Yes, Weapons has been optioned. Yes, there is a screenplay.It’s not my script. As is my won’t I simply sold off the rights. In this case to Luke Sparke who made an alien invasion movie I rather enjoyed. …
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Just one wafer thin narrative slice?I just spent the afternoon plotting and scheming out my next 12-18 months, which is something I do after a big deadline. Two of them in this cas…
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Jabbed! And puffed!I just got back from my first COVID shot (AZ). Had to wait the usual fifteen minutes but didn’t sprout any glowing tentacles so they let me go. …
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Had a very quiet night at jujitsu last night because of some pretty unpleasant pain in my right shoulder. I thought it was from a biopsy my doctor took…
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Booked my first Covid jabI had to go into the doc to get a couple of skin spots checked today and she asked if I’d like to book in for an Astra-Zeneca shot. I’m like, su…
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The cat-box equationThis bit in The Atlantic about cats and boxes is the best use of five minutes of your time you will encounter today. Although I really only put …
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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 se…
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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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