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The Seven Creepies in: The Christmas Crossover Caper | Part 7

“No you’re not,” the slightly-more-normal female Creepy hissed, and before any of us could do anything she’d launched herself across the room at the towering ghoul. There followed a very tense and crowded few seconds, where Mell took the Drake … Continue reading

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Oræl Rides to War, a musical anniversary spectacular

Today is the 1st of September, 2020. On this day, twenty years ago, my cute Internet girlfriend and I faced the magistrate and became Mr. and Mrs. Hatboy. A day or so later I was deported. Good times. I have … Continue reading

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Darling’s Day

The sky was weeping tears of ash At dawn on Darling’s Day. The stones of Heaven high above Looked down with not a glimpse of love As we walked with heads and voices raised Our hearts gave lie our steely … Continue reading

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Random thoughts again, only now it’s Thursday.

I’m probably going to take another little hiatus while I work on the next book of The Steal of Time. For reference, that will be Grifter’s Heart and at latest draft I had five parts of it ready to post. That … Continue reading

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The Last Days of Earth, a tiny sneak peek

In this sneak peek at ORtW book 3, one of the characters' dogs eats a poisonous toad while the team is making its way through distant-future Far North Queensland. Or Faarn, as I have named it.@lucasthorn @tiermorte I hope I'm … Continue reading

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What’s New, November 27th, 2019

Hi y’all. Not a lot going on, busy at work and only able to post up some remastered oldies and the occasional copy-pasted rant. Work’s going well – lots to do, but chipping away at it. Still uncertain what the … Continue reading

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Musings on the ambitious flop that was “Bad Cow”

Yesterday I posted a self-deprecating / self-pitying image macro acknowledging that Bad Cow, which I’d enthusiastically considered the most important and mind-blowing piece of literature to grace my bibliography, didn’t really hit that mark. I intended it as a direct … Continue reading

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Rosedian’s Daughters

In celebration of my latest book release party, although not actually book release, I am throwing a sneaky draft chapter from Greyblade onto the blog. This is contextless and may or may not wind up included, since I’m not properly writing yet … Continue reading

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What I Did On My Holidays, 2017-2018, Day 17

Day 63. 113,643 words. To cheer Wump up after her sad day yesterday (that is to say, Monday the 8th of January, 2018 since I am still writing this damn travelogue), we headed into Fremantle to take a swing at … Continue reading

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Interlude: Hugos 2018: Once More Unto the Breach

Day 45. 97,293 words. I was delighted to see that some of my contributions had made it into the final farewell newsletter from the Helsinki Worldcon people. Here, for anyone who missed out on the newsletter, is my reminiscence-story. Well … Continue reading

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