Iain Banks, Little, Brown, A$29.99
THE GODS OF GOTHAM
Lyndsay Faye, Headline, A$29.99
LAKE EYRE: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE HEART OF THE CONTINENT
Paul Lockyer, ABC Books, A$59.99
Lockyer was one of the ABC's finest and his death last year in a helicopter crash was universally mourned. He died in harness and the product was this book on Lake Eyre, its history and ecology. The production values are stunning - this is a visual feast. Lockyer's text is also engaging, as are the two scientific chapters by Richard Kingsford. Best is the artwork by John Olsen, with photographs by John Bean and Gary Ticehurst, who also died in the crash.
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