Carleton Chinner
I’m an Australian born writer who grew up on a farm in South Africa, where urban legend and traditional oral histories combined to provide a heady brew of stories. I settled in Australia as an adult but not before I had turned up unarmed at a gunfight, discovered dead bodies and fought off sharks while spearfishing. When not slaving over a novel, I manage corporate IT programs.


Author Interview: Angela Slatter on Restoration

Photo Credit: David Pollitt Angela Slatter is the author of the novels Vigil, Corpselight and Restoration (Jo Fletcher Books), as well as eight short story collections including The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales, and A Feast of Sorrows: Stories. Her work has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, …

Strange Meetings

While most science fiction transposes human dramas onto spaceships with quirky alien artefacts, a small, but beautiful collection of stories shares visions of strange new worlds that emphasise just what it means to be human by showing us something that is not. Here are my picks for ten of the very best books that will …