Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Will Steampunk Please Take Over The World?

Insightful articles HERE and HERE
about one of my favourite literary
genres, Steampunk.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hah! Hey wait - I Should Know This Already!


The buffy coat is the fraction of an anticoagulated blood sample after density gradient centrifugation that contains most of the white blood cells and platelets.

Joss Whedon is a genius.

SOURCE: Wikipedia

Slipstream Goodness!

Spicy Slipstream Stories edited by Jay Lake and Nick Mamatas has just gone one sale at Amazon. My short story, Outside The Box, features alongside some wonderful authors including Lori Selke, Chris Nakashima-Brown, Carrie Vaughn and David Schwartz. If you're already a fan of slipstream, this collection will be a curious and wonderful addition to your bookshelves. If you're new to the genre and have always wanted to find out more, the stories collected here are certain to leave you wanting more.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Evolution vs Creationism

It's getting a bit scary, really. Who in their right mind can believe that the world is 10 000 years old? How far back do we potentially push ourselves if creationism and intelligent design gets taught in schools?

What are your views?


Monday, September 15, 2008


Sarah Palin just keeps endearing herself to me. Not.

Alaska's state governor Sarah Palin, Republican vice-presidential candidate in November's US election, is an advocate of oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Beam Us Some Knowledge, Scotty !

The Large Hadron Collider will be switched on soon.
Imagine what we could possibly learn from this experiment.

The BBC site linked below has some comprehesive coverage going of the event if you're so inclined.

Interview at Circlet Press

I did an interview for Circlet Press which has just gone live HERE

Thanks to Jennifer Blackmore for the great questions!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Periphery Garners Aurealis Award Nomination

Marianne De Pierres' story, Origins, collected in Periphery has been nominated for an Aurealis Award. Though shortlisting is the real test, this is still nice.