John Birmingham
John Birmingham's dive bar on the internet
Created 15 May 2020
  • The Even Crueller Stars.
    14 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
    Hi, it’s me, JB, the one whose bookclub you rashly signed up for a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Or maybe just last week, to get all the freebies, I dunno. Whichever it was, thanks. Most wr...
  • Interview with Paul Semel re. punching Space Nazis.
    12 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 6 5
    We’re all isolating as close contacts at the moment, so it’s a lucky thing that modern book pimping is all about the interwebz. Here’s a little Q&A I did with Paul Semel for The Shattered Skies. And t...
  • Launch day!
    06 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 9 21
    It is definitely a weird thing being published in Australia by a publisher from the UK. The Shattered Skies officially dropped everywhere in the British Empire and her subject dominions today, and I'v...
  • Launch day. T minus 1.
    05 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 5 10
    It's a funny old business, launching a book in the middle of a pandemic. Feels sort of disconnected. The Shattered Skies drops tomorrow, and I have to admit I thought it was next week. Once upon a tim...
  • Best laid plans.
    04 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 4 9
    On the first work day of each year I like to spend the day meandering around my office, scratching my arse pondering what the future will bring, or more accurately how I can shape it to deliver the th...
  • Christmas crush.
    22 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 10 9
    I dunno why I do this to myself every year. But I do. It usually starts in September, when I’m looking at my project board and thinking, “Fuck yeah! Heaps of time.” And Christmas is on a Saturday? Bon...
  • Reverse seared rib eye
    21 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 10 17
    This is not a barbecue blog now, promise. There just happens to be a lot of barbecue in my life right now. Today, I reverse-seared steak. A couple of weeks ago I didn't even know what that meant. Hell...
  • "Much mourning in the many glamorous locales she went bankrupt in..."
    19 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 6 4
    I want this obit for my own. Renay Mandel Corren El Paso, TX—A plus-sized Jewish lady redneck died in El Paso on Saturday. Of itself hardly news, or good news if you're the type that subscribes to the...
  • Meater probe review. (Sort of)
    19 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 4 10
    A couple of weeks ago, while I was waiting for my Big Green Egg to fall from heaven, I spent a bit of money tooling up for barbecue life. One of the spendier purchases I made was a wireless Meater pro...
  • Reversal
    16 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 13
    Continuing this weeks series of techno-posts, I appear to have forgotten how to reverse any car lacking a rear-facing camera. It’s been a while since I drove my old Hyundai shitbox, but I had reason t...
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