Jonathan Swords-Holdsworth

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Melbourne, Australia



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Jonathan Swords-HoldsworthJSH – is an Australian author (on the Autism Spectrum) of Slipstream and hard Science Fiction (with planned forays into Slipstream Fantasy and other genres).
Having grown up in the city of Melbourne's suburbia, JSH now lives in the Australian bush, with his partner and a small menagerie of animals and wildlife.
A former musician, software engineer and computer scientist by training, he has shifted back to writing full time. His other passions include astronomy, photography and travel.

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An Author On The Autistic Spectrum

Having just completed the first draft of my novel Impasse Day, I thought I’d have a ramble on the experience of being an author on the Autism spectrum.

By which I mean being an Autistic adult, living in Australia, trying to complete any large, long-term project.

Without my wife, Jo, and without encouragement from my family and friends, I would have no chance. There is no support infrastructure in Au

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An excellent little dollop of magical goodness! Won me over in the end with its twist, which of course I can't detail, but was rather nice.
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What a romp!
Stay Younger Longer reminds me of Thomas Pynchon's work (only I find Hyatt's writing a lot more readable than Pynchon's) but after it meets K. W. Jeter's!
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