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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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Asshole Survival Guide by Robert Sutton: a review and an illustrated personal story

A review by Nalini Haynes Last year I read How To Be An Academic by the Thesis Whisperer, Inger Mewburn (I recommend her book); Mewburn recommends The Asshole Survival Guide, so I bought a copy. Like all researchers I’m overwhelmed by my researching…
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The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton: a review of a YA mystery/romance

A review by Nalini Haynes Camellia Beauregard is one of the Belles; she was born with colour in Orleans, a magical archipelago where the God of the Sky cursed the people because the Goddess of Beauty loved them more than he. The God of the Sky turned the…
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Michaelangelo — a silly illo by Ian Gunn. Michaelangelo was the dude the Sistine Chapel fired.

There’s Michelangelo and there’s Michaelangelo: Ol’ Michaelangelo was the guy the Sistine Chapel fired. Mike was ahead of his time. Ian Gunn, creator of these silly illos (illustrations), was a beloved award-winning artist based in Melbourne. Cancer took…
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This miner is mistaken: he’s come out in your device. Ian Gunn drew these silly illos for paper zines back in the 1980s and 1990s, adding fun and flavour to his local zines. These days he would have drawn this with a shattered screen instead of torn…
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Mental Blocks for NaNoWriMo participants who are mourning missed deadlines. If Ian Gunn had been drawing today, I have no doubt he would have punned off emoticons — emotional conmen — but back in the 1980s and 1990s when he was drawing, we didn’t have…
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MC Squared is rapping to remind us that E = MC2. Ian Gunn drew silly illos for inclusion in educational text books, of which this may have been one. Ian Gunn, creator of these silly illos (illustrations), was a beloved award-winning artist based in…
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Max Headroom is reading William Gibson in this silly illo! Who remembers Max?! Squee! Nostalgia! 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 left a…
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Persepolis Rising by James S A Corey — a review of The Expanse book 7

A review by Nalini Haynes Persepolis Rising is the 7th book in The Expanse novel series that is entwined with 6 ‘short fictions’ located as prequels and in the interstices. The novels continue to follow James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante just like…
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This many legged alien looks distinctly unimpressed at the stares it’s attracting. Ian Gun drew many silly illos for inclusion in zines, where the illustration is intended to house text. This may have been one of them, or it may simply be that he saw a…
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