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Robin Pen Robin Pen i(A93941 works by)
Born: Established: 1965 ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Film critic and award winning science fiction writer Robin Pen was the founding editor of Eidolon : The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy. His published works, which includes The Secret Life of Rubber-Suit Monsters (a book of humorous criticism aimed at fantastic cinema) have appeared in Twenty3: A Miscelleny (1998), Short Stories for Short Attention Spans (2000), Hacks to the Max (2002) and Agog! Fantastic Fiction (2002). Pen is also co-editor of Daikaiju! anthologies (with Robert Hood).

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2003 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Fan Production No information on specifics of the nominated work.
2003 winner Ditmar Awards Best Fan Writer
2003 shortlisted Ditmar Awards William Atheling Jr Award

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Daikaiju! : Giant Monster Tales Wollongong : Agog! Press , 2005 Z1249468 2005 anthology short story fantasy science fiction horror

Daikaiju, meaning 'giant monsters,' is a predominantly Australian anthology with a few international authors. It comprises stories that fall within the specualtive fiction genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror, along with several works that fall into the category of humour. An essay titled "A Brief History of the Larger-than-Life" by Brian Thomas is also included.

Non-Australian contributors are: J. M. Shiloh, Cody Goodfellow, D. G. Valdron, Skip Peel, Eric Shapiro, Paul Finch, George Thomas, Stephen Mark Rainey, Doug Wood, Frank Wu, and Brian Thomas.

2006 winner Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work
y separately published work icon Eidolon : The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy 1990 Perth : Eidolon Publications , 1990-2000 Z965832 1990 periodical (26 issues)

Taking its name from the tiny winged creature found on ancient Greek vases, Eidolon: The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy was conceived by a group of individuals who came together for the first time during Swancon XV, the fifteenth annual Western Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. Published out of North Perth, Western Australia by Eidolon Publications, itself founded by Jonathan Strahan and Jeremy G. Byrne, a total of 26 issues were published between 1990 and 2000.

Issues 1-4 were edited by the Eidolon Editorial Committee comprising Byrne, Strahan, Robin Pen, Richard Scriven, Strahan, Keira McKenzie and Chris Stronach. Issues 5-24 were jointly edited by Scriven, Strahan and Byrne. Strahan and Byrne continued as editorial partners through issues 25/26-28, and Byrne was the sole editor of the final issue 25/26.

1999 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Australian Magazine or Anthology
1997 winner Ditmar Awards Australian Fanzine
1996 winner Ditmar Awards Australian Fanzine
1993 winner Ditmar Awards Australian Fanzine
1992 winner Ditmar Awards Australian Fanzine
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