Tag Archives: Gillian Polack

Women’s History Month over at Gillian’s place

Dr Gillian Polack has been running a series of guest posts over on her blog for Women’s History Month. There’s a whole bunch from folk such as Lisa Hannett, Sue Isle and Donna Maree Hanson.

Mine is there today,
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Reviews over at Fantasy Magazine

Rich Horton reviews 4 Aussie spec-fic anthologies, including saying some nicely things about The February Dragon, LL Hannett’s and my sexy flying reptile story. Read the reviews here.

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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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We’re All Strangers Here: Deborah Biancotti and Baggage

Deborah Biancotti has done the world a favour by writing. She’s won Aurealis Awards and Ditmars.  Her short story collection, A Book of Endings (Twelfth Planet Press), has garnered attention both in Oz and overseas, and has bagged awards and recommendations ad infinitum (Look! Here’s a list http://deborahbiancotti.net/the/press/book_of_endings.htm), and been named on Guru of the Weird, Jeff VanderMeer’s Locus Online
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Coz not all Baggage is bad …

From Eneit Press and edited by the talented Gillian Polack, here is Baggage.

Humankind carries the past as invisible baggage. Thirteen brilliant writers explore this, looking at Australia’s cultural baggage through new and often disturbing eyes. Baggage explores layers and complexities that are oddly Australian. If you think Australian culture is all about neighbours and mateship, you may find
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The World SF News Blog – The Awesome Kaaron Warren talks at people and makes them answer questions

Very interesting round-table by Kaaron Warren – sample below and the rest lives here http://worldsf.wordpress.com/2009/12/21/monday-original-content-australian-sf-round-table/

Monday Original Content: A Round Table on Australian SF with Gillian Polack, Simon Brown, Yaritji Green and Tessa Kum.

By Kaaron Warren

Australians have a long history of Science Fiction and Fantasy literature. May Gibbs’ wrote Snugglepot and Cuddlepie in 1918.
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