Is there such a thing as Australian Sci-Fi? | SF Signal Guest Post

I was very pleased to write a guest post for SF Signal recently, which stirred some really interesting discussion:

In August I attended LonCon3 and appeared on two panels. One of which was ‘The World at WorldCon: Australian and NZ SFF’, where inevitably the question was raised: ‘Does Australian SF exist?’ I expected everyone to say an overwhelming ‘Yes!’, but the panel was actually divided on the answer.

Two of the four panellists, both male and Australian – one a writer, one a reviewer – quickly answered the question with a firm ‘No. It’s all Americanized.’ I felt a little offended, sitting on an Australian SFF Panel as an Australian SF writer, to be told that I’m not writing Australian Sci-fi. But it got me thinking about my Aurora series, and what ‘Australian Sci-fi’ really means… [to keep reading this post, click here].

 

About Amanda Bridgeman

Amanda Bridgeman studied film & television/creative writing at Murdoch University (BA Communication Studies) and has been published by Angry Robot and Pan Macmillan (Momentum Books). Aurora: Meridian was a finalist for Best Science Fiction Novel (Aurealis).