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Geeks will inherit the galaxy starting with DMZ, an award-winning online magazine for geeks.
Geeks will inherit the galaxy starting with DMZ, an award-winning online magazine for geeks.

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The invasion is next weekend; reading a map isn’t the only skill required of LARPers and orienteering aliens. Ian Gunn, creator of these silly illos (illustrations), was a beloved award-winning artist based in Melbourne. Cancer took him from us too soon.…

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Patriots Day (2016) — a review of the movie about the Boston Marathon bombing

A review by Nalini Haynes It’s Patriots Day, April 15 2013, and the Boston Marathon is about to start. Mark Wahlberg plays Tommy Saunders, a homicide cop who’s been in trouble at work so his ‘reward’ is to be on the finishing line like an overpaid meter…

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Author Laurie Frankel wrote a funny, heartwarming story about a large family facing issues — including how to parent a transgender child. In this podcast (above) and video (below the text), Laurie talks to Nalini Haynes. Laurie lives in Seattle with her…

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This is so Indiana Jones that I’m surprised Spielberg didn’t do Indiana Jones and the Temple of Cthulu. Ian Gunn, creator of these silly illos (illustrations), was a beloved award-winning artist based in Melbourne. Cancer took him from us too soon. Ian…

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Selling the Dream by Hugh Mackay — a review of a satire based inside an advertising agency

A review by Nalini Haynes Lincoln the Hunter is suspiciously like Russell Howcroft from ABC’s Gruen, springing to 3D life in the pages of Selling the Dream. Like Russell, Lincoln would be happy to sell the planet to make a few bucks out of bottled water.…

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Illuminati Jones was drawn years before Dan Brown’s books but well after Indiana Jones started. When I saw today’s silly illo, I immediately thought of this kids’ team, The Illuminati (link to Buzzfeed), a team with some intelligent, creative youngsters.…

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Hyperspace is another form of Underground for public transport. Mind the gap! You never know when a Door might appear, or a Shadow. Ian Gunn, creator of these silly illos (illustrations), was a beloved award-winning artist based in Melbourne. Cancer took…

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This hovercraft looks like a cross between the one on Doctor Who back in the Jon Pertwee era and a UFO. It wouldn’t be out of place on World of Warcraft with the gnome inventions. Ian Gunn, creator of these silly illos (illustrations), was a…

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Remind me how this ends by Gabrielle Tozer — review of a coming of age story

A review by Nalini Haynes Milo has been branded a loser by just about everyone he knows. He’s from a small country town (more of a small rurally-located city because it has a bookshop). After high school, nearly everyone he went to school with left,…

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Giant Horse-eating Spider — a silly illo by Ian Gunn

Oooookaaaay. I’m possibly glad this giant horse-eating spider is depicted like this. Maybe. Perhaps. This looks like a writing prompt… if you’re into writing horror, that is. Ian Gunn, creator of these silly illos (illustrations), was a…
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