Monthly Archives: April 2018

Speculate 18

Yesterday I went to the Speculate 18, which is a speculative writers’ festival, held here in Melbourne. It was pretty good. As festivals go, it was small. One stream, five sessions. But they were good sessions. Three in the morning, two in the afternoon. The most fun session was the first one after lunch.  Dungeons…

Japanese versions of Linesman

The Japanese versions of Linesman arrived in the mail the other day. They’re so tiny and cute.  Smaller than a paperback and half as thick. Look at the covers. If you put them together, as we have above, they combine to make one long picture. With the help of Google translate and a helpful reader…

Progress report

I pulled a muscle in my back this morning while cleaning the bath.  I’d like to say it’s living proof that writers shouldn’t do housework, but unfortunately the reality is that this particular writer hasn’t been doing enough of anything active, housework included, to keep herself supple. Many writers are notoriously bad at keeping fit.…

Tomb Raider was worth seeing

We went to see Tomb Raider on the weekend.  I have to say, I liked it. I didn’t love it the way I loved, say, Wonder Woman, but I thought the movie was quite strong and I enjoyed it.  (I’m a supporting member of WorldCon this year and I already know which movie I’m going…