Haul & News – 16 August 2014

HnN I’ve decided that each weekend shall be the time I take to discuss books I’ve received to review and/or books I’ve bought the week before, and any news that particular caught my interest. Books Received:

  • Aftermath of Armageddon (#2 FirstWorld Saga) by Christopher Jackson-Ash (Aurealis Judging)
  • The Shadow’s Heart (#3 The Risen Sun) by K. J. Taylor (Aurealis Judging)
  • Inside Out by Will Elliot (Aurealis Judging)
  • The Eternity Gate (#2 The Timekeepers) by Traci Harding (Aurealis Judging)
  • Wall of Spears (#3 Empire of Bones) by Duncan Lay (Aurealis Judging)
  • North Star Guide Me Home (#3 Children of the Black Sun) by Jo Spurrier (Aurealis Judging)
  • Demon Child (#2 Celestial Battle) by Kylie Chan (Aurealis Judging)
  • Bound (#1 Alex Caine) by Alan Baxter (Aurealis Judging)
  • Obsidian (#2 Alex Caine) by Alan Baxter (Aurealis Judging)
  • The Sorcerer’s Spell by Dani Kristoff (Aurealis Judging)



Tansy Rayner Roberts is one of my favourite authors. She is currently releasing a weekly web-serial that shall run for the next year and a half, called Musketeer Space – a gender-swapped retelling of The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, set in space.

To find out more about this, please click here to see Tansy’s blog entry.

Though this project shall be available for free, there’s also the option to become a patreon for as little as $1 a month. To see more about supporting the project, please click here.


For listeners of the podcast Galactic Suburbia, you can now patreon them per episode, and get a bunch of cool incentives along the way! Recently having hit 100 episodes and proud winners and nominees of multiple awards, they’re easily my favourite podcast.

Haven’t listened to the podcast yet? You can do so here, as well as in iTunes.

To see more information about becoming a patreon, please click here.


  • As we can expect, John Scalzi has written up a well-rounded, interesting post of the Amazon email that went out last week. The tl;dr version is: ‘Amazon is not our friend’.
  • The Galactic Suburbia Podcast episode 106 has a very interesting discussion on how social media has changed. Are we witnessing the death of blogs as we use twitter/facebook now for the everyday chat, and blogs are now for hosting other types of posts instead? You can listed here!

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