Galactic Chat Team

Below you will find the Current members of the Galactic Chat team: 

  • David McDonald is a Melbourne based writer who works for an international welfare organisation. When not on a computer or reading a book, he divides his time between helping run a local cricket club and working on his debut novel. In 2013 he won the Ditmar Award for Best New Talent, and has been nominated for the William J. Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review three times. His short fiction has appeared in anthologies such as “The Lone Ranger Chronicles” from Moonstone Books and “Epilogue” from Fablecroft Publishing. David is a member of the Australian Horror Writers Association, The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, and of the Melbourne based writers group, SuperNOVA. You can find him at his website or on twitter as @sircamaris

  • Sarah Parker  has been a part of Australian Fandom for far too many years, having attended one Worldcon (Melbourne), sixteen Swancons, four Continuums, two Fandomedias, one Wastelands, one Nights' Edge and a partridge in a pear tree. Plus she has recently added a World Fantasy Convention (San Diego) to her bedpost. She has also won two Tin Ducks, a Mumfan Award, a WOTF Honourable mention and with John Parker won NAFF delegate for 2012. In 2013 they were invited to be the Fan Guests of Honour at  Swancon 2013. She does have a life outside of Fandom, but it seems to have been lost down the back of the couch.  She’ll have another look for it later. You can find her here.

  • Helen Stubbs  enjoys literary explorations of humankind's future. Her published work is dark with pointy edges, with stories in NextTales from The Bell ClubMidnight Echo, Winds of Change, andDead Red Heart. She won the Aussiecon Four Short Story Competition with “The Perforation,” and was a quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Award. She loves talking books. She is @superleni on Twitter.

  • Mark Webb  is a part time writer and full time Servant of the Public. His midlife crisis took the form of writing speculative fiction at a very slow pace. While sceptical of the results, his wife maintains that it is probably a reasonable course of action considering (1) the relative low cost of the exercise and (b) the cliched alternatives. His flash fiction has been published at Antipodean SF and narrated on the Beam Me Up podcast. You can find out more about Mark's battle against the twin forces of laziness and a lack of talent at his website,, or on Twitter, @webb_ma.

  • Sean Wright is a semi-retired school teacher who lives in a remote rural homestead in the South Australian outback - close to wheat fields, wildlife and the odd serial killing.  He runs a Ditmar nominated Speculative Fiction review blog called Adventures of a Bookonaut.
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