Category Archives: Genre Meta

Book Review: The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

The Word is Murder Anthony Horowitz Publisher: Harper Collins First Published: August 2017 RRP: $27.99 paperback Anthony Horowitz is one of those authors who has been on my radar for a long, long time. I’ve never read his popular Alex … Continue reading

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The Word is Murder: interview with Anthony Horowitz

Originally posted on Feathers of the Firebird:
Today, I am delighted to bring you my interview with the fantastic author Anthony Horowitz, about his latest novel, The Word is Murder. Anthony’s books, whether for adults or kids, are always gripping…

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The Ten Problems with Spooks…

People who know me well know that once upon a time I was safely what I’d call obsessed with a BBC drama about melancholy spies. That show was named Spooks. It ran for ten series with wildly varying degrees of … Continue reading

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Feminist and Loving Moffat Who: Why I am Done (Re)Explaining Part 2

Midway through last year I began a long essay which was intended to be my definitive stance on Steven Moffat, Doctor Who, female characters and feminism. However, the post soon turned mammoth and I decided to cut my post in … Continue reading

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Feminist and Loving Moffat Doctor Who: Why I am Done (Re)Explaining Part 1

I don’t normally post this sort of piece on my public blog or weigh in on fandom issues here – not because I don’t care about said issues – but because often my livejournal is a better home for such … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Who Could That Be At This Hour?” by Lemony Snicket

Lemony Snicket, “Who Could That Be At This Hour,” Hardie Grant Egmont, 2012. RRP: $8.99 online from Dymocks I will forever wonder why Lemony Snicket is classified as a children’s author. Though his marketers have gone for that age group, … Continue reading

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NSW Writers Centre: The Speculative Fiction Festival

Yes, yes, I know this is a whole week late but as regular readers know by now, I am always doing a million things- it must be written into my DNA or something (Incidentally I went into my work yesterday … Continue reading

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