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Welcome to the chronicle of Mark Webb’s attempts to be an author specialising in speculative fiction.

You can find out a little about me, see what I’m working on at the moment, check out what I’m reading and watching or look at some links to other websites that I’ve found useful as a writer getting started. Please leave some comments on any posts in the news or musings areas of the site or leave general comments over at the contact page.

A list of my published work can be found on the bibliography page.

(This site is also an affiliate for the Australian speculative fiction magazine Dimension6. You can download the latest issues here or look under the Links menu item above)


Some recent, still relevant posts


Monthly roundup culture consumed – January 2016

Created February 7, 2016. Last modified February 7, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

So, what did I do with January?

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Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier – a review

Created January 31, 2016. Last modified February 6, 2016. 2 comments. Top.

This review forms part of my contribution to the Australian Women Writers 2016 Reading Challenge. All my 2016 AWWC reviews can be found here.

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Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier – a review

Created January 24, 2016. Last modified February 6, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

This review forms part of my contribution to the Australian Women Writers 2016 Reading Challenge. All my 2016 AWWC reviews can be found here.

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Australian Women Writers’ Reading Challenge – 2016

Created January 24, 2016. Last modified January 24, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

Well, after good years in 2012, 13 and 14, my 2015 Australian Women Writers’ Reading Challenge was a bit of a disaster. I had my books selectedAustralian Women Writers' Challenge 2016, but only read 7 by Australian women writers in total, and of those only reviewed 4. This was in the context of a very bad reading year for me, especially in the second half. Still, I am disappointed in myself – I made a commitment and utterly failed to meet it.

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Monthly Roundup – August through December 2015

Created January 17, 2016. Last modified January 17, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

So, my monthly roundups haven’t been quite so monthly lately. I thought I’d get back into it with a quick canter through the latter part of 2015. This will, by necessity, not be comprehensive, however to give a sense of what I liked.

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GenreCon 2015

Created January 12, 2016. Last modified January 12, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

Late last year I attended GenreCon 2015, held this time in sunny Brisbane. Once again an excellent convention.

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2015 versus 2016

Created January 3, 2016. Last modified January 3, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

Well, 2015 certainly kicked my writing backside. I started off the year well, but a combination of work and family commitments conspired to drop my writing productivity to almost zero by the time we reached December.

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Peacemaker by Marianne de Pierres – a review

Created August 29, 2015. Last modified August 29, 2015. 1 comment. Top.

This review forms part of my contribution to the Australian Women Writers 2015 Reading Challenge. All my 2015 AWWC reviews can be found here.

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Monthly roundup – June and July 2015

Created August 9, 2015. Last modified August 9, 2015. 0 comments. Top.

So, my website has been neglected for the last couple of months – work has been a bit crazy and I’m running very behind on a whole lot of extra-curricular stuff.

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The Dagger’s Path by Glenda Larke – a review

Created June 13, 2015. Last modified June 13, 2015. 0 comments. Top.

This review forms part of my contribution to the Australian Women Writers 2015 Reading Challenge. All my 2015 AWWC reviews can be found here.

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Monthly roundup – May 2015

Created June 9, 2015. Last modified June 9, 2015. 0 comments. Top.

Work’s been busy during the month of May, so not a lot to report back.

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Authentic Empathy – audio edition

Created June 8, 2015. Last modified June 8, 2015. 0 comments. Top.

My latest story to be published in Antipodean SF was also played on the Anti-SF radio show as well. You can find the podcast of the episode here in episode Gemma, first released on May 23. My story, Authentic Empathy, is the first out of the gate.

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Jason Nahrung’s Aussie Vampire Duology

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Clariel by Garth Nix – a review

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Bound by Alan Baxter – a review

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Monthly roundup – April 2015

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Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan – review

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Ditmar award results

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The Lascar’s Dagger by Glenda Larke – review

Last modified April 18, 2015. 1 comment. Top.



Burst of crowd funding

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Monthly roundup – March 2015

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Dimension6 – Issue 4 available now

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Cold Comfort & Other Tales by David McDonald – review

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Some things I liked in 2014 that didn’t make the Ditmar ballot

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2014 Aurealis Awards – shortlist

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Australian Women Writers Reading Challenge – 2015

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Monthly Roundup – January & February 2015

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The Marching Dead by Lee Battersby – review

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Zeroes – news

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Authentic Empathy now available in Antipodean SF – Issue 200!

Last modified February 1, 2015. 2 comments. Top.



Horizon by Keith Stevenson – review

Last modified January 26, 2015. 1 comment. Top.



Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014 – wrap up

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The Female Factory by Lisa L Hannett and Angela Slatter – review

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Kaleidoscope edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios – review

Last modified January 11, 2015. 3 comments. Top.



Musketeer Space by Tansy Rayner Roberts – review

Last modified January 11, 2015. 4 comments. Top.



Secret Lives by Rosaleen Love – review

Last modified January 10, 2015. 2 comments. Top.



North Star Guide Me Home by Jo Spurrier – review

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The Godless by Ben Peek – review

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Galactic Chat interview – Alex Adsett

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Galactic Chat – Ion Newcombe interview

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2014 Aussie Spec Fic Snapshot

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And the winner is…

Last modified June 11, 2014. 2 comments. Top.



Showdown now available at Electric Spec

Last modified June 2, 2014. 2 comments. Top.



Wefting the Warp online

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Musings of a Wannabe Speculative Fiction Writer