Stephen Dedman

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Stephen Dedman
Stephen Dedman at Swancon 2007.jpg
Stephen Dedman at SwanCon 2007
Born (1959-06-27) 27 June 1959 (age 58)
Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation Writer, editor
Nationality Australian
Period 1977 to present
Genre Science 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]

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. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 

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