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GUFF Interview: Alexandra Pierce

The Get Up-and-over Fan Fund is designed to promote connections between fandoms in Australasia and Europe. This year GUFF will send one delegate from Australiasia to Worldcon in Helsinki in August. Voting is open to all interested fans, regardless of nationality. It closes 17 April. Deciding how to rank the candidates can be a pretty […]

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GUFF Interview: Sam Hawke

The Get Up-and-over Fan Fund is designed to promote connections between fandoms in Australasia and Europe. This year GUFF will send one delegate from Australiasia to Worldcon in Helsinki in August. Voting is open to all interested fans, regardless of nationality. It closes 17 April. Deciding how to rank the candidates can be a pretty […]

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Guest Post: World Science Fiction Society Young Adult Award

  Having recently been a judge for the YA categories of the Aurealis Awards, I’ve grown quite familiar with the genre. So I was delighted to hear the WSFS is exploring the possibility of establishing a YA award tied to the Hugos. Today I have Forestofglory here to tell us a bit about the award. […]

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GUFF Interview: Donna Maree Hanson

The Get Up-and-over Fan Fund is designed to promote connections between fandoms in Australasia and Europe. This year GUFF will send one delegate from Australiasia to Worldcon in Helsinki in August. Voting is open to all interested fans, regardless of nationality. It closes 1 April. Deciding how to rank the candidates can be a pretty […]

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GUFF Interview: Belle McQuattie

The Get Up-and-over Fan Fund is designed to promote connections between fandoms in Australasia and Europe. This year GUFF will send one delegate from Australiasia to Worldcon in Helsinki in August. Voting is open to all interested fans, regardless of nationality. It closes 1 April. Deciding how to rank the candidates can be a pretty […]

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Difficult differences: diversity of racial identity in an intersectional anthology

For today’s post, I’ve invited Rivqa Rafael to discuss her forthcoming anthology Problem Daughters. Problem Daughters will amplify the voices of women who are sometimes excluded from mainstream feminism. It will be an anthology of beautiful, thoughtful, unconventional speculative fiction and poetry around the theme of intersectional feminism, with a specific focus on the lives and […]

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2016 Snapshot: K.J. Bishop

K.J. Bishop is the award-winning author of The Etched City and story collection That Book Your Mad Ancestor Wrote. She is also an artist, with her recent work Beau (the Boulevardier of Broken Dreams) a finalist in the 2016 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award. She has a website and an Etsy shop. 1. Your […]

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2016 Snapshot: Satima Flavell

Satima Flavell (also known as Carol Flavell Neist) is a writer, editor and reviewer. Her first poem appeared on the children’s page of what was then The Manchester Guardian when she was seven, and she continued to earn pocket money through writing until teenage interests took over. After training and working in the performing arts, […]

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2016 Snapshot: Dave Freer

Dave Freer is the author of more books than he has fingers and toes to count them on. Some of them blundered onto the Wall Street Journal and Locus bestseller lists before respectable novels got together in a body and threw them back in the gutter where they belong.  Freer originally trained as an Ichthyologist, […]

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Australian SF Snapshot 2016

Back in 2005, Australian writer Ben Peek spent a week interviewing 43 people in the Australian SFF scene. Thus was the Aussie SpecFic Snapshot born. Held every two years (more or less), it has grown bigger each time. The event now consists of an entire team who create a broad overview of Australian SFF by interviewing a […]

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