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Cat Sparks
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 04:44 pm:   

Press release Thursday, 27 October 2005

Agog! Press has reached an agreement with Prime Books, for US distribution for their entire backlist, including their latest release: Daikaiju! Giant Monster Tales, edited by Robert Hood & Robin Pen, as well as the forthcoming sequel volume Daikaiju! 2: Revenge of the Giant Monster Tales, from the same editors.

The award-winning Agog! series features stories by well known Australian authors such as Damien Broderick, Terry Dowling, Simon Brown, Justine Larbalestier, Sean McMullen, Lucy Sussex, Scott Westerfeld, Sean Williams and Jack Dann, alongside emerging authors including Deborah Biancotti, Brendan Duffy, Claire McKenna, Kaaron Warren, Kim Westwood and Paul Haines.
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Cat Sparks
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 08:12 pm:   

My short story 'Macchiato Lane' has been nominated for an Aurealis award in the short horror category. You can read it at Ticonderoga Online: http://ticonderogaonline.org/005September2005/index.html

The nomination really cheered me up after the bucketing another story of mine, Home by the Sea, received in this review:
http://www.strangehorizons.com/reviews/2005/12/the_year-comments.shtml#comments
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JV
Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 06:01 am:   

Congrats, Cat!
Jeff
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AT
Posted on Friday, December 16, 2005 - 03:23 pm:   

Good on you, Cat. And as for that review, where's your famous sense of humour, and a bit of self-evaluation? You can't help it if your story was flawed by its unsophisticated treatment of time travel. His own time machine and the knowledge of how it works must be state-of-the-art, whereas you're stuck in Wollongong. What can one expect? I bet you've never even hitched a teletransport, or whatever he gets around in or as.
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ben peek
Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2005 - 02:37 am:   

you know, my time machine is just fine. really.
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Trent Jamieson
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 01:55 am:   

Fingers crossed, Cat.

Time machines don't work in Brisbane, on account of the humidity.
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Cat Sparks
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 12:30 am:   

thanks folks... my new years resolution is to acquire a more sophisticated understanding of time travel mechanics. And do more gardening.

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Ben Payne
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 11:55 pm:   

If I had a time machine I could do more gardening... nah, who am I kidding?

Trent, we had a time machine in Queensland but Sir Joh kept using it to assasinate unionists' grandfathers and it just got messy for everyone...

Nowadays it's round the back of the Thompsons' house. Just off the dirt track behind the paddock that runs behind the pub.

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AT
Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 12:28 am:   

This discussion has forced me to open a blog.
http://medlarcomfits.blogspot.com/

Warning: It's primitive today. I couldn't even figure out how to link.
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Geoffrey Maloney
Posted on Sunday, January 01, 2006 - 02:22 am:   

Happy New Year, Cat

It seems from your first post in this thread that I'm in the grey ground between well-known and emerging. It's a horrible place to be. Although I wouldn't have thought of Kaaron or Deborah as emerging either. They're established writers in my book.
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Lee Battersby
Posted on Monday, January 02, 2006 - 03:52 am:   

That's all right. I'm neither, it seems :-)
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Cat Sparks
Posted on Monday, January 02, 2006 - 11:00 pm:   

big sigh.

OK, yeah, I should have named every single author in all the Agog books so that nobody feels left out. Hey -- at least you guys get regularly recognised as actual writers. I'm always invited places as an editor or an illustrator. My big dream is to be oneday invited to sit on a panel or whatever with a big fat 'writer' label next to my name...

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Geoffrey Maloney
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 04:43 am:   

Cat, I wasn't blaming you. It's actually kind of true. I'm caught in the same place with the OzCouncil grants as well. Done too much to classified as emerging and having one collection under your belt doesn't give you enough grunt to get into the next category.

Actually I was just trying to generate some traffic for Aus writers, but don't tell anyone around here. I haven't figured out whether generating traffic for the sake of generating traffic is legal in this domain. SSh.
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Lee Battersby
Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 02:08 am:   

Well gee, Cat. Maybe you should become a big fat writer :-)

107kg Lee.....
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Cat Sparks
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 03:10 am:   

well on the way, Lee

and in case anyone is looking, here's a link to my Aurealis awards photos:

http://www.catsparks.net/gallery/index.htm
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Geoffrey Maloney
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 - 02:49 am:   

Nice photos, Cat. What I can't figure out is how the 107kg Battboy always manages to look slimmer in those shots than little ol' 67kg me? Is that a Father Muerte camera that your using?
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Cat Sparks
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 - 02:56 am:   

Yes it is, Geoff. Its a special camera that makes everybody else look fatter than me!

Cat
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Geoffrey Maloney
Posted on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 02:30 am:   

Yeah, well, I kind of thought so, but that doesn't explain Battboy. It must be the beard. I'll grow one if you will.
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Cat Sparks
Posted on Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - 02:55 am:   

Nah Geoff -- bearded ladies are *so* 2005...

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