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Jeff Vandermeer - Annihilation

Jeff Vandermeer’s Annihilation is the first novel in the Southern Reach trilogy, and, having read this, I am excited about the rest. This novel reads like a fever dream in a sense, with an emotionally repressed narrator who is a biologist, and who narrates the entire novel in the first person. 499 more words

Book Review

Book Release: Tales of Blood and Squalor

Today marks the release of Tales of Blood and Squalor, an anthology of that I edited for Dark Cloud Press.

We all know what blood is.

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Horror

Monday musings on Australian literature: Genre Worlds

While reading the GenreCon 2017 twitter feed, which resulted in last week’s Monday Musings, I came across the twitter handle @PopFicDoctors. Intrigued, I checked them out and discovered they are behind a research project and manage the website… 1,198 more words

Australian Literature

The Nitpicks: A Note on Genre Fiction and Elitism within Literary Academia

I’ve written this rant elsewhere, on my tumblr, but this will be a more “polished” version, so to speak. I’ve put it under nitpicks, although it’s bigger than that. 1,264 more words

Personal

Keep Writing Metaphors

Writing Is For Life, Not Just November

I’m back

A few days experiencing the great outdoors out of range of all mobile devices and wi-fi has done me no harm. 669 more words

Fiction

Signal Boost #26: A Conversation about All the Star Wars

On today’s Signal Boosts, Shaun and Jen take a moment to squee about the fact that there are going to be THREE WHOLE NEW STAR WARS MOVIES AND A TV SHOW AND OMG! 215 more words

Genre Fiction

How to Figure Out Who Is Telling Your Story

One of the most basic elements that writers must figure out is who should—or is—telling their story. This means point of view: first person, second person, third person, omniscient, and all the shades of each. 1,195 more words

Creative Writing Prompts