Born in Sydney, Jenny Blackford attended Swansea High School and Newcastle High School (NSW). She studied Classics (Greek and Latin), German, and Sanskrit at the University of Newcastle (NSW). After beginning a Ph.D. on comparative ancient religions, she worked for several years for IBM, as a systems engineer.
Blackford published numerous speculative-fiction short stories and poems in anthologies and magazines, before being commissioned in 2009 by Hadley Rille Books to write The Priestess and the Slave, a novella set in Athens and Delphi during the fifth century BCE. The novel forms part of the publishing house's "Archaeology" series of archaeologically correct historical novels.
Australian Science Fiction Review. Second Series1986periodical The second series of Australian Science Fiction Review began in 1986 following a period of hibernation that began in 1974. The first series, published between 1966 and 1969, was formerly known as the Australian Science Fiction Newsletter (1958-1966). In December 1969 the zine's editor John Bangsund relaunched it as Scythrop (1969-1973/74). In all 27 issues of series two were published by Ebony Books for the Science Fiction Collective in six volumes before its final issue in March/May 1991.