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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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Burst of crowd funding

Created April 3, 2015. Last modified April 3, 2015. 2 comments. Top.

I’ve supported a few crowd funded initiatives lately. Why not list them all out on the blog as a signal boost? I thought to myself this morning, then ignored the small voice at the back of myself that said because so few people read this blog that you’re as much use signal boosting as a broken AM radio antenna.

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Dimension6 – Issue 4 available now

Created March 30, 2015. Last modified March 30, 2015. 0 comments. Top.

Dimension6Medium term readers would remember that this site acts as an affiliate for Dimension6, a free magazine showcasing mostly Australian speculative fiction. Editor Keith Stevenson has brought together an impressive lineup of stories over the first four issues of the magazine.

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2014 Aurealis Awards – shortlist

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

I’m a bit late to the party, but the Aurealis Award shortlist for 2014 was recently announced. The announcement article can be found here, but for your convenience the shortlist is replicated below.

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Australian Women Writers Reading Challenge – 2015

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

aww-badge-2015And here I go once again, diving into the wonderful world of the Australian Women Writers challenge for 2015. 2014 was a bit of a dip for me, unlike previous years I was reading and reviewing right up until the end of the year (and maybe an insy-winsy bit into 2015). But this year I have a good feeling. With that in mind, I’m still going to attempt the Franklin challenge with a small twist – read 10 books and try to review all 10. I should stray outside the speculative fiction realm – it would probably be good for me. But I suspect that I won’t.

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Zeroes – news

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

I usually leave news items to people that are better at it than me, like Sean Wright and Alex Pierce for instance. But one piece of recent Australian speculative fiction news has got me very excited, and I just had to share.

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Ditmars preliminary ballot – Galactic Chat!

Created February 14, 2015. Last modified April 5, 2015. 0 comments. Top.

The preliminary ballot for the Ditmars (Australian SF awards – a voted award not jury picked) has come out and I’m very pleased to say that Galactic Chat has been nominated for the Best Fan Publication in Any Medium category.

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Authentic Empathy now available in Antipodean SF – Issue 200!

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

I have a new story published and online today! Authentic Empathy is the 10th story I’ve had published at the long term online magazine AntipodeanSF, and to make it even better, it is in the bumper issue 200.

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Dimension 6 – Issue 3 available now

Created October 3, 2014. Last modified April 5, 2015. 0 comments. Top.

The latest edition of Keith Stephenson’s excellent Dimension6 is now available. I’m an affiliate site for Dimension6 so you can download the issue here in either .mobi or .epub format, or you can go to the Dimension6 website to do the same.

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Authentic Empathy to be published on Antipodean SF

Created September 25, 2014. Last modified April 5, 2015. 0 comments. Top.

Nuke, the editor over at Antipodean SF, recently put a call out for stories to include in the upcoming 200th issue. He asked for people that had previously published in the magazine, and was particularly interested in people whose first publication was in Antipodean SF.

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Galactic Chat interview – Alex Adsett

Created September 20, 2014. Last modified September 20, 2014. 0 comments. Top.

Long term gentle readers of the blog are aware of my dalliance with the Galactic Chat podcast, interviewing the occasional unsuspecting member of the Australian speculative fiction community before their agent tells them it is a bad idea.

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Galactic Chat – Ion Newcombe interview

Created August 22, 2014. Last modified August 22, 2014. 0 comments. Top.

Regular blog lurkers will know that I have been helping out with the Galactic Chat podcast, interviewing the occasional unsuspecting member of the Australian speculative fiction community when they can’t think of an excuse to get out of it quick enough.

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2014 Aussie Spec Fic Snapshot

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Writing update – all in the computer

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Dimension6 – Issue 2

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And the winner is…

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Showdown now available at Electric Spec

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Continuum 10 – Melbourne Australia

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Patronising Musketeer Space

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Short Story Sale – Electric Spec

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Galactic Chat up for a Ditmar

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Wefting the Warp online

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Dimension6 launches

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Galactic Chat – 2014 season off and running

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Short story sale – Robot and Raygun

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2014 Ditmar Eligibility Post Roundup

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Ditmar eligibility 2014

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2013 Australian Women Writers’ challenge – wrap up

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Very poorly updated blog

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Very short flash fiction piece

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Have you been keeping up with Galactic Chat?

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Supporting the Kaleidoscope Pozible campaign

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GenreCon 2013 – a running post

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So, anyone else going to GenreCon this weekend?

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The Regersek Zone

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Galactic Chat Interview – Jason Nahrung

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Galactic Chat interview – Keith Stevenson

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Have you been keeping up with Galactic Chat?

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Galactic Chat update

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All quiet on the eastern front

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Aurealis Awards 2013

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The Regersek Zone to be published on Antipodean SF

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Conflux 9 – and that’s what it is all about

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Feedburner – hopefully working again

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Conflux 9 – the workshops

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Bitter Seeds review – now at a podcast near you

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So… many… award… lists…

Last modified March 29, 2013. 4 comments. Top.



NSW Speculative Fiction Festival 2013

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Australian Women Writer’s challenge Jan-Feb speculative fiction roundup – link

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Round up of Ditmar posts

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Ditmars, Galactic Suburbia award and the Stella Prize

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GenreCon 2013 – now taking registrations

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Make Mine a Macchiato on the Beam Me Up radio show

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Australian Women Writers’ challenge 2013

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A Flash in the Pan? now available through Smashwords

Last modified November 12, 2012. 5 comments. Top.



GenreCon 2012 – Sydney (2nd – 4th November 2012)

Last modified November 17, 2014. 1 comment. Top.



The Devil Wears… narrated on the Beam Me Up radio show/podcast

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The Devil Wears… available on Antipodean SF podcast

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In the Service of the Public now available on the Beam Me Up radio show/podcast

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GenreCon attendance

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Ditmar eligibility

Last modified September 29, 2012. 2 comments. Top.



The Gloriously Cunning Plan on the Beam Me Up radio show/podcast

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The Devil Wears Shapeless Ugly Garments Covered in Dog Hair released

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Striking Twice on Beam Me Up radio show/podcast

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Flash Fiction Appearing on Beam Me Up Podcast/Radio Show

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The Devil Wears Shapeless Ugly Garments Covered in Dog Hair accepted for publication

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Story narrated on Beam Me Up podcast/radio

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In the Service of the Public – now available

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Antipodean SF Radio Show – Episode 168

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Continuum 8 – Wrap Up

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Continuum 8 – Day 4 (Monday)

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Continuum 8 – Day 3 (Sunday)

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Ditmar and Chronos Awards

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Continuum 8 – Day 2 (Saturday)

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Continuum 8 – Day 1 (Friday)

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Attending Continuum 8

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Issue 168 of Antipodean SF – including one of my stories!

Last modified July 13, 2012. 2 comments. Top.



Congratulations Lynda R Young

Last modified May 30, 2012. 2 comments. Top.



In the Service of the Public accepted for publication

Last modified May 22, 2012. 2 comments. Top.



Australian Women Writers 2012 Reading Challenge – mission accomplished?

Last modified January 2, 2013. 8 comments. Top.



Aurealis Awards 2012 – a wrap up

Last modified May 13, 2012. 11 comments. Top.



Ditmar voting – go on you know you want to

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Narration news – Antipodean SF 167 alpha

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Antipodean SF – Issue 167

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Antipodean SF Radio Show – Episode 166 Beta

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The Writer and the Critic episode 18

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ePub version of Antipodean SF

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Make Mine a Macchiato – AntiSF podcast

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Striking Twice accepted for publication

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Make Mine a Macchiato and Beware Antipodean Shores – now published

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Antipodean SF Radio Show – 165 alpha

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Published article – Has Your Reading Circle Shrunk?

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The Gloriously Cunning Plan – now published

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Article news – NSW Writer’s Centre 366 Days of Writing blog

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Narration news – The Gift by Mick Dawson

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More narration – Everything Old is New Again by Nicole Rendall

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First story hits the airwaves

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Make Mine a Macchiato accepted for publication

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The Gloriously Cunning Plan accepted for publication

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First publication available!

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Australian Women Writers 2012 National Year of Reading Challenge

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Speculative Fiction Festival wrap up

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Good head for radio

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Speculative Fiction Festival – 5 November 2011

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First acceptance for publication!

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Writing Imaginary Worlds workshop

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Welcome

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