Demonising your opponent 101 - or when a story isn't

I have been following the WikiLeaks story with growing concern, but when came out with their story entitled Inside Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange's Lair I became hot under the collar. What? The heading doesn't say that? Oh yes, that is… more »

Book Review: Madigan Mine - Kirstyn McDermott

Title: MADIGAN MINE Publisher: Picador Author: Kirstyn McDermott Edition released: 2010 ISBN: 9780330425711 303 pages Reviewed by: Adam Donnison Madigan, the childhood friend that went away, grew up and returned - to throw chaos into the life of Alex.… more »

AussieCon 4 - Day Three - On ebooks and online presence

There were two sessions that were pretty closely related as they turned out, The first was "Did the Future Just Arrive: The E-book and the Publishing Industry", followed by "The Writer and the Audience: Online Interaction and Public Personae". First… more »

AussieCon 4 - Day Three - Copyright in the 21st Century

An interesting set of talks today at AussieCon 4. There were so many more I would have liked to have seen, but packing the huge number of topics into a tight schedule will always result in those sorts of tradeoffs. First up, a subject dear to my heart,… more »

Climate change and feeling helpless

I'm in Melbourne at AussieCon 4. My wife is in western Victoria, with heavy rains cutting roads between us. She is currently trying to channel water out of the chook yard. Even if I dropped everything and went home to help there is currently no way to… more »