Australian science fiction
author. A computer technician by training, he started out through short stories and encouraged by various awards became a full time writer. His novels tend to revolve around a mixture of past and future technology, and he seems to have a firm grasp on the concepts of eras as widely divided as the Etruscan
s and the Diamond Age
. He tends towards hard SF
, full of details and feasible technologies, no matter the time period.Like many science fiction writers, his writing and characterization lags behind his ideas, but his originality far more than makes up for it, and his skill is fast improving.
He has also written a number of short stories and a number of articles. Many of his stories are available at his official website, www.eidolon.net/sean_mcmullen/