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is an amusing, mildly critical look at some of the changes that have occurred since the 1960s, seen through the eyes of an aspiring actor, teacher, traveller, harmless exhibitionist and reluctant rent boy. In Series...
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is about the consequences of religious bigotry and homophobia; how a good parent deals with their child's sexual orientation; inoffensive exhibitionism; and how to maintain a loving relationship.
Dome of Death
is a thriller revolving around the consequences of climate change and rising seas on unsustainable coastal 'development'.
is an unashamed defence of the joys of innocent nudity in a country that's becoming increasingly prudish and nude equates to rude, although wars, murder, torture, terrorism by all states, including our own, is seen as not only essential but heroic.
takes a tongue in cheek swipe at the extreme elements of women's liberation, while offering a serious alternative to the way we currently educate our children.
is a light-hearted, slightly satirical tale about death and dying, affection and callous indifference, independence and love, somewhere in tropical Queensland. Mortaumal gets himself into and out of very hot water while learning to defend himself both physically and mentally, in a fast paced romp in which there's sentiment but not sentimentality, social criticism, excitement, fun, and a bit of everything else.
weaves a brave but dangerous path through the morass of a fundamentalist religious takeover of government. Joined by the heroes of the above five novels, he works out how to live, what to value and how to survive during a reign of terror that is not going to end.
is the logical conclusion to the horrors that erupted during the novel Fidel. After a chilling peek at what happened directly after the end of Fidel, NumbaCruncha takes a thousand year leap into the future, where the activities of humans have reached their logical culmination in a flesh-crawlingly evil dystopia ruled by the most unpleasant gang of conmen and women you're ever likely to encounter. Meanwhile, back in the forest, Sebastian and Jarek's genetically evolved Men are waiting.
questions everything while living an exciting, sometimes dangerous existence as he searches for meaning and purpose in Australia and India.
Time to Think
Each of the stories in Time to Think takes a gentle look at an oddity in human relationships and behaviour.
I live with my partner as naturally as possible in today's world, on several forest acres in sub-tropical Queensland.
My first twenty-four years are recalled in a light-hearted memoir, Dancing Bare, in which I confess my misbehaviour in nineteen sixties London, Paris, Europe and North Africa. I was an impossibly innocent young man who swapped the suffocating confines of middle class New Zealand for love and liberation in nineteen-sixties London and Europe. Revelling in the freedom conferred by anonymity, I became an actor, stripper, rent boy, lover, teacher and dedicated traveller through Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, where travellers were uncommon and countries still retained many of the differences that made travelling so interesting.
I write the sort of fiction I like to read, in which people who share my ideas, values, hopes and fears, cope bravely with dangers without compromising their principles.
I reckon fictional characters should be believable, not 'supermen'- just slightly larger than life, written un such a way that I'm unaware I'm reading as I'm transported to a more interesting reality where there are at least a couple of people I can relate to. I don't mind reading about sexual activity if it's part of the plot and demonstrates character, but too much graphic sex bores me. I am disappointed that so many 'gay' novels seem to be excuses for empty erotica.
I'm not very keen on 'heroes' who are unable to escape the compromises, petty disagreements, hopes, disappointments, mistakes, regrets, and the doubtful pleasures of wasteful consumerism that are destroying the planet.
My 'heroes' live in that world, but face their predicaments stoutly, understanding that more than enough is too much, while valuing what is truly valuable - a sustainable, living planet with clean air, water and soil. A 'hero' should inspire us lesser mortals to follow their example and strive with a little more perseverance to attain our goals. I realise I'm sometimes guilty of a bit of tub-thumping, but I like that in other writers because without strong convictions, an author has little to offer readers apart from light amusement.