The Nightmare Ball at Aussiecon 4

Aussiecon 4, better known as Worldcon, is fast approaching. Looks like I’ll be doing a few bits and pieces there in the way of panels and workshops as well as having a top time with friends and colleagues. I’ll write more about that stuff later. In the...

Murdoch University are out of their freaking minds

This situation has suddenly cropped up all over the web, with lots of my friends (and plenty of people I don’t know) justifiably furious. It is, in a word, fuckingridiculous. Via Chris Creagh- Murdoch University have told Grant Stone that his services are no...

Friday Flash – Idle Chatter

It’s been a while since I posted a Friday Flash piece so I thought I’d offer up this one today. It’s a nasty little piece, so brace yourself if you’re of a sensitive disposition. Then again, I don’t imagine you’d frequent this site...

Reign Of Death – short film

I picked this up over at S F Signal. Written and directed by Matthew Savage and called Reign Of Death it’s a kind of noir style detective thing with a cool, dark sci-fi edge. Apparently the idea is to turn the concept into a full length film, which would...

In defence of swearing

I swear a lot. I’ll be the first to admit it. I’m the worst person to have around your kids because I swear so casually that I don’t notice I’m doing it. I do try to remember when kids are around, but even that bothers me to some degree....