The bad news is that I have had to cancel my appearance at the Logan Library SF mega panel due to some other work commitments. Many apologies to anyone coming to say hello, but know you’ll be well entertained with the fantastic authors who will be there on the day; Trent Jamieson, Rowena Cory Daniells, Lou Cusack and the pocket rocket, Kylie Chan.

The good news is that I’ve ordered two weird westerns on amazon:

“How the West Was Weird: 9 Tales from the Weird, Wild West”
Russ Anderson Jr
“The Big Book of the Weird Wild West: How the West was Really Won! (Factoid Books)”
John Whalen

Has anyone read them or heard of them? The Joe Lansdale books looked interesting too, and I wanted to get Cowboys and Aliens but it was soooo expensive.

Dear Platinum Studios, please send poor writer a complimentary copy.

I’m overjoyed to say that my wonderful agent and equally wonderful publisher are sick of me wibbling on about my cowpunk story and have told me to go and write it so they can see if they like it. My fingers are itching to start clickety clicking but first I’ll get out my Timeline Cowboys series and my Zane Grey’s and enjoy a bit of genre submergence (???). Stephen Dedman has also recommended the anthology Razored Saddles. If anyone’s read any good modern weird westerns, please sing out. Skull Full of Spurs looks interesting, and here’s a great review from IO9 for the new Cowboys and Aliens movie:

“Along with the rest of the crowd, I was left breathless and wondering how this would all play out. Will this be hard science fiction, or more fantastical like the Indiana Jones series? What will the aliens look like? Is Harrison Ford actually playing a bad guy? And Daniel Craig as a cowboy? Sign me the fuck up. Seriously – I predict that this film, based on a comic book by Scott Rosenberg, is going to be mindblowingly awesome when it comes out this time next year.”

Awards

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Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 

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