Shaun Prescott

Shannon Burns reviews 'The Town' by Shaun Prescott

Shannon Burns
25 August 2017

Shaun Prescott’s début novel shares obvious conceptual territory with the fiction of Franz Kafka and Gerald Murnane, both of whom are mentioned in its promotional material ...

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Shaun Prescott reviews 'Machine Man' by Max Barry

Shaun Prescott
27 September 2011

Machine Man, Max Barry’s fourth novel, begins with its protagonist Charles Neumann searching for his mobile phone. It takes him twelve very funny pages to find it, but when he does it ushers in the novel’s central ‘tragedy’. It is easy to assume that Barry comes bearing a worn theme about modern society’s alarming reliance on technology, but he is no Luddite, and Machine ... More

Shaun Prescott reviews 'The Crossing' by B. Michael Radburn

Shaun Prescott
21 April 2011

Set in an imminent Tasmanian ghost town, B. Michael Radburn’s first novel departs from his previous work as a horror short story writer. This murder mystery unfolds in the rural town of Glorys Crossing, which is being consumed by a hydropower dam, and which all but the most stubborn townsfolk are leaving to make a life elsewhere. Told through the eyes of ... More

Shaun Prescott reviews 'Black Glass' by Meg Mundell

Shaun Prescott
14 April 2011

Black Glass, speculative fiction with a sentimental edge, explores a nation controlled by an intrusive surveillance culture and subliminal social engineering...

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