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Mother of Invention Launch

Looking forward to the Australian book launch of the Twelfth Planet Press anthology Mother of Invention, which includes my story Knitting Day, scheduled for 2pm on Sunday 10th June at Continuum Speculative Fiction Convention in Melbourne.

I found the inspiration for my story last year at Continuum as I was watching a taping of the podcast Galactica Suburbia, and now here we are again this year with a wonderful book. It's like magic, isn't it? Except that there's an awful lot of hard work involved. Hard work and magic!

Hope to see you there. 

Over For Another Year

We had a great time this year at Continuum 9. There were so many informative and entertaining panels. Our especial favourites were:

Still Stranger than Fiction, with Hespa, Michelle Goldsmith, Gareth Hodges and Ben McKenzie taking a look at real weird creatures including a pink slug, hermaphrodite slug sex, the strange lifestyle of the jellyfish, a tiny tiny frog, the bizarre sexual practices of certain fish, and many others, all terrific material for future stories.

Silence in the Library with Liz Barr, George Ivanoff, Ben McKenzie, and John Richards, looking at lots of books about Doctor Who.

And Stepping on Butterflies with Kathryn Andersen, Eliza Bentley, Russell Blackford, Paul Poulton, and Dirk Strasser on time travel, which has led me to look up all those old time travel stories that I love. I nearly went crazy trying to work out the logic of 'All You Zombies - ' by Robert Heinlein.

NK Jemisin, the guest of honour, made a timely and heartfelt speech which can be found here.

And we purchased some great books in the Dealers’Room from the very helpful Chuck McKenzie of Notions Unlimited Bookshop.

Altogether, it was a fantastic weekend
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Continuum 9: Contraindicators

Continuum, Melbourne’s annual speculative fiction convention, will is coming up soon at ether, 285 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne. The venue is wheelchair accessible and right in the middle of the CBD. Continuum 9 will take place on the Queen’s Birthday weekend, 7- 10 June. The guests of honour this year are N.K. Jemisin and Paul Collins. I'm hoping to be able to attend on the Saturday and Sunday. The full program isn’t quite out yet, but from early reports it looks as if there will be some fantastic panels and events. Go here for further information.