Drop Bear

Weather by Jenny Offill

March ILF Book of the Month

Drop Bear

by Evelyn Araluen

 

Poetry, essay, satire, history, identity, decoloniality, sovereignty – Dharug-born Bundjalung writer Araluen has tackled a lot in her debut collection – and it’s brilliant! Through its unique genre, vivid emotion and intertextuality, this collection will disrupt your thinking and grasp your attention. – Steph 

 
This is our ILF (Indigenous Literacy Foundation) Book of the Month, which means 10% of the profits from this month's sales of this book will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
Klara and the Sun

Weather by Jenny Offill

March Book of the Month

Klara and the Sun

By Kazuo Ishiguro

 

What a fascinating read. When a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for literature starts thinking, it reaches the zone of thinking like no other. And now I can’t stop thinking about his clever speculative fiction. Far from the reaches of McEwan’s AI sex-bot romp (although I liked this one too) Ishiguro’s thoughts on AI in the landscape of a teenage friend takes to the depths of what it is to be human and to have heart. This is spectacular, thought-provoking and deeply philosophical writing set in a climate affected and technologically advanced future where the essence of life – the sun and the heart – rise through to the essence of this story. I’ll be thinking of this for days to come. Absolutely brilliant. – Dean 

 

You’d expect a novel about artificial intelligence (or, in this case, “Artificial Friends”), “lifted” children and an all-powerful sun to fit snugly in the SCF genre, yet this subtle, heartfelt novel is extremely real, completely plausible and very human at heart. A stunning work of speculative fiction, Ishiguro returns to the tropes that defined my favourite of his works; Klara and the Sun is the perfect combination of Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day, with unique characters and a fascinating premise entirely its own. – Steph 

 

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