Ged Maybury Almost Famous Author

Ged MayburyGed Maybury is a science fiction, steampunk & fantasy writer who writes primarily for humans, but especially for young adults and those who enjoy a rollicking good tale. Because that’s just how I roll(ick).

Among other things he is currently working on a serialised novel which is partly available here, “Across the Stonewind Sky”.

This is effectively his website. He has no other (except his Wikipedia entry.) He’s written a modest bunch of books, some humorous articles and is even LinkedIn.

He was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 1953, and spent his childhood in Dunedin. He has been writing books for children and young adults since 1984. He was a finalist in the AIM New Zealand Children’s Book Awards (1994) with The Triggerstone, and in the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards (2001) with Crab Apples.

He currently resides somewhere in the vicinity of Brisbane, Australia.  As a semi-active Steampunkster, he makes all of his own Steampunk props and accessories.  You can see photos of most of these on Facebook. In that regard, here is an interview.


13 thoughts on “Ged Maybury Almost Famous Author

    1. Julian Phillips

      I have a signed copy of Time Twister I’ve had since my early teens! I now work at Canterbury University where some of the book is set. Love to know if the game arcade (Bob Shackle’s shop) is based on a real place

      1. Hi, Julian. (A signed copy! Oh gosh that probably means we must have met somewhere. Do you remember that?)
        As to your question – Yes, but no.
        It’s a sort of amalgam of many paces that were around Chch at the time. I guess I just based it on a half-pie memory of a place that was in South Brighton, within a short walk of where I was living at the time (1981). 123 Union Street to be precise ( -and it’s still there, unchanged!)
        There was a bit of a dairy nearby, and it had a few of the original arcade games in a side-room. That was the place that triggered my marvelous poem “Space Invaders”.

        Some backstory for the curious: I began writing “Time Twister” while living in Sydney (Darlinghurst, to be precise, and one of *those* buildings are still there, too!) It was an idea for a children’s TV series – which I was contracted to write after getting back to Chch and meeting the right people. . But that collapsed when the nascent production company failed.
        Fortunately the book side of the contract survived, and hence my career was born.

        Thanks for the question. It is a rare treat to talk with one of my ‘young’ fans!

        BTW I have a whole raft of new books out (digital only). Follow this link:

    1. Flattered I am. (Curiously, I did see this doing the rounds – like some sort of spreading virus, from Otaku Lounge to your good self and now on to me.) I shall click the bait and look into it, although I’m not particularly up on these new-fangled internet fads.

      1. Oh, I am honoured, to be sure. And right back at you, my good sir.
        – I’ll st about figuring out how to nominate you again. Your blog is so fabulously well-written!

  1. Hi there. You left a question on my blog in May ( which I only just saw today (sorry about that). A very late answer if you were still wondering, is to search for Ozformers (website or facebook), but it will depend on the age of the intended person, so you’d need to check it out first as most members are adults. The site is kid-friendly, but it is aimed at catering to adult collectors.
    Sorry if this is not something you were asking about, or is too late.

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    1. No. In fact I’ve seen none of it. It does not appeal to me in the least. My tastes in manga and anime might be deduced from the reviews I written here on my blog.

      As to my remark, that was some 4 or 5 years ago. I recall very little of the conversation. and likely as not my remarks were influenced by Dr Watson’s analysis of that series.

      I welcome your response, and your disagreement. Everyone experiences anime (or any other storytelling form) in their own unique way. (And I’ll freely admit to being terribly opinionated at times, about things I know little about.) Cheers, G.

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