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Song of the Slums Book Review

“I use Grammarly for proofreading because I am afraid of someone leaving grammar Nazi memes in the comments.” Song of the Slums, Richard Harland Allen and Unwin 2013. RRP: $17.99 Aust. Back what feels like a thousand years ago (and … Continue reading

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The Allure of Steampunk: An Interview with Richard Harland

A short while after the NSW Writers Centre Speculative Fiction Festival I thought about interviewing a steampunk author to go with my posts on steampunk. Of course, I soon thought of steampunk author Richard Harland. I really enjoy his novels … 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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Aussie Steampunk: Worldshaker/Liberator by Richard Harland

Worldshaker/Liberator, Richard Harland Allen and Unwin, 2009/2011 Available from The Book Depository at a great price! I first read Worldshaker last year after Supanova but such is the nightmare that is a thesis that I didn’t get around to Liberator … Continue reading

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10 Steampunk Titles You Should Know About

I intended to write this post aons ago but my novel rewrite has made blogging harder than expected. Anyway, I have picked out 10 steampunk books for the newcomer to the genre to start with to get a feel for … Continue reading

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Steampunk: The New Kid on the Genre Block

So you thought paranormal romance was hot? Clearly you haven’t read steampunk. So many people ask me what it is that I think a post or two on the topic is in order. In fact, I am dedicating all of … 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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