The Cusp by Kathryn Gossow

The cicadas are silent. It took a while to realise the white noise of summer no longer vibrated. They’d argued about when they last heard them. She was sure it was before the last fire went through and he insisted he’d heard them after Cyclone Zandra dropped her load....

Yestermonth by Tim Borella

Berran was on the big flat rock wearing her heavy skin. Her eyes looked closed, but her slow, dancing movements always stopped just a bit before the edge. The eye-pod hung around her neck on a grass cord with the ear-bits still tucked up above her meaty ears, and I...

Herding Cats by Louise Pieper

The first time I saw the end of the world, Aunt Rowan convinced my mother it was just a toddler’s normal night terrors. I don’t know how she managed it. There’s nothing normal about our family. I tell Neve about it, when we’re tangled together on the sofa in her...

Conflux 14: And that’s a wrap!

We are all done now for 2018! And what a con it was. Thanks to our Guests of Honour, Rob Hood and Lee Murray (the best Emergency GOH ever!) and MC Rob Porteous (aka Irony Man), and thanks to all our presenters, workshop convenors and panel members. Thanks to Uncle...

Frankenstein’s 200th Birthday party

The Creature of Frankenstein was born/artificially created in 1818… and is still going strong. This year is his 200th birthday and you are invited to a special party to celebrate it. Join monster-creators Professors Robert Hood and Kaaron Warren as they reveal...

Conflux 14 MC

Dr Rob Porteous will be the MC for this year’s Conflux: Rob is a Canberra writer and editor who dreams of being an Evil Overlord. Completely ambidextrous, he’s working on a sprawling epic fantasy novel and a neon-sharp cyberpunk SF novel simultaneously. In...