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Nicholas Playford
The Prisoner Gains a Blurred Skin

Writer and futurologist
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Nicholas Playford was born in the storeroom of a Canberra hospital on 5 May 1961, the same day that Alan Shepard became the first American to leave planet Earth and travel into space. His fathers family has been involved in South Australian and national politics for a number of generations. His mothers family came to Australia as refugees from Lithuania in 1949. He has a history degree from Adelaide University and worked for several years as a policy adviser in the PMs Department in Canberra and later for the Victorian Premiers Department. He has continued to write occasional fiction and also on nanotechnology, futurology and spirituality (including under his current name, Avatar Polymorph). Ill from 1996 to 2007, he has been based around Fitzroy, Melbourne, since 1990, including for various Performance Art and other art projects.

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