It's been a long time since I was last in Newcastle. Jane used to live there before we were married and I would catch the train up from Sydney every second weekend. It reminded me a lot of Ipswich, the coal mining town where I grew up. I never felt much of a hankering to get bac…
Online book drinks.I did a fun gig last night, a book club meeting over Zoom. It was for Melbourne's Nova Mob which has been around for decades, they told me. I ca…
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2034. I spent my monthly Audible credit on 2034: A Novel of the Next World War, after having it spoiled for me by some idiot columnist at the New York…
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The Shattered Skies/Cover RevealLooks good, I reckon. Now listed for Jan 2022, which seems forever away. But Ms Rona will have her due. I think I’m going to have to put out a f…
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One good thing about Covid19, it kept me out of my usual dives for most of last year. Instead, I had a year of writing. Lots and lots of writing. And t…
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Turns out I don’t know my apocalypse from my armageddon. I totally thought it would all be about flesh-eating demons spilling out of the UnderRealms, o…
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New mateThe arrival a new dog should always be a happy event, but this fine fellow comes to us in bittersweet circumstances. He’s a rescue dog, technica…
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From the Department of Predictable Consequences...… comes the Facebook decision to turn off access to its platform for local news orgs. (And hundreds of innocent bystanders like the weather bure…
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