Conventions, Obstacles and Unicorns 

October has been such a whirlwind, it’s been great this week to have things settle down a bit! The month has been filled with great stuff, from Conflux in Canberra to Raw Numinbah (an obstacle course race) to a fun trip to Melbourne with the man and then daughter’s dance weekend. I celebrated a birthday […]

The Wizardry of Jewish Women

I’m delighted to welcome Dr Gillian Polack to my blog today, to talk about her new book. I found her discussion of Jewish magic particularly interesting, because the Greek women of my family practised a sort of magic too. I look forward to picking up a copy of her book at Conflux. To order your copy […]

Aussie SF Snapshot: 2016Snapshot Terry Frost

Biography A self-educated old school science fiction fan, Terry Frost has been a factory worker, professional Dungeons and Dragons player, sous-chef and layabout. After decades of fanzine production in 1995 he won the Best Fan Writer Ditmar Award at Thylacon in Tasmania. In 2012 his Paleo-Cinema Podcast was positively reviewed by The Onion AV Club. […]

Aussie SF Snapshot: Marlee Jane Ward #2016Snapshot

Biography  Marlee Jane Ward is a writer, reader and weirdo from Melbourne, Australia. She grew up on the Central Coast of New South Wales and studied creative writing at the University of Wollongong. She attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop in 2014. You can find her short stories at Interfictions, Terraform, Apex, The Sockdolager, Aurealis, Mad Scientist Journal, […]

Aussie SF Snapshot: Sean Wright #2016Snapshot

 Biography SB Wright is a poet, book reviewer, interviewer and podcast producer.  His interest in poetry has been a constant if not always obvious presence. He has maintained his Ditmar Award winning review blog The Adventures of a Bookonaut since 2010. His audio interviews with Australian and International Speculative Fiction authors can be found at […]

Aussie SF Snapshot: Aidan Doyle #2016Snapshot

  Biography: Aidan Doyle is a Melbourne based writer and computer programmer. His first short story was published in Aurealis in 1993. He attended Clarion South in 2009 and has since been published in places such as Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Fireside, Escape Pod, and PodCastle. He has been shortlisted for the Aurealis and XYYZY awards. […]