Monthly Archives: May 2011

Shiny, shiny awards suitable for hand to hand combat

Brain (Lisa L Hannett) and I arrived in Sydney on Friday and promptly indulged in our major vice: ordering room service. We talked until late, then woke up to more room service (What??)

Then we went for a walk
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Meanwhile over at Read Horror

The lovely Michael Wilson asks me some questions over at Read Horror: The Voice of Horror Literature. It’s short, sweet (ish) and here.

Because the world needs more zombies

Ticonderoga Publications has just announced a new collection: that of the inimitable Jason “Everything can be improved by the addition of a zombie” Fischer! Jason is a Writers of the Future winner, a Clarion South survivor and the
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And so, to Sydney

The Aurealis Awards are taking place this Saturday night, so it’s off to Sydney for me on Friday.

Once again, a reunion with Brain, which is always welcome and Significant Other gets to spend the weekend in a gaming marathon frenzy from which he will emerge only when he gets hungry.

And so tomorrow I shall go and find a dress to
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The Quantum Drive-by: Justina Robson

Justina Robson is the author of eight novels (four in the Quantum Gravity series), she’s a grad of York University (linguistics and philosophy). She’s also a Clarion survivor (of the West variety) She was recently a guest of honour at
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Good People, Good Cause, Awesome Book

The lovely and talented Lezli Robyn is raising funds to help her fiance Jamie to pay his really rather huge medical bills for his chemotherapy treatments. Russell B Farr of Ticonderoga Publications is pitching in by auctioning off
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Finnish Spec-fic – Hello.

Team VanderMeer just returned from a huge trip to Finland. Finland survived and we all have the chance to learn more about Finnish SF and Fantasy …

Post#1SF/Fantasy by Finnish writers is hot this year, with two major titles now out in the U.S. that capture the range and complexity of the current scene: Birdbrain by Johanna Sinisalo and
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Zombie-proof house, has own drawbridge

Apart from the fact it looks like an East German bunker, this is cool.

SCARED of zombies? Concerned about the apocalypse? Have we got the house for you.

A Polish architectural firm has designed the world’s first zombie-proof abode — the “Safe House”.

It’s not really inspired by the walking dead, but it’s been getting plenty of
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And so, to procrastination – I mean writing! Yes, writing.

Friday is stretching in front of me and there are a variety of writing tasks to do. And it seems I’m not attracted to any of them. One is a re-write of the Intro to my PhD –
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Swancon Booty

Behold, the reasons why my luggage was so damned heavy on the way back from Perth … in addition to the books in the con showbag … and there may have been some clothing purchased too (shhhhhhh!).

Love and
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