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I write, read and review, I blog frequently and love anything to do with books and writing, including editing. I am a Book Nerd and I wear that badge with pride.  http://coffee2words.wordpress.com

Currently reading

What Tomorrow May Bring
Deborah Rix, Shelbi Wescott, Joseph A. Turkot, David J. Normoyle, Cary Caffrey, Samantha Durante, Megan Thomason, Jenni Merritt, David Estes, Susan Kaye Quinn, Tony Bertauski

I wasn't totally satisfied, neither was I completely unsatisfied

Aurealis #72 - Michael Pryor, Ashlee Jade, Steven Ma

Aurealis #72 was the first free copy of the magazine I picked up as part of the six month trial.

I had high hopes that the contents would be interesting, unique and a great read.

I wasn't totally satisfied, neither was I completely unsatisfied.

Age, by Ashlee Jade (a young Victorian author) reflects upon the pressure put upon people to look youthful and beautiful. It was an interesting story based around a pair of immortal beings. - 3 stars

Ballard and Ballard: a biopunk detective tale, is set in 2080 in a time where human/animal hybrid brings have been created. This piece was quite different to anything I've read before, but the story had a number of typos. This was a big shame. Also written by an Aussie, Steven HK Ma, this opened my eyes to a noir style story. - 2 stars

The highlight for me was the Australian artwork that supplemented the stories. Great additions.