NK Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin’s novels and short stories have been multiply nominated for the Hugo, the Nebula, the World Fantasy Award, the Gemmell Morningstar, and the Crawford and Tiptree shortlists. She was the 2011 winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel with The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, first book of her Inheritance Trilogy. Her next series, the Dreamblood duology, has just been released in May and June of 2012.  Based in New York, she is also a counseling psychologist, video gamer, anti-oppression activist, and blogger at

Paul Collins

Paul CollinsPaul Collins has written many books, mostly for younger readers. He is best known for his fantasy and science fiction titles: The Jelindel Chronicles and The Quentaris Chronicles, co-edited with Michael Pryor. He has edited a number of anthologies including Trust Me!, Metaworlds and Australia’s first fantasy anthology, Dreamworlds. Paul has been short-listed for many awards and has won the Inaugural Peter McNamara and the A Bertram Chandler awards, both of which were for lifetime achievement in science fiction, and the Aurealis and William Atheling awards.

Other than his writing, Paul is the publisher at Ford Street Publishing, publishing everything from picture books through to young adult literature, and he manages Creative Net, a speakers’ agency.

Paul’s websites are:, and

Waris Hussein

Continuum 9 regrets to announce that Waris Hussein will no longer be able to join us at contraindicators.










Guest Dinner

Excited about our guests? We are! You’ll have an early chance to meet them at the Guest Dinner on Wednesday the 5th of June! The venue (and cost) is still to be confirmed, but it’ll be in the CBD and less than $50 a head (meal included, but not drinks). Places will be limited, so email to reserve your spot.