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Sean McMullen

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Dr. Sean McMullen, author of the acclaimed cyberpunk/steampunk Greatwinter Trilogy, is one of Australia's top Science Fiction and Fantasy authors.

Winning over a dozen awards (including multiple Analog Readers Awarda and a Hugo Award finalist), his work is a mixture of romance, invention and adventure, populated by strange and dynamic characters. The settings for Sean's work range from the Roman Empire, through Medieval Europe, to cities of the distant future. He is a musician, medievalist, star gazer, karate instructor, felineophile, and IT manager.



charactersWhy are you writing? The chances are you want to create a ‘perfect’ characters. Worse – yes, worse – you may want to be one of your characters. Bad approach. I’ve seen that happen a lot while judging writing competitions and running writing workshops. I’ve even seen it happen in professionally published novels.


What is wrong with the author being in love with a character, or being one of them? F...

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Glass Dragons
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DECEMBER FANTASY: This poll decides which two books move on to the run-off poll for December 2011 Fantasy Book of the Month.

 
  19 votes, 21.8%

Northern Lights (aka The Golden Compass) by Philip Pullman
 
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