Tin Ducks

On the subject of awards, the first of the Aussie SF public nomination awards – Western Australia’s Tin Duck Awards – are now open for people to recommend/nominate works. Last year, I listed everything I thought eligible in the categories I know (the professional fiction ones). This year, I’m going to be more selfish and […]

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Swancon and Tin Ducks

I’ll be attending Swancon but on the Sunday only. The two set events I have in the diary are being a panellist on the ‘Horror: The state of the art’ at noon (the only horror specific panel on the program, but that’s cool, it’s a foothold in SF-ville) and attending the Ditmar/Tin Duck Awards ceremony […]

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Tin Duck eligible works (from 2007)

Tin Duck rules and nomination forms are now online. Further to my last post, here is a largish but probably not entirely complete list of short stories and written by West Aussies and published in 2007 (plus one or two other categories): BEST WA PROFESSIONAL SHORT FICTION ELIGIBLES “Beached” by Lee Battersby (Daikaiju! 3) “Father […]

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Three things

The Tin Ducks ‘nominee’ shortlist is available here. Draw your own conclusions. In other news, Ticonderoga Online #11 is now up and running, featuring all kinds of interesting things, including a rare interview with Angela Challis. I also added Stephen Dedman, Richard Harland, Trent Jamieson, Lucy Sussex, and Jason Sizemore (among others) to the Black […]

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Western Australia

Yellagonga DreamingTwo nights ago, Lake Joondalup burned. The lake is several kilometres long, about a kilometre wide, and with a largish uninhabitated island at the centre. It is ringed by the Yellagonga State Forest, a thin strip of bushland wedged between the lake and suburbia. Our house, on this suburban fringe, has a commanding view […]

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