Competitions, Interviews and more from Twitter


Recent links of interest @AurealisXpress:

The latest issue of aurealisXpress is out for Aurealis subscribers. Includes an interview with Garth Nix and, thanks to Madman Entertainment, a competition to win the 1960s classic cartoon Gigantor, Collection 1 and the Korean disaster movie, Haeundae on DVD


Cartoon Network will air “Deltora Quest” animated series in April 


@KathLangrish interviews Kate Forsyth for "An Australian Perspective…about writing fantasy" 


LA Times announces 2009 Book Prize finalists | Sean Tan nominated in Young Adult Lit for Tales from Outer Suburbia 


Meet Melina Marchetta at SLV March 14th also a the short video interview with Melina.


Syd Mead, concept artist for Blade Runner, Tron, Aliens, Star Trek, will appear at the Orpheum in March 


Foz Meadows on Solace and Grief @ Fancy Goods 


Paul Collins interview @ KidsLife | The stuff of legends: writing for the world of fantasy adventure 


Maria V Snyder interviews Glenda Larke plus a contest to win The Last Stormlord 


Trespass Magazine (@trespassmag) interview with Foz Meadows 


February has been Aussie Month at The Clock Monkey: Interviews & Reviews of Australian authors ~ thx to @EllaPress 

"Keeping the magic alive: Australia and eBooks" by @renailemay ~ thanks to @KimFalconer 

Garth Nix joins Mary Pope Osborne, Cory Doctorow & Mindy Klasky on The Author Hour audio & transcript 


Margo Lanagan’s (@MargoLanagan) workshop Blood, Boggarts and Battlestars: An Introduction to Speculative Fiction, 6th March @ NSWWC interview with Garth Nix from late last year. I missed this one at the time. 


Paul Haines has (Aurealis Award winning) Wives & A Spot of Liver avail. at his website for your consideration 


You can pick up free e-copies of Horn, A Book of Endings and Siren Beat from Twelfth Planet Press till March 


90 interviews for the 2010 Australian Specfic Snapshot! Here's the roundup by @kathrynlinge 


Here's Stuart Mayne’s (@AurealisEd) 2010 Australian Specfic Snapshot interview 


2009 Nebula Awards Nominations: 


Writers Read: Narrelle Harris 


ABC RN's Lingua Franca talks to the creator of the Na'vi language

(Avatar). Stream or download, also transcript available.


The Small Picture Podcast interviews KJ Taylor (The Griffin's Flight) 


Sean Williams Interview @ The Long Write Blog 


Joel Shepherd interview @nethspace 


Patrick Ness Oz/NZ Tour details 


February's Australian Speculative Fiction Carnival is up at Ripping Ozzie Reads


NSW Writers' Centre has an interview with Margo Lanagan (@margolanagan) in their February Newsletter


Garth Nix is February's Writer in Residence at His first post is here: 


Up now TISF 16: Matthew Chrulew reads 'Beast Machine Fableaux', Keith reviews The Terminator Gene. Free at or iTunes. 

Launch of @fozmeadows Solace & Grief by @ScottWesterfeld at Books Kinokuniya, Sydney, March 7 at 12.30pm

Entries open for the 2010 Katharine Susannah Prichard SF Awards

Entries are now being accepted for the 2010 Katharine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction Awards.  

Writers of all ages are invited to submit their work. A fee per manuscript of $7.00 applies, however young writers under 20 years are particularly encouraged to enter and may submit their work for FREE!
Cash prizes are awarded, and winners will be invited to read at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday 15 August 2010 at KSP Writers Centre.
Stories must be between 1500 and 3500 words, with all forms of Speculative Fiction welcomed.


Stargate convention. Meet the cast!

The first weekend of March is looking to be very exciting for Sci/fi fans of Australia. The Hub productions are hosting a Stargate convention and have managed to secure one of the most impressive Stargate lineups ever seen, not only just in Australia, but worldwide.

The event will be held on March 6th in Sydney and March 7th in Melbourne and people can visit for more information or to purchase tickets. Alternatively they can call on 02 9874 7171.

Recent links of interest posted to our Twitter page


ABC RN's The Book Show on Cormac McCarthy's The Road and the movie adaptation. stream or download

Vote in the David Gemmell Legend Awards – Aussies on the list include Miller, Canavan & Marillier

Deborah Biancotti's story collection A Book of Endings shortlisted in the Crawford Award Congrats!

The Small Picture Podcast interviews Duncan Lay mp3 or stream

Kylie Chan interview "Blending East with West" at The Straits Times Blogs

Two interviews with Foz Meadows: &

Sean Williams is "standing for election in SFWA, as Overseas Regional Director on the most excellent Scalzi/Kowal ticket"

Marianne de Pierres and Tracey O'hara "show you theirs" at Tara Moss's blog. (Their desks, that is)

Link from last year I missed: Authors from the Apex Book of World SF Discuss the Global Reach of Speculative Fiction

The Small Picture Podcast interviews Kylie Chan

Kate Forsyth interviewed by Robert Salisbury at the Manly Writers Group. Part 1 of 5 at YouTube