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Pitching Myself at the Edge of History

A long long time ago, or in fact a few drops of pitch ago, I was a med student at the University of Queensland. Our first-year course included physics – same lecture theatre every time, and that meant repeatedly walking … Continue reading

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And the winner of the game of tag is …

Okay, it’s been a month since I posted that huge tag-fest to see who might search-engine their way here, and this seems as good a time as any to offer an update. To start with, some of the most popular … Continue reading

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Tag, You’re It

I’ve been glancing through my blog stats. Actually not glancing – it’s been more purposeful than that. I thought I’d noticed a pattern in the search terms people were using to get here, and it turns out I was right. … Continue reading

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Three Times the (Almost) Everything: on Writing a Trilogy

I learned today the precise Australian publication date for the second volume of Word Hunters (The Lost Hunters, to accord book two its subtitle). It’s 27 Feb. No idea why it’s a Wednesday, and I’m not planning to ask. But, … Continue reading

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Ho Ho Ho – ’tis the season to give things away

Around 1700 years ago, Nikolaos, Bishop of Myra, got into the habit of secretly slipping coins into the shoes of people who chose to leave them out in case rumours of his nocturnal good deeds were true. Fast forward a … Continue reading

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Philby and Frank and the Marathon that Never Was

There are always risks writing stories set in the here and now and, as I’ve learned these past couple of days, even greater risks in placing a safe-looking bet on the near future. Most of the time when I’ve tried … Continue reading

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I Like Your Old Stuff Better Than Your New Stuff

In late 1997, Brisbane band Regurgitator followed up their debut album Tu-Plang with Unit. Tu-Plang had won them two ARIA awards and a nice shiny platinum disc for their walls, but they’d pushed their sound somewhere a little different – … Continue reading

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