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AWW2017: Cherry Crow Children by Deborah Kalin

Tulliæn spans a fractured mountaintop, where the locals lie and the tourists come to die. Try the honey. Briskwater crouches deep in the shadow of a dam wall. Ignore the weight of the water hanging overhead, and the little dead … Continue reading

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AWW16: Cracklescape by Margo Lanagan

A presence haunts an old dresser in an inner-city share house. Shining sun-people lure children from their carefree beachside lives. Sheela-na-gigs colonise a middle-aged man’s outer and inner worlds. And a girl with a heavy conscience seeks relief in exile … Continue reading

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Review: Bound by Alan Baxter

  Alex Caine is a martial artist fighting in illegal cage matches. His powerful secret weapon is an unnatural vision that allows him to see his opponents’ moves before they know their intentions themselves. An enigmatic Englishman, Patrick Welby, approaches … Continue reading

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AWW16: Survivor by Amanda Pillar

Billie Young is a city guard from Pinton with a troubled past – she was kidnapped, tortured and almost murdered by vampires. Though she managed to survive her attack, it’s left her scarred and damaged. Now, she wants revenge. Vere … Continue reading

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Review: The Never-Never Land, edited by Mitchell Ackhurst, Phillip Berrie and Ian McHugh

Australia has it own mythologies. Some of them were here long before Europeans arrived; some of them are yet to come. Steam-powered bushrangers. Restless penal colonies. Robotic mining operations. Fairy colonies in the gum trees and old ghosts in the … Continue reading

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AWW16: Showtime by Narelle M. Harris

Family drama can be found anywhere: in kitchens, in cafes. Derelict hotels, showground rides. Even dungeons far below ruined Hungarian castles. (Okay, especially in Hungarian dungeons.) Old family fights can go on forever, especially if you’re undead. If an opportunity … Continue reading

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Review: Uprooted: On the Path of the Green Man by Nina Lyon

Who, or what, is the Green Man, and why is this medieval image so present in our precarious modern times? An encounter with the Green Man at an ancient Herefordshire church in the wake of catastrophic weather leads Nina Lyon … Continue reading

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