February 2018

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The long birth, death and resurrection of Australian SF and fantasy on screen is backed by ace writers and a great literary tradition.

Australian writers have been crucial to our national imagination for a long time, and are now joined by a generation of screenwriters who are trying to bend the landscape of production in a new direction. They are writing fantasy and science fiction and banging on doors both locally and in the US. 

Catherine S.McMullen, for instance, won the 2017 John Hinde Prize for Excellence in Science Fiction writing awarded by the Australian Writers’ Guild. Hinde was a beloved film reviewer and broadcaster who died in July 2006 at the age of 92. He started in the ABC as a war correspondent and stayed for over fifty years.  The bequest was nothing short of inspired. 

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