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The Storyteller’s Heaven

August 1, 2022 - 09:25 -- Admin

Congrats to Jason for the launch of his latest splodey/thinky sci-fi mash up. It’s the story of a 21st century combat vet who survives long enough to make it into the era of consciousness transfer and space colonisation. Our of his tired old broken down wrinkly carcass and into a nice new virtual rig to head out to the stars. What could possibly go wrong?

Scooter tips

July 25, 2022 - 07:26 -- Admin

We’ve been thinking about getting an electric scooter for the house. Mostly for Thomas to zip up and down the hill for work, but I could imagine using it for a quick run to the shops that didn’t justify burning fossil fuels.

There’s a bit to consider, and this guy covers most of it.

Canberra cancelled

July 21, 2022 - 08:33 -- Admin

I was supposed to be in Canberra for a gig in early August, but the organisers called me yesterday to say that everyone had Covid so they’d like to push it back until next year.

Fair enough. I’d agreed to travel down there before the current wave and wasn’t feeling good about it anymore.

Lesson learned though. Only book refundable flights. (Luckily I did).

Compulsory early mark.

July 20, 2022 - 15:17 -- Admin

I had big plans for today until a migraine ambushed me. A weird one too. Not so much pain, but a lot of confuzzlement. It goes that way sometimes. They just scramble your eggs.

I managed to edit a chapter of The Forever Dead to put up on Patreon, but I reckon that might do me for the day. I’m probably better served by taking it easy.

Eric Flint 1947-2022

July 18, 2022 - 17:53 -- Admin

I just heard news that Eric Flint has died. This is very sad. Flint was a great writer and a generous soul. The creator of the 1630s alternate history series, he was one first authors who not only let other writers, especially amateurs, play in his story world, he actively encouraged them.

I corresponded with him a bit after Weapons of Choice came out and found him to be a wise and big hearted supporter of anyone who was willing to have an honest go.

First share house

July 18, 2022 - 09:51 -- Admin

We had a significant parental moment here over the weekend. Our daughter moved out into her first sharehouse. It wasn't the big shock to the system that it could have been because she'd been staying over at her boyfriend's place a fair bit the last year. But it still felt significant.

I helped her take a load of stuff over to the new digs.