Monthly Archives: January 2010

Bibliophile Stalker …

… the charming Charles Tan kindly interviewed me a few weeks back – here t’is a sampler:

Hi! Thanks for agreeing to do the interview. First off, what got you interested in speculative fiction?

I’ve always had a lot of fantasy/science fiction in my reading lists. I blame my mother for starting me on fairytales as a child and the traumatising effects
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A fabulous night had by all! List of winners here

Congrats to all :-). Special huzzah to Peter M Ball for ‘Clockwork, Patchwork and Ravens’ in Apex Magazine May 2009. There was Snoppy Dancing. 🙂

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Aurealis Awards

Tonight is Aurealis Awards night here in Brisneyland, the last one run by Fantastic Queensland, possibly the last one ever if no one takes up the franchise for next year. It’s been an amazing four years of FQ running the AAs very professionally.

Great list of nominees – special mention to Twelfth Planet Press, the little-indie-that-could, with its many nominations, and
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The awesomely glorious Tartarus Press has been awarded the Horror Writer’s Association Speciality Press Award for 2009!

That’s a nice 20th birthday present for Rosalie and Russell and very well deserved.


Dumbo Feathers. It’s all I’m saying …

More Good Advice

From the Brain of Rachel Hills:

You ask, I answer: So you want to get a book deal?

When I invited you guys to throw me your writing/media related questions last week, I didn’t expect the first one (from blogger Andrew McMillen) to be such a doozy.

While I’ve flitted around the edges of the publishing industry for three or four
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Two of My Favourite Things

Bibliophile Stalker meets Kaolin Fire …

Kaolin Fire is a conglomeration of ideas, side projects, and experiments. Web development is his primary occupation, but he also develops computer games, edits Greatest Uncommon Denominator Magazine, and occasionally teaches computer science. He has had short fiction published in Strange Horizons, Tuesday Shorts, Escape Velocity, and Alienskin Magazine, among
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Saturday is Aurealis Day

This Saturday, 23rd Jan 2010, the Aurealis Awards take place – the last one run by Fantastic Queensland.

Do you have your ticket?

I’ve been getting some questions – I don’t know why – but in the interests of being helpful I present a brief Code of Conduct.

1. Have a ticket – do not turn
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Book as Art

By Anouk Kruithof.

On Behalf of All Writers, I Apologise

This is why editors and publishers make voodoo dolls of us and stick pins in them:

has anyone seen my shotgun?
[Phone rings. It is one of my authors, whose book is publishing shortly–long ago catalogued etc.]

Author: I’ve been thinking, the title of my book shouldn’t be [TITLE HERE]. It would be much more powerful if it were [HERE TITLE]. More
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