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Darren Goossens

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I am an editor at Biotext. If you're a writer as well as a reader, maybe we can work together!

As a writer I've published a few stories here and there, going way back to one in Aurealis 10. See for example isfdb.

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Sorry by Jack Marx
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This is an odd book. My gut reaction to it is distaste. Marx paints both himself and Wright as untrustworthy junkies -- which is most likely true -- but in doing so he expends a lot of word
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Grant & I by Robert   Forster
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Grant & I by Robert Forster

I'm an unusual Go-Betweens fan, if fan is the right word, precisely because fan may not be the right word. I am not rabid. I an
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Mnemo's Memory and Other Fantastic Tales by David Versace
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Over at http://davidversace.com/newsletter/, I got hold of a copy of Mnemo's Memory by David Versace.

Versace is an engaging writer, never short of an idea or a humorous aside.
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The Sky Remembers by Dan Brennan
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Review from https://darrengoossens.wordpress.com/2018/02/03/try-to-forget-the-sky-remembers/.

The Sky Remembers

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Dan Brennan

NEL 1978

155 pages

This is quite possibly the worst book I have ever managed to finish. Doing so was an effort of will, undertake
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The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Children of Hurin

J R R Tolkien

I read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings in my early teens and enjoyed them well enough. I read The Silmarillion a few years later, and a
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The Balloon Factory by Alexander Frater
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The Balloon Factory by Alexander Frater

The cover says 'the story of the men who built Britain's first flying machines' but what it really is is 'The story of the author's journey to go to places related to the men who built B
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Monitor by James Tertius DeKay
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The battle between the Monitor and the Virginia appears with monotonous regularity in books about ships, particularly fighting ships. It was the first battle between iron ships, the first involving a ship with a turret, the first involving ships that ...more
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The Age of Napoleon by Alistair Horne
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The Age of Napoleon by Alistair Horne.

This book does a very readable job of looking at the influence of Napoleon. The famous battles -- Austerlitz, Trafalgar, Wagram and al
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A People's Tragedy by Orlando Figes
"While I was halfway through this, an ‘inspirational quote’ from Lenin happened to come up on my reddit feed. Something from one of those early speeches, about equality for all. I left a comment to suggest – I thought quite mildly – that it was, pe..." Read more of this review »
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