The new Apple iPad

Meh. I’m tempted to leave this post at that, just a single word. But if I’m honest there is more to this iPad thing than that. Fundamentally, Apple have gone to great lengths and enormous fanfare to release what is essentially a big iPhone without the...

“Trial Not Required” in M-Brane SF #13

My short story “Trial Not Required” has just been published in M-Brane SF magazine. It’s in issue 13 and starts on page 13, which is kinda cool. The PDF edition of the mag is out now and the print edition should be available in the next couple of...

Blade Runner spawns a web series

The greatest movie of all time is Blade Runner. I’ve said it before and nothing yet has changed my mind. No, not even Avatar, which today toppled Titanic as the biggest grossing movie ever. I’m so pleased that a sci-fi movie has replaced Titanic in that...

No censorship in Australia

Go and read Kay Smoljak’s piece about ISP filtering, game ratings and so on. It’s a good read. Get behind her ideas and let’s try to stop censorship in this country. Read it here....

Aurealis Award winners 2009

The Award ceremony happened in Brisbane last night. I was very sad not to be able to get up there for it, but finances are only so elastic. I was greatly heartened, however, to discover a great little Twitter party happening as the Awards were announced. I got to...