David Walker


Since there are other David Walkers already published, David usually uses his initials (DW), but where the context is clear, he uses David.

He lives in Canberra, Australia. He has worked as a research physicist and a designer and developer of computer systems, and have taught at tertiary level in these areas.

Most of his writing is satirical and often doesn’t fit comfortably into the standard genres. Some can be labelled speculative fiction (because it is futuristic or set on other planets) but is sometimes accused of not being that, while others are more “finding out” stories, more akin to mysteries (though usually lacking dead bodies). He also draws cartoons.

Some of this appears on his web site: www.dwalker.id.au .

Published works include a novel (A Plastic Paradise, set in Canberra in the future), two computing text books (one co-authored) and lots of short stories and cartoons, a very small amount of poetry, and song words for the Shiny Bum Singers.



A Plastic Paradise, Boris Books, 1993

Short Stories

“Winning Ways”, The Workers Paradise, editors Russell B. Farr and Nick Evans, Ticonderoga Publications, 2007
“Black Beer”, Fables and Reflections No 7, 2005
“Heritage Planet”, Elsewhere, editor Michael Barry, CSFG 2003
“Does It Take After Its Father?”, The Canberra Times, 30th December 2000
“Exmas”, The Canberra Times, 23rd December 2000
“A Bit of a Waste”, Protesting the Testing, editor Craig Cormick, PEN and Left Book Club, 1995
“A Question of Standards”, Off the Edge, edited by Canberra Performance Poets, Boris Books 1995
“Lost Love”, Off the Edge, edited by Canberra Performance Poets, Boris Books 1995
“Medisave”, ACTCOSS News, April 1991
“The Last Fish”, Rescuing Beached Mondays, Writers at Kimbos, 1991
“The Daisy Chain Theory of the Universe”, Rescuing Beached Mondays, Writers at Kimbos, 1991
“Viral Infection”, Singularities II, editor Garry Wyatt, Canberra SF Society, 1990
“Getting a Leg In”, The Canberra Times, 18th April, 1978
“Rat Stew”, The View From the Edge, editor George Turner, Norstrilia Press, 1977
“No Sale”, The Second Pacific Book of Science Fiction, editor John Baxter, Pacific Books, 1971

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