Monthly Archives: August 2010

Off to World Con and ROR

Before I jump in to talk about World Con, Trent, Kylie Chan, Louise Cusack, and the authors of the Johnny Marsh books were at Logan North Library today doing a talk and we had a couple of queries which I … Continue reading

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Computer Games, Academics and the Unquantifiable!

The Little Sister from Bio Shock 2. Here’s a New Scientist article on how Games Developers are using academic research : ‘Using data mining to study how gamers play existing titles, though, can give developers instant rewards, such as identifying … Continue reading

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Male Characters and Male Readers or What do men really want in a book?

Following on from the recent discussion on the blogs about YA readership, books for girls with strong female characters and books for boys with identifiable male characters I thought I’d dip into character construction, specifically male characters for male readers, … Continue reading

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Death Most Definite Launch

So it’s finally happened, I’ve got me a book out, and all it needs to be is launched. If you’re in Brisbane, free on Friday the 13th of August (that’s this Friday) come along to Avid Reader, 193 Boundary Rd, … Continue reading

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