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Ben Peek

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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
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The Godless (Children, #1)
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At the end of the Hugo debate – should there be an end – one thing will be true: and that is that speculative fiction will have failed in a truly spectacular way in regards to equality.


As a genre, what has emerged in the wake of Sad Puppies has reflected very poorly on us, authors and fans alike. At the centre of it is the claim th...

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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 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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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
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