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I don't know what popular opinion is on Chandler's Marlowe novels these days, but I still love them. "He nodded, frowning, and drank his drink and pushed the glass to one side. I tasted mine. It was scotch. Not very good scotch." From the Lady in the...

1. Regular readers will have seen this before. New ones, well, welcome to the Ditmar Post. The Ditmars, if you've not heard of them, and there's the large possibility you haven't, are an Australian award for speculative fiction. It's a bit more wild and woolly than...

"Considered by many to be Japan’s most popular and influential author, Murakami tells the story of a woman who ignores conventional wisdom by embracing more than two weeks of sleeplessness (with the aid of Anna Karenina). Composed in Dante types by Michael and Winifred Bixler...

It's Australia Day today. The official occupation date. The official day the prison opened. People get all worked up for it, actually, and in some cases they take the Australian flag and wear it like a cape. Still, even they wonder what cunt came up with...