The much anticipated program for Continuum 8: Craftonomicon -- the 2012 NatCon -- is now online and available to download as handy PDFs. It looks pretty damn good and the only thing I'm not looking forward to is making some difficult choices in regards to what sessions I attend. Fortunately, some of the decision making … Continue reading Continuum 8 Program Now Available!
I am so delighted to announce that my short story, "Frostbitten", has been selected for the second volume of The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror, edited by Talie Helene and Liz Gryzb, and published by Ticonderoga Publications. It was the only piece of short fiction I published in 2011 so I feel very honoured … Continue reading The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011
First, some back story: As some of you might be aware, I record a monthly podcast called The Writer and the Critic with my dear friend, Ian Mond. We talk about books and the speculative fiction scene and, occasionally, Other Things. A couple of months ago, inspired by some thought-provoking listener feedback regarding the differences … Continue reading Feminism, My 23-Year-Old Self, and I
Because if you can't plug the soon-to-be-published books of your beloved, what on earth can you plug? I love this cover for Salvage so very much. It captures the feel and mood of the novella perfectly -- the team over at Twelfth Planet Press have done a splendid job as usual, and I'm looking forward … Continue reading A Study in Blue: Salvage by Jason Nahrung
The latest episode of our podcast is now available for direct download and streaming from the website or via subscription from iTunes. Feedback is most welcome! Here are the show notes: This month on The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond spend some time discussing the results of the recently announced Aurealis … Continue reading The Writer and the Critic: Episode 19