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In the mail last week …

… was this lovely trinket from Flinthart, currently deep in the jungles of Boreno … or at least in a Orangutan sanctuary at Sepilok. It’s so pretty, I thought the arrival should be noted.

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Ditmar Voting

(snurched from Jason Fischer)

Looks like it’s time for Ditmar voting again. As this is the year of AussieCon4, it’s a great chance to showcase some antipodean talent.

Tehani Wessely is compiling a list, checking it twice, for eligible Aussies – it lives here https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AhAUWipZqrNWdFljalBZWmJwSnc1cTJVT2s0ZnlMLVE&hl=en_GB#gid=0

It also seems I have four stories eligible:

Frozen
Light as Mist, Heavy as Hope
Words
The Girl with No Hands

Other awesome
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It's unspeakably early

I’m not a morning person – anything before 9.30am is stricly infra dig, sweetie (although work does like me to turn up at a reasonable hour), but this is a nice way to start the day.

One of the first reviews of Worlds Next Door over at Last Short Story (and via Aidan Doyle, he of Inksucker
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NatCon – or What I Did in Adelaide that Didn't Involve Frog Cakes

I arrived a day early, which was great because it meant I got to spend some time with the awesome La Belle Hannett, my fellow Clarionite and the other half of my brain. We found a cafe, Notcoffee (which provided much bacon) and talked; we talked a lot; then we talked a bit more. Her partner Dr Chad had cleverly
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Home from NatCon and here are the Ditmars

Results of the Ditmars are below … more comments will follow about NatCon, but that will be tomorrow when my brain is talking to me again … I only got off the plane an hour ago.

A. Bertram Chandler Award
Rosaleen Love

William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism and Review
Kim Wilkins, an article about Australian fantasy fiction in the Journal of Australian
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Rocking out the Ditmar Vote – Short Stories/Novellas*

*snurched from Girlie Jones’ LJ (Apr. 21st, 2009 at 10:11 AM)

Pimping Aussie Short Stories today.

Here’s the collective Not if You Were the Last Short Story on Earth http://community.livejournal.com/lastshortstory/2008/12/03/ best of 2008 short story reading list:

The Last Great House of Isla Tortuga…Peter M. Ball (Dreaming Again)
On the Finding of Photographs of My Former Loves… Peter M. Ball (Fantasy)
As We Know It…
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