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Jan-Feb, 1998


Reviews in this issue, Fiction:

Chomsky for Beginners, John Maher and Judy Groves
Organizing Genius. The Secrets of Creative Collaboration Beginners, Warren Bennis, Patricia Ward Biederman
Straight, Bent & Barbara Vine, Garry Disher
With Friends Like These, Nicholas Coleridge
Chain Letter, Claire McNab
Asleep at the Wheel, review
Working from Home, Peter Schmideg

It's a new year

Are you planning to celebrate it by resolving to improve your mind, your soul or just have more fun. Oh, yes, they are all there in your local library or bookshop.

Kerry Greenwood

There's a new book in the Phryne Fisher series (Raisins and Almonds). Our copy was sent to the wrong address (sigh), but we did manage to interview Kerry. For those of you who are reading before January 1, check back it's in the new issue January 1 upload schedule.

New Booklovers' links
Prime Crime.com mystery newsletter. (http://www.primecrime.com) PB PLUG, the goods on the best science fiction, fantasy, and horror titles around. (http://www.pbplug.com) Putnam Berkley's Kiss & Tell, monthly romance newsletter, offers an exclusive peek at some of today's hottest romance authors. (http://www.pbkiss-tell.com)

Authors on the Web

Paul Collins joins the growing huddle of writers on the web. An editor, author and bookseller, he is one of those authors who can sell you their own books. His site is listed on the book links page.

Tegan James also contacted us regarding her site, where you can purchase copies of some of her books (also on the book links page).

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Book Reviews Index
In the WorksHodder Headline has signed Michael Pryor for a young adults trilogy.

Proofs were distributed in December to contributors in the new MUP Encyclopedia of SF&F. One step closer.

Festivale readers group proposal

Are you interested in participating in an online readers group? It's pretty simple, a book is selected, you read it, and e-mail your comments. There is a moderated discussion list that goes out with the readers comments on it.

Which books? Well, one option is to pick up the books recommended in the Oprah bookclub, with are of a high quality. We may supplement these titles with Australian authors.

Sound interesting? contact us. If enough people are keen we'll go ahead.


Stiletto award Sisters in Crime forthcoming events:

The Raw & The Cooked, Food and Sex in Women's Crime Fiction
7-9 p.m. Friday 16 Jan, CAE Level 2A, 256 Flinders St, MELBOURNE. Bookings essential (03) 9537 2781 (H)

New membership enquiries:
Helen Halliday (03) 9525 3852

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