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Ian Irvine


Australia (b.1950)

Ian Irvine grew up in a forest and spent his entire childhood reading books and climbing trees (and frequently both at once, to the terror of his parents). He had no interest in writing as he’d always wanted to be a scientist. After much procrastination and mucking around Ian gained a Ph. D. from the University of Sydney, somehow becoming an expert in the management of contaminated sediments in the process.

Science proved insufficient. Beset by creative urges that by 1987 had become irresistible, Ian got out his maps and histories and began writing the first book of what was to become his ‘Darwinian’ fantasy quartet, The View from the Mirror. He worked on it continually until the final volume was published in 1999, and hasn’t stopped writing since.

Genres: Fantasy, Children's Fiction, Thriller
 
Ian Irvine recommends
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Dragonsight (2013)
(Jelindel Chronicles, book 3)
Paul Collins
"A terrific page-turner, crammed full of action, intrigue and lashings of magic."

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