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Simon Brown is an Australian Science Fiction writer. He originally trained as a journalist and worked for a range of Australian Government Departments, including the Australian Electoral Commission and the NSW Railways Department. He wrote science fiction short stories for many years and some of these have been collected in Cannibals in the Fine Light (1998). A second collection of Iliad-themed stories, Troy, was published in 2006. He is a member of the Australian Skeptics and edited Skeptical: A handbook of pseudoscience and the paranormal in 1989. He was also an editor of Argos, the journal of the Canberra Skeptics. He is married, and has two children. Read excerpts of his novels at Simon Brown’s website
Speculative Fiction by Simon Brown
Keys of Power — (2000-2002) Publisher: In the first novel of a brand-new trilogy, Simon Brown introduces Lynan, the youngest prince of Grenda Lear. Ignored by his family, he is forced to flee his home after he’s betrayed. But he vows to return to claim his inheritance — a magical key that could help him change his destiny.
The Chronicles of Kydan — (2004-2005) Publisher: Third Prince Maddyn Kevleren is one of the few members of his royal family who cannot Wield — cannot access the realm of magic. When he crosses the most powerful magician in the empire, he will be forced to set out across the sea to find the new colony of Kydan to escape her revenge… but even the wide ocean may not be enough to protect him.
Privateer — (1996) Publisher: Captain Aruzel Kidron, privateer, has made his reputation raiding alien vessels and colonies in his converted trader, “Magpie”. His arch rival is Nomelet of the Calethar, who represents the greatest threat to his ambitions in space.
Winter — (1997) Publisher: Sydney dominates world trade after a 30-year nuclear winter. Few citizens share the benefits and are kept in line by a brutal Security Department. Harry Beatle, once head of Security, is called back to hunt down an old rogue colleague. But Harry finds himself fighting for his own survival.