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Just a little note: I turned off the ability for anonymous posters to leave comments, due to the increasing amount of spam popping up here. I apologise if that's a bit of a hassle, but it was just getting a bit out of control, and...

I am writing a short story, because I was asked, and because I haven't written one for a while. It is strange to be objective as I write it, simply because I rewrite so much. Voices alter, language changes, descriptions, whatever I think is wrong...

Sometimes, you just come across strange things. Peter Weller talking about a Robocop statue in Detroit, for example. RoboCop Speaks to Detroit from Peter Weller In other news, I am teaching Mark Twain to a student who likes it (which is rare, but not so rare I...

Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann won an Oscar tonight for the Lost Thing, a short film based off Tan's book by the same name. I am, really, the first to admit that I hold the Oscars in nothing but disdain and find that they are an...

The big news yesterday was that Redgroup, the owners of the Australian arm of Borders and Angus and Robertson, went into voluntary administration. The internet has been blamed, mostly. In a mix of ebook and the Australian dollar pointing, most reports have blamed the rise...

Amanda Rainey, who did the cover for Above/Below has done the cover for Sue Isle's new collection, Nightsiders. Nice, hey? Nightsiders is the first release in Twelfth Planet Presses 12 Planets series. "The Twelve Planets are twelve boutique collections by some of Australia’s finest short story writers....