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Doctor Who Re-watch: The Girl in the Fireplace

The second Moffat story for New Who! In which all of his later series themes are laid out for us. Plus bonus The Time Traveller’s Wife riff, a great historical fiction revisionist slant on Madame de Pompadour and the chick … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Oxygen Review

YES. Jamie Mathieson episode time. I love this guy writing for Who. What a true find he was. Both Flatline and Mummy on the Orient Express are great episodes in my book and The Girl Who Lived wasn’t half bad … Continue reading

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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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Book Review: All is Fair by Emma Newman

All is Fair, Emma Newman Angry Robots Books, October, 2013 R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99 So the story behind this review is a sorry one. My kindle broke just as I started reading which meant I had to wait around for … Continue reading

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Conflux9: Some notes

Sometime last year, a blog friend of mine, Jo, told me all about Conflux and all of the reasons why I should attend. I contemplated it for a bit and then forgot about it. Richard Harland reminded me about it … 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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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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