Lee Harding (writer)

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Lee Harding
Born Lee John Harding
(1937-02-19) 19 February 1937 (age 78)
Colac, Victoria Australia
Pen name Harold G. Nye
Occupation Photographer, writer
Nationality Australian
Period 1960s-present
Genre Science fiction

Lee John Harding (born 19 February 1937) is an Australian freelance photographer, who became a writer of science fiction novels and short stories.

Science fiction writing[edit]

Born in Colac, Victoria, and an enthusiastic fan of science fiction, Harding was among the founding members of the Melbourne Science Fiction Club.[1] Other members of the club were: Race Mathews, Bertram Chandler, Bob McCubbin, Merv Binns, and Dick Jenssen.[1]

In 1961, Harding's short story, Displaced Person,[1] was published in Science Fantasy. He continued to write and submit stories to a range of magazines, including New Worlds, Science Fantasy, and Science Fiction Adventures. In 1966, John Bangsund started the Australian SF Review[1] (ASFR) and Harding and John Foyster became partners in producing this fanzine publication. This publication closed in 1969 and Harding went on to write for SF magazine, Vision of Tomorrow set up by Ron Graham.

From 1978 Harding switched from photography to writing full-time.[2] Harding has also written short stories using the pseudonym, Harold G Nye.[2]




  • The Fallen Spaceman (Cassell Australia, 1973, republished in 1979 by Harper & Row)
  • A World of Shadows (Hale, 1975)
  • The Frozen Sky (Cassell Australia, 1975)
  • Return to Tomorrow (Cassell Australia, 1976)
  • The Weeping Sky (Cassell Australia, 1977)
  • Displaced Person (Hyland House, 1979)[as Misplaced Persons (Harper & Row, May 1979)] minor revisions, Penguin (1981)
  • The Legend of New Earth (Australian Broadcasting Commission, c1979)
  • The Web of Time (Cassell Australia, 1980)
  • Waiting for the End of the World (Hyland House, 1983)
  • Children of Atlantis (Methuen Australia, 1983)
  • Heartsease (HarperCollins, 1997)

Future Sanctuary (Laser Books #41, Sept. 1976)

Short stories[edit]

  • "Dancing Gerontius" in the collection: The Second Pacific Book of Science Fiction edited by John Baxter (Angus and Robertson, 1971)


  • Beyond Tomorrow : an anthology of modern science fiction (Wren, 1975)
  • The Altered I : an encounter with science fiction / by Ursula K. Le Guin and others (Norstrilia Press, 1976)
  • Rooms of Paradise (Quartet Books, 1978)


  1. ^ a b c d e "A. Bertram Chandler Award 2006 presented to Lee Harding". Australian Science Fiction Foundation. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Harding, Lee (a.k.a. Harding, Lee John)". AustLit. Retrieved 17 September 2007. 
  3. ^ "Lee Harding - Brief Biography". Perry Middlemiss. Retrieved 17 September 2007. 
  4. ^ "Australian Library Collections". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 17 September 2007. 


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