Monthly Archives: May 2018

Voting for the Hugos

In which I attempt to explain how Hugo voting works, and why I like the system*. Compulsory voting Here in Australia we have compulsory voting in elections. I have to confess that in politics, I’m a huge fan of compulsory voting. If you live in a country where voting isn’t compulsory, you probably think I’m…

Two weeks to deadline

With two weeks to go before we send Stars book two to our editor, I’m sitting back and relaxing while Sherylyn works on final cleaning up of the story. In fact, I’ve started editing another story that Sherylyn had worked on mid-last year while I was working on an earlier draft of Stars book two. …

Eurovision 2018

  Catherynne M. Valente has introduced a lot of people to the Eurovision this year with her new novel, Space Opera, which is effectively Eurovision in Space. By the time you read this the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will probably be over.  The final will be held Sunday morning, Australian time. Here in Australia we…