Firstly, I’m pleased to announce that my story, Number 3 Raw Place (apart from being Ditmar-nominated & Honourably Mentioned in the Datlow/Windling Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror) will now be appearing in the Congreve/Marquardt Year’s Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy 2004. What a heap of honour for a story which has been cheerfully described as a “perplexing and pain-filled story of hope and the loss of hope”* and a “haunting evocation of conflicting expectations and desires”**.
Secondly, we hope to resume regular internet access later this week. Please. God.