Couple of places left to learn how writing weird fiction is done, really, how writing better fiction is possible, honestly. Meet like-minded writers, interstitial fools and visionaries whose gaze is fixed not wholly on the futur/istic, nor entirely on the horror/ific, or the fantastical but which falls somewhere between those cracks. Where the wild things are.
Over at LitReactor, I talk about the short, sharp fiction I’ll be taking with me to the end of the world.
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be teaching a Science Fiction and Fantasy course at Sydney Community College, beginning April 30. Looking forward to introducing students from all walks and abilities to the finer points of fantastic writing, and to nerd out over the likes of Dick, Martin, Poe and King. Not to mention the…
By way of counting-down, I’m going to post a different image of weirdness every few days until blast off. Here cover art from Der Orchideengarten, arguably the world first fantasy mag launched in 1919, and which ran for 51 issues until 1921.
It’s the post 2016 world. You’ve got nothing left to give. How will you survive? How will any of us survive? Write till you puke. And stay weird.
Eight weeks ago I was thrown into the deep end of a course I’d never taught before (not exactly) in a community college I’d never been to, with seven students I didn’t know. We met every Wednesday night between 6 and 8 pm, after work, hungry and tired, in an empty boardroom somewhere in the…