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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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How to stop time by Matt Haig — a #review of a speculative fiction thriller/romance

A review by Nalini Haynes In 16th century England, Tom Hazard’s mother is accused and tried for witchcraft because Tom doesn’t appear to have aged in the years since pre-pubescence. Witch trials were notorious: suspects were dunked in deep water. If they…

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This elderly woman’s bad leg is calling on Satan. Ian Gunn was a punny man, pun-ishing his fans with acute new angles on common sayings. I will now go and sit in my corner and repent for my even worse attempts at pune humour. Ian Gunn, creator of these…

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#TheDefenders (2017) — a review of the TV series, season 1.

A review by Nalini Haynes Once upon a time there was the brilliant 5 star TV series Jessica Jones, starring a kick-ass female protagonist (Krysten Ritter) dealing with her former lover and current stalker. Then there was the almost-as-good TV series Luke…

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We’re all stomping into Steptember so it’s only fitting that a Steptember alien joins the fun. Unfortunately I can’t commit to 10,000 steps a day to raise money for cerebral palsy because I’m post-operative, but I’m sponsoring a friend and I plan to sign…

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Corpselight by Angela Slatter — a #review of an urban fantasy novel

A review by Nalini Haynes Corpselight is Verity Fassbinder book 2; in book one, Verity learns she’s half-fae and her father was a monster, even by fae standards. She ends up policing the fae, ensuring the peace and the secret of their existence is kept…

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Lady Valda — a silly illo by Ian Gunn

This Lady Valda silly illo surprised me because it was drawn in the 1990s and seems so very now. 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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Knavish tricks — a silly illo by Ian Gunn

Ian Gunn wrote some knavish tricks that Dark Matter Zine does not endorse. Although I’d love to see the coke replaced with a yellow fizzy drink and the results of this in a certain golden throne. I suspect the reaction would be one of disgust not…

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King Kong Kitty — a silly illo by Ian Gunn

King Kong Kitty is obviously a product of Japan and The Goodies combined, drawn well before the Jack Black King Kong movie directed by Peter Jackson. Paws to appreciate the plane-etary threat before reading the claws that warns you to beware of really bad…

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A review by Nalini Haynes Chris Bellows lives in a house with his alcoholic step-mother, stunning but spoilt step-sister and hunky step-brother of ambiguous intelligence level. After Chris’s dad committed suicide — a GFC termination — Chris works his ass…

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You may have noticed that Dark Matter Zine has not published any new posts lately. After years of pain, recent diagnostic procedures put my pain levels over the top while waiting for surgery. Then, last month, a surgeon removed an 8 centimetre (3.15…
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