Kate Orman Kate Orman i(A51380 works by)
Born: Established: 1968 Sydney, ;
Gender: Female
AustLit is a subscription service. The content and services available here are limited because you have not been recognised as a subscriber. Find out how to gain full access to AustLit


Kate Orman grew up in Australia and the United States, moving back to Sydney later in her life. She was involved in the Doctor Who Club of Australia and edited its magazine, Dark Circus. She is the first woman and also the first non-British author to have a book published in the Doctor Who: The New Adventures series. As well as having written several novels, she has been widely published in science-fiction anthologies.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Blue Box 2003 single work novel science fiction

'The Nineteen-Eighties; as we enter the Age of the Personal Computer, the newborn 'Internet' spreads across America, and the computer invasion enters our homes. Across the technological frontier, an incredible war begins between the criminals and their savvy opponents.

A brilliant young programmer, a beautiful college student, and a mysterious hacker known only as 'The Doctor' join forces to combat an electronic threat fallen into the hands of a notorious computer outlaw.

Respected computer journalist Charles 'Chick' Peters was an eyewitness as these unlikely heroes fought their hi-tech skirmishes across the nation's vulnerable capital — and inside the world of the computer. Blue Box is the compelling true story of a secret computer project that could literally change the way you think.'

Source: Cover blurb (http://www.drwhoguide.com/whobbk59.htm). Sighted: 3/6/11

This is a 'Past Doctor' novel, which chronicles an adventure of the Sixth Doctor.

2003 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Novel
Fallen Gods 2003 single work novella science fiction

'In ancient Akrotiri, a young girl is learning mysteries from a tutor who, quite literally, fell from the skies. With his encouragement, she can fly and surf the timestreams and see something of the future. But then the demons come. Death and disaster are meted out by the gods of her land. Perhaps retribution for some heinous crime... or something far more sinister?'

Source: Doctor Who Guide (http://www.drwhoguide.com/telos10.htm). Sighted: 5/8/2011

Featuring the Eighth Doctor.

2004 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Novel
2003 winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Novel
The Year of the Intelligent Tigers 2001 single work novel science fiction

'The weather is going to hell. The tigers are coming to town. And the Doctor has taken his violin and vanished.

The island world of Hitchemus is home to a colony of musicians and seemingly harmless alien animals. When the storms and the tigers break loose, the Doctor tries to protect the humans -- but the humans don't want him. When he ventures into the wilderness in search of the tigers' secrets, Fitz and Anji find themselves on their own, trying to prevent a war.

With both sides eager for blood, and hurricanes on the horizon, the Doctor must decide whether this time he's on the side of the human race.'

Source: Doctor Who Guide (http://www.drwhoguide.com/whobbc46.htm). Sighted: 4/8/2011

(Features the Eighth Doctor.)

2002 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Novel
Last amended 20 May 2011 15:27:16
Other mentions of "" in AustLit: