This March, several of the Dunedin Speculative Fiction members will be talking on an Author Panel at The Edge of the World Expo March 16th – March 17th 2019Edgar Center, Dunedin The Edge of the World Expo is Dunedin’s first pop culture charity expo, which is dedicated to creating awareness and appreciation for everything from Pop Culture. Saturday 16 March 1pm Lineup: Kura Carpenter Debbie Howell Daniel Stride Sean P Martin Sunday 17 March 1pm Lineup: Carolyn McCurdie Debbie Howell Daniel Stride Sean P Martin Book Nerd? Fantasy? Sci-fi? Get your Geek on at Edge of the World Expo when … Continue reading Author Panel – Edge of the World Expo
Want to see the trailer for the new Tolkien biopic? It’s available now. According to tor.com: “The life of J.R.R. Tolkien was as tumultuous as his books: orphaned at young age, marked by World War I, fighting to woo the … Continue reading New Tolkien biopic due soon!
I get it, books are expensive. As much as you want to buy books, there’s bills to pay, kids to be feed, and you’d really like a pair of sneakers without holes so you can walk your dog through puddles without having squelchy socks afterwards – or is that just me? So you might have found yourself asking: How can I support local authors for free? Good news, there is a number of easy ways that you can help your favourite local authors without spending cold hard cash. Here’s my Favourite Ways to Support Local Writers for FREE Number 1: … Continue reading 3 Awesome Tips to Help Writers
On brain function and write-life balance Welcome one and all to the inner workings of this writer’s mind. Warning- it’s pretty weird in here. Writing is both a pleasure and a pain. Ideas and inspiration can be found almost anywhere if one looks closely enough. Until it’s time to write… then the slimy little fiends scamper and slither away to the darkness. Or they don’t, and my fingers frantically try to keep up with the high-speed progression of this that race through my skull. Invariably, the fingers lose. This is the pain part. The pleasure lies in the initial … Continue reading Creatures of Creativity
If you’re a member of SpecFicNZ, and your book isn’t listed on their site, then think about doing so. SpecFicNz have put out a call on their website for members to get cracking and get their book[s] listed now! Continue reading Is your book listed at SpecFicNZ?
Interesting and cautionary tale re alleged plagiarism in the Guardian. The poet’s debut collection has since been cancelled and her work removed from online publications after multiple writers accused her of plagiarising their work. Click here to view The Guardian article. Continue reading Prize-nominated poet’s debut cancelled as plagiarism accusations build
George R.R. Martin has announced that he’ll be releasing a new book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series this fall — sort of. No, it’s not the long awaited The Winds of Winter, which promises to finally … Continue reading New George R. R. Martin book released.
Welcome to our new website – and our group. Dunedin Speculative Fiction was established in November 2018 and held its first meeting on 3 December 2018. We meet monthly at the beautiful and historic Dunedin Athenaeum Library which opened in 1870. The Goal of Dunedin Speculative Fiction is to promote and support local professional writers of speculative fiction. Continue reading Welcome to the Dunedin Speculative Fiction Group’s website.