On the surface, Scott McCulloch’s début novel, Basin, takes place in a brutal and degenerated landscape; the edge of a former empire in a state of violent flux. Rebels, separatists, terrorists, paramilitary groups, and the remnants of imperial forces clash over borders and interzones in the wake of the ‘Collapse’, an undefined geopolitical and ecological disaster. Print and broadcast media ... (read more)
Morgan Nunan is a writer based in Adelaide. His writing has been published by a number of Australian literary journals and arts institutions, including Australian Book Review, Cordite Poetry Review and the Art Gallery of South Australia. He is currently working on a collection of short fiction.
September 2019, no. 414 • 27 August 2019
1. Growing up, my brother and I lived with Dad in a Housing Commission flat among a row of identical flats. Back in those days, we played Greatest Hits of the 70s through a subwoofer on the back deck. During the guitar solo in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ we howled over the music and the neighbourhood dogs followed our lead, continuing their cries long after the song was finished. This was after Mum h ... (read more)