A Bit of Bolano, Schafer, and Cooke.

Here are a few more reviews of books I’ve read recently:   2666, Roberto Bolano 2666 is an amazing book. A series of five novellas, the book is held together by its mediation on violence, its natures, its forms, and its atrocities. At the heart of this is an examination of violence against women, most […]

Interview, A Few Books Read

  Just a small update today. If you’re interested, you can get a whole lot of me over at Breaking the Glass Slipper, where I am interviewed by Megan Leigh. We talk about things like diversity, gender equality, being an author, and a bunch of authors. I’ve been writing a few little pocket reviews, of […]

Leviathan’s Blood Review Offer

  Last week, Leviathan’s Blood came out in the US. It is now available everywhere it is going to be released. It has gotten some nice reviews from various places, but it is the middle book in a trilogy, and it could do with some more. Perhaps unsurprisingly, less people review second books, and instead […]


In Print: A Picture of Books

Today a box of Leviathan Blood arrived from my US published. The print edition that I kept – I got one last week, but sent it to a friend – managed to push out my shelf of own stuff, so I had to rearrange it. This is it, before, all lined up. Every bit of […]

Punching Down: Australia’s Political Class and Asylum Seekers.

  Right now, in Australia, an election is taking place. It is said to be one of Australia’s longest campaigns, coming in at a whole eight weeks. My girlfriend, who is American, thinks that is quite cute of Australia, to have such a ‘long’ campaign, but regardless, this post is about that. If you have […]


The Lament of Leviathan’s Blood (aka, The Author Visits Australia Post)

  Int. A small post office in a small shopping mall. A counter with three employees. A pair of scales. A poster for passport photos. The author, an impossible to describe handsome type (the kind that would make Lovecraft squirm in delight) enters with a box of envelopes. They are signed copies of Leviathan’s Blood […]


Choose Your Own Adventure: Or, Ways to Read The Godless and Leviathan’s Blood.

When I was a kid, I loved Choose Your Own Adventure books. I don’t know what, exactly, my fascination was. They were by and large speculative fiction, but not great SF, and they were written in an ordinary, characterless second person. ‘You open the door,’ they would say. ‘You fall down the well.’ But I […]

The Hugos. The Trolls. The Exhaustion.

The Hugo nominations have been announced. Once again, they are dominated by a slate of nominations from ‘conservative’ SF fans, the Sad and Rabid Puppies. The latter were, it appears, much more successful this year than the former. 64 of the 81 nominations coincide with that slate. Others do appear on the Sad Puppies, however. […]

Giveaways for the Godless and Leviathan’s Blood. 1

  Just a quick heads up about some giveaways I’m running on Goodreads. I’m giving away paperbacks, hardcovers, and signed hardcovers for my two fantasy novels, The Godless, and Leviathan’s Blood. You do, sadly, need an account on Goodreads to enter, but I’m trying it out, to see if it makes for a nice way […]