Online YA convergence

By some weird quirk of fate, I have two stories, both with a young adult/children’s fiction flavour, appearing in two Aussie webzines.

Fridge‘ is now online in Antipodean SF #100 – the special ‘century’ edition of stalwart Ion ‘Nuke’ Newcombe’s enduring webzine. 100 issues is a damn fine achievement for a webzine, and I’d thoroughly recommend stopping by and reading a few of the stories. Contributors include Martin Livings, Rick Kennett, Chuck McKenzie, Shaun A Sanders, and a whole bunch of others. Go wish Nuke a happy anniversary!

On the subject of thoroughly recommended, Ticonderoga Online have just published issue #9, which features my YA science fantasy post-apocalyptic daikaiju bedtime story, ‘Colossus of Roads‘ (yes, that’s the best description I can give it!). If you poke around issue 9, you’ll also find fiction from [excellent or one edit short of excellent ;)] Martin Livings, the long-awaited Australian SF reader survey, and a number of reviews, including one by me and one from Miranda S – both of us clearly moonlighting from our HorrorScope duties. You’ll also find the final editorial from Lyn Battersby, who is retiring from editing duties to concentrate on writing and other things. Good luck, Lyn.

While there, don’t forget to drop a few dollars in the Ticonderoga/ASif donation bucket. They’re still short of their donation drive target, so they could use your help. Speaking of which, the US excellent and energetic SF/horror magazine Apex Digest (edited by Jason Sizemore), is in a bit of trouble. If you like quality science fiction on the dark side, please subscribe to Apex Digest or buy a book from Apex publications to keep them alive. Plenty of SF mags and webzines come and go, but Apex Digest is one that deserves to stay.

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