Simon Petrie is a New Zealand-born research scientist currently living in Canberra.
He’s had over seventy short stories, mostly science fiction, published since joining the CSFG in 2006. His fiction has appeared in print and online magazines such as Redstone Science Fiction, Sybil’s Garage, Murky Depths, Aurealis, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine and Kaleidotrope. Many of these stories feature in his short fiction collection, Rare Unsigned Copy: tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude, and Giant Mutant Vegetables, published by Peggy Bright Books in 2010.
Aside from the CSFG, he’s also an active member of the Andromeda Spaceways publishing co-op and the SpecFicNZ collective, and has served as an Aurealis Award judge for three years straight.
In 2010 he won the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best New Talent; in 2011 he scored a Dishonourable Mention in the annual Bulwer-Lytton bad fiction contest.