Netflix Notes

            Due to something that I don’t quite understand, after our tv set and Fetch box were setup here we can only watch broadcast tv by pressing a couple of buttons on one of the remote controls, and that is confusing enough that we don’t bother.  So the only stuff that we have watched has … More Netflix Notes

Netflix Notes

By way of introduction. The evening activities around here involve some tv watching, mostly streaming from Netflix. I thought I’d make some notes occasionally on some of what we watch so I don’t forget it all completely             Blackhat is a movie that appeared on Netflix after having been around for a while. They must … More Netflix Notes

iOTA 19

Here is the latest issue of iOTA. This one is mainly about science fiction fandom in Sydney from the late 1940s to the early 1950s and includes a draft of my history written about that period.

iOTA 18

Here is the next issue of iOTA, my little fanzine about the project to research and write the history of fandom in Australia up until 1975. In includes a lot of Lee Harding’s early fannish writing and the first chapter in draft to be written for this history which tells the story of Melbourne fandom … More iOTA 18


(A version of this piece originally appeared in ANZAPA Mailing 316, August 2020) My life is remarkably unexciting, sometimes in an interesting way.  Take last Tuesday for example.           I count it as a good start to the day when I sleep in to 7am, so the day began well.  Other days I can be … More Tuesday

Hurrah for Bruce Gillespie, Lewis Morley and Stephanie Lai

Here are the Ditmar winners for 2018, announced last weekend at the national sf convention in Perth and lifted shamelessly from the Australian SF Foundation website. In my line of work these days I have little time to read fiction so I only read one novel and the first few paragraphs of a short story, … More Hurrah for Bruce Gillespie, Lewis Morley and Stephanie Lai