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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


Peacemaker by Marianne de Pierres – a review

Created August 29, 2015. Last modified August 29, 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 – 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

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

One of my favourite authors, Australian horror stalwart Jason Nahrung, has just released his Aussie vampire duology through Clan Destine Press. The covers look fantastic (and each is linked to its respective book’s sale point at Clan Destine).Blood and DustThe Big Smoke

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Clariel by Garth Nix – a review

Created May 23, 2015. Last modified May 23, 2015. 0 comments. Top.

Clariel by Garth Nix

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Bound by Alan Baxter – a review

Created May 17, 2015. Last modified May 17, 2015. 4 comments. Top.

Bound by Alan Baxter

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Monthly roundup – April 2015

Created May 7, 2015. Last modified May 7, 2015. 0 comments. Top.

So, what have I been reading this month? I read Glenda Larke’s second book in the The Forsaken Lands series, The Dagger’s Path. I’ll write up a review for the Australian Women’s Writer’s Reading Challenge eventually, so not much more to say.

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Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan – review

Created May 6, 2015. Last modified May 6, 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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Ditmar award results

Created April 6, 2015. Last modified April 6, 2015. 0 comments. Top.

The Ditmar awards were handed out last night at Swancon, the Western Australian convention that doubles as the National Convention this year. Unfortunately I couldn’t get over to Perth (Easter is a time where small children will not forgive you if you’re not at home to hand out copious amounts of chocolate), however I was watching along on Twitter.

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The Lascar’s Dagger by Glenda Larke – review

Created April 5, 2015. Last modified April 18, 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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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

Last modified February 15, 2015. 0 comments. Top.



Authentic Empathy now available in Antipodean SF – Issue 200!

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



Horizon by Keith Stevenson – review

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Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014 – wrap up

Last modified January 15, 2015. 0 comments. Top.



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

Last modified January 15, 2015. 0 comments. Top.



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

Last modified January 11, 2015. 1 comment. Top.



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

Last modified August 23, 2014. 2 comments. Top.



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

Last modified April 20, 2014. 4 comments. Top.


Musings of a Wannabe Speculative Fiction Writer