24 February 2020
The dicey road of a straightforward autobiography--- review of The Child Cephalina by Rebecca Lloyd
The Child Cephalina by Rebecca Lloyd published by Tartarus Press A mixed blessing, this novel having been published by the fine but s...
23 August 2019
More current than Breaking News--this urgent read with a misleading title might even be a fake novel--Ahab's Return by Jeffrey Ford
There are a rare few books that read as if they were struck into being by lightning, they’re so timely. And there’s no telling when this ti...
03 May 2019
America's Great Red Party: Trump's Radical Socialists
Democrats! Responsible media, or should I say, “Idiots!” On a bed of mashed red party, Trump has stretched his generous bulk out for ...
23 August 2018
Eileen Gunn, Curator of Absurdities
I've been, frankly, chicken to write about Eileen Gunn 's fiction, because she's done so much that is important, and her scope i...
28 February 2018
Nature's post-production techniques
Nature is extravagant. But you, too, can afford what is used here, for it is all open-source. Natural light, shade, and colours; disso...
09 January 2018
on The Sometimes Spurious Travels Through Time and Space of James Ovit by Garry Kilworth
"If I am to be kept in the dark, I have no idea what can be said and what can't. You cannot withhold information from me, simply g...
01 July 2017
Nothing less than a life's companion - review of Oothangbart by Rebecca Lloyd
Do you feel as Donal Shaun Hercule Poseidon put it? "That's all?" Donal asked. "Is there nothing more?" Now when ...
01 February 2017
A tense flight—Prayers at 30,000 ft
“Oh, no,” I thought with fear and dread as I got in my right-side aisle seat on the 8-hour Kuala Lumpur/ Sydney flight. A young woman in a...
15 December 2016
A perpetual-enjoyment collection: 400 Boys and 50 More, by Marc Laidlaw
Though they’re rarer than postage stamps who whistle, you might know a writer, and wish to give that creature a present as where-have-you-be...
04 November 2016
The wake-up kiss for the incurious: Exploring tidal waters on Australia's temperate coast
Every year, millions of people stand on rocky shores gaze out to sea like sleepwalkers, looking for whales while at their feet, literal...
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