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Moving forward on the book, picking up round the eighty thousand word mark now. At the moment, it doesn't have a title, not really. Originally, I wanted to call it the Godless, but the book itself has moved from that title, and the original idea of...

This morning I've been reading a bit on the Osage Murders of the early 20th Century. My girlfriend was telling me about it and I got curious enough afterward to have a bit more of a read, drawn by the fascination of the story, of...

'One way you can describe the collapse of the idea of the future is the collapse of science fiction. Now it's either about technology that doesn't work or about technology that's used in bad ways. The anthology of the top twenty-five sci-fi stories in 1970...

At the bank today, I was told I could have one of two colours on my new card: black or pink. Black is fine, I said. "Heh." The woman at the desk smiled. "You would have been the first guy I have ever known to have a...

I am currently reading David Wingrove's Son of Heaven, the first of twenty--yes, twenty--books in the Chung Kuo series, originally published as eight books in the nineties. I was a big fan of the original six books, the final two being fairly bad, though reportedly rushed...

It's that time, again. This time last year, N and I were sitting in a river cat, riding beneath the Harbour Bridge as we headed into Sydney Harbour for the fireworks. A year later, we're sharing a place and, like the cynical local I am (and...