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(1938-2018) Australian screenwriter and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Litterbug" in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction from July 1969, and who co-wrote The Last Wave (1977), co-written and directed by Peter Weir, whose last image – of a vast wave from the deeps of the ocean about to flood Australia – has become famous. Morphett's books of sf interest in his own right have been Ties to Australian Television releases made from his own scripts: Quest Beyond Time (1985) and The Distant Home (1993). [JC]
born Rosehill, New South Wales: 10 March 1938
died Katoomba, New South Wales: 2 June 2018
Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls and Graham Sleight.
Accessed 14:43 pm on 6 December 2021.