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02 June, 2017 I'm on Patreon
Because I barely have time to write any more (we all have to pay the bills!), I've set up a [...]
 
03 April, 2017 Hal 8 in progress
Okay, so it's been a while. It's been a LONG while, and I'm sorry about that. Writing is a passion, [...]
 
01 June, 2014 New Release ... Hal Spacejock 7: Big Bang
Hal Spacejock 7: Big Bang is available now in ebook and paperback (Amazon/Book Depository) editions. The ebook edition is available [...]
 
07 March, 2014 Hal Spacejock 7 RSN!
Hal Spacejock 7: Big Bang is complete, and barring any last-minute editing the entire novel (as well as part 10) [...]
 
10 June, 2013 Cover reveal: Hal Spacejock 8
Follow this link to see the draft cover for Hal Spacejock 8: Shaken and Stirred. Hal 8 will be released [...]
 
9 June, 2013 New Release: Hal 7 Part Two
Hal Spacejock 7: Big Bang is being released as a serialised novel in 8-10 parts. The second part is available [...]
 
7 June, 2013 New Release - Hal 7 Part One
Hal Spacejock 7: Big Bang is being released as a serialised novel in 8-10 parts. The first part is available [...]
 
03 June, 2013 New Release: Hal Spacejock 6 Safe Art
It's a new Hal Spacejock release! Barely six months after the release of Hal Spacejock 5: Baker's Dough, comes a [...]
 
20 July, 2012 Hal Spacejock Omnibus
The first Hal Spacejock Omnibus has just been released in mobi and epub formats. This collection includes the first three [...]
 
14 July, 2012 Hal Spacejock se pose en France !
Hal Spacejock se pose en France ! (English version below) Après sept années à parcourir l'Australie et la Nouvelle-Zélande, Hal [...]
 
06 July, 2012 Hal Spacejock 5 Released!
I'm happy to announce the general release of Hal Spacejock 5: Baker's Dough. You'll find links to online sellers on [...]
 
03 July, 2012 Hal 5 Sample Chapter!
The release of Hal Spacejock 5 is imminent, and to celebrate the launch you can now download the first chapter [...]
 
26 June, 2012 Hal Junior 2 Paperback Release
Hot on the heels of the Kindle release comes the paperback edition of Hal Junior 2: The Missing Case. You [...]
 
26 June, 2012 Hal Spacejock Paperbacks - worldwide!
Hal Spacejock book 5 is getting closer and closer (July, folks!), but in the meantime brand new paperback editions have [...]
 
17 June, 2012 Hal Junior 2 Kindle release
Hal Junior 2: The Missing Case is out now on Amazon Kindle (and UK), with a worldwide paperback release to [...]
 
17 June, 2012 New Release: Collect One-Two
A few days ago Hal Junior 2: The Missing Case went live. It's already started selling and initial feedback has [...]
 
07 June, 2012 Hal 4 Wallpaper
To celebrate the release of the new Hal Spacejock covers, I've uploaded a version of the Hal 4 jacket minus [...]
 
14 November, 2011 Five new short stories
Today I released five brand new short stories, which have never been published or seen outside my own hard drive. [...]
 
10 October, 2011 Worldwide release
The paperback edition of Hal Junior is now available worldwide. Australia $16.95, USA $6.99 and UK 5.99 It's a special [...]
 
26 September, 2011 Signed copies available
I recently set up a page where you can order signed, personalised copies of The Secret Signal, book one in [...]
 
16 August, 2011 Hal Spacejock on Kindle
For six years now I've tried to make the Hal Spacejock books available to readers in the UK and USA. [...]
 
15 August, 2011 Hal Jnr Released
October 1st, 2011 - mark that in your diary, Hal fans! Yes, it's a junior series written for 9-12 year [...]
 
27 July, 2011 Book Review - 7th Sigma by Steven Gould
7th Sigma (Amazon) (Jul 2011, Steven Gould, publ. Tor, 978-0-312-87715-6, $24.99, 384pp, hc) It's rare for me to read a [...]
 
26 July, 2011 SF Novelists Opening Acts Sampler
SFNovelists is a group of professional Science Fiction and Fantasy authors who recently put together a FREE sampler comprising 25 [...]
 
25 July, 2011 A Hal moment of my own
For the past decade I've been writing novels about a broke, error-prone freighter pilot called Hal Spacejock. 'Error prone' explains [...]
 
04 June, 2011 Eschewing publishers
Over the past 12 months I've been working on a new science fiction series for younger readers (junior/upper primary/middle grade). [...]
 
21 March, 2011 Ebooks outselling print
In May this year Amazon reported they'd sold more ebooks than print books per month, for the first time ever. [...]
 
1 March, 2011 Ebooks now available from spacejock.com.au
Thanks to a new agreement with my publisher I'm now able to offer Hal Spacejock ebooks via my own website. [...]
 
30 Sept, 2012 Hal Junior 3 released!
Hot on the heels of the Kindle release comes the paperback edition of Hal Junior 3: The Gyris Mission. You [...]