It was a delight to be asked to develop an online course for literary journal Kill Your Darlings on how to write long-form speculative fiction: sci-fi, the fantastical and the supernatural. I have written and published my own spec fic, and have also acquired, edited and published speculative works in my day job. I have always read, … Continue reading Online course: How to write your speculative fiction novel
Burned-out citizens have begun handing over their small-scale decisions to AI in the hope of making big decisions easier, in my new short story 'Micro', published in Kill Your Darlings' Speculative Fiction and Fantasy Showcase, alongside such excellent writers as Jane Rawson, J.R. Hennessy, Claire Corbett, and J.A. Haigh. I hope you enjoy it!
This is the eleventh post published in conjunction with the release of The Great Unknown, where authors share their experience of writing eerie stories for the anthology. The Great Unknown is available from Booktopia, Readings, Avid Reader, Fishpond (free shipping worldwide) and all good bookstores. You might also want to add it to your shelves on Goodreads. Deborah Biancotti is a regular on genre fiction … Continue reading The Great Unknown authors: Deborah Biancotti
This is the tenth post published in conjunction with the release of The Great Unknown, where authors share their experience of writing eerie stories for the anthology. The Great Unknown is available from Booktopia, Readings, Avid Reader, Fishpond (free shipping worldwide) and all good bookstores. You might also want to add it to your shelves on Goodreads. Chris Flynn is the author of A Tiger in … Continue reading The Great Unknown authors: Chris Flynn
Allen & Unwin, 2011 9781742375564 (buy Aus paperback, ebook, US/Kindle) The main theme, and dilemma, for the two main characters in When We Have Wings is an old one: how do we deal with technological progress, the divides it can create (between classes, between generations), and the power it may provide to a privileged few? More specifically, … Continue reading Choosing to fly: When We Have Wings by Claire Corbett
Harvill Secker, 2011 9781846555497 (hardcover, ebook: books 1 & 2, book 3) by Andrew Wrathall Aomame is warned: ‘Things are not what they seem,’ before she leaves a taxi on a backed-up freeway in Japan and walks down an emergency stairway, which causes her to slip out of 1984 and into the alternate reality of 1Q84. … Continue reading Guest review: Andrew Wrathall on 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Seizure is a fresh literary journal coming out of Sydney. Each issue imitates the style of a different type of magazine. The first issue looked like a glossy food magazine and all its pieces were linked to the subject. The second issue is 'Sci-fi', and it looks like a pulpy science fiction mag. I have … Continue reading Short story ‘Ariel’ published in Seizure