Dark Matter Zine provides these links in good faith as a means of acknowledging the following people, publications and software programs who contribute to our online community and presence. DMZ does not take responsibility for their content nor does DMZ receive payment for advertising. These are links that I recommend or that have been recommended to me. Before adding links to this page Dark Matter Zine‘s webmaster undertakes a cursory inspection of the links, however, Dark Matter Zine takes no responsibility for links breaking, hacks, phishing, or content of these links. If you have problems or find offensive content at any of these links, please inform us via our contact form; we will investigate and, if necessary, remove links from this page.
Places I visit (in no particular order)
- The Bloggess — by turns hilarious and heart-wrenching with genuine discussion of mental health issues. Jenny Lawson (the titular Bloggess) hits the NYT bestseller list every time she publishes.
- Australian Women Writers Challenge: the creators challenge readers to read books by Australian Women because books by men and books from overseas get so much more publicity. DMZ links our reviews on the AWW website. We have a category for Australian and New Zealand creators and another category for women creators.
- Hugos There Podcast discussing old Hugo Award winners; I was a guest when we discussed The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi.
- Nerds of a feather — mostly a spec fic review blog
Individuals and organisations
- Zana Fraillon — her children’s and YA books include refugees, poverty, slavery
- Helen Lowe — author and poet extraordinaire who blogs
- Alice Wong — disability activist; New York Times article My Medicaid, My Life
Free software that may be useful:
- Audacity – free audio editing software
- Blubrry – free software that supports podcasts on WordPress sites
- Skype – Microsoft program. When a call is Skype-to-Skype audio or video, it’s free
- WordPress – free blogging software (please note: DMZ uses a purchased theme and addons)
- Yoast’s SEO plugin – a free plugin helping tailor posts to increase Page ranking. In my opinion, Yoast is an essential tool, so much so that I’ve purchased the ‘premium’ version.