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

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

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


What’s shakin’? – June 2018

Created July 8, 2018. Last modified July 9, 2018. 0 comments. Top.

So, what have I been up to in June, culture consumed wise?


Dimension6 Issue 14 out now

Created July 6, 2018. Last modified July 8, 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.


Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer – a review

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


The Reclaimers – out now in Dimension6 #13

Created April 5, 2018. Last modified April 6, 2018. 0 comments. Top.

Well, it has finally happened. My novella, “The Reclaimers”, is available in issue 13 of Dimension6.


Faerie Apocalypse by Jason Franks – a review

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


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

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

I recently read the second two books in the Zeroes trilogy by Deborah Biancotti, Margo Lanagan and Scott Westerfeld (Swarm and Nexus). Long time blog readers might recall that I read, and enjoyed, the first book in the series a while back.


Rewatching DS9 – Season 2

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


Rewatching DS9 – Season 1

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

We all have our favourite Star Trek series, and for me that series was Deep Space 9. I noticed a few months back that all the Star Trek series were available on Netflix. Of course, I have them on DVD, but DVD is so last decade. My laziness has hit a new 21st century high when I feel like the act of changing discs and the effort involved in remembering which disc you are up to has apparently become too much for me.


‘Narration Blues’ stars in the AntiSF radio show Abnorba

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

My recently published flash fiction piece ‘Narration Blues’ was included in the AntiSF radio show this week (the show is codenamed Abnorba).  The editor, Ion ‘Nuke’ Newcombe, runs the radio show out of Nambucca Heads on 2NVR Nambucca Valley Radio. Fortunately for everyone in the rest of the world Nuke provides the radio show as a podcast.


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

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