Man's Job

Muphry's Law is an adage that states that "if you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written." John Bangsund of the Victorian Society of Editors (Australia) identified Muphry's Law as "the editorial application of the better-known Murphy's Law", and set it down in 1992 in the "Society of Editors Newsletter". You can read more about this on Wikipedia. John Bangsund is one of Australia's greatest ever sf fans. I would also point you to his Wikipedia page, but, unfortunately, there isn't one. Yet another little project I'll have to get to some time soon.

In "The Courier-Mail" Ian Barry speculates that Western Australian author Greg Egan might be one of those who steps up to fill the void left by the death of Arthur C. Clarke earlier this year.

Angela Savage gives a rundown on the panels she moderated and participated in during the Crime & Justice Festival held in Melbourne recently.

"Sunnie's Book Blog" looks at the festival from the other side. As does Karen on the "Aust Crime" weblog.

And Jane, of the "Speakeasy" weblog has been at the Byron Bay Writers' Festival.

On the "My Book, the Movie" weblog, Jarad Henry discusses how he would like to see his second novel, Blood Sunset, adapted for the screen.

"The Book Grocer" has opened a new shop in High Street, Armadale - the suburb of Melbourne.

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