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Alan is a Ditmar Award-nominated British-Australian author. He writes horror, dark fantasy and sci-fi, rides a motorcycle and loves his dog. He also teaches Kung Fu. He is the author of the dark fantasy thriller novels, RealmShift and MageSign, co-authored the short horror novel, Dark Rite, with David Wood, and has around 50 short stories published in a variety of journals and anthologies in Australia, the US, the UK and France, including the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror (2010 & 2012). Alan is represented by literary agent, Alex Adsett, of Alex Adsett Publishing Services. Read extracts from his novels, a novella and short stories at his website – www.alanbaxteronline.com – or find him on Twitter @AlanBaxter, Facebook or , and feel free to tell him what you think. About anything.

Web Site: http://www.alanbaxteronline.com


2013 Aurealis Award winners announced

April 8, 2014

Saturday was a big day. I drove down to Canberra, took part in the Conflux Writer’s Day minicon, where I did a highspeed “Social Media for Authors” presentation, then went for a quick change of clothes in order to attend the Aurealis Awards ceremony. Nicole Murphy, who organised everything that day, did a truly...
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Far Voyager Postscripts #32/33 ToC announced

April 7, 2014
Far Voyager Postscripts #32/33 ToC announced

This has been far and away the longest gap between a story sale and story publication, for many reasons mostly out of everyone’s control, but I’m very happy to say that Far Voyager Postscripts #32/33 from P S Publishing is finally coming out and it will include my story, Thirty Three Tears to a...
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Dimension6 Issue 1 available now and it’s free

April 4, 2014
Dimension6 Issue 1 available now and it’s free

Coeur De Lion Publishing is one of Australia’s best small press outfits and they always produce fantastic work. You may remember a while ago I was going on about the Anywhere But Earth anthology, which is about the best science fiction short story anthology I’ve seen in years (and not only because I have...
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Earthsea revisited and visited anew

April 1, 2014
Earthsea revisited and visited anew

I mentioned a while back that I was embarking on a reread of Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea novels. It was, in fact, only a part reread. There are six Earthsea books, that Le Guin likes to refer to as either the Earthsea Cycle, or the two Earthsea trilogies. Until now I’d only read the...
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New RealmShift review at Fantasy Faction

April 1, 2014

I do love a good review and Dan Hanks at Fantasy Faction has written a pearler about RealmShift. Thanks, Dan! Here’s a few highlights: “…a thoroughly enjoyable and thrilling book—and one that showcases a writer unafraid of throwing universe-sized ideas out there, before nailing them to the page like a pro. As you’d expect...
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The 15 author meme

March 25, 2014

There’s this meme going around Facebook: In no more than 15 minutes list 15 authors who have really struck a chord with you and will stay with you. I did this a while ago, then it came up again. I couldn’t find my original post, so I just did a new 15. Then I...
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Bound – This is the really real world!

March 24, 2014
Bound – This is the really real world!

So HarperVoyager AU tweeted a blurry image today of the proof copies of Bound, Book 1 of The Alex Caine Series. The proofs have just arrived in the office there. It’s really real. Look! It’s an actual freaking book right there in the picture in the really real world. To say I’m a bit...
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True Detective – true storytelling

March 20, 2014
True Detective – true storytelling

I’ve just finished watching the eight episode HBO drama, True Detective, and feel compelled to write about it. I mainlined eight episodes in about three days, which is some going given I have a 5 month old son and very little time. It’s an absolutely amazing achievement in storytelling. This post is mostly spoiler-free,...
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The little anthology that could – Suspended in Dusk

March 5, 2014
The little anthology that could – Suspended in Dusk

I’m glad we can finally announce this one officially. Editor, Simon Dewar, approached me a while ago asking if I’d be interested in submitting to an anthology he was putting together called Suspended in Dusk. The theme was exactly what the title suggests and loosely based at that. He wanted a collection of horror...
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Paula Guran on what defines Dark Fantasy and Horror

February 27, 2014

Ah, this is an eternal old chestnut. Way back in 2006, in the early days of this blog, I had a post about the difference between dark fantasy and horror. That post is here. I still stand mostly by it. However, in the introduction to the 2010 edition of Paula Guran’s “Year’s Best Dark...
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Author of horror, dark fantasy & sci-fi. Kung Fu instructor. Personal Trainer. Motorcyclist. Dog lover. Gamer. Heavy metal fan. Britstralian. Misanthrope. Learn more about me and my work by clicking About Alan just below the header.

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