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2020 Ditmar Award

On Saturday 19 September, the Ditmar Awards were presented. These would ordinarily have been presented at the National Australian Speculative Fiction convention, but since no conventions took place this year, the ceremony was conducted online. I was honoured to receive an award for Best Fan Writer. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for […]

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2019 Ditmar Award

On Saturday 8 June, the Ditmar Awards were presented at Continuum 15 in Melbourne. I was honoured to receive an award for Best Fan Publication in Any Medium. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me. This was my acceptance speech: It turns out it really is third time lucky. Running the Earl […]

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Continuum 15 Schedule

Winter starts this weekend, which means Continuum is just around the corner! Continuum 15 also happens to be Australia’s Natcon this year. It will be held in Melbourne on 7-10 June and the Guests of Honour are Kate Elliott and Ken Liu. I’m super excited to be attending! I’m also delighted to be scheduled on […]

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TTFN

Having come to the end of my reviewing commitments here at Earl Grey Editing, this is the last post you’ll see from me for a little while. As I mentioned when I first posted about winding up, there will be the occasional announcement post–such as my schedule for Continuum. But I expect things will largely […]

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Mt TBR Report: April 2019

April generally sees a spike in my reading, in part due to Dewey’s Readathon (there’s a corresponding spike in October, when the readathon also runs). This year’s spike is a bit bigger than usual, as I never quite slowed down after the readathon was over. Mt TBR Status Mt TBR @ 1 January 2019: 442 […]

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Misrule by Jodi McAlister

Published: February 2019 by Penguin Teen Australia Format reviewed: Paperback, 405 pages Series: Valentine #3 Genres: Fantasy, young adult Source: Bought from Harry Hartog Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon (AU,US) ~Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks~ Kobo Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers for previous books. Things that happen sometimes when your boyfriend is a magical fairy […]

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Tides of the Titans by Thoraiya Dyer

Published: January 2019 by Tor Books Format reviewed: Trade Paperback, 320 pages Series: Titan’s Forest #3 Genres: Fantasy Source: Bought from Dymocks Available:Abbey’s ~ Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Indiebound ~ Kobo Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers for previous volumes/books. Courtier, explorer, thief: […]

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Women in SF&F Month 2019

Since 2012, Kristen from Fantasy Cafe has been running Women in SF&F Month every April, gathering together guest posts from a wide range of authors and bloggers. This year, she invited me to contribute. You can catch me over there talking about fae YA and why Jodi McAlister’s Valentine series is awesome. Kristen also maintains […]

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Wireless by Alex Acks

Published: April 2019 by Queen of Swords Press Format reviewed: E-book (epub), 268 pages Series: The Adventures of Captain Ramos and Her Valiant Crew #2 Genres: Science fiction, alternate history, steampunk Source: Publisher Available: Publisher (electronic only) ~ Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Indiebound ~ […]

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