Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Magic of Marriage: Diplomatic Immunity

Alex and I reach the penultimate book in the Vorkosigan Saga, Diplomatic Immunity. We previously looked at Cordelia’s Honor (Shards of Honor and Barrayar), the Young Miles omnibus (The Warrior’s Apprentice and “The Mountains of Mourning” and The Vor Game), the Miles, Mystery and Mayhem omnibus (Cetaganda, and Ethan of Athos and “Labyrinth”), “Borders of Infinity” and Brothers … Continue reading

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QWC writing courses (a public service announcement!)

Writing Science Fiction Short Story Six-week course in July and October Cost $150 Join one of Australia’s most successful authors of science fiction, fantasy and horror, Lee Battersby, for a journey through the fantastic art of the science fiction short … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Ian Irvine – writing for children and young adults

We are delighted to welcome highly acclaimed Aussie author Ian Irvine to the FableCroft blog, for a guest post on writing for children and young adults. Thanks Ian! Tehani asked me if I could post about writing for children and … Continue reading

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The Magic of Romance: Miles in Love

Alex and I delight over Miles finally finding the right woman to fall in love with, with a few pitfalls along the way, in the omnibus Miles in Love, comprising Komarr, A Civil Campaign and “Winterfair Gifts”. We previously looked at Cordelia’s … Continue reading

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The Magic of Memory: Miles hits bottom

Alex and I see Miles hit rock bottom in Memory, in our conversational review series on the Vorkosigan saga. We previously looked at Cordelia’s Honor (Shards of Honor and Barrayar), the Young Miles omnibus (The Warrior’s Apprentice and “The Mountains of Mourning” and The Vor Game), the Miles, Mystery and Mayhem omnibus … Continue reading

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Need some inspiration for Apocalypse Hope?

*giggle* Here’s Chris Brown and Justin Bieber doing Apocalypse DANCE! Apocalypse Dance Sorry, couldn’t resist.

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The Magic of Brothers: Mirror Dance

Alex and I delve into one of Bujold’s most powerful Vorkosigan novels, Mirror Dance, in our conversational review series on the saga. We previously looked at Cordelia’s Honor (Shards of Honorand Barrayar), the Young Miles omnibus (The Warrior’s Apprentice and “The Mountains of Mourning” and The Vor Game), the Miles, … Continue reading

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Aurealis Awards 2011

2011 Aurealis Awards to be held in Sydney again Chimaera Publications and SpecFaction NSW are delighted to announce that the 2011 Aurealis Awards will again be organised by SpecFaction NSW and held in Sydney. Aurealis Awards Co-convenor, Susan Wardle, said … Continue reading

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The Magic of Family: Borders of Infinity and Brothers in Arms

The adventures of Miles Vorkosigan continue as Alex and I look at the novella “Borders of Infinity” and the novel Brothers in Arms. We have discussed Cordelia’s Honor (Shards of Honor and Barrayar), the Young Miles omnibus (The Warrior’s Apprentice and “The Mountains of … Continue reading

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The Magic of Elli: Ethan of Athos and Labyrinth

Alex and I carry on with our review series of the Miles Vorkosigan saga with the novel Ethan of Athos and the novella “Labyrinth” (published with Cetaganda in the omnibus Miles, Mayhem and Mystery). We have discussed Cordelia’s Honor (Shards of Honor … Continue reading

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