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Yes, in a moment of weakness I saw The A Team. Yes, I enjoyed it utterly as a b-grade action flick in which someone flies a tank. Yes, I'll see you in Hell. (I also saw The Assassination of Jesse James by that Coward Robert Ford, which I...

At the Guardian, I came across an article about the division of literary and genre fiction. It's the old argument, of course, and here's a quote from it: What Gaiman alludes to and Chabon tackles directly is the genre which we now know as "literary": the...

So, yes, we have a female Prime Minister now. Our first female Prime Minister, which is cool, but would certainly be cooler if she was different to all the other political beasts out there. Still, it's good to see on a number of levels. However, like...

There's a bit of talk going round that some time later today, Julia Gillard might usurp Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister, which is, I suspect, a response to the mining campaign against Rudd's tax hike, and negative press in general. Honestly, I'm not much fussed. Gillard,...

After yesterday's post, I was asked why I don't try self publishing. It's a fair enough question, since I am, at the heart of it, a supporter of self publication. In long term prospects, I would like to be in control of everything that I publish--from...

In the last month, I've been stuck debating myself. It's not something that I like to do, but I turned in Below, and I told myself after that I would begin working on a new novel. Unfortunately, I don't approach the idea clean, free, and feeling...