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About Lynette

Stuff, and Some Nonsense

Make of it what you will

“Sleeping Dragons” fan art by friend (and fellow classmate at Clarion West in 2002), the lovely and talented Elizabeth Nice

Lynette Aspey is an Australian and a writer of science fiction and fantasy.

For  many years, she lived with her husband and daughter onboard a 43ft steel ketch based in the Caribbean.

For those who don’t know, a ketch is a yacht with two masts: the taller one, the main mast, at the front of the yacht and the smaller one (called the Mizzen) at the stern. On taking possession of the elderly vessel, Lyn and her husband decided to call her ‘Haven’ (because ‘Serenity’ and ‘Firefly’ didn’t quite fit) but they always thought of her as their personal spaceship.

Sadly, life and necessity sometimes intrude, so in 2013, Lyn and her little family made the transition back to land, putting their hook down in the picturesque New England region of New South Wales, Australia. They have since been adopted by a plethora of four-legged furry children, all of whom insist on lying around as trip hazards and clearly realise that they’re onto a good thing.

Having once thought of herself as a marketing-career escapee, with every intention of living her life on the fringe as a sea-gypsy, Lyn has slowly (and somewhat reluctantly), reintegrated into the mainstream — but in her evenings and wilder moments, her alter-ego can be found hanging out at the space bar.

A graduate of the ClarionWest Writer’s Workshop (Class of 2002), Lyn has published stories in Aurealis, Asimov’s and two Best of Anthologies. For more information on her published work and what’s in the pipeline, just visit the Fiction page.

In addition to reading voraciously, jumping over somnolent dogs, raising chickens and lavishing love – not to mention too much hard-earned money – on her horse, (incidentally called ‘Cosmo’), Lyn’s hobbies include: interdimensional travel, mind-melding with fellow SF&F geeks and, naturally, sailing.

Lyn is currently finalising the first novel of her Dragon of the Eclipse cycle, which began with the short story “Sleeping Dragons” published by the inestimable editor, Gardner Dozois, in Asimov’s 2004. Incidentally, “Sleeping Dragons” went on to garner some flattering attention, including the only fan art Lyn has ever received and will always treasure (see above).

If you would like to know anything more about Lynette, she’s happy to make something up.

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