Hopscotch by Jane Messer

Jane Messer is based in Sydney, teaching creative writing at Macquarie University, so it’s no wonder her fourth novel Hopscotch settles so nicely into the city and its suburbs, from Lane Cove to the Northern Beaches. The familiarity of places, and small details such...

Permutation City by Greg Egan

I’ve never read anything like this book and I’m fairly certain I never will again. Not for lack of trying but because books like Permutation City simply do not come around very often. Its reflections on artificial intelligence and the way humans interact with...

Arky Steele: Guardian of the Tomb by E. Coombe

Arky Steele is no ordinary 12-year-old. He’s an adventurous, clever, polite boy with a passion for old relics. I initially had a hard time getting into the groove of the story mainly because the parent side of me was screaming ‘Don’t take your child on a dangerous...