The prevailing theme of the discussions/debates/flamewars surrounding the 2011 Ditmars this past week has been that the awards process is broken and needs to be fixed. As I talked about yesterday, the productions and publications of one small press publisher (Twelfth Planet Press) accounted for 50% of the combined 2011 Ditmar/Tin Duck awards. For the … Continue reading Ditmar Awards: random notes and musings
This is the first of two posts I plan to write about the latest Ditmar Awards controversy which ran rampant in certain corners of the internet over the past couple of days. I'm not going to name names or list a series of links. If you don't already know what's been happening -- and you … Continue reading Ditmars Awards and Myth-Information
SwanCon36 was a wonderful convention and merriment was had by all. I was on a lot of panels and even managed to sit in the audience for quite a few that I wasn't involved with -- which doesn't always happen, depending on how busy I am catching up with people and how good the bar … Continue reading SwanCon, MegaPodcasts and Ditmar Awards
Somehow I keep forgetting to post about this. To help celebrate Aussie Author Month during April, the Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (ASFFWA) is giving away a truckload of books by Australian writers -- including my own novel, Madigan Mine. To participate in Aussie Author Month -- and have a chance at winning … Continue reading Win Books with Aussie Author Month!
I'm off to SwanCon over at the Hyatt Hotel in Perth this Friday and it's turned into quite a busy convention for me! Here's all the official panels and other fun stuff I'll be doing: 2.00pm — Friday, 22nd April — Plaza 1 SF Book Club: The Windup Girl Discussion panel with Robin Pen, Helen … Continue reading SwanCon 2011