It’s Easter – time for Christian hypocrisy

It would be funnier if it wasn’t so fucking tragic, but you can always get a laugh when the Christian bigwigs come out with their Easter messages. My favourite so far this year is this one from Anthony Fisher, the new Archbishop of Parramatta (NSW, Australia):...

My podcast interview at The Creative Penn

I was interviewed recently by Joanna Penn, of The Creative Penn website, for a podcast. Joanna blogs, podcasts and video blogs on all aspects writing, publishing and promotion. In this podcast she asks me about all kinds of things, from the nature of writing with...

Call out for Aust Spec Fic blog carnival

I’ll be hosting the Australian Spec Fic blog carnival in March, posting up a loads of stuff on March 15th. If you have any posts you think are relevant, please let me have the links. It can be anything spec fic related, about writing, books, movies, TV or...

New RealmShift review at Horror Bound

I was very pleased to read a new review of RealmShift over at Horror Bound today. Among other things, the reviewer said stuff like: “You’ll be hooked. And then, you’re in for a fast-paced, white knuckle ride.” “Alan Baxter excels at...

Scientology Quote of The Week

It’s been a while since I posted a quote of the week. However, sitting there this morning, reading the Sydney Morning Herald while enjoying my wife’s wonderful poached eggs, I did laugh when I read this one. (By the way, I wasn’t eating my...

Blasphemy laws in 2010? Oh yes

This is astounding, especially from a developed country in the year 2010 CE. I picked this up from the Metamagician blog. I’m basically just reposting the information verbatim as Russell did, because it speaks for itself. The short version is this: From 1...