Ion Newcombe

Ion Newcombe

About this Host

Ion Newcombe is the editor and publisher of AntipodeanSF, Australia’s longest running online speculative flash fiction magazine, regularly issued since January 1998. He has been a zealous reader and occasional author of SF short stories since his childhood in the 1960s.

“Nuke” lives in the holiday seaside town of Nambucca Heads, where he is self-employed in IT training, electronic repairs, computer support, desktop publishing, editing, writing, and website implementation. Ion is also the resident tech-head, skeptic and vice-president of community radio station 2NVR, Nambucca Valley Radio, where he produces The AntipodeanSF Radio Show and podcast.

When not working or broadcasting, Nuke is an avid dragon boater, a maker of origami dragons, and a dabbler in amateur radio.


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Old time radio, and spoken drama, sometimes locally-produced — with the Jollyfish. Currently, we're listening to weekly episodes of "Suspense" and "Boston Blackie", with various other content such as "Escape", "The Strange Dr Weird", "Dimension […]
Welcome to the AntipodeanSF Radio Show, hosted by the editor of AntipodeanSF, Ion Newcombe, aka "Nuke" or "The Jollyfish". Ion selects the best in speculative (science fiction, fantasy, horror) flash fiction for these shows, with […]