The below survey was sent to me by a friend to help his partner Kim. For once
this looks like a straightforward survey, so I agreed to pass it on. Be sure
to let Kim know where you received the survey.
From: "Kim Selling" <firstname.lastname@example.org
I am assisting on a research project on Australian children's science
fiction, conducted by Dr. Farah Mendlesohn in the U.K. Some of you may
know her as one of the editors of the journal "Foundation" (the
international review of science fiction). She's trying to put together
a bibliography of Australian children's sf from the last 50-60 odd
years. To help compile this bibliography, she's asked me to send around
this very short survey to Australian science fiction readers. It would
be great if you could fill out this survey and send it back to me:
) and then copy this message and pass the
questions along to as many Australian sf readers that you know. There
are no age restrictions on who can answer the survey, but we are
specifically looking for texts that you regard as science fiction,
rather than fantasy or horror.
Your help is hugely appreciated!
When did you start reading science fiction?
Did you read sf written specifically for children? (ie. age 0-16yrs)
If you started reading sf before the age of 16, who were your favourite
sf writers at that time?
What children's sf writers do you remember?
Can you name any Australian children's writers?
(The following questions are optional:)
Your gender: (m/f)
Your current age: (years)
Copyright © 2004 "Sean Williams" <lad [at] seanwilliams.com>(by way of Katherine Phelps )