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28/12/2006. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Australian imprint Coeur de Lion publishing has announced the publication of their new SF novel by Terry Dowling, Rynemonn.

Terry Dowling's Tom Rynosseros story cycle is an Australian science fiction novel. Now Rynemonn, the fourth and final instalment is scheduled for publication by coeur de lion in mid to late 2007, completing the saga brought to us in Rynosseros, Blue Tyson and Twilight Beach.

In eleven linked stories, four original to the collection, the Blue Captain will uncover his origins, discover what happened in the Madhouse and learn the meaning of the three signs that have haunted his life. In Rynemonn, Tom Rynosseros will face his destiny in the strange red deserts of this ancient land. In Rynemonn, the Blue Captain will come home.

Born in Sydney in 1947, Terry Dowling is a writer of science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy and horror. He is author of Rynosseros (1990) Blue Tyson (1992) and Twilight Beach (1993) (the Ditmar award-winning Tom Rynosseros saga, and a host of other books including Wormwood (1991), The Man Who Lost Red (1994), An Intimate Knowledge of the Night (1995), Antique Futures: The Best of Terry Dowling (1999), Blackwater Days (2000) and Basic Black: Tales of Appropriate Fear (2006) (which earned a starred review in Publishers' Weekly in May 2006). He is editor of the World Fantasy Award-winning The Essential Ellison (1987/ revised 2001), Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF (1993) and The Jack Vance Treasury (2007). Terry has also written and co-designed three best-selling computer adventures.

Terry holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Western Australia, an MA (Hons) in English Literature and a BA (Hons) in English Literature, Archaeology and Ancient History, both from the University of Sydney. He has won Ditmar and Aurealis Awards for his fiction, as well as the William Atheling Jr Award for his critical work. His first computer adventure won the Grand Prix at Utopiales in France in 2001 and he has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award twice.

As a musician and songwriter, Terry was a resident guest on ABC television's Mr Squiggle & Friends for eight years (from 1979-1987), performing his original songs with Miss Jane, Mr Squiggle, Gus the Snail and Bill Steamshovel.

Coeur de Lion publishing is an independent Australian press owned and operated by speculative fiction author Andrew Macrae and former Aurealis Magazine editor Keith Stevenson. Its first publication, c0ck - adventures in masculinity, was published in June 2006 and featured 11 original stories by various writers of Australian speculative fiction.

Other coeur de lion projects include an anthology of fiction by NSW Year 10 to 12 students titled On The Way..., scheduled for publication in November 2007, and a new speculative fiction anthology of quiet SF, s l o w.

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