Friday, 30 September 2011

Andromeda Spaceways 52 is Released

Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine (ASIM) issue 52 is released.

David Kernot edited Issue 52 and amassed a collection of 19 modern Australian and overseas speculative fiction selections from the following authors: Sean Monaghan, Dominik J Parisien, Nicky Drayden, Kathleen Jennings, Brenda Anderson, Felicity Pulman, Liz Colter, Ray Tabler, Melanie Typaldos, Linda Jenner, Rachel Kolar, GR McLeod, LK Pinaire, Margaret Karmazin, Pam L Wallace, David Conyers and John Goodrich, Peter Cooper, Natalie Nikolovski, and Ken Liu.

Poetry is from Alexander Seidel and Jack Horne and artwork is from David Conyers, Kathleen Jennings and Olivia Kernot. I think the cover is fantastic.

My contribution in a new Harrison Peel tale, "The Masked Messenger", co-authored with John Goodrich.

More details and how to purchase issues are found here.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Midnight Echo 6: The Science Fiction Horror Special Released in November

Midnight Echo 6: The Science Fiction Horror Special, is almost complete and will be out in November 2011.

Today Midnight Echo has a new website and includes a press release on issue 6, an interview on the issue with myself a co-editors David Kernot and Jason Fischer, and details on how to submit for Issue 7 edited by Daniel I. Russell.

It also includes my story co-authored with David Kernot, "Winds of Nzambi".

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Kindle Edition of Macabre and Award Plaque

I discovered two very cool things today. The first was that Brimstone Press' Macabre is now available as a Kindle Edition on

The anthology, edited by Angela Challis and Marty Young, with a very cool cover by Shane Jiraiya Cummings, featured my West African zombie spy horror novella, "Sweet as Decay" co-authored with David Witteveen. Now this book is available to the world. Here is the blurb:

Explore Australia's dark literature past, present, and future all in one landmark anthology! From the very earliest colonial ghost stories through to grim tales of modern life, Macabre will take you on a journey through the dark heart of Australian horror. With classic stories from Australia's masters of horror alongside the best of the new era, Macabre: A Journey through Australia's Darkest Fears is the finest dark fiction anthology ever produced in Australia.

Macabre features 38 stories from Australian literary legends such as Henry Lawson, Barbara Baynton, Marcus Clarke, David Unaipon, Mary Fortune, and A. Bertram Chandler; modern masters such as Terry Dowling, Kaaron Warren, and Sean Williams; and the 21st century's brightest new horror stars: Stephen M. Irwin, Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Paul Haines, Richard Harland, David Conyers, and Will Elliott.

Macabre: A Journey through Australia's Darkest Fears is the winner of the 2010 Australian Shadows Award, and it was nominated for the 2010 Bram Stoker Award!

The second piece of news is that I received my plaque for my win in the Australian Horror Writers Association's Short Story Competition this year. I'm very excited. My second writing award.

"Winds of Nzambi" was co-authored with David Kernot, and will be published in Midnight Echo 6, out in a couple of months.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

The Eye of Infinity at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival

It's official, The Eye of Infinity is out, even if it isn't yet available on or from other online booksellersw yet. However, if you are in Los Angeles on the 16-17 of September, and are attending the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, the first copies will be officially released there.

Cody Goodfellow, Adam Barnes and Mike Dubisch will be attending, all of whom have been key in ensuring the books release.

Alas, I would be there myself if Los Angelse was not so far away from Australia.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Interviewed by SF Crowsnest plus two Reviews

Rod MacDonald of SF Crowsnest recently interviewed me on my science fiction writing. Topics covered include two of my most successful stories "Black Water" and "Emergency Rebuild", my latest Harrison Peel book The Eye of Infinity, my involvement with Albedo One, and the upcoming issue of Midnight Echo 6: The Science Fiction Horror Special. You can read the interview here.

Rod also reviewed The Eye of Infinity:

David Conyers, who comes from Australia, is very good with his plot, characterisation and dialogue, three aspects which if properly combined make a worthwhile story. He has certainly achieved that here! ‘The Eye Of Infinity’ can be read in one sitting, not bad because it's a page-turner you won't want to put down.

I also had my cover illustration for Jupiter 33 also reviewed:

Very striking in appearance, stark in its monochrome simplicity, on a tropical paradise beach an alien being menacingly approaches. Completely reflective, on the alien we see a mirror image of a startled figure perhaps living his last moments, hopelessly trying to avoid death. Enhanced by the anonymity of the alien, this is a powerful illustration which is completely different from the cover of the last issue, so displaying Conyers' skill in producing artwork. It will be interesting to see more of his art as well as fiction in the future.

Thanks Rod!