It’s only a couple of days before the spec fic goodness that is Aussicon 4 – the World Science Fiction Convention – descends on Melbourne. Details of the many panels that will be running over the 5 full days of the convention are up on the Aussiecon website. If you have a free hour or [...]
We’re very proud and somewhat overwhelmed to learn that Margo Lanagan’s awesome X6 novella, ‘Sea-Hearts’, has been shortlisted in this year’s World Fantasy Awards for best novella. The awards ceremony will be held at the 36th World Fantasy Convention in Colorado during the weekend of October 28-31.
Next week, Melbourne becomes the mecca for all things spec fic when the World Science Fiction Convention comes to town from 2 to 6 September. Guests of honour include Kim Stanley Robinson, Shaun Tan and Robin Johnson and the convention hall will be packed to bursting with your favourite Australian and overseas speculative fiction authors.
To say that I like science fiction would be a gross understatement. I’ve read so much of it over the decades, I think it’s actually inscribed on my genome. And when I come across the real deal it’s like a tailored virus that has been specifically designed to infect me. Song of Scarabaeus is the [...]
The Terra Incognita Speculative Fiction podcast is a monthly showcase of the best Australian Speculative Fiction read by the authors who created it. TISF 22 is up now, free on the TISF website (www.tisf.com.au) as well as on iTunes.
The latest podcast features Ditmar Award winning author Rjurik Davidson reading his dark fantasy ‘The Fear [...]
A very welcome addition to the Australian speculative fiction scene is the creation of the Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Australia Association which has just announced it’s open for members. ASFFWA for short, is modelled on the Science Fiction Writers of America and will provide writers, publishers and other practitioners working in the [...]
Congratulations to Paul Haines for the shortlisting of his blistering novella ‘Wives’ (X6, coeur de lion) in this year’s Ditmar Ballot. Paul’s collection Slice of Life also got a nod in the collected works section. The Ditmars will be awarded at this year’s Worldcon to be held in Melbourne at the beginning of September.