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Phillip Mann (born 1942) is a British-born, science fiction author resident in New Zealand since 1969.He studied English and Drama at Manchester University and later in California before taking a position with the New China News Agency in Beijing, for two years.As well as working extensively in theatre, as a director and drama tutor, both in New Zealand and Europe, Phillip Mann holds the position of Reader in Drama at a New Zealand university.
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His first book, "The Eye of the Queen" met with such critical success that some felt he would not be able to equal it. However, 'Master of Paxwax' and its sequel, 'Fall of the Families', have become classics of New Zealand literature.
The story centres around Pawl Paxwax, head of one of the powerful families who have governed alien life in space. The aliens decide to revolt and use Pawl Pawax and his lover, Laurel Beltane, as pawns to defeat the other ruling families.Both books have been recorded in 15 minute episodes and, read by Dick Weir, are regularly broadcast on Radio New Zealand
The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction describes his fiction as possessing "a strong visual and structural sense".
Mann has published nine science fiction novels, his last one in 1996. After a decade concentrating on drama and children's literature, he is now working on a new novel.