Congratulations to Tansy Rayner Roberts who won 2011 Ditmar (Australian equivalent to Hugo Awards) in the best novel category for “Power and Majesty”.  The novel was my ‘top read for 2010’, so this certainly is not totally unexpected although the…

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That is Swancon, an annual speculative fiction gathering here in Perth. I went to the sessions organised by Romancing the West so that I can hear some great writers talk about their writing. Kaaron Warren talked about finishing a story. Juliet…

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I first came across Tansy Rayner Roberts when I read her excellent urban fantasy novelette Siren Beat set in the city of Hobart, full of nasty kraakens, mermaids and sirens. So when I discovered that she had a trilogy coming…

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When I first started this blog I promised some book reviews, didn’t I? Well, life happens and ‘something’s gotta give’ and for me it is usually computer time and blogging. So to kick off the reviews I thought to share…

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FableCroft Publishing has released a limited (only on sale until February 15, 2011) ebook edition of its forthcoming title After the Rain, to be sold as a fundraiser for Queensland Flood Relief Appeal. All donations will go to the Appeal.…

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