Category: Books

Helena Fox’s Calm Storm of Understanding

For the Illawarra author, writing is a tool to decipher life in an ever complicated world and now she’s helping others to discover the same. Words by Eliza Lourenco In the year following her debut novel’s release Helena Fox travelled to America, where her dream came true.  “I went to my favourite bookstores in two

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R.C. Waldun Wants to Learn Everything

Words & interview by Eliza Lourenco The Melbourne writer has an insatiable curiosity for the world and inspires anyone who watches his videos to adopt the same attitude.  Robin isn’t a fan of the word polymath when it comes up at the start of the interview. He has mixed feelings about using the term or

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How to Deal with Lovecraft’s Problematic Legacy and Write Responsible Cosmic Horror

So, the daddy of cosmic horror was a sizeable bigot. How do we deal with this? Words by Rhys LorencFeature art by Lizeyart Few writers have had more of an influence on the horror genre than H.P. Lovecraft. Stephen King, Guillermo Del Toro, Junji Ito, and countless others cite him as a huge inspiration. His

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Opinion: Your Fantasy Story Shouldn’t Be in the Northern Hemisphere

Fantasy worldbuilding is obsessed with European-inspired societies and geography. Were we to move past this obsession, we could unlock the full creative potential of the genre.  Words by Rhys Lorenc If you’ve read, played, watched or consumed even a meagre amount of fantasy, you’ve probably encountered a fantasy map or two, sitting after the title-page

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