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New Story Alert: “The Thirteenth Protocol”

New Story Alert: “The Thirteenth Protocol” 

It’s been a while! But the ideas keep coming. “The Thirteenth Protocol” is a new short story set in the Twinmaker universe, due for release in the Thrill Me! anthology from Glimmer Press, April 2020. This story is loosely based on a draft I posted here a while back, called “Wolf’s Clothing”. It’s been substantially […]

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LeVar Burton meets “Face Value”

LeVar Burton meets “Face Value” 

The voice of Reading Rainbows (and Star Trek’s Geordie La Forge) has honoured the Twinmaker universe with a reading of “Face Value”, one of the spin-off stories featuring detecting duo Forest Sargent. Originally published in Lightspeed (here), it’s a tale of kidnapping, conspiracy and high crime in a post-scarcity world where transporters reign supreme. (Does […]

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The People Paradox

The People Paradox 

The synopsis that follows is something I wrote for my first-year creative writing students at Flinders University. It’s based on the result of a story-generation exercise (the creation of Nina Kiriki Hoffman) that uses a 20-sided dice to give you random elements (protagonist, antagonist, setting, goal, etc) that you then combine into a new story. […]

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New Twinmaker Story in Daily SF: “Loopholes in Light”

New Twinmaker Story in Daily SF: “Loopholes in Light” 

Daily SF has been such a good home for my flash fiction this year. In 2017 they published “The Winter Gardener” (inspired by my visit to Casey research station in Antarctica and The Thing),“Uber” (about parallel worlds and social justice),  and “A Better Place” (based on a dream I had about the death of my […]

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