Lost photos

I have been having issues with my phone over the past little while. There are two problems. The first is surmountable as the phone has decided it won’t charge the battery. I’ve managed to buy a little machine that will charge the battery outside the phone, it’s annoying but it works. The other problem is […]

Paratalk or torque?

My new column, with a title that somehow makes sense. From now on until I stop I will be examining a paragraph in whatever detail I choose. This is also a good time for guests to pop in and do their own paragraph. This comes from the book Giants of Literature: Dickens which doesn’t appear […]

Skating to Antarctica – Jenny Diski

Skating to Antarctica – Jenny Diski

Skating to Antarctica by Jenny Diski Published by Virago Press (UK) on 2014 Pages: 240 Goodreads ‘This strange and brilliant book recounts Jenny Diski’s journey to Antarctica last year, intercut with another journey into her own heart and soul…a book of dazzling variety, which weaves disquisitions on indolence, truth, inconsistency, ambiguousness, the elephant seal, Shackleton, […]

Paratalk or torque?

My new column, with a title that somehow makes sense. From now on until I stop I will be examining a paragraph in whatever detail I choose. This is also a good time for guests to pop in and do their own paragraph. Today’s paragraph comes from Here’s Luck by Lennie Lower. Lower is considered […]

Heritage Trilogy: Bloodline – Alan Gold and Mike Jones

Bloodline (Heritage Trilogy, #1) by Alan Gold, Mike Jones Published by Simon & Schuster Australia on November 1st 2013 Pages: 448 Goodreads Two individuals from different countries but who share one ancestral bloodline race to thwart a terrorist plot in Jerusalem—the first heart-pounding book in a new epic trilogy that delves into the dark underbelly […]

Going through photos

I’m going through photos to try and decide what to write about today. I’ve decided you’re going to get a random selection of photos. First up is a picture I took in Adelaide. It was while on a break I took during the Sixth Australian Discworld Convention. We were in Westlakes and there was a […]

Paratalk or torque?

My new column, with a title that somehow makes sense. From now on until I stop I will be examining a paragraph in whatever detail I choose. This is also a good time for guests to pop in and do their own paragraph. Dragged off my shelf today is a Tintin adventure. The Land of […]

The Year’s Best Science Fiction Twenty-Seventh Annual collection edited by Gardner Dozois

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection by Gardner Dozois, Robert Charles Wilson, Sarah Monette, Elizabeth Bear, Steven Gould, Albert E. Cowdrey, Nicola Griffith, Geoff Ryman, Vandana Singh, John Barnes, Jay Lake, Peter Watts, Lavie Tidhar, Mary Rosenblum, Jo Walton, Rand B. Lee, James Van Pelt, Nancy Kress, John C. Wright, Michael Poore, Ted […]

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