Stephen Dedman

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Stephen Dedman
Dedman at SwanCon 2007
Dedman at SwanCon 2007
Born (1959-06-27) 27 June 1959 (age 59)
Adelaide, South Australia
OccupationWriter, editor
Period1977 to present
GenreScience fiction, Dark fantasy

Stephen Dedman (born 1959 in Adelaide, South Australia)[1] is an Australian author 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 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 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).

Story collections[edit]

Anthology contributions[edit]

Non-fiction works[edit]

  • Bone Hunters: On the Trail of the Dinosaurs (Omnibus, 1998).


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

Short stories[edit]

  • "The Lady of Situations" (1994) in Little Deaths (ed. Ellen Datlow)
  • "Never Seen by Waking Eyes" (1996) in F&SF (ed. Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
  • "Schrödinger's catalyst". F&SF. 93 (6). December 1997.
  • "A Walk-On Part in the War" (1998) in Dreaming Down-Under (ed. Jack Dann and Janeen Webb)
  • "Honest Ghosts" (1999) in July 1999
  • "A Sentiment Open to Doubt" (2000) in Ticonderoga Online May 2000
  • "Probable Cause" (2001) in Orb Speculative Fiction No. 2 (ed. Sarah Endacott)
  • "Wastelands" (2002) in Agog! Fantastic Fiction
  • "Madly" (2003) in Southern Blood: New Australian Tales of the Supernatural (ed. Bill Congreve)
  • "The Wind Shall Blow For Ever Mair" (2003) in Gathering the Bones (ed. Ramsey Campbell, Jack Dann, Dennis Etchison)
  • "Twilight of the Idols" (2004) in Conqueror Fantastic (ed. Pamela Sargent)
  • "Dead of Winter" (2006) in Weird Tales March–April 2006 (ed. George H. Scithers, Darrell Schweitzer, John Gregory Betancourt)
  • "Sleep no more". Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. 41: 12–22. 2009.
  • "Empathy" (2008) in Exotic Gothic 2 (ed. Danel Olson)
  • "Fall" (May 2012) in Exotic Gothic 4 (ed. Danel Olson)
  • "Large Friendly Letters" (2014) in Use Only As Directed (ed. Simon Petrie, Edwina Harvey)

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]


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  2. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 1999 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2 April 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2010.
  3. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2001 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 1 October 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  4. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2007 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Archived from the original on 2 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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