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Born on the South Island of New Zealand and now living on the North Island of Australia, Simon Petrie is a Canberra-based writer of speculative fiction (SF, fantasy, and occasionally horror). Since 2007, his stories have appeared in magazines such as Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Aurealis, Kaleidotrope and Sybil’s Garage, webzines such as Redstone Science Fiction, AntipodeanSF, Semaphore and Dimension6, and anthologies such as The Never Never Land (ed. Ackhurst, Berrie & McHugh, CSfG), Anywhere But Earth (ed. Stevenson, coeur de lion), and Belong (ed. Farr, Ticonderoga Publications). He has released three collections of short fiction (all with Peggy Bright Books, and all edited by Edwina Harvey): Rare Unsigned Copy: tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude, and Giant Mutant Vegetables (2010), Difficult Second Album: more stories of Xenobiology, Space Elevators, and Bats Out Of Hell (2014), and Wide Brown Land: stories of Titan (2018) and three novellas: Flight 404 / The Hunt for Red Leicester (2012) and Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body: a Guerline Scarfe investigation (2017) (also through Peggy Bright Books and edited by Edwina Harvey).

Simon is a member of the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild and of SpecFicNZ, and a former member of the Andromeda Spaceways publishing collective. For Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, he has acted as editor of issues 35 (May 2008), 40 (August 2009), 51 (June 2011), 54 (June 2012), and 61 (June 2015). He has co-edited three anthologies of short fiction: Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear (with Edwina Harvey; Peggy Bright Books, 2012), Next (with Robert Porteous; CSfG Publishing, 2013), and Use Only As Directed (with Edwina Harvey; Peggy Bright Books, 2014).  He has served on three different judging panels for the Aurealis Awards, in the SF Novel, Anthology & Collection, and Fantasy Short Story categories.

His work has received numerous nominations for the Aurealis, Ditmar, and Sir Julius Vogel Awards, and he has won the Sir Julius Vogel Award three times: in 2010, in the Best New Talent category, and in 2013 and 2018, in the Best Novella / Novelette category, respectively for ‘Flight 404’ and Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body.

 

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12 02 2013
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