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