David R. Grigg

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I’m a writer and retired software developer who lives in Melbourne, Australia. I worked in the field of interactive multimedia for over two decades, and have also worked in public relations and as a journalist and sub-editor.

During the 1970s and 1980s, I was deeply involved in the science fiction fan community, publishing fanzines and helping organize SF conventions, eventually becoming Chairman of the 43rd World SF Convention held in Melbourne in 1985.

I was extremely fortunate to have attended the Writer’s Workshop held by Ursula Le Guin at Booth Lodge in 1975, an amazing and transformative experience.

Since retiring, I've returned to my first love of writing fiction. My SF novel "The Fallen Sun" was published in September 2018.

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Episode 38: Big, bigger, biggest, bigly!

Perry and David have fun talking about BIG objects in science fiction, from flying cities to spheres totally enclosing stars. Megastructures (06:36) Cities in Flight by James Blish (06:05) Feersum Endjinn by Ian M. Banks (04:32) Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke (00:39) Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson (00:23) The Web Between the … Continue reading "Episode 38: Big, bigger, biggest, bigly! Read more of this blog post »
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