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Keith Taylor (author)

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Nationality  Australian
Period  1975–present

Name  Keith Taylor
Role  Fiction writer
Born  26 December 1946 Tasmania (1946-12-26)
Pen name  Dennis More, Cadmus Evans, Melinda Ross
Genre  science fiction, fantasy
Books  Bard II, Bard III: The Wild Sea, The Cauldron of Plenty

Keith John Taylor (born 26 December 1946) is an Australian science fiction and fantasy writer.



Born in Tasmania, Taylor now resides in Melbourne, Australia. Getting his start in Ted White's Fantastic magazine, Taylor went on to collaborate with Andrew J. Offutt on two novels based upon the Robert E. Howard hero, Cormac Mac Art - an Irish Viking active in King Arthur's time.

Taylor's series of novels centering on an Irish character of his own creation - the bard Felimid mac Fal - was published throughout the 1980s. Much of Taylor's fictional output in the 1990s was in the Arthurian fantasy subgenre. Many stories featuring his character, Kamose the Magician, were published in Weird Tales in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Taylor suffered a protracted illness beginning in 2003. He is reported to be working on new fiction.

Awards and nominations


  • Ditmar Award, Best short Australian science fiction or fantasy, 1982: "Where Silence Rules"
  • Ditmar Award, Best Australian novel, 1987: Bard III : The Wild Sea
  • Nominations

  • Ditmar Award, Best long Australian science fiction or fantasy, 1982: Bard
  • Ditmar Award, Best Australian science fiction or fantasy, 1983: Lances of Nengesdul
  • Ditmar Award, Best Australian long fiction, 1988: Bard IV : Ravens' Gathering
  • Ditmar Award, Best Australian long fiction, 1990: The Sorcerers' Sacred Isle
  • Aurealis Award for best young-adult short story, 1997: "At the Edge of the Sea"
  • Aurealis Award for best fantasy short story, 1999: "The Bath-house"
  • References

    Keith Taylor (author) Wikipedia