Bedford, K A

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(1963-    ) Australian author whose sf novel, Orbital Burn (2003), complexly depicts an undead female detective (she is kept alive by Nanotechnology after a hacker has infected her biosystems) who is urged by a talking dog on the colony planet Kestrel to trace his master, an Android lad behind whose fabrication by Aliens lie secrets sufficient to save (or destroy) the planet. The tone of the book hovers between Cyberpunk and latterday M John Harrison. Eclipse (2006), which is Military SF, features another tough protagonist (this time male) caught in a tangle of interstellar corruption; Hydrogen Steel (2007) returns to a female cop, an Android with false memories whose initial investigations into a fatal incident segue into an interstellar quest for an ominous AI. The Spider Webb sequence comprising Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait (2007) and Paradox Resolution: A Spider Webb Tale (2012) brings its repairman protagonist into a Changewar, then involves him with an illicit Time Machine which may run catastrophically amuck. [JC]

Kenneth Adrian Bedford

born Fremantle, West Australia: 1963

died

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Spider Webb

individual titles

  • Orbital Burn (Calgary, Alberta: Hades Publications/Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2003) [pb/David Day]
  • Eclipse (Calgary, Alberta: Hades Publications/Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2006) [pb/Geoff Taylor]
  • Hydrogen Steel (Calgary, Alberta: Hades Publications/Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2007) [pb/Mark Evans]

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