Australian Authors Who Write Amazing Science Fiction

The video wiki site Ezvid Wiki has listed Sean amongst its list of ’10 Australian Authors Who Write Amazing Science Fiction’. 

“When you hear the words “science fiction,” Australia might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But there are many talented writers from the land down under who explore technology, the future, and the farthest reaches of space with compelling characters and well-written prose. The ten authors listed here have written some great sci-fi that deserves a place on your shelf.”

Listed as notable works are his collections Colours of the Soul and Ghosts of Engines Past. “Though many of the fifteen tales here are brimming with humour, McMullen has written them in such a way that they make the reader think seriously about them too.”
The rest of the list, with the other great Australian sci-fi authors can be found here: 
https://wiki.ezvid.com/m/10-australian-authors-who-write-amazing-science-fiction-y2kCKtYZVcH5N

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Czech magazine XB-1 publishes Technarion translation

The Czech magazine XB-1 has republished Sean’s 2013 story Technarion in its first translation into Czech. 
This steampunk story of an 1875 electric relay computer in London was originally published in the September/October 2013 issue of acclaimed UK magazine Interzone, and was the joint winner of the Annual Readers’ Poll. 
The original (untranslated) website for XB-1 can be found here: 
http://www.casopisxb1.cz/
 

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Sean at Continuum Australian National Convention – June 2019

Sean was moderator and panelist at a well-attended and engaging session on librarians and libraries in SF and Fantasy, at Continuum 15, the Australian national speculative fiction convention, held in Melbourne from June 7th – 10th. 
With fellow erudite and witty panelists Katherine Hore and Gillian Polack, we covered strange and Gothic libraries from Gormenghast, through to Canticle for Leibowitz and Souls in the Great Machine, and Game of Thrones.

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Sean interviewed – The Washer From the Ford

A billionth scale model of Saturn on the St Kilda foreshore features in the story.

Sean is interviewed about how The Washer From the Ford was written, the real world setting, and the mythology behind the story. 
Interview: Sean McMullen on “The Washer from the Ford”

Published in Fantasy and Science Fiction, January/February 2019.

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Wheel of Echoes sold to Analog

Sean’s story Wheel of Echoes has just sold to Analog magazine.
What have medieval church tower clocks, wagon wheels and drums to do with sound recording? If a sound recorder had indeed been built long before the Nineteenth Century, who would be at the top of the list to be recorded?

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