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Been there, read it — dunnit!

Sunday last was SWET’s  first fiction reading event, Sounds and Effects, much trumpeted on this blog. Many thanks to George and Rebecca and Richard for putting on that event. Hopefully, this will be the first of many more. For the … Continue reading

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Kansai: Sounds & Effects — be there or be a funny shape

The Society of Writers, Editors and Translators has announced the venue for their Kansai: Sounds & Effects reading event on October 6th. Jared Angel, Suzanne Kamata, Rebecca Owen and I will be reading at Planet Earth Café in Motomachi, Kobe. … Continue reading

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On the launch pad: Waylines

There’s a new online SF magazine coming to town. It’s called Waylines and it’s being put together by David Rees-Thomas and Darryl Knickrehm, both based in Hyogo, Japan. Waylines is doing the kick start thing, raising funds from SF readers, … Continue reading

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National write a lot week. And month.

It’s National Short Story Week. Yes, a week dedicated to the short story, the reading of and the writing of. The event, supported by a coalition of broadcasters and publishers, aims to get us all reading and writing short fiction … Continue reading

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Japan Writers woo-hoo 2

And so a fine time was had at the Japan Writers Conference. Vikas Swarup read an extract from his new novel, The Accidental Apprentice, which will be published early-ish next year. He then took questions, and I was again compelled … Continue reading

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