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Speculative Fiction Festival 2017

Superheroes Panel, Speculative Fiction Festival 2017. L-R: Margo Lanagan, Robert Hood, Maria Lewis. Photographer: Cat Sparks

Nice write-up of the NSW Writers Centre Spec Fic Festival of last weekend!

Thanks, Dr Katie Lavers.

The biennial Speculative Fiction Festival is an extraordinary festival organised by the
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Lotus Blue: Cat Sparks

Cat Sparks is a multi-award-winning Australian author, editor and artist whose former employment has included: media monitor, political and archaeological photographer, graphic designer, Fiction Editor of Cosmos Magazine and Manager of Agog! Press. She’s currently finishing a PhD in sci fi and
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Problem Daughters: Rivqa Rafael

rivRivqa Rafael is a writer and editor based in Sydney. She started writing speculative fiction well before earning degrees in science and writing, although they have probably helped. Her previous gig as subeditor and reviews editor for Cosmos magazine likewise fueled her
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The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015

yb15Huzzah! The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015 is due out very soon. You can order here. Yet another glorious cover.  The stories are:

Joanne Anderton, “2B”
Alan Baxter, “The Chart of the Vagrant Mariner”
Deborah Biancotti, “Look How Cold My Hands Are”
Stephen Dedman,
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David Stevens: Crop Rotation

David Stevens1David Stevens  lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and children. He has worked in criminal law for 25 years, including a year spent in The Hague recently working with an international tribunal. His fiction has appeared in Crossed
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My Contact2016 Schedule

contactWell, the NatCon is just around the corner! It’s actually just waiting in the milkbar, filling up on thickshakes, until the curtains go up. I’ll be there and my schedule is below. Come up and say “hello”.

My Contact 2016 schedule:

Thursday 24 March

In Conversation
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In Your Face

fablecreoftOne of the excellent FableCroft Publishing’s 2016 projects is the In Your Face anthology, a collection of original and reprinted provocative spec-fic stories. The pozible campaign has reached its original goal (very quickly!), but there are stretch goals, people, so throw some spare shekels
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Focus 2014 Interviews: Cat Sparks

Cat-portraitToday, Cat Sparks talks “The Seventh Relic” for the Focus 2014 interviews.

What was the inspiration for your story, The Seventh Relic?

I was researching the history of Buddhism as background for another story when the idea for this one
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Fablecroft’s Focus 2014: highlights of Australian short fiction

fablecroftFablecroft have released the ToC for their Focus 2014: highlights of Australian short fiction and I’m happy to say that “St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls” is getting another outing, and in very good company too!

St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls by Angela
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Cover and ToC Reveal: The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2014

years-best-fantasy-and-horror-v5.webAlways happy to have stories (two!) in this glorious publication edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene, and published by Ticonderoga Publications. The fifth volume of The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror has yet another gorgeous cover and, most importantly, can
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