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On ‘Kim Stanley Robinson – Guest of Honour Speech’

  This article is based on Kim Stanley Robinson’s Guest of Honour Speech at AussieCon 4 (audio recording here, courtesy of Gary Kemble). By the time of Kim Stanley Robinson (Stan)’s Guest of Honour Speech on the third day of the … Continue reading

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On ‘The Novella’

This article is based on a session at AussieCon 4. One of the panelists, dark fantasy thriller writer Alan Baxter, has his own coverage of this session on his website. Alan Baxter has provided a good introduction to this session, … Continue reading

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On ‘Thinking in Trilogies’

This article is based on a session at AussieCon 4. Why trilogies? It was suggested that trilogies are partially publisher driven because it’s more commercially attractive to sell three novels rather than one. However, if this were the primary explanation … Continue reading

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On ‘Girl Meets Boy Meets Dragon: Romance in fantasy’

This article is based on a session at AussieCon 4. The discussion was focused mainly on romance with a little on fantasy elements such as vampires and zombies. Early in the discussion one of the panelists offered a simple version … Continue reading

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Mary Victoria – Author Interview

What was your highlight from AussieCon 4 and why? My highlight from the Con was meeting and speaking with fellow authors, and of course the hard-working members of my Voyager family. I’d never corresponded with my publishing editor, Stephanie Smith, … Continue reading

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On ‘Keeping Pace: Maintaining momentum in fiction’

This article is based on a session at AussieCon 4. Pace, or story momentum, is something that can be tricky to explain or teach effectively as if you use particular techniques and a reader is familiar with those techniques the reader may … Continue reading

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On ‘Destroying the Future to Save the Planet’

The following is based on a discussion panel between Kim Stanley Robinson (K.S.R.) and others on the first day of AussieCon 4. K.S.R. claimed at the start of the session: “Science fiction has always been about the fate of the … Continue reading

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