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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

Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer – a review

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

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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.

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Faerie Apocalypse by Jason Franks – a review

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

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Welcome to 2018 and Ditmar reminder

Created January 21, 2018. Last modified January 21, 2018. 0 comments. Top.

Hi all,

Welcome to 2018 – I hope your speculative fiction year is both happy and productive.

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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.

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Great publishing news!

Created December 10, 2017. Last modified December 10, 2017. 4 comments. Top.

I had some exciting news a couple of weeks back. Dimension6, an excellent Australian speculative fiction magazine, accepted my novella, The Reclaimers, for publication.

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Rewatching DS9 – Season 2

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

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Dimension6 Issue 12 out now

Created October 8, 2017. Last modified October 8, 2017. 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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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.

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The Devil Wears Shapeless Ugly Garments Covered in Dog Hair (a story)

Created August 27, 2017. Last modified August 27, 2017. 0 comments. Top.

A colleague and friend once said to me (in a moment of rare frustration) “You know Mark, you should write a story called ‘The Devil Wears Shapeless Ugly Garments Covered in Dog Hair’”. I really liked the title, so I decided to oblige.

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‘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.

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Latest Dimension6 (Issue 11)

Created July 13, 2017. Last modified July 13, 2017. 0 comments. Top.

The latest Dimension6 is out now (Issue 11). An excellent Australian (free) magazine with great speculative fiction. Well worth checking out. This quarter there are stories by Nathan Burrage, Simon Petrie, Robert Stephenson and J Ashley Smith.

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Finishing Discworld

Last modified May 21, 2017. 0 comments. Top.


New story “Narration Blues” published on AntipodeanSF

Last modified May 2, 2017. 0 comments. Top.


Aurealis Award results 2016

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Dimension6 issue 10

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2017 Ditmar nominations

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In the Service of the Public (a story)

Last modified April 9, 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.


Needed – Beta Readers!

Last modified March 12, 2017. 2 comments. Top.


Striking Twice (a story)

Last modified February 26, 2017. 2 comments. Top.


The Peppa Pig dilemma

Last modified February 23, 2017. 7 comments. Top.


Publication – Narration Blues

Last modified February 12, 2017. 0 comments. Top.


Welcome to 2017

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Monthly roundup culture consumed – November 2016

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Make Mine a Macchiato (a story)

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The Gloriously Cunning Plan (a story)

Last modified February 26, 2017. 2 comments. Top.


Shipwrecked (a story)

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Showdown (Part 5 of 5)

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Showdown (Part 4 of 5)

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Showdown (Part 3 of 5)

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Showdown (Part 2 of 5)

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Showdown (Part 1 of 5)

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Updated fiction collection – A Flash in the Pan?

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