Tuesday Toot – Jodi Cleghorn and Deck The Halls

Tuesday Toot is a semi-regular feature here. An invite-only series of short posts where writers, editors, booksellers and other creatives have been asked to share their stuff and toot their own horn. It’s hard to be seen in the digital morass and hopefully this...

Anywhere But Earth now available direct from the publisher

You’ll remember me talking a lot about this book when it was published. I’m very proud to have a story in it – my deep space horror story, Unexpected Launch. And personal bias notwithstanding, I think this is one of the best science fiction...

Excellent promo video for Notions Unlimited

You may remember a while ago that Chuck McKenzie had a Tuesday Toot slot here at The Word, talking about his new specialist bookshop in Melbourne. The shop is called Notions Unlimited and specialises in speculative fiction – science fiction, fantasy and horror...

Waystations of a journeyman writer

The life of a writer can be a thankless one, with rejections peppering a career far more often than acceptances. But it’s the rejections that teach a writer their chops. With any luck you get a bit of feedback with a rejection that helps to improve a story. A...

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...