2020 Snapshot: Lynne Lumsden Green

Lynne Lumsden Green has twin bachelor degrees in both Science and the Arts, giving her the balance between rationality and creativity. She spent fifteen years as the Science Queen for HarperCollins Voyager Online. These days, she captains the Writing Race for the Australian Writers Marketplace on Facebook, when not writing. You can find her blog at: https://cogpunksteamscribe.wordpress.com/

  1. Tell us about your recent publications/projects?

Currently, I am writing a four book series for middle grade students, which isn’t in the SF genre, but is still a passion project. Part of the goal of these books is to demystify the science behind farming.

My most recent SF publication was a story placed with Daily Science Fiction, published on the 13th of July. This is my second story with this market, and it was a long term goal to break into this market just over three years ago. So, you can call me thrilled! I’ve also had an article about my experiences as a Steampunk Enthusiast published in the Aurealis magazine, another target market. It’s been a good year for me as a SF writer, as I’ve had a few stories and articles placed in various magazines and anthologies.

The Springfield Writers Group brought out another anthology this year: Rogues’ Gallery, edited by Aiki Flinthart. It’s the best anthology yet, all thanks to Aiki. I’m proud of my story in the anthology. 

  1. What has been the best publishing or SF community experience of your career so far?

I would have to say that being a part of the Springfield Writers Group, which has a strong SF presence, has most benefited my career and my personal growth as a writer. However, I’ve found the Australian SF community very supportive as a whole. GenreCon is always a blast, because I get to catch up with so many of my friends and mentors.

  1. Which recent Australian/NZ work would you recommend to international fans interested in expanding their Antipodean spec fic knowledge? 

I’ll so better, I’ll share both nonfiction and fiction books. Want to fight kickass female protagonists? Aiki Flinthart’s Fight Like a Girl workshop and now as a reference book. For YA SF, Michael Pryor’s Gap Year in Ghost town series, his The Extraordinaires duology, and his The Laws of Magic series are all winners. For adult SF, I can’t recommend anything better than the anthologies and books by Angela Slatter. However, I could easily recommend twenty more books, as there are so many great Australian SF stories out there.

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