October 2017 - Book of Bogan

From a Certain Point of View by Ben Acker, others.

From a Certain Point of View markets itself as Star Wars fanfiction, and I suppose in a way it is. This is fanfiction written by some of the biggest names in science fiction, and consists of short stories written to sit alongside the events of Episode IV. There are stories told from the points of... Read More »

Destination Casablanca by Meredith Hindley

Destination Casablanca is a look at the shenanigans went on in Casablanca in particular, and North Africa in general, during the Second World War, as the competing countries and interests clashed. In some ways this felt like a sort of lower deck episode, to borrow a phrase from Star Trek. While the events of the... Read More »

The Late Show by Michael Connelly

This is a detective novel about a female police detective who is consigned to working the late shift after being betrayed by her former partner and supervisor. She is tasked with investigating some fairly mundane crimes, while taking a professional interest in some more interesting crimes which are occurring on her old turf. Michael Connelly... Read More »

Origin by Dan Brown

Dan Brown is definitely an author I love to hate. But for some reason with each book he releases, I find myself sucked back in to see what he has decided to take on this time. I like to give him a fair shake, and try to keep an open mind when reading his books,... Read More »

The Rise of Big Data Policing by Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

Big data has become an integral part of our lives, whether we are aware of it or not. With its use in a range of industries, including public safety, as a society we would do well to keep ourselves informed at what we are doing, and allowing to be done in the name of security... Read More »

Cold War Games by Harry Blutstein

The 1956 olympic games were something of a high point in Australia’s sporting history, and looking at it through the rosy lens of history and nostalgia it is easy to ignore the political, and diplomatic environment which the games took place in. As a student in history, I find it fascinating that there was all... Read More »