I missed blog posting last week as I was at Continuum - Melbourne's Speculative Fiction Convention. It was a great weekend, catching up with people I met last year, and being on panels and attending panels. Cons are great fun. My biggest problem is making sure I don't panel myself to death. I love hearing … Continue reading Back from Continuum 11 (Southern Skies)
I've had a flat out week. It's been a real doozy. I went over to Swancon last week, and participated as a panellist and the paperback version of Frontier Resistance was officially released as well, and then this weekend has been the critique and winner reveals of Freshly Squeezed Reads #c1blitz. Swancon was great. I … Continue reading Swancon and the #c1blitz!
On Thursday I'm hopping on an aeroplane and heading off to Perth. I'm lucky enough to be going to Swancon - Perth's Science Fiction convention. It's the fortieth anniversary of Swancon, and this year it's the Natcon - or National Convention. At Swancon, on Saturday afternoon at 3pm, Frontier Resistance will be launched in paperback … Continue reading Official Release of Frontier Resistance Paperback – Swancon 40
If you've been living under a rock, you might have missed the announcement that one of the world's most loved authors passed away last week. I was never going to do a post like this - probably like many others - but here I am, reflecting on the life and work of Terry Pratchett. I … Continue reading Terry Pratchett
I"ve been a Dr Who fan for as long as I can remember. When I was a child, we'd watch an episode every week day evening from Monday to Thursday on the ABC. The first doctor I remember clearly was Patrick Troughton - the Dr with the recorder stuck in the Tardis console. I vaguely … Continue reading Dr Who Musings
Well, Frontier Resistance is now officially launched. Friday night, at the opening function of the Scone Literary Long Weekend, I had the lovely opportunity to speak in front of nearly 100 people about eBooks, and how a brand new eBook is published, and then read from the first chapter of Resistance to officially launch the … Continue reading What a Weekend! (And it’s still not quite over…)
I've been watching a few Goodreads threads this week, and also a few threads on Facebook in a couple of group I participate in. They've been about a variety of things, but mostly about sexism and exploitation.I was struck by the variety of reasoning used by the various posters.There were discussions about historical accuracy in … Continue reading Pondering Ethics In The Real World, And The Worlds Of Our Imaginations.
Well, I'm back. From four days of discussions, panels, cover art pose offs, and lots of fun. Continuum was my very first Science Fiction Convention, and I'm happy to say it most definitely won't be my last.I participated in three panels as a panellist, did a reading of Frontier Incursion, and ran a market stall … Continue reading Continuum
Next weekend I'll be at my very first Science Fiction Convention - Continuum X: Carnival of Lost Souls, in Melbourne. Although I've always loved reading Science Fiction, and now writing it, I've never been to one, as we've always lived in remote, and now rural, Australia.It's really interesting when you tell people that you're going … Continue reading Continuum X – Next Weekend’s activity!