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Happy New Year

Happy New Year and Other Stories

Happy New Year! Can’t believe the year’s rolled over and it’s now 2023. Pleased to report that Singapore doesn’t seem to have changed all that much on my trip back, though maybe it does feel a little more crowded than before. Japan remains beautiful. Visited Miyajima Island for the first time as well, over near …

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ion curtain

Space Operas and Other Stories

My space opera, ION CURTAIN, is nearly here! Out on 19th July 2022. Check it out if space operas, intergalactic espionage, and rogue AIs are your thing. The lead up to a book launch is always scary as hell to me, especially once promo starts rolling along and I start second-guessing everything I’ve ever done, …

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Higher Order

Higher Order and Other Stories

Melbourne is back from its latest lockdown at 90+% vaccination, which means activities have returned – within COVID-safe guidelines. A recent one is Scott Pickett’s Higher Order, an immersive, futuristic dining experience looking at what dining might be like in the (near? far?) future: sustainable, ritualistic, and perhaps, given the portion size, minimal and expensive. …

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Iki Island

Iki Island and Other Stories

Damn, I’ve missed this game. Still one of the most cinematic, visually beautiful games I’ve ever played – Ghost of Tsushima’s Iki Island expansion came out in August. Finished it over the weekend. It was, sadly (or not?) pretty much a five hour exploration of (even more) of Sakai Jin’s deep-seated daddy issues. Dad Sakai …

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The Swordsman

The Swordsman and Other Stories

As I write this, Melbourne has emerged from a 2 week snap lockdown: we’re thankfully back to 2 daily cases a day or so. Shows that decisive responses work, despite the snafu during the lockdown from the anti-vaxxer protests and the continued terrible national vaccination rollout. Hopefully that’ll ramp up soon. Melbourne was back to …

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