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Workshop reflections, part I

My corseted stomach was in knots as I cautiously opened the door to the conference room. Had I tied myself in too tightly, or were these just nerves? 701 more words


Review: The Years of Rice and Salt - Kim Stanley Robinson (2002)

The Years of Rice and Salt is an alternate history novel.  It’s “What if…?” assumption is “What if all of Europe had been wiped out by a plague around about 1400?”. 512 more words


Sydney Film Festival - Kick Off

The Sydney Film Festival will be kicking off tonight! I have decided to watch all 12 films in competition this year and review them. Each day I will be cutting together the previous night’s filming and posting before heading off to the next film. 8 more words


Some final thoughts on LonCon3

It is still very weird to me, that I have finally met so many people in person whom I have known or encountered on the internet… and having the conversations in person feel like a completely natural extension of our previous conversations. 642 more words


Our Secret

47th Day of Ripening Season, 342 years After Mourning

The quill no longer trembles when I hold it, though I still cannot walk. A thick, sticky crust glues my right eyelids together, while the left eye focuses lazily on the darkness, wondering when the pain will end. 462 more words