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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

My story killed a tree…

Created June 24, 2019. Last modified June 24, 2019. 0 comments. Top.

Last post I mentioned that my story “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” had been published in AntipodeanSF issue 250. Well, the fantastic news is that Nuke, the editor, also released the edition using the dried out bodies of dead trees.

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Where Everybody Knows Your Name – now available

Created May 2, 2019. Last modified May 2, 2019. 2 comments. Top.

Issue 250 of AntipodeanSF is out, and my short story ‘Where Everybody Knows Your Name‘ is available for reading amongst over 50 stories and images produced exclusively for this edition.

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Publication news – AntipodeanSF issue 250

Created April 6, 2019. Last modified April 6, 2019. 3 comments. Top.

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Antipodean SF Issue 249

Created April 5, 2019. Last modified April 5, 2019. 0 comments. Top.

As you may know, I help out on the Antipodean SF website, creating the eBook version of the online magazine each month. 

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Ditmar awards

Created March 8, 2019. Last modified March 8, 2019. 0 comments. Top.

The Ditmar Awards, Australia’s premier popular vote SF awards, are open for nominations. Anyone who has bought a membership of the national convention (Continuum 15 is Melbourne this year) or is “active in fandom” is eligible to vote. There’s an extensive list of eligible work here, an explanation of voting rules here, and you can nominate work with this online form.

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Antipodean SF Issue 248

Created March 6, 2019. Last modified March 8, 2019. 5 comments. Top.

As you may know, I help out on the Antipodean SF website, creating the eBook version of the online magazine each month.

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I worry about… ghosts

Created February 23, 2019. Last modified February 23, 2019. 2 comments. Top.

I worry about ghosts. I know that doesn’t make me unique. A lot of people worry about ghosts.

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Antipodean SF Issue 247

Created February 7, 2019. Last modified February 7, 2019. 0 comments. Top.

As you may know, I help out on the Antipodean SF website, creating the eBook version of the online magazine each month.

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Dimension6 2018 Annual Collection

Created November 6, 2018. Last modified November 7, 2018. 0 comments. Top.

You might remember that my novella, The Reclaimers, that was published earlier in the year in issue 13 of Dimension6. Each year, Keith Stevenson, the editor, creates a collection of all the stories from that year.

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The Regersek Zone (a story)

Created October 22, 2018. Last modified October 27, 2018. 0 comments. Top.

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What’s shakin’? – July, August and September 2018

Created October 8, 2018. Last modified October 10, 2018. 0 comments. Top.

What have you been looking at lately?

TV

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Dimension6 Issue 15 out now

Created October 6, 2018. Last modified October 6, 2018. 0 comments. Top.

The latest issue of Dimension6 is out now, a free Australian magazine of speculative fiction. You can get your copy at the Couer de Lion website, or download a copy here.

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Matters Arising for the Identification of the Body by Simon Petrie – a review

Last modified July 9, 2018. 0 comments. Top.


What’s shakin’? – June 2018

Last modified July 9, 2018. 0 comments. Top.


Dimension6 Issue 14 out now

Last modified July 8, 2018. 0 comments. Top.


Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer – a review

Last modified May 19, 2018. 0 comments. Top.


The Reclaimers – out now in Dimension6 #13

Last modified April 6, 2018. 0 comments. Top.


Faerie Apocalypse by Jason Franks – a review

Last modified April 1, 2018. 0 comments. Top.


Swarm and Nexus by Deborah Biancotti, Margo Lanagan and Scott Westerfeld – a review

Last modified December 17, 2017. 0 comments. Top.


Rewatching DS9 – Season 2

Last modified December 10, 2017. 0 comments. Top.


Rewatching DS9 – Season 1

Last modified September 4, 2017. 0 comments. Top.


‘Narration Blues’ stars in the AntiSF radio show Abnorba

Last modified July 16, 2017. 0 comments. Top.


Den of Wolves by Juliet Marillier (Blackthorn and Grim Book 3) – a review

Last modified April 5, 2017. 0 comments. Top.