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Ion Newcombe Ion Newcombe i(A71125 works by) (a.k.a. Nuke)
Born: Established: 1960
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
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Ion Newcombe is a writer, editor, and web designer who was born in the United Kingdom and emigrated to Australia, becoming an Australian citizen. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Literature from the University of Southern Queensland and a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Writing from Deakin University. He also has qualifications in electronics, IT, and teaching.

In 1998, Newcombe established the online speculative-fiction magazine Antipodean SF, which specialises in flash fiction (stories of 500 words or fewer). He also owns and operates Wordright, a professional editing, writing, and web-design business situated in Macksville, on the New South Wales mid-North Coast.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Antipodean SF AntiSF 1998 Macksville : Antipodean Computer Services , Z993439 1998 periodical science fiction fantasy (253 issues)

A webzine specialising in flash fiction (stories under 500 words), Antipodean SF (aka AntiSF) was established out of Macksville, NSW, by Ion Newcombe. (It later relocated to Nambucca Heads.) The first edition of the magazine, published in February 1998, outlined its motivation as the opportunity to provide writers of speculative fiction, especially Australian writers, a fresh outlet in what was then the new medium of online publishing. In his contribution to Australian Speculative Fiction: A Genre Overview, Newcombe records that his intention was to focus on stories that surprise, examine other realms, highlight other points of view, and investigate anything that generates a sense of awe (p.159).

Newcombe also produces the AntiSF Radio Show, a weekly program that features two or three stories, usually narrated by the authors themselves. The show is broadcast to the Nambucca Valley (NSW mid-North Coast) on Sunday evenings by community radio station 2NVR (105.9 FM).

Further Reference

Hanson, Donna Maree. Australian Speculative Fiction: A Genre Overview. Murrumbateman, NSW: Australian Speculative Fiction, 2005.

Newcombe, Ion. Antipodean SF website. Online. (Sighted: 8/07/2011)

2005 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Fan Website/Zine
2003 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Australian Fanzine
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