I thought it was time to pull together my awards eligibility post for 2020. This also serves as a nice round up of things I achieved throughout this incredibly strange and surprising year. Most of these are eligible for any horror and speculative fiction awards including the New Zealand Sir Julius Vogel Awards, and the
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by Mx T. / @meringutang To celebrate the upcoming rebrand of DHR — something which I am very excited about and thrilled to be a part of — it seemed like a good time for me to share some thoughts about Horror blogs and the review scene in general. Strap in, this might get a
Halloween may be officially over, but the witching hour doesn’t abide by any particular day, and spooky can be celebrated at any time. I wanted to share with you an excerpt of some witchy fiction I’ve been working on lately, to be released in 2021. This excerpt is copyright. No part may be stored or
My usual author bio begins like this: Tabatha Wood lives in New Zealand and writes weird, dark fiction and uplifting poetry. Despite her obsession with the strange and unusual, she considers herself mostly harmless. I don’t always write horror. In fact, a lot of what I write isn’t really horror at all, and is just barely skirting the
“Why am I doing this? Why am I putting so much of my energy into this? I’m useless. Rubbish. I could give up. Maybe I should give up? It would be the easiest thing in the world to just… stop. No-one is reading my work anyway…” I hear these thoughts in my head very regularly.
Monsters, military and mayhem. A ragtag trio of Scottish soldiers meet their match at Loch Ness when they’re sent on what might end up being their last ever mission.
So, you attended WorldCon and heard about the Sir Julius Vogel Awards? Or perhaps you saw some tweets about the massive SFF scene in New Zealand? Maybe you just want to find something new to read, but you’re a little bit low on funds? I’ve collected a handy guide to how and where you can
The Sir Julius Vogel awards are fan-voted awards which recognise excellence in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror by writers and creatives in New Zealand. The winners are decided by a vote of the members of the SFFANZ, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand Inc. Professional nominations can be for: novels, short stories,
This week I thought I would have a play around with a Video Blog idea, which I have since uploaded to YouTube. What follows are my personal thoughts about my experiences as a Deaf/disabled person, and how I see disabled individuals portrayed in fiction. I talk specifically about science fiction and fantasy, as that’s the