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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


In which a random sampling of topics is covered

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Hi all. Hope this blog post finds you well.

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Showdown (Part 2 of 5)

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Previously, on Showdown

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Monthly roundup culture consumed – July 2016

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How was July?

Books

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Showdown (Part 1 of 5)

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Showdown (Part 1 of 5)

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Vigil by Angela Slatter – a review

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Australian Women Writers' Challenge 2016This 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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Continued general ramblings

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So, what’s up this week?

David McDonald has been kicking a lot of goals recently, including a Captain America novel, becoming a SFWA member,  and writing some really interesting series of posts, on things like “Paying for our passion” (writers talking about how they support themselves in their writing). If you haven’t had the pleasure, I’d recommend jumping over to his website and having a look. Don’t worry. I’ll wait.

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Monthly roundup culture consumed – June 2016

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How was June for everyone?

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Dimension6 – Issue 8 out now

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Keith Stevenson over at coeur de lion publishing produces a regular magazine of Australian speculative fiction, called Dimension6 (you probably worked that out from the title of the post, clever reader that you are).

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General ramblings – Part 4

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One of my favourite authors, Jason Nahrung, recently posted a free short story set in his “outback vampire” universe. I’m a big fan of Jason’s writing, and so it was a great thrill to read some more work set in an imagined world that I’ve really enjoyed. Details can be found on Jason’s website. If you enjoy the short story, you might want to try the two novels (Blood and Dust and The Big Smoke).

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General ramblings – Part 3

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Some more general ramblings, brought to you by me – your friendly neighbourhood writer-nerd.

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Monthly roundup culture consumed – May 2016

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So, what did everyone else do in May?

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Updated fiction collection – A Flash in the Pan?

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Over the last couple of years, I’ve been maintaining a collection of my flash fiction called A Flash in the Pan?. Generally this collection has been my flash fiction pieces that have been published in Antipodean SF. It is a self published book, primarily to keep all my short fiction in the one spot.

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General ramblings – Part 2

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General ramblings – Part 1

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Monthly roundup culture consumed – April 2016

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Sheep Might Fly (a fiction podcast) by Tansy Rayner Roberts – a review

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Musketeer Space by Tansy Rayner Roberts – a second review

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Writing update – April 2016

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Monthly roundup culture consumed – March 2016

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How to Market Your Book Online by Nicola Hardy – a promotion

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Antipodean SF

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Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody – a review

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Monthly roundup culture consumed – February 2016

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Australian SF Awards Part 2 – The Ditmar Awards

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Australian SF Awards Part 1 – The Aurealis Awards

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

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Monthly roundup culture consumed – January 2016

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Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier – a review

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Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier – a review

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Australian Women Writers’ Reading Challenge – 2016

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Monthly Roundup – August through December 2015

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GenreCon 2015

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Peacemaker by Marianne de Pierres – a review

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The Dagger’s Path by Glenda Larke – a review

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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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Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan – review

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The Lascar’s Dagger by Glenda Larke – review

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Cold Comfort & Other Tales by David McDonald – review

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The Marching Dead by Lee Battersby – review

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Horizon by Keith Stevenson – review

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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

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Musketeer Space by Tansy Rayner Roberts – review

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Secret Lives by Rosaleen Love – review

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North Star Guide Me Home by Jo Spurrier – review

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The Godless by Ben Peek – review

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Musings of a Wannabe Speculative Fiction Writer