Alexander Stronach

Alexander Stronach is an author and editor from Wellington, New Zealand. You can find him raising hell @understatesmen on Twitter, or writing fiction, poetry, and tech-focussed non-fiction on his personal website. He got that cut on his nose while fighting a bear off in some forlorn wilderness, and definitely not while shaving his eyebrows.

Books
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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Society
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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Business
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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Politics
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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