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April 17, 2013

I'm talking worldbuilding at Ivy Book Bindings today. While I do get flashes of character and plot in the early stages of storywriting, it's the worldbuilding that I love designing the most, along with the impact it has on human relationships.

This is part of a Book Crush series so I've also listed three of my favourite books - a classic, a recent fantasy (yes, I occasionally read one), and this
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Published on April 17, 2013 19:30 • 101 views

April 12, 2013

Here's a nice reference to Song of Scarabaeus on the Mac Observer. Think about it: what if computers were powerful enough to make a digital movie from a book with no human input necessary?

The computing power of the biocyph in SoS is fast enough to terraform entire ecosystems. I think biocyph could probably handle animating a novel. Whether an Apple Mac could ever do it is up for debate. I'd
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Published on April 12, 2013 04:43 • 53 views

April 10, 2013

If you're on Goodreads, Song of Scarabaeus has been picked as one of the two reads this month at the Vaginal Fantasy Hangout, which is a segment on the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel from Felicia Day (et al). The YouTube discussion comes in a few weeks but meanwhile you can talk about the book on Goodreads here.

In last month's YouTube episode, Felicia introduced the two books at the end (the
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Published on April 10, 2013 07:24 • 35 views

March 2, 2013

I know all I'm blogging about these days is MCP's new book, but that's because I don't have a whole lot to talk about in my writing life these days. Progress is slow, but always exciting.


This month MCP is interviewed in Clarkesworld Magazine, and has some interesting things to say about The Kassa Gambit, shoes, Jack Vance, and dogs:



Accepting a More Profitable Shoe: A Conversation with M. C
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Published on March 02, 2013 03:24 • 45 views

January 8, 2013

Pretty much the first thing MCP and I did when we met was exchange manuscripts - mine was an early version of Song of Scarabaeus, his was the first novel in a fantasy trilogy. While I fell in love with his writing, I admit that fantasy is not really my thing. (At least it wasn't until Game of Thrones (the TV show), which really isn't that fantastical anyway.)

Evidently this discrepancy didn't
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Published on January 08, 2013 22:36 • 67 views

August 8, 2012

I remember the excitement of seeing my book starting to appear in online bookstores before it came out. Now it's my other half's turn, and I'm excited all over again! (He is a bit, too.) His book Prudence Falling, which became Firaxe, which became The Kassa Gambit, is listed at Amazon - not much info yet, but the cover is there. And the cover is here, too:






The book comes out from Tor in
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Published on August 08, 2012 05:52 • 110 views

July 24, 2012

Attack the Block

This is a story that could not be told in America. In America the kids in the projects would have guns and the movie would be over in 3 minutes. These kids in the south London "block" (council estate) have kitchen knives and super soakers. Okay, one of them has a samurai sword.




Not much more to say other than this movie is heaps of fun. It's all about the characters, not the
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Published on July 24, 2012 06:12 • 54 views

June 7, 2012

I've been interviewed as part of the 2012 Snapshot of Australian SF, where various bloggers publish various Aussie SF interviews over the course of several days. Here's my interview on Ian Mond's blog.

There are loads of great interviews to check out in this series - see the link round-up here: Snapshot 2012
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Published on June 07, 2012 05:41 • 41 views

May 14, 2012

Unfortunately we didn't make it to the Aurealis Awards in Sydney this year - but I did watch the tweets from the ceremony, so thanks to those who let their fingers do the talking.

Children of Scarabaeus didn't win, but a very interesting-sounding book did. (I say interesting-sounding because I haven't read - or at least completed - a novel in ages, so any time a recent SF novel is mentioned, you
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Published on May 14, 2012 04:42 • 25 views

April 9, 2012

Aussie author Kylie Griffin has interviewed me on her blog, where I talk about some sci-fi influences and the slooooow (but hopefully ongoing) rise of SFR's popularity.

Check out Kylie's new book release Vengeance Born!
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Published on April 09, 2012 16:12 • 60 views