Interviews, Partners, and Saga

  To start the week, here’s an interview I did over at Smash Dragons. *** The year is starting to move forward. Work on the third, still untitled book of the series, continues, and I’m about fifty thousand words done. The Godless, when I finished it, was just under a hundred and twenty when I […]


Fantasy Covers Over the Years 1

  My first fantasy novel featured a cover by Larry Elmore. I was about twelve, I think, maybe younger, and the book was a Xmas gift from my mother. The cover was the Penguin release of the original Dragonlance novels, back when Penguin were the publisher, at least in Australia. It sounds strange to say […]


2015

  And so, we’re back. I hope you had a good holiday, wherever you were, and that it was easy, and chill. It was, thankfully, that for myself and my girlfriend. Over the break, I got given a record player after fussing around and not buying one for a number of years, so at the […]


The Importance of Race 1

  This is the last blog post for 2014. Settle in. *** Yesterday, the Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, announced a cabinet reshuffle. Of particular interest to me was the shift of the now former Immigration Minister, Scott Morrison, to the Social Services portfolio. Morrison, for those who do not know, is the politician […]


The Year in Review, Again

  Over the last few years, I have noticed that I struggle to read, watch, or hear anything in a timely manner, anymore. I used to, but now, nah. I gave up even pretending years ago. With that said, what follows is a mix of things I’ve enjoyed through the year. Maybe some of them […]


A Year in Review

  I usually try to post on a Monday, but yesterday was a bit busy. My partner and I were out at my grandparents place: we were donating the last of their stuff to an organisation called Bowers and we had a few things to clean up before that. It wasn’t until around lunch that […]


Star Wars

  When I was a kid, I loved Star Wars. I don’t remember how old I was when I first saw it, but I know that my parents taped it off the TV for me while I slept, and cut the commercials out. As if that illegal behaviour of parenting wasn’t enough, my father, when […]


The Rape Narrative

  I came across a discussion earlier about rape in fantasy fiction and how prominent it has become. I couldn’t tell you if it was more, or less than another genre, but it is certainly there. Depending on the skill of the author, it is done both poorly and well. Personally, I suspect that rape […]


  Australia hosted the G20 over the weekend. It was a strange, surreal experience. There were protestors of the G20, of course, but it almost felt like the G20 were protesting Australia, or more importantly, the Australian Government. It was strange, really, really strange – but sadly, quite necessary. After all, it was our Prime […]


Keith Stevenson’s Horizon – Stormy Weather: Facing Down Climate Change

    I’d like to thank Ben for giving over some space on his blog for the Horizon Blog Tour. Horizon is my debut science fiction novel published by Voyager Impulse. It’s an SF thriller centred on a deep space exploration mission that goes very wrong, with repercussions for the future of all life on […]