The science of the inevitable Taupo apocalypse

A couple of weeks back I read Firelands, debut dystopian thriller by US author Piper Bayard. To call the book fantastic is an understatement. I was hooked from the first pages, dropping the book I was writing myself, despite looming contract deadline, so I could keep reading. Firelands is set in a post-apocalyptic future where the … More The science of the inevitable Taupo apocalypse

The Hobbit movie tipped my sacred cow. But then I got wise.

Does it bother you that Peter Jackson’s forthcoming trio of Hobbit movies probably won’t bear too much resemblance to the book. It worried me. I mean, it is obvious Jackson is telling stories that weren’t in the book – that charming, 240 page kids’ story. It didn’t feature Galadriel, Saruman, Legolas, or Frodo, or Radagast … More The Hobbit movie tipped my sacred cow. But then I got wise.

First reviews of ‘Convicts’ – and a couple of radio interviews

I’ve fielded a couple of reviews of my book Convicts: New Zealand’s Hidden Criminal Past, which I’d like to share: ‘Wright has done a great job of exposing activities which society had considered best forgotten, and made it interesting reading to boot’ – Graeme Barrow, Northern Advocate, 23 July 2012. ‘…great reading, full of specific … More First reviews of ‘Convicts’ – and a couple of radio interviews