Webb, Janeen

Tagged: Author | Editor | Critic

(1951-    ) Australian author, editor and critic, married to Jack Dann since 1995, who has published notable essays and reviews since 1985 and who was part of the influential editorial collective of Australian Science Fiction Review: Second Series from 1987 to the magazine's closure in 1991. Her first story of genre interest was "Death at the Blue Elephant" in Enter: HQ/Flamingo Short Story Collection (anth 1997). With Dann she co-edited Dreaming Down-Under: Thirty-one Original Stories From the Wild Side of Australian Speculative Fiction (anth 1998), winner of the Ditmar Award and World Fantasy Award as best anthology. A nonfiction work of note is Aliens & Savages: Fiction, Politics, and Prejudice in Australia (1998) with Andrew Enstice.

Webb's Sinbad Chronicles series, comprising Sailing to Atlantis (2001) and The Silken Road to Samarkand (2003), is Young-Adult fantasy. Her stories are assembled in Death at the Blue Elephant (coll 2014). [DRL]

Janeen Webb

born Newcastle, New South Wales: 29 August 1951




Sinbad Chronicles



works as editor


Dreaming Down-Under

nonfiction works as editor

  • The Fantastic Self (Perth, Western Australia: Eidolon Publications, 1999) with Andrew Enstice [nonfiction: anth: papers presented at the tenth conference of the Mythopoeic Literature Association of Australia, July 1994: pb/]


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