Tag Archives: Toby Buck

Guillermo Del Toro signing, 8th July 2009
Events
September 25, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

Guillermo Del Toro signing, 8th July 2009

Guillermo Del Toro came to sign copies of his books at Unity, and people queued for hours. Staff were more than a little star-struck. The logistics for Guillermo Del Toro’s…

The Great Flood, 28th January 2015
Backstage
September 11, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

The Great Flood, 28th January 2015

As we were minding our afternoon business, we noticed a trickle of water coming in through the ceiling of the office. Dylan rushed upstairs to where renovations were taking place…

Zone of the Marvelous by Martin Edmond
Art
August 23, 2013 posted by Unity Wellington

Zone of the Marvelous by Martin Edmond

‘He’s constantly demonstrating that the natural world is as splendiferous as any fable.’ – Jim Shepard, New York Times. The antipodes existed in the imagination of Europe far before it ever became…

Sydney Bridge Upside Down by David Ballantyne
NZ Fiction
February 13, 2013 posted by Unity Wellington

Sydney Bridge Upside Down by David Ballantyne

‘There’ll always be accidents with you around.’ This sinister wee tale is mostly about the struggle of Harry Baird from Calliope Bay to save his pretty cousin Caroline from the…

Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
Fiction
November 11, 2012 posted by Unity Wellington

Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck

After lunch Joe Elegant read Fauna his latest chapter. He explained the myth and the symbol. “You see,” he said “the grandmother stands for guilt.” “Ain’t she dead and buried?”…

Unnerved: The New Zealand Art Project
Art
September 28, 2011 posted by Unity Wellington

Unnerved: The New Zealand Art Project

The Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art in Queensland Australia holds the largest collection of contemporary New Zealand art outside of this country, including works acquired since the 1990’s through the…

At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft
Fiction
February 4, 2011 posted by Unity Wellington

At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft

If you don’t know about Lovecraft’s genre of Cosmic Horror then here is an unfairly-short three-sentence synopsis. Having been witness to the atrocities and senselessness of World War One, atrocities…