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Snapshots! Part Twenty-One

Matthew Chrulew >Two years on from Aussiecon 4, what do you think are some of the biggest changes to the Australian Spec Fic scene? The rise of self-promotional spamming as a way of life   Simon Brown Difficult to assess … Continue reading

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Snapshots! Part Nineteen

Lezli Robyn This collection is going to be a great representation of what I’m best known for writing: bittersweet stories. Whether writing sf, fantasy, steampunk, horror, or mainstream, I chose the genre to help me tell the best character development … Continue reading

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Snapshots! Part Eighteen

Carol Ryles My first published story was to an American market, Jackhammer, an ezine back in 2000. Not long before that, I hadn’t known that Australian small press markets existed. Growing up in pre-internet days, I had previously relied on … Continue reading

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Snapshots! Part Seventeen

Anna Tambour But yes, living in a place uncluttered by humans constantly slaps me with how little I know, and pricks me, often literally – about this roiling mass of curiosities and contrarinesses that is the world. But it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Snapshots!! Part Me!!!!

Well no, I’m not quite egotistical enough to post my favourite quotes from my own interview. So you’ll just have to read the whole thing :-) Originally posted at David McDonald’s blog:   2012 Aussie Snapshot: Ben Payne Ben Payne … Continue reading

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Snapshots! Part Fifteen

Greg Mellor The actual theme for the collection came about during 2011 … I won’t give too much away, as I’d like readers to see for themselves, and I don’t want Russell to tear up the contract before the book … Continue reading

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Snapshots! Part Thirteen

Glenda Larke As an Australian, the daughter of a farmer, I know about the preciousness of water. We bathed in untreated water pumped up from the river when I was a kid. Some of my earliest memories are about shortages … Continue reading

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Snapshots! Part Twelve

Isobelle Carmody I do think that short stories are a very different form. The story The Wolf Prince in Metro Winds is long enough to have been a book i its own right, and certainly it is longer than some books. … Continue reading

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Snapshots! Part Eleven…

Helen Stubbs As for big issues, a fiction writer’s first priority must be to entertain their reader (or you won’t have readers). There are many examples of great Spec Fic that don’t explore big issues, however, when I begin to wonder … Continue reading

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Snapshots! Part Ten

A A Bell The market has become a financial fist that’s closing around Aussie publishers and booksellers. Libraries too, to some extent. It’s squeezing the life out of them, and all genres are suffering for fledgling writers and best-sellers alike. … Continue reading

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