Summer is upon us, and with it comes our invitation for you to join us for some great deck chair reading. We go into the kitchen, over to Australia, dip into darkness, and then head into some self-reflection—worthy journeys all. Have a wonderful week!
Get to know three excellent Australian speculative fiction writers with Gillian Polack as she takes them through the questions mill about their writing, their stories and characters, the cultural scripts and the silencing that impact them in Writers on Writing: An Interview with KJ Bishop, Deborah Kalin and Tessa Kum.
What’s an athletic supporter to do when faced with the thought that he might actually be “becoming soft” in his reviewing. Look at it critically for one thing, and Pete Croatto did just that in Let’s Get Critical?
Reviewing fiction well is one of the more challenging aspects of book reviewing. But reviewing a book where the packaging is nearly as important as the story and where the story is not “classifiable” but is outstanding and unforgettable is downright difficult. But as David Mitchell relates in Between Mortality and the Everlasting it is worth it.
How did the inaugural Great Memorial Weekend Read turn out? Pretty darn good. Even though it’s not yet finished and she didn’t adhere strictly to the schedule, Lauren Roberts is happy with the results. Join her as she shares her food and her books in The Great Memorial Weekend Read: A Partial Report