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Towards White Book Review

Towards White Zena Shapter Publisher: IFWG Publishing First Published: 2017 RRP: $29.95 Disclaimer: Zena and I attend the same write in group once a month-ish. However, the publisher gave me a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest … 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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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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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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Sydney Writer’s Festival 2012: A Neverending Story: Fantasy Worlds Panel with Isobelle Carmody, Justine Larbalestier, and Scott Westerfeld

Yesterday I took notes at the Sydney Writer’s Festival on this panel, so I thought I’d write up a post for those that couldn’t make it. Any mistakes in the notes are my own, as no recording devices were allowed. … Continue reading

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Soulless: Book One of The Parasol Protecorate by Gail Carriger

Sometimes you aren’t after a big fantasy read. Sometimes you just want something gentle, and funny and a bit silly. Soulless was all that for me. My friend gave me the best selling Soulless last year for my 21st, but … Continue reading

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The Sending Book Review

Isobelle Carmody’s The Sending is Book Six (Australian version) in her popular Obernewtyn Chronicles, Book One now itself a Penguin Classic. This review is therefore not pitched at new readers, but rather at those who are already invested in the series; … Continue reading

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