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Ben Peek is the controversial and critically acclaimed Sydney based author of Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth, Black Sheep, and Above/Below (with Stephanie Campisi). In 2014, two books of his will be released. The first of these will be a collection of short fiction, Dead Americans, published by ChiZine Publications in March. Later, in August, the Godless, the first novel in the series Children, will be released by TOR in the UK and Thomas Dunne in the US.

He holds a doctorate in literature and splits his time between teaching and writing.

His first novel, Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth, had Rave Magazine say, “Ben Peek [has] joined the ranks of writers to realise dressing up their memoirs as a novel is less interesting that writing an actual autobiogr...more


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The Godless (Children, #1)
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Dead Americans and Other St...
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Black Sheep
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Octavia E. Butler: Short Story
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I must admit that this has been one of mymost enjoyable, refreshing reads for 2014.


I loved the premise, and in general the concepts behind the writing.It could just be me bringing my own biases into the reading, but I took a lot of parallels between Peek’s post-Gods world and our own slow move out of...

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Ghost Lights is the second in Lydia Millet's interlocking cycle of narratives, following on from where How the Dead Dream finished, changing protagonists to focus not on T., but on Hal, the husband of Susan.

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How the Dead Dream by Lydia Millet
How the Dead Dream
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How the Dead Dream is Lydia Millet's follow up after the excellent Oh Pure and Radiant Heart, one of the best books, I believe, in the 21st Century so far (an opinion that is subject to change on the century and whim).

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Dead Americans and Other Stories by Ben Peek
Dead Americans and Other Stories
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I wrote it, so you cannot trust me to be honest. The main point of this 'review' is to simply list the stories in the volume for those curious about its contents. There are also links to story notes for each story, and a soundtrack. Consider it the o...more
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"Originally published at Ben Peek. You can comment here or there. Yesterday was my grandmother’s funeral. I spoke at it, for my family, and for a while, I thought about posting up the speech I wrote, but I’ve decided against it. A lot is public..." Read more of this blog post »
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