announcements

2014 aurealis award shortlist, featuring … me!

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…AKA well, would you look at that… Turns out "Teratogen" earned itself a spot on the Aurealis Awards shortlist for 2014, in the category of Best Fantasy Short Story! It's an amazing shortlist, and I'm chuffed beyond measure to have written something people consider worth mentioning in the same breath as any one of the […]

first they came

New Interview: Galactic Chat

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Hola! I am lifting my head from the morass of editing this one story I never want to see again1 and drafting this other story I don't want to have to write2 to tell those who find such things interesting that there's a new interview of me up online. This one is a little different, […]

it's all about the whimsy

nose to the grindstone

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Pledged is duly rechapterised, and I'm celebrating by … starting another project straight away. Yeah, it's not particularly smart, there's this little thing called downtime which I hear is really effective in guarding against burnout… but this project (untitled, like all my new projects, which makes blogging about them tricksome at best) is a short […]

journal

you know that second book you promised…?

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Aaaaannnnd…..book. Or at least, close enough to call it book. I still need to go through and check my chapter lengths, because I have a feeling (er, I know) they got dangerously out of control in the second half of the book, what with all the revisioning. I have a nasty habit of not bothering […]

brutus

this is the bit where the brain starts to splinter

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I keep losing days. Today is Monday, apparently, but I'm pretty sure yesterday was Saturday. This means I'm either going insane, becoming ever more inattentive, Sunday was totally and utterly exactly the same as Saturday and thus they blurred into the one day in my memory… or Sunday just vanished out the calendar. I'm betting […]

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a glimpse of banality

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As a brief addendum on the when can I buy it? issue, I am reliably informed at least one store is talking about December 19 as the on-shelf date. Make of this information what you will. I have spent most of the weekend pondering the pc vs mac dilemma, and am no closer to an […]

asides

i'm pretty sure it's called multi-tasking

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Okay, whoever it was that linked to Pandemic II?1 You owe me I've-lost-count hours of my life. Seriously, how can I concentrate on revising this novel, when there's humans to wipe out? How can I concentrate on wiping out the human race efficiently and effectively when I have this novel to finish? Huh? Huh? Actually, […]