Chris Lawson

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Chris Lawson
Born 1966 (age 50–51)
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Writer, physician
Nationality Australian
Period 1993–present
Genre Speculative fiction
Website
members.ozemail.com.au/~claw/

Chris Lawson is an Australian writer of speculative fiction.

Biography[edit]

Lawson was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1966.[1][2] During his childhood Lawson spent time in New Guinea where his father worked as a biologist on a crocodile farm and his mother studied psychology of personal identity.[1] Later he studied medicine in which he has attained a graduate diploma in biostatistics, epidemiology and human genetics. Lawson has previously worked for the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service and Merck Sharpe and Dohme and currently practises as a family doctor.[3]

Lawson's first work was published in 1993, entitled "Metacarcinoma" his short story was published in the Summer 1993 edition of Eidolon.[4] He received his first award for his work in 2000 when his short story "Written in Blood" won both the 1999 Aurealis Award for best science fiction short story and the 2000 Ditmar Award for best short fiction.[5][6] Lawson is married and has two children and is currently living in Melbourne.[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result
1999 Aurealis Award "Chinese Rooms" Best science fiction short story Nomination[5]
1999 Aurealis Award "Written in Blood" Best science fiction short story Won[5]
2000 Ditmar Award "Written in Blood" Best short story Won[6]
2003 Ditmar Award Best fan writer Nomination[7]
2006 Aurealis Award "Hieronymous Boche" Best horror short story Nomination[8]
2006 Ditmar Award "Body Parts" William Atheling Jr. Award Nomination[9]
2006 Ditmar Award "Countless Screaming Argonauts" Best Australian novella or novelette Nomination[9]
2008 Ditmar Award Talking Squid Best fan production Nomination[10]

Bibliography[edit]

Short fiction[edit]

Collections[edit]

  • Written in Blood (2003)

Essays[edit]

  • "The Tithonus Option is Not an Option" (1999)
  • "Worldcon 1999 Report" (1999) in Locus No. 466
  • Counter-Intuitive: "Life Without Sex" (2000) in Ticonderoga On-line
  • "We Done Kill'd the Columbia" (2003) in Written in Blood
  • "Evolutionary Pressure on Creationists" (2003) in Written in Blood
  • "The Standard Book of Alchymical Elementals" (2003) in Written in Blood
  • "Fun Experiments With Your Own Brain" (2003) in Written in Blood
  • "Body Parts" (2004) in Borderlands #4
  • Counter-Intuitive: "The Shape That Kills" in Ticonderoga On-line
  • "Neglected Science in Science Fiction" (2004) in Fables & Reflections No. 6
  • "The Triangle of Meaning" (2004) in Borderlands No. 3
  • Counter-Intuitive: "Still Evolving After All These Years" (2005) in Ticonderoga On-line
  • "Preservation of What Exactly?" (2005) in Borderlands #5
  • "Conspiracy Theories are Deadlier Than Conspiracies" in Borderlands #6

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b c "Chris Lawson". MirrorDanse Books. Archived from the original on 10 April 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lawson, Chris". AusLit Agent. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "About". CLAW!. Archived from the original on 10 April 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bibliography". CLAW. Archived from the original on 10 April 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2000 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2002-01-24. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2000 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2002-01-24. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2003 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2004-02-24. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2007 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2007-09-02. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2006 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2007-03-04. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2008 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2010-01-14. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 

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