Science Fiction debut highly commended in Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literary Awards

TimeStorm by Steve Harrison, due to be published by Elsewhen Press this year, highly commended in the inaugural Science Fiction and Fantasy sub-category of the FAW Jim Hamilton Award

DARTFORD, KENT – 16 April 2014 – Elsewhen Press, an independent UK publisher specialising in Speculative Fiction, is delighted to congratulate author Steve Harrison for being Highly Commended for his novel TimeStorm in the Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) National Literary Awards for 2013 that were presented in Melbourne last Friday, 11 April.

The FAW Jim Hamilton Award is presented for an unpublished novel of sustained quality and distinction by an Australian author. The categories were expanded in 2013 to encompass fantasy/science fiction.

In their report, the judges, Michael Foster and Alisa Krasnostein, noted that there were an impressive number of entries for the inaugural judging of the Science Fiction/Fantasy sub-category of the FAW Jim Hamilton Award. They commented that many showed willingness to stray from norms of the genre, and it was good to see some also showing an Australian flavour – not simply for the sake of inserting some token Australians, but as an integral and considered part of the narrative. The judges chose not to award a winner, but felt that two works stood ahead of the others and deserved commendations. One of these was time slip adventure TimeStorm, Steve Harrison’s debut novel.

TimeStorm is a thrilling epic adventure story of revenge, survival and honour set in a strange new world of unfamiliar technology and equally unfathomable social norms. In the literary footsteps of Hornblower, comes Lieutenant Christopher ‘Kit’ Blaney, an old-fashioned hero, a man of honour, duty and principle. But dragged into the 21st century… literally.

TimeStorm will be published later this year by Elsewhen Press in both digital and print editions.

About Steve Harrison

Steve Harrison

Steve Harrison was born in Yorkshire, England, grew up in Lancashire, migrated to New Zealand and eventually settled in Sydney, Australia, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

As he juggled careers in shipping, insurance, online gardening and the postal service, Steve wrote short stories, sports articles and a long running newspaper humour column called HARRISCOPE: a mix of ancient wisdom and modern nonsense. In recent years he has written a number of unproduced feature screenplays, although being unproduced was not the intention, and developed projects with producers in the US and UK. His script, Sox, was nominated for an Australian Writers’ Guild ‘Awgie’ Award and he has written and produced three short films under his Pronunciation Fillums partnership.