My Editor’s Comments about ‘Black Jade’

I recently received the edits back for the final novel of the ‘Xuan Wu’ series, ‘Black Jade’. My editor contacted me privately at the same time, because she didn’t know it was the final book.… Read the rest

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Star Trek Beyond: Release the Snark!

So I went to see Star Trek: Beyond, and I had some very snarky thoughts about it:



The movie opens with KIRK doing some stupid shit that’s supposed to be funny; this is a New Star Trek Movie thing; they start with a funny pre-credits scene that’s funny.… Read the rest

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Appearances for 2016

Appearances for 2016

Thanks again to Oz ComicCon who are hosting me for nearly all of their shows.

Note: Black Jade will be released April 30 2016, and until then I won’t have copies of the book.… Read the rest

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Believability in Fantasy Fiction for Writing Queensland

I wrote an article about believability in fantasy fiction for the magazine of the Queensland Writer’s Centre. I can highly recommend the Writer’s Centre for any aspiring author – it was through one of their programs that I was able to show my work to Harper-Collins.… Read the rest

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Galactic Chat Podcast Interview

While I was at Swancon, I did an interview with the marvellous Helen Stubbs. We talked about work, study, books, and cats – and you can listen here at Galactic Chat:

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Day Three: Tsukiji Fish Market, Odaiba, Asakusa

When you see photos of the Tsukiji Fish Market on media, it’s pictures of a big indoor area with dead tuna on the floor. So that’s what I was expecting. I was also expecting to be completely underwhelmed because – and I’m kind of ashamed to admit this – I’ve never been able to ‘get’ sashimi.… Read the rest

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Day Two – Akihabara and Shibuya Shopping

The b hotel included breakfast in the room rate (and as a person who has to eat breakfast or suffer horribly for the rest of the day, this is a very good thing) and I learnt something very basic about Japanese food here.… Read the rest

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Day One: Ghibli Museum

For many of the attractions we planned to visit, it was important to buy tickets online a long time before we arrived in Japan. Our first day was a visit to Ghibli museum, a homage to the Miyazaki film studios that’s produced such wonders as Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle.… Read the rest

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Japan 2014 Arrival

I’ve just returned from my very first trip to Japan. It was mostly research for me – to go inside and see if I could write authentically about Japan past and future.… Read the rest

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Not About Guardians of the Galaxy

So we finally saw Guardians of the Galaxy – we had trouble fitting it in between work and study. My thoughts are on the trailers, not on the movie itself which has had enough said about it.Read the rest

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