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Paul Haines (paulhaines) is the author of a number of black humoured pieces of short fiction, a large portion of which have been collected in Slice of Life and Doorways for the Dispossessed. A new collection, the Last Days of Kali Yuga, will be released...

My contributer copy of Sprawl, edited by Alisa Krasnostein, arrived today. It's a nice looking book, solid and pretty, a collection of urban fantasy by Australian authors including Paul Haines, Cat Sparks, Kaaron Warren, Anna Tambour, Deb Biancotti and Steph Campisi. It even has a tiny...

On Saturday, a new bookshelf arrived. Now, we all have our moments to indulge in the geek, and mine is a shiny new bookshelf that asks--no, demands--that I pull out every book I have an reorganise the entire shelving process. Because I had so much...

I heard this during the week, and picked up the EP With Emperor Antartica to check the rest of it out. I liked it. It's a touch of other bands here and there, but that's not so much an issue, and Boy and Bear are a new...

Jeff Bridges and the Coen Brothers. The last time resulted in the Big Lebowski, a film I really kind of love. They have a new film coming out, a remake of True Grit, a flick made famous by John Wayne. Bridges looks pretty good in the...

Do you ever give much thought to the time you were in High School? I give it a bit, but it's mostly due to the questions I get asked by students while teaching, and I'm always faintly amused by how little importance I gave it back...

I've a couple hundred of pages left on Steven Erickson's Memories of Ice, the third book in his the Malazan Book of the Fallen, and I admit, I'm quite enjoying the series so far. Word on the street was correct: they do pick up after...