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Official Website Opens
Residing at the easy-to-remember web address www.terrydowling.com, Terry's Official Website is now open for business. Please check there for recent and up-to-date information. Terry can be contacted via a webform on the new site.
(17/11/06)

“One Thing About the Night” in Year’s Best Fantasy
Terry’s chilling horror story from Ellen Datlow’s The Dark (TOR, October 2003) has been selected by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer for the Year’s Best Fantasy 4, to be published by Eos later in the year.
(25/04/04)

Terry Becomes a Lord of the Instrumentality
Along with Pat Cadigan, James Patrick Kelly and four other writers and notables, Terry has been invited by the Estate of the late Paul Linebarger (aka Cordwainer Smith) to become a Lord of the Instrumentality of Mankind for 2003, the organisation’s third year of operation.

Terry joins the likes of Robert Silverberg, Gardner Dozois, John Clute and Alan C. Elms and ten others already on the list of Lords and Ladies approved by Smith’s daughters, Rosana Linebarger Hart and Marcia Linebarger. As of December 31, 2003 the incumbent members of the Instrumentality of Mankind, in order of seniority are:

  • Lady Celalta (Rosana Linebarger Hart)
  • Lady May (Marcia Linebarger)
  • Lord Stiamot (Robert Silverberg)
  • Lord Hu (Alan Elms)
  • Lord Vomact (Corby Waste)
  • Lord Dioscuri (James and Louis Woodhill)
  • Lord Te (Ralph Benko)
  • Lady ApresMoi (Karen Haber)
  • Lord Sabishi (Michael Dirda)
  • Lord Mujokan (Michael Benko)
  • Lord Redlady (Tony Lewis)
  • Lord Ralph Street (John Clute)
  • Lord Luvaduck (Scott Edelman)
  • Lord Jestocost (Gardner Dozois)
  • Lord Sto Odin (Michael Dobson)
  • Lord Issan Olascoaga (Pablo Capanna)
  • Lord Afervarro (Terry Dowling)
  • Lord Commander Suzdal (James Patrick Kelly)
  • Lady Ru (Suford Lewis)
  • Lady Panc Ashash (Pat Cadigan)
  • Lord Charles (Charles Tart)

(25/04/04)

“Flashmen” in Year’s Best Science Fiction
Terry’s story "Flashmen" from the Aussie Writers edition of the professional webzine Oceans of the Mind (Issue X, Winter 2003) has been selected by multi-award winning editor Gardner Dozois to appear in his Year’s Best Science Fiction 21 later this year. The story was inspired by a meal enjoyed in Melbourne during the 1999 Worldcon and the mishearing of Verve Pipe’s song "Freshmen".
(25/04/04)

Chameleon released
Terry’s follow-up game to the award-winning Schizm: Mysterious Journey (released in the US as Mysterious Journey: Schizm) is now available from Dreamcatcher (aka The Adventure Company).

Chameleon (Mysterious Journey 2: Chameleon in the US) is once again a science fiction planetary adventure, but this time the setting is a world ravaged by global war. Sen Geder awakes on a derelict space station orbiting the planet Sarpedon, only to be told by a recording made two hundred years before that he is being punished for causing the destruction of the world below.
Reviews of the game are available on Gamerankings.com.

(25/04/04)

Clarion South
Terry was tutor for the second week (11-18 January 2004) of the inaugural Clarion South writers’ workshop program held at Griffith University in Brisbane in January-February 2004. Terry’s stint also included readings as Gilhoolie’s Irish Pub in the city and at Griffith University’s Southbank campus.
(25/04/04)

“Rynemonn” in Forever Shores
The three final stories from Terry’s fourth Tom Rynosseros collection, Rynemonn, have appeared under the collective title “Rynemonn” in Peter McNamara and Margaret Winch’s anthology of Australian SF and Fantasy, Forever Shores, published by Wakefield Press at the end of 2003

This 30,000 words of new Tom material comprises the stories “Coyote Struck by Lightning”, “Coming Down” and “Sewing Whole Cloth”, and has Tom finally learning his true identity in this future Australia. With the six other Coloured Captains, he also finds himself facing a fleet of a thousand tribal ships on Lake Air.

Terry was flown to Adelaide to participate in the launch of Forever Shores on Thursday 4 December 2003, and conducted a workshop at the South Australian Writers’ Centre on Saturday 6 December.

(25/04/04)

Terry at Magic Casements 2
Terry once again appeared as a featured guest at the NSW Writers’ Centre’s Magic Casements festival of speculative fiction, held on Saturday 6 March 2004.

As well as participating on various panels, Terry presented a "Tools of the Trade" talk, chaired by Van Ikin. This was Terry's second appearance as a guest of the festival.

(25/04/04)

Perth International Arts Festival Writers’ Week Appearance
Terry appeared as a guest at the Perth International Arts Festival Writers’ Week (19–25 February 2004).

As well as two panel appearances at the Festival Village, “Character Building” on Friday 20 February, and “Journeys of Transition” on Saturday 21 February, Terry also presented “Marvellous Journeys”, a three-hour writing workshop at Curtin University on Tuesday 24 February.

(25/04/04)

“The Maze Man” reprinted in Secret Lives
Terry’s 1984 urban horror story “The Maze Man” was reprinted in Barry Oakley’s Five Mile Press anthology Secret Lives late in 2003, as an example of what Oakley considers “stories that work”.
(25/04/04)

Homesite Update
Terry's homesite has just been overhauled, with additions to his bibliography including selected non-fiction and interviews, an updated biography adding details of his many awards, a new site section collecting critical comments on his work, a new interview and a high-quality press photo.
(10/08/03)

New Stories in Review
Reviews of "One Thing About the Night" from Tor's forthcoming The Dark and "Rynemonn" from Wakefield Press's forthcoming Forever Shores can be read online now at The Coode Street Review of Science Fiction.

The final three stories from Terry's fourth Tom Rynosseros collection, Rynemonn, will appear under the blanket title "Rynemonn" in Peter McNamara and Margaret Winch's anthology of Australian SF and Fantasy Forever Shores, due from Wakefield Press in late 2003. In this 25000 words of new Tom material, comprising the stories "Coyote Struck by Lightning", "Coming Down" and "Sewing Whole Cloth", Tom finally learns his true identity in this future Australia and, with the other Coloured Captains, finds himself facing a tribal fleet on Lake Air. "One Thing About the Night" is a horror story, and will appear in Ellen Datlow's original anthology The Dark, due from Tor in October 2003.

(09/08/03)

Reprint Bonanza
With MirrorDanse Books recent reprints of Rynosseros and The Man Who Lost Red, the inclusion of "The Man Who Walks Away Behind the Eyes" in Peter McNamara's Wonder Years and "The Maze Man"'s selection for Barry Oakley's forthcoming mainstream anthology, keen Dowling readers are spoiled for choice.

The multiple award-winning Rynosseros was previously reprinted in hardcover by the Science Fiction Book Club in 1993; the MirrorDanse edition features the original cover by Nick Stathopoulos. The Man Who Lost Red collects two of Terry's most acclaimed stories, the Ditmar-winning "The Man Who Lost Red" and the classic horror tale "Scaring the Train". Both can be ordered from MirrorDanse Books.

Oakley's forthcoming anthology of Australian short stories, which will reprint Dowling's 1984 urban horror story "The Maze Man", is due out from Five Mile Press in early 2004. "The Man Who Walks Away Behind the Eyes" was Terry's first professional sale, to Omega Science Digest in 1982.

(09/08/03)

Schizm Sequel for November
The computer game Chameleon, based on an original script by Terry Dowling, was formally announced at E3 in Los Angeles in May 2003.

The follow-up to the award-winning Schizm: Mysterious Journey (released in the US as Mysterious Journey: Schizm) will once again be a science fiction planetary adventure. Schizm 2: Chameleon (Mysterious Journey 2: Chameleon in the US) is set on a world ravaged by global war. Sen Geder awakes on a derelict space station orbiting the planet Sarpedon, only to be told by a recording made two hundred years before that he is being punished for causing the destruction of the world below.

Terry's latest collaboration with the Polish game developers Detalion is due from Toronto-based Dreamcatcher Interactive in November 2003. See the product website for additional information.

(09/08/03)




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