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A while back, I linked the first episode of a new show called Housos, which had picked up some flack for representing the poor people of Sydney badly. Five episodes in, the Paul Fenech created show is going strong on its politically incorrect, loud parody of...

A bunch of books arrived today, a lot of the big new releases from Murakami, Ondaatje, Eugenides and Millet. There was also the new Atwood, a collection of essays entitled In Other Worlds, wherein she explores her history with science fiction and offers a bit...

When you're teaching writing, quite often, what you're teaching in the background, is self esteem, belief, confidence. Confidence is an important thing for an author, but then, it is also an important thing for anyone in any line of work. When you're confident, it expresses itself...

Ah, Australia. On the day that Labor Party moves to present the idea of selling uranium to India, the same party holds a conscience vote on Gay Marriage, wherein the Prime Minister (an atheist, unmarried woman with a long term male partner) promotes it by saying...

Here's a fascinating case of plagiarism: Assiduous sleuthing by James Bond fans has forced QR Markham's newly published spy thriller Assassin of Secrets to be pulled from shelves after it was discovered that it was lifted almost wholesale from an amalgamation of other novels, including 007...

"I still have contracts with major publishing houses; and were I offered substantial contracts with favorable terms, I’d certainly consider doing more work for traditional publishers." --Michael Stackpole. Out of World Fantasy this year, a drama has emerged concerning self publishing and traditional publishing. A fair part...