Monthly Archives: April 2011

To the Swanconatorium!

Luckily I have raised my head from where it’s been buried in my PhD and noticed that next week is Swancon. It’s lucky coz I’m going and am on two panels while I’m there:

Fairytales in Today’s World with Angela Slatter,
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Book Review of Allison Hewitt Is Trapped

This is one of the books I recently received in the mail and I was interested enough to take a break from my PhD and novel writing to read it.

Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madaleine Roux

Debut zombie novel! That is, debut
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New Anthology from Coeur de Lion

Coeur de Lion Publishing is bringing out a new anthology of science fiction called Anywhere but Earth. Edited by Keith Stevenson, it will appear late’ish in 2011.

Margo Lanagan ‘Yon Horned Moon’

Richard Harland ‘An Exhibition of the Plague’

Sean McMullen ‘Spacebook’

Lee Battersby ‘At
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The Literary Remains Drive-by: R. B. Russell

Ray Russell is the other half of Tartarus Press. He is a writer, publisher, illustrator and all-round nice guy. His work inlcudes the collections Putting the Pieces in Place and Literary Remains as well as the novella Bloody
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The Writer, Small Press, and eBook Rights: A Dilemma

Here’s the thing: no one makes much money from small press in Australia.

Writers don’t get rich publishing through small presses, and the small presses are run for love not money. Some of them simply implode after being run by well-meaning and enthusiastic amateurs who don’t understand things like the need for marketing or covers that don’t look
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