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Drive-by interview

A belated link back to an interview of me over at Angela Slatter's very informative blog: http://www.angelaslatter.com/the-runes-of-odin-drive-by-ben-julien/ .

Angela is a fellow Brisbaneite, a fellow inmate at Clarion South 2009, and the author of several anthologies and more published short stories than I care to count.


Tunes to write to

Currently finishing the first draft of The Decay Chain and with the help of a friend from Germany, have found a number of music albums that are really providing the perfect paradoxical mix of angst, chill, atmosphere, energy and darkness for the book.

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Stolen from Aidan Doyle)

Some more Clarion people get a mention in the Ditmar awards.


Best Novel
* Death Most Definite, Trent Jamieson (Hachette)
* Madigan Mine, Kirstyn McDermott (Pan Macmillan)
* Power and Majesty, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Voyager)
* Stormlord Rising, Glenda Larke (Voyager)
* Walking the Tree, Kaaron Warren (Angry Robot Books)

Best Short Story
* “All the Love in the World”, Cat Sparks (Sprawl, Twelfth Planet Press)
* “Bread and Circuses”, Felicity Dowker (Scary Kisses, Ticonderoga
* “One Saturday Night With Angel”, Peter M. Ball (Sprawl, Twelfth Planet
* “She Said”, Kirstyn McDermott (Scenes From the Second Storey, Morrigan
* “The House of the Nameless”, Jason Fischer (Writers of the Future
* “The February Dragon”, Angela Slatter and Lisa L. Hannett (Scary
Kisses, Ticonderoga Publications)

Best Collected Work
* Baggage, edited by Gillian Polack (Eneit Press)
* Macabre: A Journey through Australia’s Darkest Fears, edited by Angela
Challis and Marty Young (Brimstone Press)
* Scenes from the Second Storey, edited by Amanda Pillar and Pete
Kempshall (Morrigan Books)
* Sprawl, edited by Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)
* Worlds Next Door, edited by Tehani Wessely (FableCroft Publishing)

Best New Talent
* Thoraiya Dyer
* Lisa L. Hannett
* Patty Jansen
* Kathleen Jennings
* Pete Kempshall


Aurealis Awards 2011

More Clarion South 2009 success:



Inksucker, Aidan Doyle, Worlds Next Door, Fablecroft Publishing

One Story, No Refunds, Dirk Flinthart, Shiny #6, Twelfth Planet Press

A Thousand Flowers, Margo Lanagan, Zombies Vs Unicorns, Allen & Unwin

Nine Times, Kaia Landelius & Tansy Rayner Roberts, Worlds Next Door,

Fablecroft Publishing

An Ordinary Boy, Jen White, The Tangled Bank, Tangled Bank Press



The Library of Forgotten Books, Rjurik Davidson, PS Publishing

Under Stones, Bob Franklin, Affirm Press

Sourdough and Other Stories, Angela Slatter, Tartarus Press

The Girl With No Hands, Angela Slatter, Ticonderoga Publications

Dead Sea Fruit, Kaaron Warren, Ticonderoga Publications


FANTASY Short Story

The Duke of Vertumn’s Fingerling, Elizabeth Carroll, Strange Horizons

Yowie, Thoraiya Dyer, Sprawl, Twelfth Planet Press

The February Dragon, LL Hannett & Angela Slatter, Scary Kisses,

Ticonderoga Publications

All the Clowns in Clowntown, Andrew McKiernan, Macabre: A Journey

Through Australia’s Darkest Fears, Brimstone Press

Sister, Sister, Angela Slatter, Strange Tales III, Tartarus Press



The Silence of Medair, Andrea K Höst, self-published

Death Most Definite, Trent Jamieson, Orbit (Hachette)

Stormlord Rising, Glenda Larke, HarperVoyager (HarperCollins)

Heart’s Blood, Juliet Marillier, Pan Macmillan

Power and Majesty, Tansy Rayner Roberts, HarperVoyager (HarperCollins)


Locus 2010 

Somewhat late news, but relevant in the context of Clarion South 2009 achievements.

Locus 2010 Recommended Reading List http://www.locusmag.com/Magazine/2011/Issue02_RecommendedReading.html :

"The Third Bear", Jeff VanderMeer - Collections

"A Glimpse of the Marvellous Structure (And the Threat it Entails)", Sean Williams (Godlike Machines) - Novellas

"A Thousand Flowers", Margo Lanagan (Zombies vs Unicorns) - Novelettes

"The Miracle Aquilina", Margo Lanagan (Wings of Fire) - Short Stories


"The Duke of Vertumn's Fingerling", Elizabeth Carroll (Strange Horizons 4/5/10) - Short Stories

"Brisneyland by Night", Angela Slatter (Sprawl) - Short Stories

"Lost Things", Angela Slatter (Sourdough and Other Stories) - Short Stories