K. A. Bedford
|K. A. Bedford|
|Born||Kenneth Adrian Bedford
1963 (age 52–53)
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
|Notable awards||Aurealis Award
Science fiction division
2008 Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait
Bedford was born in Fremantle, Australia. In 2003 Bedford's first novel, Orbital Burn, was released in Canada by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. He has since written three more novels. Eclipse and Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait both won the Aurealis Award for best science fiction novel in 2005 and 2008 respectively, while Orbital Burn and Hydrogen Steel both received short-list nominations in the same category. Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait was also a shortlist nominee for the 2008 Philip K. Dick Award. It was later released by an Australian publisher, Fremantle Press, in 2009 and featured a different cover. Paradox Resolution, the sequel to Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait, was released in 2012 and continues the adventures of Aloysius "Spider" Webb. Bedford is well known for both his humor as well as the detective and mystery elements in his novels. On writing, Bedford is quoted as saying; "I have instructed my wife that if I ever pronounce that I have mastered writing, she is to hit me hard with a squid. I now live in fear of the squid."
- Orbital Burn (2003)
- Eclipse (2006)
- Hydrogen Steel (2007)
- Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait (2008)
- Paradox Resolution (2012)
- "Orbital Burn by K A Bedford". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
- "Eclipse Listing". Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
- "Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait Listing". Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
- "Hydrogen Steel Listing". Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
- "aurealis awards, previous years’ results" (PDF). Aurealis Awards. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
- "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2009 Philip K. Dick Award". Locus Online. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
- "Australian Edition". GoodReads. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
- "Paradox Resolution Listing". Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. Retrieved 2012-10-18.
- "Full Biography K. A. Bedford". Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
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