It’s the perfect storm for the struggling writer: average author income is collapsing, social mobility is in decline across nearly all wealthy countries, and inequality is on the rise. These structural changes are leading to an inescapable reality: it is becoming harder and harder for poor, working class, and even the lower end of the   Read More …

I’m very pleased to have found a second sale to the excellent Interzone magazine. The full title of the story is: An Advanced Guide to Successful Price-Fixing in Extra-terrestrial Betting Markets. It’s probably the weirdest one I’ve ever written, and I suspect has some echoes of Philip K Dick in it. It’s heartening that the   Read More …

Categories: Fiction

Writer’s conventions have powerful utility for the aspiring author. I suspect they are pretty damn helpful for seasoned writers, as well. I recently spent a long weekend at Conflux, the annual speculative fiction writer’s conference held in Canberra. I’ve been to this convention previously, though tended to hover at the margins. In those previous years,   Read More …

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