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Peter Corris

In Uncategorized on August 30, 2018 at 7:04 am

Very sorry to read of Peter Corris‘s death today. It has been a while since I read any of Cliff Hardy’s adventures, but I read a lot of Corris in the past. Unlike me, he was not Sydney born, but in his Hardy detective stories, he exposed many sides of Sydney to me that I have never experienced (thank goodness, I am more than happy for those adventures to be restricted to the pages of a book!). I recall in the late 80s and 90s reading his novels where he was venturing beyond Hardy, both in standalone stories and in creating other running characters, and being aware of him as a writer trying to carve a career and try different things. And now I am at the age where having witnessed such things, I also see the careers come to an end and the writer die, so a mild Sydney winter day just grew a little bleaker.



In Uncategorized on December 3, 2013 at 9:52 am

Aurealis has been promoting Australian speculative fiction and supporting Australian writers since 1990. Their latest endeavour is to seek to become a Science Fiction Writers of America qualifying market, one of the prerequisites for which is to pay writers 5 cents a word (soon to be 6 cents) for stories published in their magazine. In order to do this, they require 1000 subscribers. They made the half way mark in 2013, and they are aiming to make it all the way in 2014.
A subscription is $20 Australian per year, which is less than $20 USD, which comes to two bucks an issue, received electronically. If you are interested in science fiction, fantasy, horror, or Australian writing, you might like to have a look here and consider subscribing for yourself, or as a reasonably priced Christmas present for a SF reader in your life. (I’ve put my money where my mouth is, I have subscribed again.)