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Summary

Amanda is a novelist and screenwriter. She is a Scribe Award winner, a two-time Tin Duck Award winner, and an Aurealis, and Ditmar Award finalist and author of several novels - both original and tie-in works (Tie-in works include: Marvel, Pandemic, Warhammer). Her novel The Subjugate is being developed for TV by Aquarius Films (AUS) and Anonymous Content (US) and is being studied by two German universities as part of a program on Australian speculative fiction, in conjunction with the Centre for Australian Studies. She was shortlisted for the 2020 WA Writer's Fellowship and is a proud Ambassador for Australia Reads.

Biography

Born in Geraldton, Amanda moved to Perth to study Film & Television/Creative Writing at Murdoch University, earning a BA in Communication Studies. Perth has been her home since, aside from a nineteen-month stint in London where she dabbled in Film & TV ‘Extra’ work.

Original Works:
- The Aurora novel series (military SF/Space Opera)
- The Time Of The Stripes novel (alien contact drama)
- Salvation novel series (sci-fi noir, being developed for TV).
- The Great Preservation (short story) on Short Édition’s Short Story Dispenser.

Tie-in Stories:
- Pandemic: Patient Zero (procedural thriller) – the first novel set in the Pandemic tabletop board game universe.
- Eye Of The Storm (X-Men short story) – part of the Marvel: School of X anthology.
- Sound of Light – a new novel set in the Marvel X-Men universe to be released this November!

Relevant qualifications

BA Communication Studies, Murdoch University (Film/TV and Creative Writing)

Recent experience

Revelation Perth International Film Festival - Panel chair
Supanova Perth (2022) - Guest author
Supanova Sydney (2022) - Guest author
Supanova Gold Coast (2022) - Guest author
Supanova Brisbane (2021) - Guest author
Supanova Melbourne (2021) - Guest author
Supanova Gold Coast (2021) - Guest author
Supanova Sydney (2019) - Guest author
Supanova Perth (2019) - Guest author
Supanova Brisbane (2018) - Guest author
Supanova Adelaide (2018) - Guest author
Swancon and Worldcon - Regular panelist and moderator

Publications

Marvel: School of X (Anthology)

Marvel: School of X (Anthology)

Publisher: Aconyte Books

Publ. date: 2021

Genre: Science Fiction / Fantasy

Pandemic: Patient Zero

Pandemic: Patient Zero

Publisher: Aconyte Books

Publ. date: 2021

Genre: Thriller

The Sensation (Salvation 2)

The Sensation (Salvation 2)

Publisher: Angry Robot Books

Publ. date: 2020

Genre: Science Fiction

Aurora: Aurizun (Aurora 7)

Aurora: Aurizun (Aurora 7)

Publisher: Centralis Entertainment

Publ. date: 2019

Genre: Space Opera

The Subjugate

The Subjugate

Publisher: Angry Robot Books

Publ. date: 2018

Genre: Science Fiction Crime Thriller

The Time of the Stripes

The Time of the Stripes

Publisher: Centralis Entertainment (Amanda Bridgeman)

Publ. date: 2017

Genre: Science Fiction

Aurora: Decima (Aurora 6)

Aurora: Decima (Aurora 6)

Publisher: Centralis Entertainment

Publ. date: 2016

Genre: Space Opera

Aurora: Eden (Aurora 5)

Aurora: Eden (Aurora 5)

Publisher: Centralis Entertainment (previous publisher - Pan Macmillan Australia)

Publ. date: 2015

Genre: Space Opera

Aurora: Centralis (Aurora 4)

Aurora: Centralis (Aurora 4)

Publisher: Centralis Entertainment (previous publisher - Pan Macmillan Australia)

Publ. date: 2015

Genre: Space Opera

Aurora: Meridian (Aurora 3)

Aurora: Meridian (Aurora 3)

Publisher: Centralis Entertainment (previous publisher - Pan Macmillan Australia)

Publ. date: 2014

Genre: Space Opera

Aurora: Pegasus (Aurora 2)

Aurora: Pegasus (Aurora 2)

Publisher: Centralis Entertainment (previous publisher - Pan Macmillan Australia)

Publ. date: 2013

Genre: Space Opera

Aurora: Darwin (Aurora 1)

Aurora: Darwin (Aurora 1)

Publisher: Centralis Entertainment (previous publisher - Pan Macmillan Australia)

Publ. date: 2013

Genre: Space opera

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Website http://amandabridgeman.com.au/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AmandaBridgeman2/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bridgeman_books/

Twitter https://twitter.com/Bridgeman_Books

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