Index of Guest Blogs  

Warren Hammond: The Story Behind Tides of Maritinia

Warren Hammond: The Story Behind Tides of Maritinia

It started with a sobering tour of Auchwitz in 2001. At the time, I couldn’t see the mark it would leave on me. I’d learned about the Holocaust in school. I thought I knew what I was in for. I can’t exactly put into words what I felt that day. Or the day I visited

Kylie Fornasier: Unmasking Masquerade

Kylie Fornasier: Unmasking Masquerade

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. From As You Like It by William Shakespeare It’s this quote that began my fascination with the idea of disguise and

Keith Stevenson: Horizon

Keith Stevenson: Horizon

Welcome to Magellan: Inside the Ship a guest blog by Keith Stevenson I’d like to thank Dark Matter and Nalini for giving over some space on their blog for the Horizon Blog Tour. [It's my pleasure — Editor aka Nalini] Horizon is my debut science fiction novel published by HarperVoyager Impulse. It’s an SF thriller

Jamie Schultz: Shades of grey create character complexity

Jamie Schultz: Shades of grey create character complexity

Character Morality – As Simple as Possible, But… by guest author Jamie Schultz I’m suspicious of simplicity. Wasn’t it Einstein who said, “A good model is one that is as simple as possible but no simpler”? He was talking about modeling the mysterious inner workings of the universe, but I find the same to be

Bruce Mutard's Words into Pictures — artist/author talk

Bruce Mutard’s Words into Pictures — artist/author talk

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Bruce Mutard, elder of the Comic Book Tribe in Melbourne, has been slogging away at a Masters degree. Recently Bruce exhibited his labour of love, an exhibition titled Words Into Pictures. In the first video, Bruce talks about his Masters thesis, a work of 5 and 1/2 years;

Nick Cole: What if Call of Duty met Ready Player One?

Nick Cole: What if Call of Duty met Ready Player One?

What if Call of Duty Met Ready Player One? Or Geek to Geek By Nick Cole So after The Wasteland Saga everyone kept asking me what I was going to write about next.  More Post-Apocalyptic Dystopia like my book The Old Man and the Wasteland and its two sequels?  Something new?  Maybe a fantasy epic

Tim Lees: The Plot Thickens

Tim Lees: The Plot Thickens

Tim Lees, author of The God Hunter (published by HarperCollins), is today’s guest blogger, discussing plot. Here’s a confession: I might have been in print a lot sooner if I’d understood a few things about plotting. This may seem odd from someone currently pushing a strongly-plotted adventure novel (The God Hunter, HarperCollins), but that wasn’t how

Bruce Mutard: Exhibitchin'

Bruce Mutard: Exhibitchin’

Greetings to you all, Hard to believe but after five and a half years, my Masters in comics is 99.99% done. It’s my first big new work in many years and is one of many reasons why the The Fight has been delayed for so long (and it’s still not really likely to appear until 2017). It’s called Words

Play it again: Abandonware

On the Popular Memory Archive this week guest Thomas Huthwaite discusses the concept of “abandonware” – titles that are ‘out of print’ or ‘no longer commercially available’.  Titles that are effectively ‘abandoned’, even when the author or publisher is known.  Should the legal system recognise these titles and, if not, what copyright implications may this