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Ken Catran


New Zealand (b.1944)

Ken Catran is a children's novelist and television screenwriter from New Zealand. He is the author of many teen novels, including Taken at the Flood, Voyage with Jason, Doomfire on Venus, Space Wolf, Talking to Blue and its sequel Blue Murder. He is perhaps best known for his Deepwater trilogy series and his contribution to the television drama Shortland Street. However, Catran became frustrated with a lack of recognition within the industry (in particular, he penned the famous line, "You're not in Guatemala now, Dr. Ropata," but has never received payment for the numerous times it has been used in publicity), and quit television altogether. Although he did not start writing until his thirties, he has become a prolific and varied writer within the New Zealand literary community.
 


Genres: Children's Fiction
 
Series
Deepwater Trilogy
   1. Deepwater Black (1992)
   2. Deepwater Landing (1993)
   3. Deepwater Angels (1995)
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Solar Colonies
   1. Doomfire On Venus (1993)
   2. Ghosts of Triton (1995)
   3. Shadow of Phobos (1995)
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Blue Trilogy
   1. Talking to Blue (2000)
   2. Blue Murder (2002)
   3. Blue Blood (2004)
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Crime Waves
   Road Kill (2000)
   Dawn Hawk (2003)
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Moran
   1. Jacko Moran (2003)
   2. Robert Moran (2004)
   4. Teresa Moran (2007)
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Nina
   Nina of the Dark (2010)
   Nina Questor (2011)
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Novels
   Focus and the Death Ride (1993)
   Space Wolf (1994)
   Neo's War (1995)
   Ice Stranger (1995)
   The Secret of Boomer Lake (1995)
   Dream Bite (1995)
   The Onager (1996)
   Fire Gods (1997)
   The Golden Prince (1998)
   Running Dogs (1998)
   Black Sister (1999)
   Voyage with Jason (2000)
   Fries (2001)
   Taken At the Flood (2001)
   Tomorrow the Dark (2002)
   Odysseus (2003)
   Bloody Liggie (2003)
   Letters from the Coffin-trenches (2003)
   Lin and the red stranger (2003)
   Seal Boy (2004)
   Protus Rising (2005)
   Black Ships Ablaze (2005)
   Sea of Mutiny (2005)
   Red Leader Down (2006)
   Smiling Jack (2010)
   Earth Dragon, Fire Hare (2012)
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