In further translation news, I’m happy to see that my short story “Greater Garbo” – which was recently published in Galaxies Science Fiction in French – has now been translated into Galician (also known as Gallego) and published in the Spanish SF magazine, Nova Fantasia, as “O Grande Garbo”. Nova Fantasia is an online Galician language science fiction site that covers science fiction across various media, similar to io9. The English version of “Greater Garbo” is available from all the usual book outlets in my short story collection Shadows on the Wall, published by IFWG Publishing Australia.
Translation news: My short story “Greater Garbo” – originally published in the now defunct glossy newsstand magazine Australian and NZ PC User – has been translated and published by Pierre Gévart in the French magazine Galaxies Science Fiction. This is the third French translation of my work. The English version is available from all the usual book outlets in my short story collection Shadows on the Wall, published by IFWG Publishing Australia.
I was delighted to be a guest at Oz Comic-Con on the 11th-12th June at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. I participated on a fantastic panel with my writing buddies Jason Franks and Tracie Mcbride, and we sold a bunch of books on the IFWG Publishing Australia table.
Thanks to everyone who came along to say ‘hi’ and bought a book or two. And thanks to Kate Eito, Emily Ascough, Matt Kors, and all the volunteers for looking after us. And to Jimmy Eaton for emceeing our event. Looking forward to next time!
The School Magazine – “Australia’s most-loved and longest-running literary publication for children” – has published my short story “Busy as a Bee” in Orbit magazine (Issue 5, June, 2022), aimed at readers aged 10—11 years. It is enhanced with fantastic artwork by Aśka, a Perth based visual storyteller who specialises in comics, graphic novels and picture books.
Uncle Charles (aka Chuck McKenzie) does a fabulous spooky reading of my story “In the Light of the Lamp” on his YouTube channel “A Touch of Terrors“. This story originally appeared in Terror Australis (ed. Leigh Blackmore), Hodder & Stoughton, my first mass market paperback publication back in 1993.
In addition to my story, he reads lots of other horror stories by some fantastic writers, old and new, on “A Touch of Terrors“. Here’s the introduction to his channel:
Hello children. Uncle Charles here, with another…dreadtime story for you. Are we all tucked up comfortably? Feet up and under the covers, away from whatever lurks beneath the bed? Excellent. Then we’ll begin. Maybe a classic horror tale? A modern masterpiece of the macabre? Whatever tonight’s selection may be, we do hope it brings you…unpleasant dreams.
And here’s my story, I hope you enjoy it: