Welcome news from Angry Robot, spec fic publisher of Kaaron Warren amongst others:
“The month of March 2011 will be Open Door Month at Angry Robot. The publisher has put together a dedicated team of readers, who will diligently work through every submission received. The best of these will be considered for [...]
Google launched its Books Ngram Viewer — which compares the frequency of word usages on Google Books — a couple of days ago. So coeur de lion decided to use it to conclusively end the battle between Science Fiction and Fantasy because, although we love all spec fic, we have a very soft spot for [...]
Entries for the 2010 Aurealis Awards are closing soon. The organisers have posted the following information on the Aurealis Awards website:
In order to ensure that entered works are received by the judges before the judging deadline, the online entry form for the Aurealis Awards will close at midnight on Thursday 23 December 2010.
The Terra Incognita Speculative Fiction podcast is a monthly showcase of the best Australian Speculative Fiction read by the authors who created it. TISF 26 is up now, free on the TISF website (www.tisf.com.au) as well as on iTunes.
Our Christmas special podcast features two ‘festive’ stories, which were both published in Jack Dann’s excellent [...]
The very nice, and dare we say talented, Max Barry had this to say in a segment on Summer Reading on ABC’s First Tuesday Book Club:
With SpecFaction NSW taking over the running of the Aurealis Awards from Fantastic Queensland and bringing the ceremony to Sydney, comes news of a new sponsorship deal with HarperVoyager, which is currently celebrating its 15th year publishing Australian speculative fiction.
SpecFaction NSW have just released the following announcement:
SpecFaction NSW Inc, the new organiser of [...]
Great news over the weekend that an animated version of well-known Australian illustrator Shaun Tan’s award-winning book The Lost Thing has been shortlisted in the Short Film category for the 83rd Academy Awards. The film, made by London-based producer Andrew Ruhemann – with Shaun Tan working to adapt his illustrations to the animated medium – [...]