Review: The Coconut Children by Vivian Pham, by Ebony Bryant

Title: The Coconut Children Author: Vivian Pham Genre: YA, coming-of-age, urban fiction Favourite quote: ‘The coconut children on the trees need to drop into the water. That way the ocean can carry them to another island, where they can grow.’ When offered the chance to review The Coconut Children, I jumped on it right away….

Review: Alt-Ctrl by Rebecca Freeman, by Jemimah Brewster

Title: Alt-Ctrl Author: Rebecca Freeman Publisher: Thea Press Genre: YA Dystopian Fiction Alt-Ctrl is a YA dystopian novella by West Australian freelance writer and editor Rebecca Freeman. It is set in a not-too-distant future Australia in which climate collapse has forced most citizens into domed cities run by the international corporation PlanetRescue. Governments are at…

Review: The Wounded Sinner by Gus Henderson, by Shelley Carter

Issue 26’s Review Review by Shelley Carter (this review can also be read in the Underground zine, issue 26: Ashes) The Wounded Sinner is a slow-burning, gritty glimpse at the lives of a group of Western Australians brought together by random circumstance on a hot summer’s day in the bush. It’s an intense character study,…