Tag Archive: Kirstyn McDermott

May 07

And the winner of the Clarke Award is….

… the magnificent Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – most definitely one of my favourite books for the 14/15 award season period.*  (Thanks to Jonathan Strahan for pointing this out to me on Facebook this morning). Just to remind you, this was the shortlist (the links take you to my reviews): The Girl …

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Jan 03

Book Review – Caution: Contains Small Parts by Kirstyn McDermott

About half an hour before midnight on 31 December I announced on Twitter that the last book I’d read for the year happened to be the best book of 2013. The work in question was the short story collection Caution: Contains Small Parts written by my co host on the Writer and The Critic podcast, …

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Sep 02

13 random and rambling thoughts about the Hugo Awards and one HUGE THANK YOU!

The Hugo Awards were announced earlier today.  The winners can be found here and the all important stats can be found here. In no particular order here are my thoughts on the results: Apparently I’m not allowed to blame Ustream for the shitty video coverage.  It had something to do with the Hotel’s WiFi… I …

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Mar 06

Tiptree Awards

Most of you who read this blog will know that the Tiptree Award for 2012 was announced a day or so back. I’m super excited to see that the award has gone to The Drowning Girl – joint winner with Kiini Ibura Salaam’s collection of stories. Ancient, Ancient Kirstyn and I, with our special guest …

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Aug 26

I’m a Podcast Floozy

In my attempt to conquer the Podcast Universe this month I featured in four different podcasts. First off was episode 15 of the new and improved (or exactly the same as it was before) Shooting the Poo.  In this, the first of a two part epic discussion on the Alien film franchise, I get sprayed …

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Jun 25

Writer and the Critic – Episode 20

It feels like forever since we recorded this episode.  It’s that famous one from Continuum 8 where I pretend I’m Jim C Hines and try and pose like the cover of Anne McCaffrey’s The Crystal Singer.  I honestly twinged a calf muscle doing that. Still it’s a fun episode.  Alison and Kelly are in great …

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Jun 13

I’ll always remember Continuum 8

I’m not going to pretend otherwise, winning both the Chronos and Ditmar awards for the Writer and the Critic with my co-host Kirstyn and in my home State of Victoria was one of my proudest moments ever.*  You see, before that moment I’d never won anything in my entire life.  The closest I’d come was …

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May 10

Fan Writery Links #2

I’m busy at the moment – you’ll see why shortly – so I haven’t had time to blog.  (One of these day I’ll do those other Hugo posts that I’ve been threatening to write).  In the meantime, here’s some links to the brilliant thoughts of a bunch of people I respect.  (All of whom should …

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Apr 18

Fan Writery Links #1

I’m not good with the whole link salad thing.  But as I said in this post, I’m going to spend this year and next linking to the best articles and rants and reviews I come across.  I’m calling it fan-writing, but it doesn’t necessarily need to have been written by a fan or be about …

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Apr 15

Hugo Commentary: Best Fan Writer (long post – tangents included)

As I understand it the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) will be debating this year whether Best Graphic Story should survive as a category or be taken out and shot. There’s actually a number of good reasons why you’d remove the category from the ballot ranging from graphic comics being well serviced by other awards …

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