Notes from an Aurealis Judge – Collections and Anthologies

It probably goes without saying that as a judge for the collection and anthology categories of the 2016 Aurealis Awards, I read a lot of speculative fiction anthologies and collections. Now, this in itself isn’t too unusual for me, as I’m a big fan of short fiction....

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Love Story, an Exorcism at Gamut

My short story Love Story, an Exorcism is out now in the inaugural issue of Gamut. It's probably my most confronting piece of fiction published to date, and one of the most experimental (but perhaps also one of the most powerful). I fully expect some people will hate...

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The Jellyfish Collector published at PodCastle

My Aurealis-shortlisted short story, The Jellyfish Collector, can now be found at PodCastle in both audio and text versions. The story is featured as part of PodCastle's Aurealis Month, which aims to highlight Australian speculative fiction by showcasing stories...

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Book rec of the month – September 2016

Welcome to Orphancorp by Marlee Jane Ward This month I'm recommending Welcome to Orphancorp by Marlee Jane Ward. This razor sharp near future SF novella tells the story of Mirii, an orphan who's nearing her last days in a privatised orphanage before she ages out of...

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Australian SF Snapshot 2016 Interview

I've been interviewed as part of the 2016 Aussie SF Snapshot! I talk to Helen Stubbs about upcoming publications, working on my science fiction novel and next short stories, my writing process and development as a writer, Australian works I've recently enjoyed and...

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Story sale to Gamut

I'm not sure I quite believe it yet, but I sold a story to Gamut, a forthcoming online magazine that will feature genre fiction on the literary end of the spectrum. My story is called Love Story; An Exorcism. It’s a (potentially rather harrowing) tale about an abusive...

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