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Dave Luckett Dave Luckett i(A32072 works by)
Born: Established: 1951 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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1 2 y separately published work icon Sian: A New Australian Dave Luckett , Parkside : Omnibus Books , 2015 9059207 2015 single work children's fiction children's historical fiction

'Sian is the unlucky thirteenth child in a Welsh coalminer's family. Life is hard; her mother died after giving birth to her and her father is grief-stricken. Sian's eldest sister hatches a plan to take them both far away, to find a better life. It will be a long voyage across the ocean, but Sian is looking forward to a new start in a country where the sun shines and she can go to school every day instead of picking coal scraps for pennies. The only problem is, no one must know about the great journey they are about to take.' (Publication summary)

1 The Best Is Yet to Be Dave Luckett , 2015 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Cosmos , April 2015;

'For the Rethali, who live for thousands of years, falling in love with a Terrani becomes a matter of patience – and careful timing.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Solitary Dave Luckett , 2013 single work short story
— Appears in: Epilogue 2013; (p. 131-140)
1 History : Theory and Practice Dave Luckett , 2012 single work short story
— Appears in: Light Touch Paper - Stand Clear 2012; (p. 37-48)

An amusing story set in the Dark Ages. The protagonist is more than meets the eye.

1 Powerplant Dave Luckett , 2011 single work short story
— Appears in: After the Rain 2011; After the Rain : The After the Floods Limited E-book Edition 2011;
1 Disobedience Dave Luckett , 2010 single work short story children's science fiction
— Appears in: Worlds Next Door 2010; (p. 35-42)
1 1 y separately published work icon Crooked Mick Dave Luckett , Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2010 Z1722765 2010 single work children's fiction children's Crooked Mick can do anything, even ride lightning bolts bareback with his arms folded. There's no-one else like him in the whole outback. And he can turn up anwhere, anytime! (Libraries Australia)
1 5 y separately published work icon Paladin Dave Luckett , Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2010 Z1712588 2010 single work novel young adult fantasy

'Neither Sam nor Finny, the girl who seems to be hanging around him, are enjoying their lives in Warramar. But Sam could never have imagined how one good deed would take him far, far away from everything he ever knew. Although he doesn't know it yet, he has a gift, and he will need to know how to use it. ' (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon Subversive Activity Dave Luckett , Fremantle : Vivid Publishing , 2009 Z1738056 2009 single work novel science fiction adventure

'Captain Nemo meets Tuesday Next in the Aegean in 1875. Except that Captain Horatio Anson de la Terre, Royal Navy, isn’t exactly Captain Nemo, because it’s the Sisters Makiniri who have invented the submarine, not him. He just wants to sink the thing. Reddon, the spy, isn’t exactly James Bond either, despite his dinner jacket and diving suit. And, oh dear, the Russians are coming.
A little bit steampunk, a little bit Pratchett, a whole lot hilarious.' (Publication summary)

1 Soldiers Dave Luckett , 2009 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , no. 42 2009; (p. 28-33)
1 Runway to Heaven Dave Luckett , 2009 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , vol. 7 no. 41 2009; (p. 4-11)
1 Breeding Season Dave Luckett , 2008 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , no. 32 2008; (p. 74-79)
1 y separately published work icon Avenging Angel Dave Luckett , 2008 (Manuscript version)x402025 Z1526335 2008 single work novel young adult historical fiction 'Set in 1450 Europe, Avenging Angel tells the story of Gerant Basseterre, a teenager who has inherited his mother's special Gift. With the Church gripped by the fear of witches, he is sent away for his own safety. When his mother is burned at the stake, Gerant devotes his life to learning his powers and seeking revenge.' (Text Publishing)
1 Dark Yet Bright Dave Luckett , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 25 June 2007; (p. 8)

— Review of Dark Alchemy : Magical Tales from Masters of Modern Fantasy 2007 anthology short story
1 Teens Fathom Darkness as Time Goes Awry Dave Luckett , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 10 March 2007; (p. 9)

— Review of Blue Noon Scott Westerfeld , 2005 single work novel
1 Thursday's Child Has Far to Go Dave Luckett , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 3 July 2006; (p. 10)

— Review of Sir Thursday Garth Nix , 2006 single work children's fiction
1 Total Eclipse of the Earth Dave Luckett , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 3 July 2006; (p. 10)

— Review of Eclipse K. A. Bedford , 2005 single work novel
1 Australian Science Fiction Asks: Is Anyone Out There Listening Dave Luckett , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 25 March 2006; (p. 8-9)

— Review of The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing : A Fifty Year Collection 2004 anthology short story novella
1 Creeping Flesh, Etcetera Dave Luckett , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 3 December 2005; (p. 10)

— Review of A Tour Guide in Utopia Lucy Sussex , 2005 selected work short story novella prose
1 1 y separately published work icon Iron Soldiers : A Story of Arms and Armour Dave Luckett , Norwood : Omnibus Books , 2005 Z1225979 2005 single work children's fiction children's

'Medieval warfare was fierce and bloody, and as combat techniques changed, arms and armour needed to become more sophisticated. It was the task of the blacksmith, and later the armourer, to find ways of defending against each new advance in warfare. Medieval armourers had to create better and better protective clothing and superior weaponry to make fighting men less vulnerable in battle. Talented artisans created everything from ring-mail and chain-mail to full body armour that a knight could turn somersaults in. It seemed that the art of the armourer had reached its highest level - until a revolutionary development in weaponry reduced it to so much scrap metal ...' (Publication summary)

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