Australian LitBlog Snapshot #8 - Blue Tyson

The blogger who signs his posts as "Blue Tyson" runs the Australian SF Reader weblog, on which he reviews everything he reads within the sf, fanatsy and horror genres, and links to all the free online sf he can find.

1. How would you describe your weblog to someone who wasn't at all sure what this blogging business is about?

An attempt to remember all the books and stories of interest I have read and rate them, with whatever notes/info came to mind while I was doing that. However, Super Reader is an attempt to put together a comprehensive list of superhero prose fiction. There is no chance I will ever see all this, particularly all the old rare obscure pulp characters.

This then led to doing Free SF Reader as more and more stuff was online, and Not Free SF Reader, to try and list everything I could remember, and from that point, everything I was reading. Then some others that were subsets, Year's Best SF Reader, Space Opera Reader - reprints, if you like.

2. Have there been any major changes in your weblog's direction, theme or subject since you started?

Not really. Some minor format tweaks or redesigns, changing the categorisations
slightly (e.g. serials, excerpts just recently). Adding non-fiction pieces that were related, online, and caught my interest.

3. Do you have more books in your house than you can possibly read? If so, why?

Yes, e.g. Project Gutenberg and Blackmask DVDs. Even though I can read a few hundred books a year if I want to, it isn't possible to read everything I would like.

4. If there were three things you'd like to include in your weblog if you had more
time/money, what would they be?

All the missing Year's Best series that I have never seen, or do not have.

5. How would you eat an elephant?

I'd have to be starving, to eat an elephant, so whichever way was possible at the time. Might even be tempted to go long pig first.

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