Harbinson wrote his first novel, as well as short stories and articles, while still serving in the RAAF. Before leaving the RAAF, he wrote six 'minor' novels, one of which, The Running Man (1966), was turned into an Australian 'art house' movie, The City's Edge. After leaving Australia and settling in London, Harbinson worked as a magazine editor while continuing to write a broad range of novels, biographies, short stories, articles, film adaptations, and some short works for radio.A PERSONAL COMMENT ON “CHANGING DIRECTION” ‘Back in 1998, with the completion of Projekt Saucer, Book 5: Resurrection, I decided to write no more science fiction or books, fictional or factual, about man-made flying saucers. I did so because I felt that I’d said all I had to say about the subject and because, having started my writing career with ‘realistic’ novels, I felt an increasingly strong urge to return to that kind of writing, with subjects more related to my personal life and family history. This, I suspect, was in line with my advancing years and the need to make some sense of my past by exploring it in ‘realistic’ fictional terms. Books published in this new era included an immense, two-volume ‘Belfast’ novel, Lagan River, Black Mountain and a series of pamphlet-styled Harbinson ‘shorts’, the latest being Losing It? 75 and Still Counting.’W.A. (Allen) HarbinsonNow in semi-retirement and living in the Irish Republic, W.A. Harbinson continues to produce new and innovative works, unhindered by the demands of mainstream publishing. He is also engaged in republishing selected older titles as POD and Kindle e-books for his loyal fan-base.