A bit of Australia and New Zealand at Worldcon

I mentioned here before about the wonderful generosity of Bob Kuhn, reading a selection of work from Australian and New Zealand authors at Worldcon in Reno. Well, it’s this weekend. There are now a few more people on the bill and it looks like being two really...

The August Australian Speculative Fiction Blog Carnival

Nicole Murphy has collected a fantastic array of links to keep you busy all week. The August Australian Spec Fic blog carnival is one of the biggest I’ve ever seen. So big it’s in two parts. Part the first is here. Part the second is here. Enjoy and share!...

“The 7 Garages of Kevin Simpson” at Pseudopod

I’ve talked here before about how much I love short fiction podcasts. Probably my favourite podcast of all is Pseudopod, the sound of horror! So you can imagine how excited I am that Pseudopod are podcasting one of my stories. It’s an original too, not a...

Practicing Jedi overlooked on 2011 Australian Census

Practicing Jedi have been overlooked on the Australian Census. Then again, pretty much everything has been overlooked on the latest census, but the Jedi issue is more important than you might realise. It’s important to me that statistics are as accurate as possible....

NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books

This is an interesting list. I saw it retweeted by Neil Gaiman on Twitter, and his words were wise: “Don’t worry about the numbers, just read the books.” I couldn’t agree more. More than 60,000 ballots were cast in the NPR annual summer...