Dark Power

I’m excited to finally be able to say that I’ll be appearing at Canberra Writers Festival this year! My session, entitled “Dark Power” is on at the Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU, on Sunday the 20th of August, from 12:30 to 1:30. I’ll be chatting with Marija Peričić (author of Exquisite Corpse and The Lost Pages) and moderator Ebony Bennett.

You can book tickets via the festival web site.

Where to Pre-Order House of Longing

House of Longing will soon be out in the world and pre-orders are open if you’d like to purchase your copy in advance. (Pre-orders also help authors, as they show booksellers that there’s an audience awaiting a particular book.)

If you have an independent bookseller nearby, I absolutely recommend checking whether you can set up a pre-order through them. You can find a list of the shops that are in the Book People network at https://www.bookpeople.org.au/find-a-bookshop and http://www.indies.com.au is another great place to find your local purveyor of bookish goodness.

Stores with online pre-orders include:
New South Wales
* Byron Bay & Lennox Head: The Bookroom Collective
* Crows Nest: Constant Reader
* Darlinghurst: The Bookshop Darlinghurst
* Glebe: Glee Books
* Newtown: Better Read Than Dead
* Potts Point: Potts Point Bookshop
* Sydney: Abbey’s Bookshop
Northern Territory
* Darwin: The Bookshop Darwin
* Bulimba: Riverbend Books
South Australia
* Adelaide: Imprints Booksellers
* Stirling: Matilda Bookshop
* Albert Park, Elsternwick & Richmond: Avenue Bookstore
* Mornington: Farrells Bookshop
* Multiple locations: Readings
* Torquay: Torquay Books
* West Footscray: The Chestnut Tree Bookshop
* Yarraville: The Sun Bookshop
Western Australia
* Maylands: Rabble Books & Games
* Perth: Boffins Books

New Zealand
* Auckland: The Women’s Bookshop

My own local, Need2Read in Warragul, doesn’t have an online store, but they’re always very happy to order books in for people and it’s hardly a trial to pop in to their lovely shop. Find them at http://www.need2read.com.au

Of course, there are always the bigbois of the online world:
* Booktopia
* Dymocks
* Collins
* Amazon Australia
New Zealand
* Mighty Ape
* The Nile

House of Longing is currently only available in print form from Australian and New Zealand bookshops, but if you’re an ebook reader from abroad you’re in luck, because you should be able to purchase it from your local Amazon site. You can also pre-order it from Barnes & Noble.

If you’d like to pre-order a print copy from abroad, shops such as The Bookshop Darlinghurst, The Chestnut Tree and Readings offer international postage.

House of Longing

I’m excited to share with you the gorgeous cover for House of Longing, which was designed by the very talented Imogen Stubbs. House of Longing is due out in June with Text Publishing and I can’t wait to see this beautiful cover in person.

Extinction Notice

I have a short story, “Earth-seed” in the new cli-fi anthology Extinction Notice: Tales of a Warming Earth. It’s a huge collection of stories, poetry and songs, and all profits will be donated to environmental charities, so I encourage you to check it out at http://outskirtspress.com/davidwatson!

The Ghost of You

Black Telephone magazine

A slightly belated announcement that the second issue of Black Telephone Magazine has launched, containing my piece “The Ghost of You”—a dark sci-fi piece about love and loss, with a fantasy aesthetic.

You can find my piece here, but please check out the rest of the great content as well!

Within These Walls

Another writing announcement!

My piece “Within These Walls” is now available to read for free at
Daily Science Fiction. Hope you like it.

Three Days with the Kid

Another writing announcement! My piece “Three Days with the Kid” has just been published as part of Strange Horizons‘s climate crisis special.

You can read the piece online, or listen to it on the podcast.

Make sure you check out the gorgeous art by Dante Luiz while you’re there!


A very belated update! I am pleased to announce that my piece “Plucked” was published in January. “Plucked” is a new, feminist fairy tale, and it has found the perfect home at Corvid Queen, which focuses on mythology, folk lore and fairy tales, all with a deliciously feminist bent.

You can read “Plucked” online if it sounds like your kind of thing!

On Clockwork Wings

I’m pleased to be able to announce that my piece “On Clockwork Wings” has just been published in the current issue of Galaxy’s Edge. I’m particularly excited to have my writing alongside that of such speculative fiction greats as Mercedes Lackey and Robert Silverberg and all the other excellent authors featured in this issue. You can currently read my story online at http://www.galaxysedge.com, but please consider supporting the great work editor Mike Resnick does by purchasing a paperback or ebook copy (links at that address).

The Bomb Chaser

I’m very pleased to announce that my short story “The Bomb Chaser” has recently been published by Daily Science Fiction. DSF is a fantastic source for great speculative fiction AND it’s completely free to read, so you can check out my piece and hundreds of others online.


You can read “The Bomb Chaser” here.

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