Ithas not been confirmed as to whether I am the first non-Australian host of the Australian Speculative Fiction Carnival but I am apparently the first from the northern hemisphere…
For those starting to get a little concerned by the Englishman gatecrashing the Australian spec fic community, I sympathise, for I know how it is to be with me day in day out too and it’s not fun (well not all the time anyway).
Other stuff within this month of speculative fiction:
Snapshot began earlier than my caretaking duties but carried on into them too, and there were some jolly fine interviews in there, not least Karren Waaron, Robert Hood, Justine Larbalestier, Deborah Biancotti, Stephanie Campisi, Martin Livings, Ben Peek, etc., etc.
Kathryn Linge went all statistical, with the most prominent bloggers list.
Ben Payne gives us an insight into the delights of getting spec fic mags at your local newsagents.
Girlie Jones discusses the strange state of affairs when requesting review copies.
Glenda Larke points our way to a new site devoted to SFF awards…
Trent Jamieson is just a little too productive to not be jealous of…
Jennifer Fallon is far too successful for her own good!
Shiny! is out! Of course I got my copy!
Andrew Macrae lets us see a pretty darn fine cover of a very interesting sounding book!
Followed by Cat Sparks with another excellent cover from Nick Stahopolous!
Gillian Polack gives us the updated CSFG bibliography.
The Dozois YB Honourable Mentions list is offered by Girlie Jones
Hal Spacejock 4 looks to be well on its way!
Karen Miller is progressing and enjoying some reviews too!
Those ten minute tales by Martin Livings are certainly… erm… something…
Paul Haines was happy with the Orb 7 review over at Horrorscope, just before he got some not so great news. Get well soon Paul.
There’s also been lots of stuff about rejections too but you don’t want to read all that now do you?