Continuing our theme of wish fulfilment, it’s every writer’s dream to be offered that movie contract. The one where your vision gets turned into a 3D blockbuster that eventually smites the unworthy Avatar from its place as hugest movie in the history of history itself. Australian speculative fiction writer Max Barry, is further along that [...]
Machine of Death is an anthology of short stories edited by Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, and David Malki, inspired by this episode of Ryan’s Dinosaur Comics. The premise for the collection is simple: a bunch of stories written about people who know exactly how they are going to die, thanks to the aforementioned [...]
Congratulations to Tansy Rayner Roberts, who won the Washington Science Fiction Association Short Fiction Award for her novella ‘Siren Beat’ published by West Australian independent publisher Twelfth Planet Press. The award was accepted by publisher Alisa Krasnostein on Tansy’s behalf at the Capclave convention in Rockville Maryland. You can hear our review of ‘Siren Beat’ [...]
Dymocks Southland in Victoria will be hosting a special ‘Halloween HorrorCon’ this Halloween, with five local dark fiction authors signing their work in-store. Special guests are:
Alan Baxter, author of RealmShift and MageSign Bob Franklin, author of the collection Under Stones Bruce Kaplan, author of Jenny’s Dance Kirstyn McDermott, author of Madigan Mine Jason Nahrung, [...]
The current issue of New Scientist magazine lists a selection of lost classics of science fiction selected by some very worthy people, brilliant books that could stand alongside The War of the Worlds and Nineteen Eighty-Four as masterpieces of speculative literature, but have somehow or other lapsed into obscurity. Each is a forgotten vision of [...]
Over at the Trentonomicon, X6 author Trent Jamieson has decided to share pretty much all he knows about writing, which – given he’s sold over sixty short stories, bagged more than one Aurealis Award, and his new Death Works trilogy is currently being published by Orbit – is quite a bit.
We reckon [...]
Rjurik Davidson is a writer with a unique voice. At once romantically yearning and darkly insecure, his work straddles the deep contradictions of the human spirit transporting the reader into a symbolic dreamspace where the hopes and fears of his protagonists play out.
A welcome addition to UK firm PS Publishing’s ‘Showcase Series’ is Rjurik’s [...]
The Terra Incognita Speculative Fiction podcast is a monthly showcase of the best Australian Speculative Fiction read by the authors who created it. TISF 24 is up now, free on the TISF website (www.tisf.com.au) as well as on iTunes.
The latest podcast features Lee Battersby reading his awards winning Father Muerte story ‘Father Muerte and [...]
Regardless of what some retailers may be trying to tell us, Christmas is still months off, but it is true that it’s probably a good time to start thinking about what you might buy your loved one (or yourself), especially if you’re buying presents on-line. So, to help you order your thoughts (and then order [...]