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Climate Action NOW!

Took part in last Friday’s Canberra Speak Out Protest calling for the Australian Government to get active, recognise that we are facing a climate emergency now and start doing something practical in response. Photos here.

The year that was

2019 was a good year for me personally. Across 12 months I was awarded my doctorate, travelled the world, learned how to drive, solarized our house, got a new camera, photographed several hundred stunning walls and lovely birds, met new people, spoke on several Anthropocene-related panels, signed up for the rebellion – and even managed to start writing fiction again. My heart goes out to those out there who haven’t been so lucky. May 2020 bring you happiness, strength and fresh reserves.

Conflux 2019

This year’s speculative fiction convention Conflux: What Lies Beneath, was held at Gungahlin Library, with Guest of Honour Thoraiya Dyer and a special appearance from John Scalzi who very generously made himself available to come out for a visit on Sunday morning. Photos here.

Profession of Arms Seminar

Last week I was one of several authors and academics invited to present papers discussing ‘Science Fiction as a Lens into Future War’ at the Australian Defence College, Canberra. Pictured here: Major General Mick Ryan, Russell Blackford, John Scalzi, myself, John Birmingham, Jack Dann & Janeen Webb.