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Conjecture, aka the 48th Australian National SF Convention, will be occurring in Adelaide as of this Friday.  GoH is the award-winning, best-selling (two words it’s always nice to see together, just like ‘choclit’ and ‘cake’ … mmm, wait, do the hyphenated words count as four words?) Julie E. Czerneda. Getting there will involve me getting out of bed at 4am tomorrow in order to get out of the house by 5am in order to get to the Brisneyland airport by 6am in order to check in for a 7am flight. Note to self: cheapest flight not always best flight. *sigh* Looks like I will be viewing dawn again, something I live my life trying to avoid. Perhaps if I just close my eyes?

But to the Con – highlights include:

Book launch of Horn by Peter Ball, via the machinations of Twelfth Planet Press.

Sean Williams on DJ duty at the Maskobalo on Saturday night (right after the Ditmars).

A seminar about getting published by the good Kate Eltham and myself – well, it’s less a highlight than a reminder to myself to get out of bed early on Sunday and get to the venue and fill up on coffee in order to appear lucid.

A Haighs choclit factory tour.

Panel-y goodness such as Urban Fantasy, High Fantasy & Magical Realism; The Academic as Hero; Cities of the Future; The Women in Science Question; New Who; and other ‘stuff’.

Most imporantly there will be frog cakes, choclit snakes and choclit frogs, discussing a novella with Dirk Flinthart, my friends and the other half of my brain, LL Hannett.

So if you’re in Adelaide this long weekend, head on over – http://conjecture2009.org/

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Horn
by Peter M Ball

http://www.twelfthplanetpress.com
Book Launch – Sunday June 7th, Conjecture, Adelaide

There’s a dead girl in a dumpster and a unicorn on the loose – and no-one knows how bad that combination can get better than Miriam Aster. What starts as a consulting job for city homicide quickly becomes a tangled knot of unexpected questions, and working out the link between the dead girl and the unicorn will draw Aster back into the world of the exiled fey she thought she’d left behind ten years ago. All in all, Miriam Aster isn’t happy. The last time she worked a case like this it cost her a badge, a partner, and her life.

This time things are going to get much, much worse.

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