Human (2001), Machinations (2002), Elsewhere (2003), The Outcast (2006), Daikaaiju 2 (2007) and Years Best Australian Fantasy and Horror (2010).

McArthur's activities as a writer have included appearing at the Brisbane and Tasmanian Writers Festivals, and being the recipient of a 2002 Asialink Literature Residency to Japan and a 2003 ArtsACT grant to write a children's fantasy. She has also been a Board member of the ACT Writers Centre (2004), a member of the Writers on the Rise novel critiquing group, and Special Guest at the 2005 Conflux II convention.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2002 recipient Asialink Arts Exchanges Program for residency in India

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Less Than Human New York (City) : Aspect , 2004 Z1157288 2004 single work novel science fiction mystery thriller

'When a factory worker is mysteriously killed by a robot, cybernetics engineer Eleanor McGuire is unwilling to call the incident "human error." In a different part of Osaka, four teenagers are electrocuted in an apparent group suicide, and Police Inspector Ishihara isn't convinced it was self-inflicted. When their investigations cross paths, the foreign scientist and the ageing cop find a trail that will lead them to more murders, corporate crime, and a strange online cult led by a secretive guru who promises immortality to his followers if they help him destroy civilization. But how can McGuire and Ishihara stop this psychopath if he doesn't seem to exist?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2004 winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Novel
2005 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Novel
y separately published work icon Encounters : An Anthology of Australian Speculative Fiction Canberra : CSFG Publishing , 2004 Z1151626 2004 anthology short story science fiction horror fantasy
2005 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work
y separately published work icon Time Past Sydney : Bantam Books , 2002 Z940551 2002 single work novel science fiction

'Halley finds herself thrown back in time to 21st century Australia, where her only hope of returning home is to await first contact with the enigmatic aliens who have discovered time travel.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2003 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Novel
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