AU Review wrap-up: Nov/Dec 2021

Just a quick post to share a few bits and pieces I wrote for/contributed to The AU Review during November and December. Book reviews and a selection of interviews are regularly shared in full right here, so aren’t included in the wrap-up. You can find my full AU Review portfolio HERE.

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Track of the Week: The Terrifying Lows,
“Waiting for the Sun”
Originally published 03/11/21 – LINK

I don’t know what the weather’s like where you are, but here in Brisbane its grey, stormy, and absolutely perfect for a track like “Waiting for the Sun“.

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Book Review: Revel in Stark Holborn’s genre bending space western Ten Low

Seeking penance for past crimes, ex-medic Ten Low trudges the unforgiving deserts of Factus, healing those in need and trying desperately to keep a low profile.

But, when she comes across a crashed Accord spaceship and its only survivor, staying under the radar becomes that much harder. Because Gabriella Ortiz is no ordinary soldier; she’s one of the Accord’s genetically-engineered teenage generals, and, as Low discovers, the spaceship crash was far from an accident…

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Book Review: Dark family history collides with gothic fantasy in A.G. Slatter’s All The Murmuring Bones

Long ago, the O’Malleys prospered, striking a deal with the mer to secure their ships as they made their fortune. But the O’Malleys have failed to live up to their end of the bargain, and Mirin’s grandmother, Aoife, must find a new way to save the family.

Sacrificing a child of each generation to the mer in exchange for their continued survival, Aoife, it seems, is willing to start up the O’Malley tradition once more. But it isn’t the creatures of the deep she’ll be appeasing, and the threat to Mirin’s safety is distinctly more human in form.

After she discovers letters that point to answers about her past, and a potential way out of her grandmother’s scheming, Mirin goes on the run. The letters mentioned a place named Blackwater, the last known location of her parents, and it’ll take more than Aoife and a few angry mer to stop Mirin from finding her way there.

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