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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.