I'm in Sydney this week, and Melbourne from the middle of next week (for AussieCon 4, the world science fiction convention). I'm making heavy weather of the jet lag right now — it's not only the nine time zones that are getting to me, but the shift from one hemisphere to the other has taken me from summer (sunset: 9:30-10pm) to winter (sunset: 5:30-6pm); it's fooled my circadian rhythm into thinking there's a full 12-13 hours of time difference.
This Wednesday, at 5pm, I'll be signing books (and maybe reading) at Infinitas Bookshop in Parramatta (Shop 22 Civic Arcade 48-50 George Street).
This Thursday, at 5:30pm I'll be doing a joint signing (with fellow Orbit authors Kate Elliott and Karen Miller) at at Galaxy Books in Sydney (143 York Street). I'm also planning on hitting the Redoak beer cafe afterwards to unwind: company welcome.
AussieCon are working on finalizing their program schedule. Here are the events I know I'm on, so far. (Note that Monday's schedule is liable to change, or they'll be carrying me away in a box — right now I'm down for four consecutive hours in front of an audience, which is a little intense.)
Fri 1300 Rm 203: (Panel) The future of privacy
Sat 1500 Rm 219: (Panel) Cyberpunk and the city
Sun 1100 Rm 219: (Panel) Anachronistic fiction: successors to steampunk
Sun 1300 Rm 201: Kaffeeklatsche
Mon 1100 Rm 219: Reading
Mon 1200 Rm P3: (Panel) The grandfather paradox
Mon 1300 Rm 201: Signing
Mon 1400 Rm P3: (Panel) Hand-waving, rule-breaking, and other dirty tricks of hard sf
(To folks who normally have access to my mobile phone number: I have a new one while I'm in Australia. Drop me an email if you need to get in touch. The old number will be back on September 10th.)