Archive for July, 2014

I posted at Capital Letters about my prize haul after winning the ACT Writers’ and Publishers’ Award. Thanks to the ACT Writers Centre and to Paperchain Books for making my week a good one!

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More Slights

If you’re going to the World SF Convention in London, make sure you get to the Fan Funds Auction. I’ve annotated a copy of Slights, with personal thoughts, input, some deleted scenes, and some of the nastiest recipe cards you’ll ever see. Gillian Polack, the Australian GUFF rep, will have these, along with some very special Story Starter packs I’ve put together. Six only!

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I won the Australian Shadows Paul Haines Award for Long Fiction for “The Unwanted Women of Surrey”! How fabulous is that! I can’t wait to see what the statue will look like. There is an excellent spot between the two skulls I won last year.

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Five years ago, I was in Montreal, meeting some fabulous people for the first time: Lauren Beukes, Marc Gascoigne and Lee Harris. Marc and Lee threw on a party for the launch of Angry Robot, including hiring a very rude and sleazy robot to abuse people as they walked in the door.

Their first books were Slights, and Lauren’s Moxyland.


To celebrate five years of brilliant publishing (and some success for Slights!) I’ve looked at five horrendous people from history who are worse than Stevie, the serial killer in my novel. Over here, at SF Signal!

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