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DAIKAIJU! GIANT MONSTER TALES 1, 2 and 3 are now available on Amazon. Check them out here.

Previous Updates


A transhuman story titled "Through the God Partition" had been accepted by Cosmos Magazine: the Science of Everything for publicated sometime in 2015.



A dark-crime/horror novel Scavengers is currently doing the rounds. I'm getting a lot of comments along the lines of "It's a great read, but unfortunately we're looking for something a bit more conventional." (I paraphrase!)

Robot War Espresso, a SF novel about robots, coffee and mortality, is undergoing major revision.


A reference collection of my ghost stories (1986-2015), Peripheral Visions: The Collected Ghost Stories, has been published by IFWG Australia Publishing as a standard hardcover and a deluxe limited edition hardcover (both featuring images by Nick Stathopoulos), plus a two-volume trade paperback, and e-book edition. More info here. See also my dedicated Peripheral Visions site.

My epic fantasy novel Fragment of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead was published by BorgoPress/Wildside Press in Feb/March 2013 and is available in trade paperback and e-formats from online stores and selected bookstores. Visit the Fragments of a Broken Land site.

Creeping in Reptile Flesh, first published in 2008 by Altair Australia Books in a limited format, has just been reprinted by Morrigan Books and is still available from Smashwords in a variety of e-book formats and on Amazon in book form and for Kindle.

  • Rob was Featured Author on the very excellent IDEOMANCER SPECULATIVE FICTION website during January, February and March 2003. On the site you will find a then new story, "Nobody's Car", as well as two reprints -- "Rotten Times" (which was shortlisted for an Aurealis award in 2000) and "Necropolis" (from Day-dreaming on Company Time). There is also a new interview conducted by Deborah Biancotti. Check out the site at Note: you'll have to go to the Previous Issues section now! Time marches on!
  • New interview by Kathryn Linge for the Australian 2010 Snapshot project here.
Recent Stories

Recently accepted stories, awaiting publication

  • "Through the God Partition" is to to be published in Cosmos Magazine: The Science of Everything, date to be announced.
  • "Soul Killer", first published in ZVR Diplomacy, as part of the Zombies vs Robots fiction project, edited by Jeff Conner, IDW Publishing, July 2013, will also appear in Volume 2 of the compendium edition (if it happens).

Published stories / novels / articles since 2005

  • "Black Lake's Fatal Flood" re-printed in Cthulhu: Deep Down Under, edited by Steve Proposch, Christopher Sequeira and Bryce Stevens (Horror Australis, 2015).
  • "Footprints in Venom" in Insert Title Here, edited by Tehani Wessely for FableCroft Publishing (March 2015).
  • "Escena de un Asesinato" re-printed in Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror: 2013, edited by Paula Guran and published by Prime Books, and in Focus 2012: Highlights of Australian Short Fiction, published by FableCroft Publishing (October 2013).
  • "Flying Death", a Rocketeer novella, in The Rocketeer: Jet-Pack Adventures, edited by Jeff Connor, IDW Publishing, Sept. 2014.
  • "The Shark God Covenant" in Dimension6 Speculative Fiction e-zine, Issue 3, 2014 and in a full volume of the year's stories, Dimension6 Annual 2014.
  • "Dark Mechanics of the Game" in COSMOS Magazine: The Science of Everything, Issue 56, April/May 2014.
  • "Soul Killer" in ZVR Diplomacy, as part of the Zombies vs Robots fiction project, edited by Jeff Conner, IDW Publishing, July 2013.
  • Fragments of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead, Robert Hood, Borgo Press/Wildside Press, 2013.
  • "Garuthgonar and the Abyss", published as e-book by UndeadBackbrain Publications, 2013.
  • "Dark Witness, published as e-book by UndeadBackbrain Publications, 2013.
  • "Escena de un Asesinato", Postscripts #28/29: Exotic Gothic 4, edited by Danel Olson, PS Publishing, July 2012.
  • "Walking the Dead Beat", Damnation and Dames, edited by Amanda Pillar and Liz Grzy for Ticonderoga Publications, 2012.
  • "Desert Madonna", Anywhere But Earth, edited by Keith Stevenson. Coeur De Lion, November 2011.
  • "Making Fish out of Men: Gothic Uncertainty in Gould's Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan", 21st Century Gothic: Great Gothic Novels Since 2000, edited by Danel Olson, The Scarecrow Press, 2011.
  • "Wasting Matilda", Zombie Apocalypse! edited by Stephen Jones, Robinson UK/Running Press US, October 2010.
  • "Primal Etiquette", Orb: Greatest Hits. Issue #8: The Best of Orb, ed. Sarah Endacott, EOD, September 2010.
  • "Ego", Scenes From the Second Storey, ed. Amanda Pillar and Pete Kempshall, Morrigan Books, September 2010.
  • "Getting Rid of Mother", The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fifth Annual Volume, ed. Bill Congreve, MirrorDanse Books. September 2010.
  • "Behind Dark Blue Eyes", Exotic Gothic 3, ed. Danel Olson, Ash-Tree Press, December 2009
  • "Sandcrawlers", Dead Souls, edited by Mark S. Deniz, Morrigan Books, 2009. Re-print.
  • "Kulpunya", Exotic Gothic 2, edited Danel Olson, Ash-Tree Press, 2008.
  • "Remainders", Voices, edited by Mark S. Deniz and Amanda Pillar, Morrigan Books, 2008. [This comprises six discrete but connected short stories: "1928", "1948", "1968", "1988", "2008" and "Epilogue"), which introduce each section of the anthology.]
  • "Zombie Au Gratin", Scary Food, edited by Cat Sparks, Agog! Press 2008 (fundraiser for Paul Haines).
  • "Creeping in Reptile Flesh", Creeping in Reptile Flesh, Robert Hood (Altair Australia Books 2008)
  • "Getting Rid of Mother", Creeping in Reptile Flesh, Robert Hood (Altair Australia Books 2008)
  • "Unravelling", Creeping in Reptile Flesh, Robert Hood (Altair Australia Books 2008)
  • "Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast" in Studies in Australian Weird Fiction, vol. 2, edited by Benjamin Szumskyj (Equilibrium Books, Aust.) [column]
  • "Abandoned", Trust Me!, edited Paul Collin (Ford Street Publishing, 2008)
  • "Fafrotskies", Black Box, edited by Shane Jiraiya Cummings (Brimstone Press, 2008)
  • "The Ossuary: Ghosts, Monsters and Chainsaws" in Studies in Australian Weird Fiction, vol. 1, edited by Benjamin Szumskyj (Equilibrium Books, Aust.) [column]
  • "Call of Cthulhu's Mum", Conflux 5 Progress Report, February 2008 -- read it here.
  • "Pseudomelia of the Masses" -- an SF tale speculating on the near-future of work -- accepted for publication in The Workers' Paradise, edited by Russell B. Farr and Nick Evans, Ticonderoga Press, 2007.
  • "In the Service of the Flesh", Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror 2007 Edition, edited Angela Challis, Brimstone Press, 2007 [reprint]
  • "Flesh and Bone", Daikaiju! 3: Giant Monsters vs the World, edited Robert Hood and Robin Pen, Agog! Press/Prime Books, 2007
  • "Monstrous Bright Tomorrows", In Bad Dreams: Where Real Life Awaits, edited Mark Sin Deniz and Sharyn Lilley, Eneit Press, 2007
  • "Dear Mary", Conflux 4 Program, September 2007 -- read it here.
  • "Luxury Goods", Fantastic Wonder Stories , edited Russell B. Farr, Ticonderoga Press, March 2007
  • "Gold and Black Ooze", Dr Who Short Trips: Destination: Prague, edited Steve Savile, Big Finish, July 2007
  • "God of War", Borderlands, issue 8, 2006
  • "First Moment of Dying", Shadowed Realms #11, edited Angela Challis
  • "A Giant Against Giants: Ultraman for the New Millennium", in G-Fan #77, 2006.
  • "Birthmark", cØck, edited by Keith Stevenson and Andrew Macrae, Coeur de Lion Press, 2006.
  • "Man and Super-monster: A History of Daikaiju Eiga and its Metaphorical Undercurrents", Borderlands #7, 2006.
  • "Touched", Fables and Reflections #8, edited by Lily Chrywenstrom, 2006.
  • "Cross-currents", Cosmos, Issue 5, November 2005.
  • "Divided Kingdom: King Kong vs Godzilla", in King King Is Back! An Unauthorized Look at One Humongous Ape, edited by David Brin (BenBella Books, 2005).
  • "In the Service of the Flesh", Aurealis #36 , 2005.
  • "<term UNTRANSLATABLE>", Ticonderoga Online, No. 4, June 2005


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