Chris Andrews has posted his Next Big Thing thing.

Ross Hamilton has started putting his published stories up on Smashwords to read for free, beginning with the story “Triumph of the Scientific Mind”.

Simon Petrie has passed on news from two of the publishing projects he’s involved in. Peggy Bright Books now have their titles available for purchase through Amazon. Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine have a 33.333333% discount on 4-issue e-subscriptions ($12AUD, instead of the usual $18AUD) until 31 January 2013.

To mark the passage of yet an(other) underwhelming pretend apocalypse, Ian McHugh has published a write-up of a talk he did at the Conflux 8 convention on making use of historical apocalypses when writing fictional ones.