The Aurealis Awards were announced in a glittery -- and, at times, shoeless -- ceremony in North Sydney on Saturday night and I was absolutely thrilled that Madigan Mine won Best Horror Novel. So thrilled that the just-in-case list of names I'd been intermittently rehearsing all day flew out of my head and the first … Continue reading Aurealis Awards 2010
Ellen Datlow has just published the full list of her Honourable Mentions for Best New Horror of the Year and I'm very pleased to see two stories of mine included: “Monsters Among Us” (Macabre, Brimstone Press) "We All Fall Down” (Aurealis #44) It's an impressive tally of stories and one that makes for a most … Continue reading Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year – Honourable Mentions
A thought-provoking post over at Cat Valente's blog about our fascination with the end of the world and our need to be part of a story: No one wants to miss out. On the End Times, on the Singlarity. On Peak Oil, which I see certain folk talking about in the same eager terms, looking … Continue reading Is that a link I see before me?
The wickedly talented Angela Slatter is conducting a series of short, drive-by interviews with spec fic authors on her website. Sean Williams and Karen Miller have already been left twitching in her wake, and today she has me in her sights. Cakes, donuts and danishes are all mentioned. Hungry?
Angela Slatter is a brilliant, intelligent woman with a razor sharp wit and a seemingly inexhaustible ability to create stories which are at once beautiful and devastating, complex and refined. She reminds me a little of Neil Gaiman: both these writers manage to tread the line between whimsy and poignancy with apparently effortless grace. Both … Continue reading The Girl With No Hands