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Biography

Chris Lawson is an Australian writer of speculative fiction.

Contents

1 Biography,
2 Awards and nominations,
3 Bibliography
3.1 Short fiction,
3.2 Collections,
3.3 Essays,
,
4 References,
5 External links,

Biography:
Lawson was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1966. During his childhood Lawson spent time in New Guinea where his father worked as a biologist on a crocodile farm and his mother studied psychology of personal identity. Later he studied medicine in which he has attained a graduate diploma in biostatistics, epidemiology and human genetics. Lawson has previously worked for the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service and Merck Sharpe and Dohme and currently practises as a family doctor.
Lawson's first work was published in 1993, entitled "Metacarcinoma" his short story was published in the Summer 1993 edition of Eidolon. He received his first award for his work in 2000 when his short story "Written in Blood" won both the 1999 Aurealis Award for best science fiction short story and the 2000 Ditmar Award for best short fiction. Lawson is married and has two children and is currently living in Melbourne.

Awards and nominations:
Year
Award
Work
Category
Result
1999
Aurealis Award
"Chinese Rooms"
Best science fiction short story
Nomination
1999
Aurealis Award
"Written in Blood"
Best science fiction short story
Won
2000
Ditmar Award
"Written in Blood"
Best short story
Won
2003
Ditmar Award
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Best fan writer
Nomination
2006
Aurealis Award
"Hieronymous Boche"
Best horror short story
Nomination
2006
Ditmar Award
"Body Parts"
William Atheling Jr. Award
Nomination
2006
Ditmar Award
"Countless Screaming Argonauts"
Best Australian novella or novelette
Nomination
2008
Ditmar Award
Talking Squid
Best fan production
Nomination

Bibliography:

Short fiction:
"Metacarcinoma" (1993) in Eidolon Summer 1993 (ed. Jeremy G. Byrne, Jonathan Strahan),
"The Judas Kiss" (1996) in Eidolon Spring 1996 (ed. Jonathan Strahan, Jeremy G. Byrne, Richard Scriven),
"Unborn Again" (1998) in Dreaming Down-Under (ed. Jack Dann, Janeen Webb),
"Written in Blood" (1999) in Asimov's Science Fiction June 1999 (ed. Gardner Dozois),
"Chinese Rooms" (1999) in Eidolon Spring 1999 (ed. Jonathan Strahan, Jeremy G. Byrne),
"Matthew 24:36" (2000) in Eidolon Autumn 2000, (ed. Jeremy G. Byrne),
"Lacey's Fingerprints" (2001) in Agog! Terrific Tales (ed. Cat Sparks),
"Faster, Higher, Stronger" (2002) in Spectrum SF #9 (ed. Paul Fraser),
"Your Soothsayers Are Better" (2003) in Written in Blood,
"No Man's Land" (2003, with Simon Brown) in Gathering the Bones (ed. Ramsey Campbell, Jack Dann, Dennis Etchison),
"Countless Screaming Argonauts" (2005) in Realms of Fantasy August 2005 (ed. Shawna McCarthy),
"The Surfing Cannibals of Norway" (2005) in Mitch?4: Stories by Writers Who Should Have Known Better,
"Empathy" (2006) in Cosmos April-May 2006, (ed. Damien Broderick, Wilson da Silva),
"Screening Test" (2006) in Agog! Ripping Reads (ed. Cat Sparks),
"Hieronymus Boche" (2006) in Eidolon I (ed. Jeremy G. Byrne, Jonathan Strahan),
"Canterbury Hollow" (2011) in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction January-February 2011 (ed. Gordon Van Gelder),
"Sundown" (2011) in Welcome to the Greenhouse (ed. Gordon Van Gelder),

Collections:
Written in Blood (2003),

Essays:
"The Tithonus Option is Not an Option" (1999),
"Worldcon 1999 Report" (1999) in Locus #466,
Counter-Intuitive: "Life Without Sex" (2000) in Ticonderoga On-line,
"We Done Kill'd the Columbia" (2003) in Written in Blood,
"Evolutionary Pressure on Creationists" (2003) in Written in Blood,
"The Standard Book of Alchymical Elementals" (2003) in Written in Blood,
"Fun Experiments With Your Own Brain" (2003) in Written in Blood,
"Body Parts" (2004) in Borderlands #4,
Counter-Intuitive: "The Shape That Kills" in Ticonderoga On-line,
"Neglected Science in Science Fiction" (2004) in Fables & Reflections #6,
"The Triangle of Meaning" (2004) in Borderlands #3,
Counter-Intuitive: "Still Evolving After All These Years" (2005) in Ticonderoga On-line,
"Preservation of What Exactly?" (2005) in Borderlands #5,
"Conspiracy Theories are Deadlier Than Conspiracies" in Borderlands #6

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