Interviews With The Fantastic
InterGalactic Interview With Damien Broderick
by Darrell Schweitzer
Damien Broderick was born in Melbourne in 1944. His early novels The
Dreaming Dragons (1980) and The Judas Mandala (1982) established him as one
of the leading talents in Australian science fiction. Some of his other novels
include The Black Grail, Quipu, The White Abacus, Transcension, the diptych
Godplayers and K-Machines, I'm Dying Here and Human's Burden (both with
Rory Barnes), Post Mortal Syndrome (with Barbara Lamar) and Beyond the Doors
of Death (with Robert Silverberg).
He's done two volumes of radio dramas plus one movie script, Restore Point and
Gaia to Galaxy.
His popular science book The Spike (1997) is one of the first works to address the
now very popular subject of the coming technological Singularity. He edited Year
Million, a best-selling study of humanity's far future prospects.
His awards include five Ditmar Awards and four Aurealis Awards. He was a
runner up for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and tied for second place
for the Theodore Sturgeon Award.
His critical writings about science fiction and other topics include x, y, z, t:
Dimensions of Science Fiction (2004), Ferocious Minds: Polymathy and the New
Enlightenment (2005) and Unleashing the Strange (2009).
He now lives in San Antonio, Texas.