books & writing

literature, genre, fan-fic, blogging, graphic novels, web-comics etc etc


This story was posted to a mailing list a few weeks ago – Online Dating for Orangutans– and provoked this response:

I like long shambles on the beach, quiet evenings in my cage, and hurling excrement. Height and weight proportionate. No gibbons, please.

I wonder how long it would take The Librarian to hook up.

  • (hat-tip: the punalicious Brian)
  • Frogging ahoy!

    Some sinew, some stoush (in a noble cause, natch) and some dusty camaraderie will keep me happily entertained, especially when frogging is involved,

    What a week: Irwin, Thiele and now Brock.

    I just heard on the radio that Peter Brock has been killed in a racing crash.

    All the boys I went to a country town high school with drove V8s, and all of them looked up to Brockie. He stood above the perennial Ford-Holden wars in terms of his racing hero status, partly because of his cool, calm demeanour – Brock was the Bjorn Borg of Australian motor racing

    The book tag

    Morgspace tagged me for a book meme. I don’t usually do these blog memes, but Morgan knows me well enough to know I’m unlikely to resist a chance to jaw about books. 1. One book you have read more than… Read More ›

    A Transhumanist Future?

    The whole 666 Number/Mark of the Beast thing and the fact that I’m reading Peter F. Hamilton at the moment has got me thinking about biochips and the future of other technological augmentations of the human body, and how those… Read More ›

    Ruminating Erudition (swoon)

    Brand spanking new group blog Sarsaparilla, writing about literature, media and culture from Aussie points of view, with contributors who are some of my favourite Ozbloggers. I love this idea – bless the good blog Sarsaparilla and all who sail… Read More ›

    Best. Hoyden. Evah.

    Y.T. Skate-Kourier thrasher teen superbus. (The following book report is ending-spoiler-free.) Quite a few people told me I should read Snowcrash because I love science fiction. Why did none of them tell me I should also read it because one… Read More ›

    SF Sunday

    An interesting review of a movie, and some of its American viewers. I obviously will have to go see V for Vendetta, and track down the graphic novel too. So it has come to our attention that some people are… Read More ›