My Summer appearances

SpaceAge big shopGreetings all, just wanted to drop by the site for a quick update.

One of the most popular articles on Pulp Curry so far has been ‘The death of a bookshop: a tribute to Melbourne’s Kill City Books’, which appeared here in July last year.

Given this, I thought readers might be interested in checking out a piece of mine that appeared in the Life and Style section of Melbourne’s The Age newspaper last weekend.

It’s an ode to three of Melbourne’s great bookshops, Kill City, Space Age Books and the wonderful Carlton Secondhand Books, all of which have closed. Space Age Books closed in the late eighties. Kill City shut its doors in 2005. Carlton Secondhand Books stopped operating at the end of last year.

You can find the piece on-line here.

While I’m pulling on your coat, I also have a piece in The King’s Tribune Summer Reading Special. It’s a look at one of the best local novels I read in 2013, Infamy by Lenny Bartulin, and the the status of the Western generally in Australian fiction and film. The issue is available to pre-order in hard copy from the the site.

If that’s not enough Summer reading, the Kindle edition of my crime novel set in nineties Cambodia, Ghost Money, is still available on the great Satan Amazon for just a dollar as part of Snubnose Press’s holiday sale. Or, if hard copies your thing, you can get the hard copy for $10.

Nearly everyone who has read Ghost Money has loved it, but it would be great to get the book more readers. If you have read it and have the time to do a quick review of Amazon or Goodreads, that’d be even better.

Okay, that’s enough from me for now. Enjoy the rest of January.

Photograph courtesy of Merv and Helena Binns.

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  1. Great piece. Space Age was a regular haunt of mine in the late 70s when was in my early teens. Was the place to go for comix too, and even had a decent import record section. I remember for a while also they had a huge range of old SF pulps from the ’30s onwards for sale in the office upstairs – was a thrill to be able to buy a couple of 1930’s issues of Amazing Stories.. And of course Kill City was incredible!

  2. WOW, what a memory rush. From the mid 70’s to the mid 80’s I spent a lot of happy times there. Often I would walk up to the counter with a load of paperbacks, starting from my hand, stacked up to my elbow. Not that unreasonable, as many books then were only $2 or $3 each. ( In the mid 70’s,and in my mid – late teens I had started working, so I had a bit of money.) And for an avid reader like me, this place was heaven, and the sci – fi range was incredible.

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