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Our latest book

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Stars Uncharted. Character-oriented space opera. A chase through space. All Nika and Josune want to do is survive, but the Company is after them, and in this universe, the Company always wins.

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Linesman series

Linesman series

If you're looking for the Linesman series, click here to see more about Ean Lambert and his friends. There are three books, Linesman, Alliance and Confluence.

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Monthly progress report

Monthly progress report

We also do a monthly progress report, which is a moodometer of how we're feeling at the start of the month, and a quick summary of anything important that happened.

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    Two views of the same city

    Bourke Street, 4pm. East side The few completed buildings were tucked in amongst the rubble of the rest.  Flat, uniform, narrow grey shopfronts. Featureless and anonymous, and almost as drab as the building sites. Melbourne was a building site.  Black-painted or raw pine veneer hoardings took up half the footpaths, with huge industrial scaffolds crowding... Read more →

    Going through a stage—thieves in spec fic

    A book, which shall remain unnamed, had come well recommended.  A thief on a job stumbles into trouble and gets caught up in a plot to save the kingdom.  I read the blurb, and wasn’t sure about it, so I read the blurb out to Sherylyn.  “What do you think?” “No,” she said.  “I’m over... Read more →

    Security is a full-time business

    One of the things I find surprising with running a website is how often people try to hack it. I mean, it’s not a big website, you can’t order anything on it, we don’t take money. So why do people bother? But they do. The security checker on our website reports how many times people... Read more →

    Bad writing

    Deleted scenes We’re searching old manuscripts for deleted scenes for our July newsletter. Some of these scenes we liked, but we deleted because they didn’t fit the story any more.  Others were deleted simply because they were just bad. When you’re writing early drafts you allow your writing to be bad.  That’s what editing is... Read more →

    What we’ve been doing

    Continuum 15 I spent the week before last off work sick. I recovered just in time for our local speculative fiction convention here in Melbourne, Continuum. It was good, and I was over the bug, but everything passed in a haze. I was so exhausted post-bug, post-convention that I couldn’t even get the energy to... Read more →