SpineOut : August 2013
. . .BOOK REVIEWSCLICK ON THE COVERS TO READ THE REVIEWS last bits 8 ISSUE 18 // AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2013 home // book reviews // roving reporters // author, author, author // art smart // budding authors // the zombies are coming // the last bits Would you like to be part of a Dutch-led project to set up a human colony on Mars by 2023? Michael Tamits, an 18-year old Adelaide student, is one of 78 000 people who have applied to be part of this exciting interplanetary trip. The plan is that all supplies will be sent ahead and then the new recruits will start their journey which could take around seven months. They’re hoping by 2030 there’ll be a little colony of Martians enjoying life 225 million kilometres away. Scary? Michael thinks so, but he says ‘a worthy sacrifice.’ October Our next reporter of the month is ... The King’s Baptist Grammar School, Wynnvale SA. Wonder what surprises they have in store for us? Come on boys, don’t let those girls out make-up you! We have 10 packs of Darren Shan’s ‘Zom-B’ books to give away to the winning entries. Need Help? Put up your hand, there are people there just for you! Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Book 1, by Cassandra Clare is released in August.