Alexander Stronach

Alexander Stronach (Kāi Tahu) is an author and editor from Wellington, New Zealand. A graduate of the Iowa Summer Prose Workshop, he writes fiction, poetry, and tech-focussed non-fiction, and his speculative fiction novel The Dawnhounds has just been named Best Novel at the 2020 Sir Julius Vogel Awards.

Aug 30, 2021
Creepy, cool art depicting huge lurid mushrooms and a big central white fungi - on the cover of novel The Dawnhounds

The novel that bloomed in the night

What does it feel like when you land a major book deal?

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Feb 28, 2021
Casey Lucas on a couch, face lit up by her laptop

An interview with Casey Lucas, moments before the avalanche hits

On ice hockey, geologic time, growing up queer in Utah – and falling in love at Queenstown airport.

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Nov 17, 2020

Fiction of the little breaches: A review of Monsters in the Garden

Magic is always just around the corner in this collection of local sci-fi and fantasy.

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Sep 3, 2020

Aotearoa is not Middle-earth

Middle Earth has been clinging to Aotearoa for nearly 20 years. It's time to push the two apart.

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Nov 24, 2019

‘Queer lives are not just one big scar’ – welcoming the sci-fi revolution

Sascha Stronach's new book The Dawnhounds, shortlisted for the 2020 Sir Julius Vogel Award, is about queer folk who refuse to "die pretty".

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Nov 11, 2019

From bogans to bubble tea: The Wellington hacker war that wasn’t

What's the once staunchly metal hacker convention Kiwicon doing swapping skulls for stuffed toys, and what's the deal with the new con on the block?

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Jul 16, 2019

The Zoom video conferencing exploit that sends ninja waiters into your home

A vulnerability has hit users everywhere, New Zealand included, and it reveals something very troubling about the way the tech world works.

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Jun 6, 2019

Where you’re getting the Treasury budget data breach story all wrong

The process by which information from the Treasury website was extracted has been the subject of much speculation, and a lot of confusion

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