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  In the later years of his life, Lucius Shepard claimed to be uncomfortable in America, but he always returned to it. In such a way, I thought, it often mirrored the relationship his fiction had within the speculative fiction genre. He died on the 18th of...

  Today is the release of my collection, Dead Americans and Other Stories. It is a book made from around eighteen years of writing and publishing short fiction, and primarily draws from two strands of my work, the first being my Dead American stories, and the...

“Artists like everybody else are entitled to voice their political opinions, but I view with deep concern the effective blackballing of a benefactor, implicit in this decision, merely because of its commercial arrangements.” --George Brandis, Minister for Arts.   It's hard to be an artist in Australia. It's hard...

  Reviews for Dead Americans and Other Stories are starting to emerge. Publisher's Weekly gave it a starred review and said nice things: "Ten speculative fiction stories illuminate the talent of this Australian author (A Year in the City). Primarily focused on short fiction, Peek has written about...

  Issue 18 of Shimmer is now available for purchase. It features my story, 'In the Broken City,' which is a brand new Red Sun story, if you are a fan of such things. It is about a man, the woman he meets, and a hospital beneath...