Kain Massin

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Kain Massin
GenreSpeculative fiction

Kain Massin is an Australian writer of speculative fiction.


Massin is based in Adelaide, South Australia where he is a high school maths and science teacher.[1][2] He is also a member of the Blackwood Writers Group.[1] Massin's first work was published in 1998 with his short story "Escape from Stalingrad" which was featured in fourth edition of Harbinger. "Escape from Stalingrad" was nominated for the 1999 Aurealis Award for best horror short story but lost to Sean Williams and Simon Brown's "Atrax".[3] In 2008 Massin's first novel was published by ABC Books, entitled God for the Killing, after he won the 2008 ABC Fiction Award which has a A$10,000 prize and a publication deal for the novel.[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result
1999 Aurealis Award "Escape from Stalingrad" Best horror short story Nomination[3]
2008 ABC Fiction Award God for the Killing Won[1]



As editor
  • Tales from the Black Wood (2006, co-editor[1])


Short stories[edit]

  • "Escape from Stalingrad" (1998) in Harbinger #4
  • "Wrong Dreaming" (2000) in On Spec Fall 2000 (ed. Jena Snyder)
  • "A Guide for the Grave-Robber" (2000) in Altair #5 (ed. Robert N. Stephenson, Jim Deed, Andrew Collings)


  1. ^ a b c d e "News: Kain Massin wins 2008 ABC Fiction Award". HorrorScope. 2008-04-02. Archived from the original on 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  2. ^ "God for the Killing". Allen & Unwin. Archived from the original on 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  3. ^ a b "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2000 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2010-04-02. Retrieved 2010-12-31.

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