Blight Street

Sometimes the most intense stories told are short. Adelaide poet Geoff Goodfellow’s 2022 verse novella Blight Street is one of those. It’s a short piece of fiction that delivers the most intense and raw experiences I’ve read recently.

Opinion: Not The Art!

An Opinion on Current Art Vandalising The art world has recently seen two shock attempts at vandalising of significant works. First, it was Pablo Picasso’s ‘Massacre in Korea’ at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne, Australia. This was done through Extinction Rebellion members supergluing their hands to the piece. The second was tomato... Continue Reading →

Hometown Haunts

Scary Stories to Read At Night It is finally that month again for horror fans across the world. To celebrate it, I began reading the 2021 short story collection Hometown Haunts, subtitled #LoveOzYA Horror Tales. Much like any anthology of short tales, this book is one filled to the brim with many great tales from... Continue Reading →

Too Much Lip

A Quirky Read During A Crazy Time So, it’s been a while since my last update. Between work, having Covid, family health crises, a failing computer and just overall chaos, blogging has fallen to the wayside. Yet, I’m still reading like crazy in this time, across a wide array of genres. One of these books... Continue Reading →

Analogue Strikes Back

I love analogue mediums. A lot of this love and passion for the analogue world is why I decided to read Canadian author David Sax’s The Revenge of Analog. In this book, Sax discusses the world and business of analogue mediums making a comeback in the 21st century. He goes through a variety of different areas, from vinyl records and print media to physical schooling and technology-free summer camps.

The Kowloon Kid

Few places in this world are quite like Hong Kong. For Australian journalist Phil Brown, it's a place of his childhood, which he speaks of in The Kowloon Kid.

So-Called “Greats”: The Martian Chronicles

Ray Bradbury was one of the most prolific writers of speculative fiction. Over his life, he wrote many memorable stories, from Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes, to The Illustrated Man and Dandelion Wine. His works helped bring speculative fiction more into the literary mainstream and inspire countless filmmakers in various adaptations. It’s... Continue Reading →

Lost Mars

Mariner 4 forever changed Martian fiction when it sent the first digital images back to Earth in 1965. Stories of canals and a fantastical world have been neglected to the history books of Martian stories. Lost Mars collects some of those artifacts and presents them together in a short story collection from popular fiction historian Mike Ashley.

So-Called “Greats”: War of the Worlds

Of all his works, in my opinion, none are more highly regarded as H.G. Wells' 1898 novel The War of the Worlds. This novel is one of the few early works of science fiction that holds up well to this day and is one of the “greats” of the alien invasion sub-genre.

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