Martin Rodoreda is a Sydney born and based writer with a love of speculative fiction and ancient history. Martin’s writing draws on contemporary themes and seeks to combine action, fiction and social comment into worlds that are simultaneously familiar and foreign, realistic and extraordinary.

Picture taken by Cara Rodoreda, 2016

Picture taken by Cara Rodoreda, 2016

Martin’s debut novel, Salvage does just that. Set in Sydney in the near future, Salvage projects current political and environmental trends into a dark and dangerous future world. His second novel will transport the reader backwards in history by nearly 2,500 years to the ancient Greek civilisations of Sparta, where a young boy must find a way to grow and thrive in Sparta’s militaristic culture.

Martin has many and varied interests. He loves to read all manner of books, though his first love remains the fantasy genre along with ancient history, myths and legends. He grew up playing table-top miniature games and role-playing games, and still enjoys these when he gets the chance. He loves Australian Rules Football and, while he hung up the boots a few years ago now, he enjoys keeping fit and healthy and having a kick with his boys. He is environmentally conscious and is keen to do his part to ensure a healthy world for future generations.

Above all these things, Martin is a dedicated husband, father of three boys, and loves spending time with his family.