Dimension6 annual collection, out now

8 11 2017

The collected fiction from Dimension6‘s issues for 2017 has now been released by coeur de lion publishing, in epub and mobi, for less than one of your Earth dollars. That’s less than the price of … well, something that costs more than one Earth dollar.


The issue features my flying-car-time-travel-dinosaur novelette ‘November 31st is World Peace Day’, as well as nine other stories by more talented writers. All fabulously edited, as always, by Keith Stevenson. Check it out today! (Or, with a time machine, yesterday!)



Announcing a Goodreads giveaway …

7 07 2017

… of my SF/crime novella Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body. Three copies of the print edition. Open, from now until 15th July (for a given value of ’15th July’ that will probably be 16th July in several places) for entrants in Australia and New Zealand.


For those interested, the link is here.

And in a more-or-less entirely unrelated circumstance, review e-copies of Matters Arising, and of Edwina Harvey’s new collection An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things, are currently available through Peggy Bright Books. For those interested, please contact editor@peggybrightbooks.com and specify your preference of epub, mobi, or pdf version.

Now launching in Dimension6 issue 11:

6 07 2017

The latest issue of Keith Stevenson’s Dimension6 ezine, issue 11, is officially released tomorrow but is already accessible through Keith’s coeur de lion website. It’s available in epub and mobi formats and, as always, is free to download.


Nestled amongst the prose in issue eleven is my novelette ‘November 31st is World Peace Day’, which is your run-of-the-mill time-travel-abduction-by-flying-car story … there are also stories by Nathan Burrage, Robert Stephenson, and Joseph Ashley-Smith.

Did I mention that it’s free to download?

Now available for e-delivery throughout the inner solar system …

27 05 2017

Without wishing to be too annoyingly persistent on the subject of The Author’s Latest Work, a quick PSA seems appropriate. The e-book versions (epub, mobi, pdf) of my Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body and Edwina Harvey’s An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things are, for a limited time (i.e., up until the launch) available from the Peggy Bright Books website at the discounted price of $1.99AUD each.

Quick PSA ends. You may go about your business. Move along.

Matters Arising from the identification of a book launch

22 05 2017

A few weeks back, I foreshadowed the upcoming book launch for Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body. I now have substantive details of said book launch, so without further ado:


The launch is scheduled for 7 pm (AEST) on Friday 9th June, at Continuum 13, which is being held at the Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000. Entry to the convention for the Friday night only is at a special reduced rate of (a) a gold-coin donation or (b) $5, whichever one of these options turns out to be correct (and I’ve seen both listed in various places on the convention website, which I suspect means option (b) is the correct one and parts of last year’s site haven’t been adjusted). The launch is to be held, I’m given to understand, in the ‘Haunted House’ room. There will be nibbles, and beverages, but hopefully no poltergeists.


It’s a dual launch: the other book on offer is Edwina Harvey’s An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things (also newly published by Peggy Bright Books) a wonderful mixture of short speculative fiction ranging all the way from children’s stories to some decidedly adult content, with lots of stuff (and, indeed, the occasional ‘thing’) in between.

I’m thrilled to say that Master-of-Ceremonies for the launch will be Ion Newcombe, the long-serving editor of the Antipodean SF flash fiction webzine. The launch will be, in some respects, a reunion. ‘Newk’ has published a good many stories by both Edwina and myself over the years: my first speculative fiction publication, almost exactly ten years ago, was in Antipodean SF‘s 108th issue, while Edwina’s involvement with the zine goes all the way back to its very first issue in 1998 (and several of her Antipodean stories have made it into the collection—I’m hoping she’ll read ‘Where The Last Humans Went’, the latest such offering, at the launch).

So, a book launch. Now all we need, I suppose, are the books …

Matters Arising in the upcoming launch of a new title

30 04 2017

She took her helmet off.

That’s where it starts; that’s where it ends. That’s all there is.


Those are the opening sentences of my SF / mystery novella, Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body, which is scheduled to be released by Peggy Bright Books in June, and which will be launched alongside Edwina Harvey’s An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things at Continuum 13, in Melbourne, over the June long weekend. The cover artwork shown above is by Lewis Morley, who’s done an excellent job, I think, in conveying a brooding Titanian setting.

Further details, as the saying goes, to follow.

For the second time in a week …

7 10 2016

… I have a new story out. (It’s also the second time in a year, but that’s another matter.)


This time it’s in Dimension6, coeur de lion’s flagship speculative fiction e-zine, edited, as it says on the tin, by Keith Stevenson. ‘All the Colours of the Tomato’, my xenoecology novelette (which, by some measures, was over two decades in the writing), is in the company of wonderful stories by Zoë Harland and Barry Charman.

I tend to think fondly of all my stories (at least at first), but this one’s particularly dear to me.

The ezine is free to download in both epub and mobi formats, so what are you waiting for?