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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. Complete...
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.Complete...
Dome of Death
is a thriller revolving around the consequences of climate change and rising seas on unsustainable coastal 'development'.Complete...
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.Complete...
The sexual molestation of a student by a teacher in an isolated tropical Australian town, triggers abductions and murder.
At a rainforest camp for adolescent youths Jarek introduces them to the joys of independence, freedom from irrational taboos, respect for nature and each other, and pride in their natural masculine instincts.
A gun-toting woman; a spurned wife and a man-hating teacher, cause Jarek to flee. But life becomes even more dangerous when he's followed by his small-town enemies, who join forces with the State President of Women's War International, a female practised in the art of ridding the world of non-compliant males.Complete...
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. Completed
Fidel is fifteen when the story begins sometime in the near future. He's running away from home to the big city where he falls into trouble, then miraculously falls out again, and grows into a sturdy, well-liked young man. Like most people he is too busy living to notice that a relatively quiet revolution is taking place, replacing the government with a coalition of religious fundamentalists who have strong ideas on how their subjects ought to live, and how to enforce compliance with their draconian laws.
Over the next few years he and his friends fall foul of the government and have to go into hiding. After a series of adventures, excitements and horrifying experiences, they find a safe haven-but only for a while. On the run again, they have a bit of luck and eventually... Completed
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. Completed...
questions everything while living an exciting, sometimes dangerous existence as he searches for meaning and purpose in Australia and India. Complete...
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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.