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New Story: “Sing, My Murdered Darlings”

New Story: “Sing, My Murdered Darlings” 

Jack Dann’s new landmark anthology Dreaming in the Dark contains a who’s who of Australian fantasy and science fiction (James Bradley, Angela Slatter, Garth Nix, Lisa L Hannett and many others). Launched in Brisbane in fine style, it is one of the most beautiful artefacts I’ve seen for a long time. I’m honoured to be […]

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Verisimilitude

Verisimilitude 

I’ve been in love with d-mat from an early age, although of course it wasn’t called that back then. I knew it under a bunch of other names, including transmat, T-mat, teleporter, and of course the famous transporter of Star Trek. This seemingly magical device popped up in a lot of places and had a […]

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Would you do it?

Would you do it? 

Here’s a quick quiz. Imagine a machine that can move you from place to place. Not a plane or a car, but a booth you step into. You tell the machine where you want to go. It takes you there. To you, it seems like no time at all has passed. To everyone else, maybe […]

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Things I Didn’t Make Up

Things I Didn’t Make Up 

You’d think a novel about teleporters (a.k.a. “d-mat”) would be totally sci-fi, but it’s not, I swear. Just about everything in this book either exists right now or is right around the corner. For instance: 1. Put “teleportation” into Google and you’ll find hundreds of links to real science experiments showing that in principle it’s […]

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