Articles & Reviews

I’ve contributed to books, magazines, newsletters, comprehension card sets and online publications. Here’s a list of most of them, organized alphabetically by publication title.

Articles

101 Things To Do Before You Grow Up

Hinkler Books, Melbourne, 2009.

I wrote 14 articles for the Construction section on all sorts of things from making a paper plane to constructing a web page; and 13 articles for the Gadgets section on all sorts of things from making a potato battery to building a radio.

Aussiecon 3 (57th World Science Fiction Convention) Souvenir Program Book

1999

  • “Australian Genre Film and Television: It does exist”

Baillieu 50th Anniversary Memory Board

Online publication celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Baillieu Library.

The University of Melbourne, Vic., April 2009.

  • “The Baillieu, friendship, and graffiti”

Challenge Magazine

Pearson Australia, Vic., 2001-2010.

  • “Make and Do: Make a Film”, 2010, Issue 1.
  • “I, Robot”, 2009, Issue 4.
  • “Go Graphics!”, 2009, Issue 2.
  • “My Music”, 2008, Issue 4.
  • “The Future is Now”, 2008, Issue 2.
  • “Who Am I”, 2008, Issue 1.
  • “Weather Watch”, 2007, Issue 4.
  • “Order In The House”, 2006, Issue 4.
  • “Drama Games”, 2006, Issue 3.
  • “Future Reality”, 2006, Issue 2.
  • “Adventures of a Rock Detective”, 2005, Issue 2.
  • “Wayang”, 2003, Issue 2.
  • “Night Vision”, 2002, Issue 3.
  • “Making Movie Magic”, 2001, Issue 3.
  • “Make and Do: Make a Film”, 2010, Issue 1.
  • “I, Robot”, 2009, Issue 4.
  • “Go Graphics!”, 2009, Issue 2.
  • “My Music”, 2008, Issue 4.
  • “The Future is Now”, 2008, Issue 2.
  • “Who Am I”, 2008, Issue 1.
  • “Weather Watch”, 2007, Issue 4.
  • “Order In The House”, 2006, Issue 4.
  • “Drama Games”, 2006, Issue 3.
  • “Future Reality”, 2006, Issue 2.
  • “Adventures of a Rock Detective”, 2005, Issue 2.
  • “Wayang”, 2003, Issue 2.
  • “Night Vision”, 2002, Issue 3.
  • “Making Movie Magic”, 2001, Issue 3.

Comet Magazine

Pearson Australia, Vic., 2008.

  • “Virtual Pets”, 2008, Issue 3.

Dialogue

Open Learning Australia, Vic., 1995-1998.

I wrote numerous articles for this client publication while employed as a Projects Officer at Open Learning Australia.

Explore Magazine

Pearson Australia, Vic., 2001-2010.

  • “Garden Design”, 2011, Issue 1.
  • “New Earth”, 2010, Issue 2.
  • “Storytellers”, 2010, Issue 1.
  • “Illustrating Bedtails”, 2009, Issue 3.
  • “Polar People”, 2007, Issue 1.
  • “Icons of Style”, 2006, Issue 4.
  • “A Delicate Balance”, 2006, Issue 1.
  • “A Fine Hand”, 2004, Issue 1.
  • “Lasting Impressions”, 2003, Issue 3.
  • “Space Fiction vs Fact”, 2001, Issue 4.
  • “Garden Design”, 2011, Issue 1.
  • “New Earth”, 2010, Issue 2.
  • “Storytellers”, 2010, Issue 1.
  • “Illustrating Bedtails”, 2009, Issue 3.
  • “Polar People”, 2007, Issue 1.
  • “Icons of Style”, 2006, Issue 4.
  • “A Delicate Balance”, 2006, Issue 1.
  • “A Fine Hand”, 2004, Issue 1.
  • “Lasting Impressions”, 2003, Issue 3.
  • “Space Fiction vs Fact”, 2001, Issue 4.

Farrago

University of Melbourne Student Union, Vic., 1988.

  • “Paranoia”, Vol.67, Ed.12, 1988.

Frontier: The Australian Science Fiction Media Magazine

K&J Publishing, Vic., 1996-2001.

  • “Interview: Virginia Hey”, Issue 23, Oct-Dec 2001.
  • “CyberGirl”, Issue 22, July-Sept 2001.
  • “Dark Sides”, Issue 21, Oct-Dec 2000.
  • “More Breakfast”, Issue 20, July-Sept 2000.
  • “Thunderstone 3”, Issue 19, April-June 2000.
  • “Apollo Returns”, Issue 17, Oct-Dec 1999.
  • “Thuderstone 2”, Issue 16, July-Sept 1999.
  • “Alien’s Breakfast”, Issue 16, July-Sept 1999.
  • “Thuderstone”, Issue 15, April-June 1999.
  • “Damon Dark”, Issue 15, April-June 1999.
  • “Ocean Girl gets Animated”, Issue 14, Feb – March 1999.
  • “Watching the Future”, Issue 12, Aug-Oct 1998.
  • “Alien Abduction”, Issue 11, May-July 1998.
  • “Patrick Stewart: an interview”, Issue 9, Nov-Feb 1997/8.
  • “Parallel Worlds and Future Times”, Issue 9, Nov-Feb 1997/8.
  • “The Desolate Future of Zone 39”, Issue 8, Aug-Oct 1997.
  • “Ocean Travels”, Issue 7, May-July 1997.
  • “Balanced Particle Freeway”, Issue 6, Feb-April 1997.
  • “Ozvision”, Issue 5, December 96/January 97.
  • “From the Ocean to the Freeway”, Issue 4, October/November 1996.
  • “The Aussie Boom”, Issue 3, August/September 1996.
  • “Interview: Virginia Hey”, Issue 23, Oct-Dec 2001.
  • “CyberGirl”, Issue 22, July-Sept 2001.
  • “Dark Sides”, Issue 21, Oct-Dec 2000.
  • “More Breakfast”, Issue 20, July-Sept 2000.
  • “Thunderstone 3”, Issue 19, April-June 2000.
  • “Apollo Returns”, Issue 17, Oct-Dec 1999.
  • “Thuderstone 2”, Issue 16, July-Sept 1999.
  • “Alien’s Breakfast”, Issue 16, July-Sept 1999.
  • “Thuderstone”, Issue 15, April-June 1999.
  • “Damon Dark”, Issue 15, April-June 1999.
  • “Ocean Girl gets Animated”, Issue 14, Feb – March 1999.
  • “Watching the Future”, Issue 12, Aug-Oct 1998.
  • “Alien Abduction”, Issue 11, May-July 1998.
  • “Patrick Stewart: an interview”, Issue 9, Nov-Feb 1997/8.
  • “Parallel Worlds and Future Times”, Issue 9, Nov-Feb 1997/8.
  • “The Desolate Future of Zone 39”, Issue 8, Aug-Oct 1997.
  • “Ocean Travels”, Issue 7, May-July 1997.
  • “Balanced Particle Freeway”, Issue 6, Feb-April 1997.
  • “Ozvision”, Issue 5, December 96/January 97.
  • “From the Ocean to the Freeway”, Issue 4, October/November 1996.
  • “The Aussie Boom”, Issue 3, August/September 1996.

Literacy Network Magazine

Macmillan Education Australia, Vic., 2010-2012.

  • “Photographic Memory”, 2012.
  • “Fingerprinting”, 2012.
  • “Volcanoes”, 2010.

Melbourne Agenda

The Melbourne publishing Company Pty. Ltd., Vic., 1994.

  • “Inner-city Inline”, Issue 66, 7 November 1994.
  • “CBD Bookshop Hop”, Issue 63, 26 September 1994.
  • “Will The Regent ever be restored?”, Issue 59, 1 August 1994.

Multiverse 4 Souvenir Program Book

Multiverse Inc., Vic., 2001.

  • “Melbourne: City of Science Fiction”

Oz Kids in Print

Children’s Charity Network, Vic., 2010-2014.

  • “Completing the Gamers Trilogy”, August 2014.
  • “What If?”, March 2012.
  • “The Challenge of a Computer Gaming Sequel”, August 2011.
  • “Reading and Gaming – It’s All Cool!”, February 2010.

PM Guides Reading Literacy Cards

NELSON Cengage Learning, Vic., 2015-2016.

  • “Northern Skies”, April 2016.
  • “Robots”, Nov 2015.

Reading Box

Comprehension card sets, Teachers 4 Teachers Pty. Ltd., NSW, 2007-2008.

  • Instant Acting”, Reading Box Red, 2008.
  • “Blast from the Future Past”, Reading Box Green, 2007
  • “Fragile Ecosystem: The Deserts of the World”, Reading Box Green, 2007.
  • “Space Age Predictions”, Reading Box Green, 2007.
  • “Trend Setters”, Reading Box Green, 2007.
  • “Land of the Pyramids”, Reading Box Green, 2007.
  • Instant Acting”, Reading Box Red, 2008.
  • “Blast from the Future Past”, Reading Box Green, 2007
  • “Fragile Ecosystem: The Deserts of the World”, Reading Box Green, 2007.
  • “Space Age Predictions”, Reading Box Green, 2007.
  • “Trend Setters”, Reading Box Green, 2007.
  • “Land of the Pyramids”, Reading Box Green, 2007.

South Australian English Teachers’ Association newsletter

  • “Studying a sequel: the potential use of Gamers’ Challenge in classroom discussions”, Spring 2011.
  • “Studying Gamers’ Quest”, Autumn 2010.

The Big Question Magazine

Pearson Australia, Vic., 2007.

  • “Interview: Bruce Parker, Managing Director, HM Gem Engines”, 2007, Issue 2.
  • “Interview: Peter Angelico, Managing Director, A Bending Pty Ltd”, 2007, Issue 2.
  • “Interview: Tania de Jong, Soprano”, 2007, Issue 1.
  • “Interview: Craig Morris, Club DJ”, 2007, Issue 1.

UniNews

The University of Melbourne, Vic., 1998.

I wrote numerous articles for this publication while employed at The University of Melbourne.

Victorian Historical Journal

Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Vic., 1995.

  • “Victoria’s Suburban Cinemas: From Converted Building to Multi-Screen Complex”, Vol.66, No.2, November 1995.

Victorian Writer, The

Writers Victoria, Vic., 2017.

  • “Back to the Classroom”, Feb-March 2017.

Viewpoint: on books for young adults

The University of Melbourne, Vic., 2010.

  • “Playing Gamers’ Quest”, Vol.18 No.1 Autumn 2010.

Voiceworks: Australia’s Youth Culture Magazine

Express Media, Vic., 1994.

  • “An Extra’s Life”, Winter 1994.

Reviews

Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus

Online speculative fiction publication.
I reviewed books for them from 2008-2011.

Boomerang Books Blog

I reviewed books as part of my blog for them from 2010-2018.

Buzz Words

Children’s Literature industry newsletter.
I reviewed a few books for them from 2007-2008.

Frontier: The Australian Science Fiction Media Magazine

K&J Publishing, Vic., 1996-2001.
I reviewed DVDs, CDs and book for them from 1996-2001.

Media Culture Reviews

Online cultural review publication.
I reviewed DVDs and books for them from 2008-2011.

Pass It On

Children’s Literature industry newsletter.
I reviewed books for them from 2008-2010.

Ticon 4

Online review publication.
I did some DVD reviews for them in 2011.

Vibewire

Online film and television publication.
I reviewed DVDs for them from 2005-2006.

Viewing Clutter

This was my personal DVD/Blu-ray reviews blog. It ran from 2011-2019. The reviews are archived on my blog under DVD Reviews.