Books & Publishing


Larrikin poet a man of his time
June 9th, 2014

Along with contemporaries like Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson, CJ Dennis helped legitimise the Australian pioneer/larrikin archetype. Giving plenty of entertainers and politicians their public profiles, the iconographies of old Australiana fell out of favour in the 1980s with the rise of economic deregulation and hip cafes.

David Brin
June 24th, 2013

“I’m a bit of an optimist but I don’t think optimism is really my main character trait,” says David Brin. “I know how horrible our chances are. I’m amazed that such an awful bunch of people have actually done pretty cool stuff the last couple of generations.”


Bambi vs Godzilla
September 21st, 2008

What a shame then that Mamet is more in love with big, florid turns of phrase than in communicating plainly. A sample; ‘it is the goal of the dramatist to involve the audience in the working out of a hermetic syllogism’.

Survival of the Nicest
November 8th, 2014

some writers have recently begun to wonder if Dawkins’ appraisal of evolution is too simplistic. Sex At Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Calcida Jetha in 2010 claimed the human pair bond instinct is a construct of agriculture and private property, suggesting that our ancestors lived in a time of resource and sexual plenty


Never lost for words
December 17th, 2014

Nothing makes us feel quite a superior as reading a blog post or forum comment that’s so badly spelled a semiliterate six-year-old could’ve done better, and jumping down the offender’s throat (albeit virtually) has become a 21st century pastime.

Changing of the Guard
July 1st, 2006

American actor, author and computer geek Wil Wheaton offers sage advice on his website; ‘nobody will promote your book as hard as you do’ — an opinion he formed after a bad experience with a publisher who let his second book languish.






The Domino Project Like author Malcolm Gladwell and Wired Magazine's Chris Anderson, Seth Godin is ...
October 16th, 2011

Tapping Tensions of South Africa They say no matter what the genre, authors write from their own ...
April 13th, 2010

Vitamania The entire problem with vitamins and the industry that surrounds them that's ...
May 23rd, 2015

The Porn Report Alan McKee, Katherine Albury, Catharine Lumby This book was surely an easy sell ...
June 15th, 2008

Death, Sex & Money With a title like Death, Sex and Money, any professional or armchair ...
July 1st, 2007

Building Your Website All the big writers (and plenty you've never heard of) have one. ...
August 21st, 2008


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