Fusing the Medium and the Message

Welcome to the writing of Drew Turney, showcasing recent work I've done for publications and institutions throughout Australia and the world. Select a link from the random sample below that interests you or suits your publication, or use the menu to browse by category or sub-category. If the short excerpt sounds good, click the title to read on.

How can this site help you? By showing you my abilities in researching and writing stories that are engaging and easy to understand, skills over a dozen publications call on regularly.

My parallel career in design and computers is the basis for my technology writing. I'm putting my love of movies and books to practical use in film and book reviews and am talking to the personalities in publishing and filmmaking as well as reporting on the art and business of both crafts. I'm also writing general features on everything from celebrities and business to ideas and culture.

I've written over 15 novels, dozens of short stories, poetry, a journal now in its 22nd year and countless other pieces of random creative thought. If you're curious about any of my imaginative, creative or fiction writing, contact me.


Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
December 3rd, 2005

Ghost in the Shell 2 suffers much the same fate. Call it the Wachowski Effect; the original was (while still pretty confusing on first viewing) smaller, neater, tighter and cooler.

Web Creator 4, Roxio Easy Media Creator 10, Netcomm Homeplug
January 22nd, 2008

Trouble is, it doesn’t work. We followed the simple instructions as closely as possible and still had no result. Eliminating issues such as connecting directly to mains power rather than a powerboard made no difference.


Hulk: 2 Disc Special Edition
February 1st, 2004

The story of Bruce Banner’s giant green alter-ego was savaged by audience hype fatigue. In between payoff CG action scenes, Lee and co manage to explore — albeit shallowly — some of the deeper themes of Banners’ plight.

HP Elitebook
November 1st, 2009

Unlike internal batteries, the Elitebook’s 12-hour model is charged externally while unattached. It then slots onto the EliteBook and is surprisingly unobtrusive given its size of around half the laptop’s footprint.


Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever
September 1st, 2003

An atrocious movie with no qualities except lots of (albeit pointless) explosions could have been made better with more background, but it probably would have made it a lot worse. Half a point for sparing us, another for the pyrotechnics.

Arabian Plights Q&A
March 1st, 2009

The Israeli-American relationship is a good deal more complex than the notion of a Jewish nation as a client state of the US. At the height of the Cold War, with key Arab states vulnerable to Soviet influence, there was obvious appeal for America in seeing Israel as a US ‘aircraft carrier’ on a mostly Soviet sea.






More samples…

HP Z Series Price: from $4,999 It's risky rolling out a line of expensive workstations in ...
July 1st, 2009

Blood Work The Film Director/star Clint Eastwood returns to familiar territory -- the detective story ...
July 1st, 2003

Samson and Delilah This is the Australian manifestation of the famous William Goldman dictum that ...
November 26th, 2009

Missing, The Director: Ron Howard Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna ...
April 1st, 2004

The Future Files By Richard Watson Scribe ISBN 9781921215414 A$32.95 270 pages Capitalising on his name as a corporate speaker ...
April 1st, 2008

Sony Ericsson C510 The Sony Ericsson C150 is a very compact phone that's equipped with ...
July 27th, 2009


Full client and publication list:

  • APC
  • AskMen.com
  • Auscam
  • Australian Creative
  • Australian Macworld
  • Australian Way (Qantas)
  • Big Issue
  • Black Velvet Seductions
  • Black+White
  • Bookseller & Publisher
  • Box Magazine
  • Brain World
  • Business News
  • Business NSW
  • Campaign Brief
  • Capture
  • CHUD.com
  • Cleo
  • Cosmos
  • Cream
  • Curve
  • Dark Horizons
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Desktop
  • DG
  • Digital Media
  • Disney Magazine
  • DNA Magazine
  • Empire
  • Empty Magazine
  • Famous Monsters of Filmland
  • Fast Thinking
  • FHM UK
  • Filmink
  • Follow Gentlemen
  • Geek Magazine
  • Good Reading
  • Good Weekend
  • GQ
  • How It Works
  • Hydrapinion
  • Inside Film
  • Internet.au
  • Loaded
  • M2 Magazine
  • Marie Claire Australia
  • Marketing
  • Maxim Australia
  • Men's Style
  • Metro
  • Moviehole
  • MSN
  • Nine To Five
  • Paranormal
  • PC Authority
  • PC Powerplay
  • PC Update
  • PC User
  • PC World
  • Penthouse
  • People
  • Pixelmag
  • Popular Science
  • Post Magazine
  • Ralph
  • Reader's Digest
  • ScienceNetwork WA
  • SciFiNow
  • Scoop
  • Scoop Traveller
  • Seaside Observer
  • SFX
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • The Australian
  • The Retiree
  • The Sun Herald
  • The West Australian
  • thevine.com.au
  • TimeOut
  • Total Film
  • Video Camera
  • Video&Filmmaker
  • Writing Magazine
  • Xpress
  • Zoo