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Thoraiya Dyer is currently eligible for the John W. Campbell Award for best new science fiction or fantasy writer whose first work of science fiction or fantasy was published in a professional publication in the previous two years.

An Australian science fiction and fantasy writer, Thoraiya's passion for travel is diminished only by an unreasonable fear of sharks. Her short fiction has appeared recently in Clarkesworld, Apex, Cosmos, Nature and Redstone SF.

Winner of the 2011 Australian Ditmar Award for Best Novella/Novelette (“The Company Articles of Edward Teach”) and the 2010 and 2011 Aurealis Awards for Fantasy Short Story (“Yowie” and "Fruit of the Pipal Tree"), a collection of her original short fiction will be published by Twelfth Planet Press in 2013. To discover why pirates are better than robots, see


Thoraiya Dyer's Campbell-qualifying work:
Breaking the Ice in Cosmos Magazine, Feb/Mar 2011

The Second Card of the Major Arcana in Apex Magazine, Apr 2011

The Wisdom of Ants in Clarkesworld, Dec 2012

Podcast of Aurealis Award-winning fantasy short story, Yowie (2010, Twelfth Planet Cast Episode 3).

The Company Articles of Edward Teach (YARR) (2010), available from Twelfth Planet Press.