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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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Akhenaten by Dorothy Porter Review

Akhenaten by Dorothy Porter, University of Queensland Press, 1992 Reprinted 2008 Pan Macmillan Australia. $24.95 AUD RRP. I love Dorothy Porter. I own all of her verse novels except for Wild Surmise (It is only a matter of time, only … Continue reading

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Novels in Verse 2013 Reading Challenge

http://bornbookish.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/novels-in-verse-reading-challenge-sign.html?spref=tw I am signing up for Haiku (reading and reviewing 1-4 verse novels). I haven’t had the chance to read a lot of verse novels before, but the ones I have read I have liked. Especially the ones by Dorothy Porter. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan

Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan, Allen and Unwin, 2012 RRP: $19.99 Australian. I feel guilty. I finished this book back in July but my thesis work attacked me and gave me heart palpitations over how much I still had left to … Continue reading

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Genre Spotlight: ‘Insanity’, Women’s Voice and Emilie Autumn’s Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

I had reviewed this book on another blog when it first came out, but since Victorian industrial singer, Emilie Autumn’s new CD, Fight Like a Girl, came out five days ago and falls into the fantasy camp, I will be reviewing the … Continue reading

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This Month We Talk About… Ebooks

This month the great eVolution debate is here courtesy of beloved Australian author, Isobelle Carmody. Never one to bite off more than she can chew, she has decided to independently re-release her 1997 novel Greylands as an ebook with a bang. Enlisting the help … Continue reading

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Book Review: Metro Winds

Metro Winds, Isobelle Carmody, Allen and Unwin Publishers, 2012. RRP: $24.99 Australian. Metro Winds is beloved Australian fantasy author, Isobelle Carmody’s second major short story outing. A collection of 6 short stories, unified by common themes of travel, metamorphosis, identity, love, … Continue reading

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