Children of the New World by Alexander Weinstein

Speculative fiction is not usually my cup of tea, but I had heard interesting things about this debut author and his book of short stories.This is part of the rave book blurb from goodreads -AN EXTRAORDINARILY RESONANT AND PROPHETIC COLLECTION OF SPECULATIVE SHORT FICTION FOR OUR TECH-SAVVY ERA BY DEBUT AUTHOR ALEXANDER WEINSTEIN.Children of the … Continue reading Children of the New World by Alexander Weinstein

The Handbook: Surviving & Living With Climate Change by Jane Rawson &James Whitmore

Way back when, I picked up a book that changed my life.I think the year was 1989 or 1990 and the book was The Green Consumer Guide by John Elkington & Julia Hailes.In collaboration with the Australian Conservation Foundation and CHOICE magazine, the UK pair had tweeked their best-selling book for an Australian audience.At the … Continue reading The Handbook: Surviving & Living With Climate Change by Jane Rawson &James Whitmore

The Reef: A Passionate History by Iain McCalman

The Reef: A Passionate History does exactly as its cover promises - it delivers 12 'extraordinary tales' about Australia's Great Barrier Reef.The only thing it missed to my mind, was a thirteenth chapter where McCalman included some of the local Indigenous tribes stories about the reef. There must be Dreamtime stories, rock paintings and oral traditions … Continue reading The Reef: A Passionate History by Iain McCalman