Doors

“Kostaki looked up at the church door. While they were paying attention to Kichijiro, it had been pulled inward. “In ghost stories, doors creak. A door opening silently is more sinister.” Anno Dracula 1899: One Thousand Monsters by Kim Newman Advertisements

Sralya Day

Coming soon to a local park / race track / footy field / beach near you: Australia Day. You can tell by all of the people walking around dressed in Australian flags. Otherwise, you might not know that it is Australia Day, or that you are in Australia. And you wouldn’t want to make a […]

Happy Poeday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EDGAR ALLAN POE!! Even though you are dead, you are still keeping up the good work, I see. (Everything here blatantly stolen from somebody else, but that’s what good artists do.)   Oh … and this (late entry)

Quick, drop everything!

Check out the winter 2018 edition of Space and Time magazine, featuring “Store in a Dark Place” by yours truly. It takes place in a dark, dark world that I have visited before in “Avoiding Gagarin” in Aurealis and “The Big Reveal” in Kaleidotrope. Must … read … NOW!

Accident

I am conscious of (one of) Adam Roberts‘* projects, seeking “to write a short story for every sub-genre and premise that SF has made famous; to assemble a collection in which I can try my hand at all the hackneyed old conventions …”. My reading habits of course change over time, but in my life […]

And they said you’d never make it …

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHANE MACGOWAN! “I believe in miracles,” Shane MacGowan said recently in response to a question about his religious beliefs … . “I’ve seen miracles happen in my life. It’s a miracle every morning when you wake up.” “I’m concentrating on my health at the minute,” … and to this end he has given up […]

Greatest dancer of the 20th Century

History should not be rushed. It is important to take time to reflect, and to have access to all relevant materials before coming to judgment. And while all views may be subject to revision (just ask Stalin), I am fairly confident of our maturity in the cultural sphere, and so believe that this is one […]