Ian Martin


I grew up in Sydney, Australia in a leafy fringe suburb called Gray’s Point and now live with my family on an acre of rainforest in the Glasshouse Mountains of Queensland, commuting to Brisbane for work.

A longtime fan of sci-fi and fantasy I’m fascinated by history and anthropology and how they collide with technology.

I wrote plays and short stories in lower high school. Despite little encouragement I still managed to become a significant essayist by graduation. Mr Wilson (Level 1 English teacher) gave me 9/10 for one effort, a mark he had only handed out once before in a very long career. I learnt more from that crotchety old bugger than I realized at the time and am in his debt.

But I didn’t return to fiction until my late thirties when having devoured Raymond E. Feist’s ‘Magician’, I was devastated to be unable to find any sequels. They were there but I was looking in the wrong places. So I set out to write something for myself and quickly found that I wasn’t comfortable with the sword and sorcery environment for some unknown reason – perhaps it seemed like it had all been done. Anyway, I found myself dabbling in the contemporary area, trying to find characters who brought together the sensibilities of Now with some of the crazy ideas I loved.

I hope you enjoy the results.


Where to find Ian Martin online


The Flame: Book 1 (Tales of the Shehkrii)
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 126,580. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
The Flame is an contemporay environmental mystery thriller centred around the Acrivities of the Shehkrii,a secret branch of humanity with a global agenda.

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