Amanda Bridgeman

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Amanda is an Aurealis Award finalist and author of several science fiction novels, including the best-selling space opera Aurora series, alien contact drama The Time of the Stripes and the sci-fi crime thriller The Subjugate.

Born in the seaside/country town of Geraldton, Western Australia, she moved to Perth (Western Australia) to study film & television/creative writing at Murdoch University, earning her a BA in Communication Studies. Perth has been her home ever since, aside from a nineteen-month stint in London (England) where she dabbled in Film & TV ‘Extra’ work.

When she’s not writing/reading books, you can find her indulging in films/tv/art or jumping up and down at rock concerts.

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Amanda Bridgeman Oooh, that's a tough one. I have so many favourites: Han and Leia (Star Wars), Aragorn and Arwen (LOTR), Princess Sorsha and Madmartigan (Willow), Neo…moreOooh, that's a tough one. I have so many favourites: Han and Leia (Star Wars), Aragorn and Arwen (LOTR), Princess Sorsha and Madmartigan (Willow), Neo and Trinity (The Matrix series), Gannicus and Melitta (Spartacus), Jack and Annie (Speed), Hawkeye and Cora (The Last of The Mohicans), Robin and Marian (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), and even though they were robbed of the chance to actually become a couple, Ripley and Hicks (Aliens). Each couple is different, but they all have a certain spark between them that makes me smile.(less)
Amanda Bridgeman Sometimes you just have to sit down and force yourself to write, and eventually with a little effort the ideas and words can start to flow. Other…moreSometimes you just have to sit down and force yourself to write, and eventually with a little effort the ideas and words can start to flow. Other times, you need to just work on something completely different, or take a break from writing altogether to let your mind refresh. I call these 'brain-breathers'.(less)
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The Subjugate

3.73 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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Aurora: Darwin (Aurora, #1)

3.79 avg rating — 197 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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Aurora: Centralis (Aurora, #4)

4.32 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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Aurora: Pegasus (Aurora, #2)

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The Time of the Stripes

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Aurora: Meridian (Aurora, #3)

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Aurora: Eden (Aurora, #5)

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Aurora: Decima (Aurora #6)

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Aurora: Aurizun (Aurora 7)

4.62 avg rating — 13 ratings3 editions
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During my recent visit to Sydney for Supanova, I popped in to meet the wonderful folks at Galaxy Bookshop in the Sydney CBD. Whilst there, we did an impromptu video...
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The Subjugate by Amanda Bridgeman
"Set in a future West Coast America, this police procedural story feels quite depressing. Are there still going to be men who see women as victims? Still control freaks, still religious nut dropouts? This is like a future, adult version of 'Footloo..." Read more of this review »
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