Karen's blog

Science Fiction / Fantasy Reviews

Adam has posted a few reviews tonight including two for books that he's EXTREMELY enthusiastic about.

Brasyl by Ian McDonald

and

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

If Science Fiction / Fantasy interests you follow the links across to his reviews - he's seriously impressed with both of these books.

A Life Worth Mentioning

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With little fanfare, some would say as little fanfare as he received in life, a report of the death of Eric Rolls appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald this week.  Not a crime fiction author, but an Australian author whose most well known book is probably 1981's A Million Wild Acres, the story of the conquest and destruction of the Australian Wilderness.   Another of his books "Citizens and Sojourners" has adorned the shelves in these parts for many years.  He was 84 years old.

Oh the Carnival is (NOT) over (with apologies to the Seekers)

Mary Saums has picked up the Carnival of the Criminal Minds across at Femmes Fatales this week.   In typical grand style, Mary points us to the fabulous and fantastic that has crossed her crime fiction path recently.  Wander over and follow the Carnival - it's proving to be a fantastic way of keeping up with the goings on.

Ian Rankin and Shane Maloney Chat

Yesterday we spent a very happy hour or so in the company of a lot of other people in the beautiful old Baptist Church in Collins Street in Melbourne, listening to Shane Maloney and Ian Rankin chat.

The session was organised by local bookstore Readers Feast, as part of their new Crime and Justice Festival - which Ian Rankin is the International Patron for.  This sounds like a fascinating and very exciting idea for a festival - combing crime fiction and issues of social justice.