Stephen Dedman

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Stephen Dedman
Born (1959-06-27) 27 June 1959 (age 64)
Adelaide, South Australia
Period1977 to present

Stephen Dedman (born 1959[1]) is an Australian writer of dark fantasy and science fiction stories and novels.


Dedman's short stories have appeared in Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Year's Best SF, and The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing: A Fifty Year Collection.

Contributing as a story editor, Dedman is also one of the team members behind Borderlands, a tri-annual Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror magazine published between 2003-2009 from Perth, Western Australia.

In 2007, he contributed to the Doctor Who short-story collection, Short Trips: Destination Prague.



  • The Art of Arrow-Cutting (Tor Books, 1997)
  • Shadows Bite (Tor, 2001) (sequel to The Art of Arrow-Cutting)
  • Foreign Bodies (Tor, 1999)
  • Shadowrun: A Fistful of Data (ROC, 2006).
  • Shadowrun: For a Few Nuyen More (Catalyst Game Labs) 2021

Story collections[edit]

  • The Lady of Situations (Ticonderoga Publications, 1999)
  • Never Seen By Waking Eyes (Prime, 2005)
  • Charm, Strangeness, Mass and Spin (Norstrilia Press, 2022)

Anthology contributions[edit]

Non-fiction works[edit]

  • Bone Hunters: On the Trail of the Dinosaurs (Omnibus, 1998)
  • May the Armed Forces Be With You: The Relationship Between Science Fiction and the United States Military (McFarland) 2016


  • The Dirty Little Unicorn (Self-published, 1987)

Short stories[edit]

Works edited[edit]

  • Consensual (co-edited)
  • Consensual: the Second Coming (co-edited)
  • Consensual a trois. (co-edited)
  • Borderlands Magazine


The Art of Arrow-Cutting was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award in the category of Best First Novel. In 1998 Dedman's "A Walk-On Part in the War" won the 1998 Aurealis Award for best fantasy short story.[2] In 2001 "The Devotee" tied for the win with Terry Dowling's "The Saltimbanques" of the 2001 Ditmar Award for best short story.[3] "Dead of Winter" won the 2006 Aurealis Award for best horror short story.[4] Dedman has also received over 30 nominations for his work in awards such as the Aurealis Awards, Ditmar Awards, Gaylactic Spectrum Awards, the Bram Stoker Awards, and the Locus Awards.[5]


  1. ^ "Stephen Dedman answers the Usual Questions at Festivale Online Magazine".
  2. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 1999 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 24 April 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2010.
  3. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2001 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 18 January 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  4. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2007 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 23 April 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
  5. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: Index of Literary Nominees". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 25 October 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010.

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