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.


November 2008 movies
November 1st, 2008

Dying Breed’s a well-made and very good-looking film, but it shies away from cashing in directly on the strength of its twin hooks and loses some sense of the genre for its trouble, ending up less a traditional popcorn horror film and more a dark mystery with horror elements.

Dymocks dives into e-books
July 1st, 2008

They’re not new. Ebooks have been around in one form or another since the dotcom revolution almost ten years behind us. Bookseller and Publisher reported on the field back in 2004 but didn’t have much hope to give other than to promise ebooks were coming.


The worlds of the science fiction writer
January 20th, 2014

Like few others stories from the canon, Red Mars, Green Mars and Blue Mars feel like a science-literate writer travelled to the future and returned to report on what he saw rather than making it all up through research and imagination.

The Hidden Brain
March 20th, 2010

Tell your audience that more than 200,000 Haitians are dead in the devastating earthquake and they’ll change the channel to check the football score. Show them the little girl found alive under the rubble desperate for food, water and shelter and hearts (and wallets) stricken by grief will open.


Fujistu Lifebook L2010
November 8th, 2004

If Fujitsu release a vastly more powerful cousin in the same slick casing, it would almost be the perfect computer. The L2010 is just one step away.

Dragonball Evolution
April 16th, 2009

Second, lift whatever tired, creaky conventions you can from every other movie there’s ever been about teen angst, special effects-driven kung fu action of ancient Asian curses. You’ll recognises riffs of everything from Big Trouble in Little China to The Karate Kid and countless others.






More samples…

Departures It's easy to forget the experience we miss the most in watching ...
October 16th, 2009

Todd Phillips & Nima Nourizadeh After The Hangover and its sequel cleaned up at the box office, ...
March 5th, 2012

Die Another Day Starring Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rosamund Pike, Rick Yune, John ...
December 12th, 2002

The X Files: I Want to Believe Witness a cultural institution long past its prime. Was anybody still watching ...
January 15th, 2009

Warwick Saint New York based photographer Warwick Saint keeps his feet on the ground, ...
January 1st, 2007

Sudio Vogue The Sudio Vogue is the progenitor of older Sudio Bluetooth phone speaker ...
December 3rd, 2008


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
  • Daily Telegraph
  • 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