On Doctor’s orders I spent a week in the sun, up in Cairns. Further north in my own country than I’d ever travelled before. Feeling like Byron ordered to warmer climes for his health, trying to channel HST in this photo: Sun was bathed in, tunes were listened to and words were typed. I wrote […]Read more "Holidaze in Cairns"
This is my favourite piece from Rod Gray’s latest exhibit, Tracking Station (on show at Level 2/39 Little Collins St until Nov 21). I stumbled upon Rod’s work when I was out for lunch at the Napier Hotel. More accurately, my wife did, and dragged myself and lizbt up to see his work. He is […]Read more "Desert Storm"
Imagine an alternate present where the space shuttle hadn’t been such a disaster and the Cold War hadn’t been sole the driver for the space program. Where the dreams of the sixties came true, and the fears of the seventies were never realised. Where the whole Earth is powered by clean energy and humanity has […]Read more "Moon review"
I said there was more, and this is it! I’m one third of the Herald-Sun’s new Geek Panel column. We’ll be reviewing and “live blogging” the next big four blockbuster movies to come out: Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator: Salvation and Transformers 2. Plus, a bonus film: Fanboys! Which is kinda appropriate. Which means that this […]Read more "announcing the Herald-Sun Geek Panel"
I discovered JunkDNA when Warren linked to his microfiction writings on Twitter . He describes his work thusly on his MySpace profile: I’m a short story author. I scritch-scratch in a little known genre called BIZARRO (twisted fiction). It is heavily poisoned with cyberpunk, hardboiled, and/or noir elements. I like it like that. As the […]Read more "Media Whores – a tale of pr0n and zombies in a post-post apocalyptic Japan"
Continuing with the reading, I decided move out of my retro cyberpunk phase and back into present. Trundling down to magnation I picked up the latest (January) issues of Fantasy and Science Fiction and Asimov’s. I rarely read these magz. In fact I only seek them out when forewarned that they might contain interesting content. […]Read more "new works of Sterling and Stross"
zomg – I read another book. This is getting crazy. Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve already grabbed something else off my shelf. I suspect once I’ve got a car again, this reading thing won’t continue. But I was also checking out audible.com last night, and though it actually costs $$$, the idea of listening to […]Read more "Halo – the book having nothing to do with the xbox game"
I don’t know how it is that I haven’t come across the work of Richard Kadrey before. It was only when Warren Ellis linked to his new video blog, Dispatches from Probability Beach, that he appeared on my radar. But from the first story from Kadrey’s mythical town I was immediately a fan. Then something […]Read more "Metrophage – a review"
Bloc Party‘s new album, A Weekend in the City. I believe The Prayer will be the first single, but Uniform is my fave track by far. This is cd is both more sparse and more layered than their debut. newuniversal, a new take on an old series, this time with Warren Ellis at the helm. […]Read more "3 awesome things that kick off '07 nicely…"
Bloc Party‘s new album, A Weekend in the City. I believe The Prayer will be the first single, but Uniform is my fave track by far. This is cd is both more sparse and more layered than their debut. newuniversal, a new take on an old series, this time with Warren Ellis at the helm. […]Read more "3 awesome things that kick off ’07 nicely…"