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John Birmingham

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John Birmingham grew up in Ipswich, Queensland and was educated at St Edmunds Christian Brother's College in Ipswich and the University of Queensland in Brisbane. His only stint of full time employment was as a researcher at the Defence Department. After this he returned to Queensland to study law but he did not complete his legal studies, choosing instead to pursue a career as a writer. He currently lives in Brisbane.

While a law student he was one of the last people arrested under the state's Anti Street March legislation. Birmingham was convicted of displaying a sheet of paper with the words 'Free Speech' written on it in very small type. The local newspaper carried a photograph of him being frogmarched off to a waiting police paddy wagon
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John Birmingham Hi Jackie. What happened and is stil happening is the politics of international publishing. My various publishers are locked in a war over territorial…moreHi Jackie. What happened and is stil happening is the politics of international publishing. My various publishers are locked in a war over territorial rights, holding up the series. It's frustrating because I've written Cairo. I'm now planning to just self publish it. If you're interested in going onto the mailing list let me know. (less)
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The Shattered Skies.

I hit send on the manuscript for The Shattered Skies, the second book in the Cruel Stars series last night. That was a relief.

I'd hoped to finish it way back in mid December, before the Christmas/New Year holidays shut everything down.

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“300 million people turned into jelly by The Wave and Rupert Murdoch wasn't one of them. There is no god.”
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“When a parent dies, for those left behind it can feel as though half the sky has fallen. My father was the sheltering sky, and beneath his mild firmament no storm ever raged, no hard rain fell.”
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“the rumor you most want to believe is the rumor you should be most skeptical of.”
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