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Answering my critics on diversity

I was told today that I should take responsibility for promoting diversity in Victoria’s science fiction and fantasy community. Update Straight white male objected to my post commenting that only two women and one non-white male were nominated out of nine categories of Chronos Awards this year. Straight white male told me that I should do more to promote diversity in the awards. After this post listing things I did in 2013 to promote…

Dark Matter covers

Dark Matter covers Over the 10 published issues of Dark Matter the PDF fanzine, there have been 11 covers. Here they are in all their glory for your perusal. Now that Dark Matter has moved entirely to an online format, I’ll endeavour to bring you more artwork on a regular basis, posted in blogs for your enjoyment. Terminal World: Dark Matter Issue 01, dry pastel on paper Rygel from Farscape, acrylic on canvas, Nalini Haynes, Dark Matter…

Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh talks to Nalini Haynes of Dark Matter Nalini Singh paranormal romance author of Archangel’s Storm, talks to Nalini Haynes of Dark Matter. This interview was conducted via email so it’s only available in text format. Hi Nalini, thanks for talking to Dark Matter Thank you for the invitation. When did you get the writing bug? I’ve been writing in one form or another most of my life. It was when I was about sixteen that I…

Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer Review by Nalini Haynes

a review by Nalini Haynes Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian is the final in the comedy adventure Artemis Fowl series that my son grew up with, reading and rereading since primary school. Of all the books my son read growing up, this series stands out as a series he still loves without reservation, aged 19. I’ve read the full series as well, although not nearly as many times. Artemis Fowl is a boy genius who grew up in a crime family. After…

Geek Girl in Love interviews Nalini Haynes

A note from Nalini Haynes With all the distractions at the end of semester, unimportant things like getting assignments finished, I forgot – Carrie Sessarego interviewed me for her website Geek Girl in Love. Carrie published the interview on 27 May and it only just crept back into my consciousness… must have something to do with having interviewed David Henley yesterday! For those disappointed that I’m not making it to the…

Nalini Haynes, managing editor of Dark Matter Zine, interviewed

Stephanie Gunn interviewed me, myself and I – Nalini Haynes – as part of the Australian Snapshot, a kind of ‘buzzfeed’ interview series where people involved in the Australian science fiction and fantasy community are asked 5 questions via email. Stephanie’s questions went deeper than the ‘buzzfeed’ kind. If you’re interested in my thoughts on how Australian politics will affect publishing in 5…

Contributors

Below is a bit about each of Dark Matter Zine‘s regular volunteer contributors, past and present. Past contributors – those whose journeys have led them elsewhere – are included because their works are still online. Quick links to information about contributors (a contents list) Current regular contributors Nalini Haynes – producer, editor, senior writer orcid.org/0000-0002-2992-2960 Bruce Mutard – guest blogger…

Nalini Haynes: On Gender Parity

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series AWW challenge

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series AWW challenge I respond to issues of gender parity here with a focus on efforts to correct the balance. I think my reviews and interviews of Australian Women Writers speak for themselves in that they indicate support for the AWW challenge in a very practical way. Previously published in Dark Matter issue 9. Quote: The idea of reading more about whether we can manipulate the shape of fandom by…

SC Flynn interviewed Nalini Haynes

While I was off-line due to circumstances that took me by surprise (looong lag time in connecting the minion’s flat to the internet, my iPhone 3 apparently being too old to tether to a laptop etc) I was interviewed by S C Flynn. Well, actually, the interview took place via email earlier, but it was posted while I was in sunny Canberra. What? It might be brass-balls cold in Canberra but it only rained while I walked to the bus station to…

Where should I publish an SFF novel? an essay by Nalini Haynes

Introduction This essay will look at publishing houses and small presses who support science fiction and fantasy (SFF) with a view to publishing my novel. Every choice has a cost: the major costs are financial and opportunity costs. Costs and benefits to be considered when choosing a publishing company include geographical location for first print and whether to publish with a large publishing company or small press. Choosing a genre Although…

Jensen Ackles portrait by Nalini Haynes

All this Supernatural fan-girling reminded me that, several years ago, I drew a pencil portrait of Jensen Ackles and I’ve never put it online. One day I should get it scanned in properly but it’s too large to fit on my little letter-sized scanner so I’d have to take it to a professional. Below is a photo of the drawing. And here is the full list of Peanut Gallery Supernatural commentaries. Just in case you want to laugh and…

Continuum 9: Opening and Chronos Awards Ceremony (report with photos)

by Nalini Haynes While waiting for Continuum, Victoria’s science fiction convention for 2013, I tagged along with Edward while he moved the car. Moving the car into the city late on a Friday afternoon was a grave error: it took well over an hour to crawl from Caulfield, through the highways and byways to the city, before locating a parking space. By this time I was convinced we were late for Continuum’s opening ceremony, but at least we’d put…

Daniel Haynes was Ript for his 20th birthday

Daniel Haynes, Starcraft pro-gamer, was Ript when he embarked on an epic meal at Hogsbreath Cafe for his 20th birthday, accompanied by girlfriend Naomi Throup (aka Nom) and Dark Matter minions Edward and Nalini Haynes. Edward, deth and Nom Daniel wore a Legend of Zombie Ript tee and Nom wore I survived the Mayan Apocalypse Ript tee that arrived last week. Edward wore The Trooper, an old fave. Yes, we are a family of geeks, and we’re proud…

Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – a review

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Movie Journey a movie review by Edward and Nalini Haynes The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was first and foremost a novel for children by J R R Tolkien, much beloved by both of us. We heard the commentary when the movie came out so we sat down to watch this movie with low expectations. Nalini fell asleep half way through while Edward was disappointed with the entirety of the movie. Edward was so offended he then…