Chuck McKenzie

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Chuck McKenzie
Born 1970 (age 46–47)
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Writer
Nationality Australian
Period 1999–present
Genre Speculative fiction

Chuck McKenzie is an Australian writer of speculative fiction.

Biography[edit]

McKenzie was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1970. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing & Literature from Deakin University.[1] McKenzie's varied work history includes stints as a telemarketer, a restaurant manager, a retail lighting salesman, Club DJ, television actor, and bookseller. From 2012 to 2014 McKenzie owned and operated Notions Unlimited Bookshop, which specialized in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and related genres. He has also sat on the judging panels for both the Aurealis and Australian Shadows awards on several occasions.[1] Between 1990 and 1998, McKenzie enjoyed some success as a playwright and feature writer for mainstream publications, with his first work of fiction - the novel Worlds Apart - published in 1999. He received his first award nomination in 2002 for the anthology AustrAlien Absurdities which he co-edited with Tansy Rayner Roberts.[2] It was nominated for the 2003 Ditmar Award for best Australian collected work but lost to Cat Sparks' anthology Agog! Fantastic Fiction.[3]

McKenzie has been nominated on seven other occasions for his work in short fiction and as a fan writer.[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result
2003 Ditmar Award AustrAlien Absurdities (with Tansy Rayner Roberts as editors) Best Australian collected work Nomination[3]
2004 Ditmar Award "Alien Space Nazis Must Die" Best Australian novella or novelette Nomination[4]
Ditmar Award "The Mark of His Hands" Best short story Nomination[4]
2005 Aurealis Award "Eight-Beat Bar" Best horror short story Nomination[5]
2009 Ditmar Award For work in HorrorScope Best fan writer Nomination[6]
2010 Ditmar Award For work in HorrorScope Best fan writer Nomination[7]
Ditmar Award "The Dead Walk! ... Into a Bookstore Near You" William Atheling Jr. Award Nomination[7]
2011 Ditmar Award For work in HorrorScope Best fan writer Nomination

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Worlds Apart (1999), Hybrid Publishers

Anthologies[edit]

As editor

Collections[edit]

  • Confessions of a Pod Person (2005)[8] Mirrordanse Books

Short fiction[edit]

Essays[edit]

  • "Laugh, You Alien Scum!" (1999) in Altair No. 4 (ed. Andrew Collings, Jim Deed, Robert N. Stephenson)
  • "The Dead Walk! ... Into a Bookstore Near You" (2009) in Eye of Fire No.1 (Brimstone Press)

Other[edit]

  • Introduction to Johnny Phillips, Werewolf Detective: The Complete Case Files (2008) by Robbie Matthews (ASF)
  • "Cthulhu Cultus Australis: The Australian Perspective on H. P. Lovecraft" (2008), symposium in Studies in Australian Weird Fiction Issue 2 (ed. Benjamin Szumskyj)
  • "Horrors in Store" column (2008) in Black Magazine, Issues 1-3
  • Staff Reviewer for HorrorScope, 2008-2011
  • Editor-in-Chief of NecroScope: The Australian Zombie Review Blog, 2010-2012

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b "Predatory Instincts by Chuck McKenzie". Anna Tambour and Others. Archived from the original on 7 April 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "The Locus Index to SF Awards: Index of Literary Nominees". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2002-08-03. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2003 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2004-02-24. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2004 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2005-02-13. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2006 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2007-05-22. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2009 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2010 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2011-02-03. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "News: Chuck McKenzie's Deadwalkers". HorrorScope. 12 March 2009. Archived from the original on 7 April 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011.