“Nasty Little Habits” by Robert Hood

Warwick is crass, rude, thoughtless, and vapid. And those are his good points.

Robert Hood has been described as "Australia's master of dark fantasy" (Sean Williams) and "Aussie horror's wicked godfather" (Black Magazine), though his writing often crosses into science fiction, crime and general fantasy. Often humorous -- sometimes grimly, sometimes playfully -- his stories are characterised by believable characters and outright weirdness. Rob has lived in the Illawarra for several decades, having originally migrated here as co-host of a Sunday morning radio show called "Something Different for Sunday Breakfast" on 2-Double-O. Though most of his work is in short stories, he has also published five novels, several non-fiction books, lots of kids' books, a few playscripts, and an opera libretto! His latest collection is *Creeping in Reptile Flesh* (Altair Australia Books) and he is currently working on a short YA novel with the title *Robot War Espresso*, which will be published by Twelfth Planet Press in October.

You can learn more about him on his website, www.roberthood.net, or read his award-winning film commentary blog *Undead Backbrain* at roberthood.net/blog.


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