Monthly Archives: February 2008

Presenting the newest addition…

…to the Shiny editorial team – me!  Alisa and Ben have invited me to be part of the Shiny YA e-zine editorial team and I have happily accepted. Have you checked out Shiny yet? 


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My pre-release review of this upcoming anthology will appear in a near future issue of ASIM.  

  posted an excerpt from that review on her blog a little while ago – you also need to head there to find the PREORDER NOW Paypal button 🙂 

So.. what *is* 2012 actually about?
Behold, the back blurb.

Where will the world be in four years’ time?

Eleven of Australia’s top authors take a guess in 2012. Each story imagines the world as it might be, presenting unique possibilities for the very near future. There are dark visions of water and oil shortages, terrorism, climate change, global and regional politics, the limiting of personal freedoms such as free speech, struggles with the ethics of genetic engineering and bioengineering, alien conspiracies, and the impact of technology on industry. There are personal stories here too – of the way these things might impact on families, and how we at an individual level might react to the catastrophes predicted to lie ahead.

Each of these stories presents an original take on the imminent future of humanity. Each has something to say about who we are and who we might want to be. 2012 is both a call to imagine the future of the world and a call to create it.

Deborah Biancotti Martin Livings Dirk Flinthart David Conyers
Simon Brown Lucy Sussex Tansy Rayner Roberts Kaaron Warren Angela Slatter
Ben Peek Sean McMullen

Pre buy it for $20.


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There’s only so much cliched and crappy dialogue I can put up with. I’d rather go to bed and read Raymond Feist’s Exiles book. And that’s saying something!

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My horror reading

Maybe my taste in horror isn’t all that sophisticated, but I have read most of Dean Koontz and Stephen King’s backlists, so I know a little about it. I just read a book from my school library that gave me urkies – it’s called “Forever Yours” by David Pierce (although the copyright is to Barry Varela) – published by Harper Collins as a YA novel in 1994. Ickies. It’s a zombie novel I guess, given it involves the reanimation of a dead girl by her boyfriend, but it’s really well done. Not over the top, set up nicely in a SF-y kind of way – the first half of the book is basically teen romance. And apparently it was a first novel. These things do not usually impress me. I was impressed – and grossed out and shivery. Doesn’t happen often!

Just thought I’d share. 🙂

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New reviews

I’ve been a very busy girl lately, which I may finally get a chance to post more about in the week ahead (life = hectic) but one of the things I’ve been doing is reviewing. A whole bunch of my reviews have gone up at ASif!, and another few up at the *shh* newly revamped Andromeda Spaceways website (that’s not an official announcement cos we’re still playing around with it, so don’t tell 

I told you!). 

Anyway, check out what I’ve been reading lately:

And while you’re there, have a look around at the sites – some pretty awesome stuff happening online these days (and some sekrit project stuff to look out for on the ASIM website real soon! Shhh, 


are coming! Quick, hide!)

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