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Reactoring.

So I find stories like this kinda wild because Davey’s job in the SPACE DEMONS book is basically buying alien films and TV shows, and “redubbing” them with human actors for distribution in human-controlled space.

And it’s like… the tech to do that didn’t really exist in 2017 when I wrote the manuscript for that book. And now it totally does.

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2019-09-03T11:58:57+11:003rd September, 2019|Tags: SPACE DEMONS, tech|

Slowly… art!

Oh yeah. The thing I mostly did today while booth-manning? Worked on coloring bigboy/-non-gendered-demonic-entity Lee.

I’m actually kind of happy how the linework turned out on this, so now it’s just, like… trying to figure out how to actually color lineworked art, since I, like. Don’t. Normally.

2019-08-05T08:37:15+11:003rd August, 2019|Tags: my art, SPACE DEMONS|

Shepherd Lee.

Pencil sketch of Lee from the Space Demons book. Also technically the “tentacles” part of Davey, at least when he’s in that setting and not our MotW game.

This was also my other thing I was going to paint at Continuum, but never got around to because lol finishing things what even is that?

2019-06-19T10:14:27+11:0020th June, 2019|Tags: my art, SPACE DEMONS|

Grey serpentine/draconic demon bust, from the side, showing three magenta eyes. Sketch.

In the spirit of trying to do more art more quickly: the demon Haborym, a.k.a. Lee, a Shepherd of the Lilim.

Lee has a totally OTT design that I’m terrible at keeping consistent but… honestly? I find it kind of relaxing doodling in its scales and horns.

2019-01-29T12:58:32+11:0027th January, 2019|Tags: my art, SPACE DEMONS, wip|

Out of a job.

The republic humans move slowly.

“I know that now,” Rose says. “But… Usually he seems incongruous.”

Davey starts panicking again. “No problem,” he says. “I do have a ship. ”

I don’t have to be afraid. The shuttle docks with a big shining orbital station, all white and glass. No one sees in, because voidspawn can’t be a problem. It’s not the same as being there.

“I know spells, y’know,” I say instead. “The goblin temples are always riskier than their owners.”

This is worse than the jumpsuit. But everyone needs their bedtime stories. It’s something familiar.

Novels by Botnik predictive keyboard.

Why bother to actually write a sequel to the DEMONS IN SPACE project when I can just feed the first book into a bot and predictive-keyboard-mash out the sequel. Genius!

2018-11-26T08:10:12+11:0019th June, 2018|Tags: SPACE DEMONS, tech, writing|

Upcoming appearances!

For whatever reason, winter always seems to be my busy season for Author Appearances™, and this year is no different.

Panel assignments for Continuum have been handed out, so those of you who’re in the area will be able to listen to me ramble at:

  • Out in the Open. Fan fiction used to be hidden away, subject to takedown notices, and sometimes kept secret from friends and family. Now there are successful mainstream novels about fic writers and readers, and some creators allow writers to earn money from their work. Is this legitimisation or exploitation? What has been gained and what’s been lost in the process? (Sunday 10th June @ 4pm)

Continuum is always a lot of fun, and this year is looking to be especially awesome, with some amazing panels (and panelists) lined up. If you’re able to make it down to (or, alternately, live in) Melbourne over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend you should absolutely grab some tickets and go along.


While it’s still a little way away, I’ll also be assisting in a panel on Author Platforms for the CSFG June member’s meeting (20th June). We did one of these two years ago, and it seemed to go down pretty well, so it’ll be interesting to see what has and hasn’t changed in the intervening time (spoiler alert: the social media landscape is very different in this our post-CA/-GDPR world).

The meeting is open to all CSFG members, and if you’re in the area (i.e. Canberra) it’s absolutely worth joining up.


And, finally, to round off a busy authorial month: I’m taking a week off! By which I mean, “I’m taking a week off Day Job to try and finish up the dragon book, which got halfway done last year then put on hold for space demons.” So, yanno. A working holiday.

In other words: it’s gonna be a busy month.