Apocryphal Australia Podcast
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by Stephen Higgins
1M ago
Apocryphal Australia brings you stories from Australia’s past that are outlandish and eye-opening, tales that have been overlooked, forgotten and neglected. We feature fiascos and deal with debacles as well as extol triumphs and acclaim achievements. No achievement is too small, no ignominy too embarrassing for us to bring them to you. Your hosts are Michael Pryor and Stephen Higgins. https://open.spotify.com/show/3koRXbW5DU1RcIigK89Rjy Available wherever you get your podcasts ..read more
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Stephen Higgins New Album
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by Stephen Higgins
1M ago
The latest album of instrumental music from Stephen Higgins is available everywhere now! ‘A Kettle of Different Fish’ is the sixth album from Aurealis Co-Editor Stephen Higgins. It features 8 tracks of instrumental music ranging from the long languid ‘Lake’ to the rockier ‘Three Streets’. ‘A Kettle of Different Fish’ is available on Spotify and all other music streaming sites and is also available from Bandcamp ..read more
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Haven’t read Conquist yet?
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by Dirk Strasser
1M ago
What if an army of Spanish conquistadors, the most brutally effective conquerors in history, found their way into a truly new world beyond the New World of the Americas? Conquist tells the story of Captain Cristóbal de Varga whose drive for glory and power leads him to a place from which he can’t escape and a people he can’t conquer. Caught in a war between two eternal enemies that seem at first to be angels and demons, he must choose sides. When he loses everything he holds dear – his command, his Incan princess, his honor, his God – he needs to find a path to redemption by conquering his obs ..read more
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Overlooked, Underrated, Forgotten 7
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by Michael Pryor
1M ago
The past is a foreign country, all right, but it’s chock full of great SF&F titles to get us through Corona Days. Here are the latest offerings from the Aurealis Editors, complete with our pithy teasers. Overlooked: Darkfall by Isobelle Carmody (1997). Immersive, transfixing, interwoven. Underrated: The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick (1965). Unsettling, bleak, hallucinatory. Forgotten: Out of the Silence by Erle Cox (1925). Ground-breaking, best-selling, Australian ..read more
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Overlooked, Underrated, Forgotten 6
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by Michael Pryor
1M ago
What better time to read? And, as such, Aurealis is continuing our deep dive into the SF/Fantasy of the past, those books that have been sitting at the back of bookshelves for ages awaiting a re-read. Why not these give a try? Overlooked: The Prestige by Christopher Priest, 1995 . Imaginative, intelligent, gripping . Underrated: Star Gate by Andre Norton, 1958. Engaging, robust, brisk. Forgotten: The Devil’s Elixirs by E T A Hoffmann, 1815 in German, 2009 Oneworld Classics English translation. Macabre, disorienting, labyrinthine ..read more
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Overlooked, Underrated, Forgotten 5
Aurealis
by Michael Pryor
1M ago
The past might be a foreign country, but there are plenty of excellent Spec Fic reads to be found there, and aren’t good reads what we all need in these difficult times? Try these, and tell us what you think. Overlooked: Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (1963) funny, thoughtful, scary. Underrated: Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon (2002) poignant, touching, powerful. Forgotten: And Disregards the Rest by Paul Voermans (1993) quirky, weird, deep ..read more
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Overlooked, Underrated, Forgotten 4
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by Michael Pryor
1M ago
Here are some more Aurealis reading suggestions, goodies from the past, perfect for pandemic reading – or re-reading. Some of these might take some finding, but they’re well worth it. Overlooked: Wormwood by Terry Dowling (1991). Entertaining, Enthralling, Dowlingesqe. Underrated: Deryni Rising, by Katherine Kurtz (1970). Thoughtful, deliberate, intricate. Forgotten: The Sea and Summer by George Turner (1987). Prescient, incisive, Australian ..read more
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Overlooked, Underrated, Forgotten 3
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by aurealis
1M ago
Imposing Aurealis HQ is in Melbourne, Victoria, and we’re in full-on lockdown now, so quality reading is more important than ever. Here’s our next instalment in trawling the past to bring you books that you may have overlooked, others may have underrated, and we all may have forgotten. Overlooked: The Luck of Brin’s Five, by Cherry Wilder (1977). Rich, detailed, knotty. Underrated: Alamut by Vladimir Bartol, (1938 in Slovenian; 2004 in English). Unsettling, mesmerising, profound Forgotten: Winter’s Tale, by Mark Helprin (1983). Inventive, imaginative thoughtful ..read more
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Overlooked, Underrated, Forgotten 2
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by Michael Pryor
1M ago
In our efforts to suggest titles for your CovidDays reading, here are three more books you may not have considered, along with our customarily pithy three word teasers: Overlooked: The Book of Skulls by Robert Silverberg (1972) – disturbing, absorbing, unique. Underrated: Ubik, by Philip K. Dick (1969) – quirky, entertaining, phildickian. Forgotten: Synners by Pat Cadigan (1991) – punchy, dense, trenchant ..read more
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Overlooked, Underrated, Forgotten
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by Michael Pryor
1M ago
To help everyone find some good SF&F reads in these straitened times, the Aurealis editors will be offering an irregular series of ‘Overlooked, Underrated and Forgotten’ titles for your attention. Here are our three for today: Overlooked – Replay by Ken Grimwood (1986). Poignant, thought-provoking, life-changing. Underrated – The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers ( 1983). Rollicking, twisty, entertaining. Forgotten – The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett ( 1955). Moving, powerful, sensitive. Contributions welcome for the threefold ‘Overlooked, Underrated and Forgotten’ list – and don’t forget your ..read more
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