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Chris McMahon Chris McMahon i(A72025 works by)
Born: Established: 1965 ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Based in Brisbane, Queensland, Chris McMahon is a Australian speculative fiction writer with a background in chemical engineering. After graduating from the University of Queensland with an honours degree in Chemical Engineering in 1986 he became involved in the development of alternative fuels and energy sources. His career in this area also led to him working extensively in the environmental and greenhouse fields. In 2003, however, he took another career path, managing a private Speech Pathology Practice, SpeechNet with his wife Sandra.

McMahon had his first novel, The Calvanni, published in 2006. That same year it was selected for the DSD’s Creative Industries Queensland Writers Showcase held in New York. His short fiction has been published in such magazines and an anthologies as Orb, Aurealis, Borderlands, Redsine Eight (2001), Fantasy Readers Wanted (2003), The Devil in Brisbane (2005), Fantastical Journey's to Brisbane (2007) and Anywhere But Earth (2011). One of his stories, 'Within Twilight,' was short-listed for the 2002 Aurealis Award in both the SF and horror categories.

In addition to his writing McMahon has been a long time member of the Australian Society of Authors. He has also been associated with the Thursday Critiquers and the Vision Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror writer's community.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

The Eyes of Erebus 2007 single work short story science fiction
— Appears in: Daikaiju! 2 : Revenge of the Giant Monsters 2007; (p. 149-194)
2007 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Best Short Story
Within Twilight 2002 single work short story science fiction horror
— Appears in: Redsine , no. 8 2002; (p. 49-56)
2002 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Horror Division Best Short Story
2002 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Best Short Story
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