Author Archives: Tyrannicon

About Tyrannicon

Made of fire and caffeine from the very depths of nature's space - of the future.

Cassini and I: a love story #GrandFinale

Dear the Internet, Let me tell you a somewhat one sided love story about a teenage boy and an interplanetary Flagship-class unmanned spacecraft. I’ve written before about the way that the Cosmos series was pivotal for me and loomed large … Continue reading

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What’s the most significant Australian song?

Dear the Internet, So it’s been a long, long while since I updated this site. And that reason for the silence is fairly straightforward. He looks like this: James Peter Street turned up on New Years Eve and has been … Continue reading

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My email to the Salvation Army, regarding their statement on Safe Schools

This email was sent to the Salvation army ( on 5th December 2016. Since their statement regarding their non-support for the Safe Schools programme was made in public, I’ve decided to make mine public as well. Dear Salvation Army email … Continue reading

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Come to our live Double Disillusionists thing! Also, other stuff!

Dear the Internet, If you’re wondering whether the US election result is a bad thing or an absolutely catastrophic thing for Australia, then you’re definitely going to want to come join The Double Disillusionists – myself and Mr Dom Knight – … Continue reading

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Supermoons aren’t that special – but the Moon absolutely is

Dear The Internet, Want to know a secret about supermoons? They’re not that rare, not that special, and not obviously different to normal moons unless you’re really familiar with what they look like normally. But here’s a secret about the … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Names I Have Falsely Claimed To Be Calling My Forthcoming Child

Dear The Internet, One of the simple joys about impending fatherhood, aside from hoping that my child will be born independently wealthy, has been responding to questions from friends, family and impertinent strangers as to whether or not we’ve settled on … Continue reading

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Some events and updates and things

Dear The Internet, Look, it’s been a busy few weeks. First up, The Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull: the Incredible Shrinking Man in the Top Hat is out through Allen & Unwin, on shelves and being bought by people. It was … Continue reading

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