Author Spotlight: Warren Hately
Author Spotlight / July 1, 2016

Warren Hately lives with his children in Margaret River, Western Australia, where he works as a journalist and sub-editor. Previously, he has been a freelance travel writer, photographer and academic. He holds a doctorate in English and Comparative Literature for his dissertation The Discourse of Conflict, which reworked post-Foucauldian semiotics to examine the predominance of language-like models in the resolution of conflict (with the case study of the 1981 prison conflict in Northern Ireland). Warren also has an English with First Class Honours in post-structuralist theory and cultural studies specialising in the work of French philosopher Michel Foucault. Twitter: @wereviking Amazon: Warren Hately Website: zephyr.warrenhately.com Zephyr I Book Review Zephyr is an ongoing series that has been favorably compared to Alan Moore’s Watchmen and similar classics. Like the comic books to which it owes a debt, Zephyr is episodic with an open narrative. It is written for grown-ups. It’s 2013 on the eastern seaboard of the United States. The place is Atlantic City: a sweeping longitudinal metropolis rebuilt following widespread devastation in 1984. Superhumans are not only real, they’re human. All too human, as Nietzsche would say. Zephyr is an alt.superhero adventure influenced by postliterary writing and Sturgeon’s law. The…

Zephyr I
Book Review / June 17, 2016

Title: Zephyr I Author: Warren Hately Genre: Superhero Book procurement: Received for free on Amazon. Synopsis: Zephyr tells the story of a major, if somewhat jaded superhero in an alternate universe where New York City has been abandoned and the Beatles were a superhero team. Zephyr is a regular guy with massive powers, but it’s easy to wonder if his life might have been better without them as supervillains and other problems that only superhumans can deal with derail his efforts handling life. Review: When I saw Warren Hately promote Zephyr somewhere on the social media space, I wasn’t sure what to expect of the book. The cover image at first glance looked like a black and white version of the Joker, which I must admit was what drew me to it. Also, he was giving Zephyr kindle edition away for free on Amazon, and well… free stuff. Zephyr. As a comic book reader, I was yet to read a novel type version of the same genre. The beauty of comic books is in seeing the colourful characters come to life in vivid detail, facial expressions more expressive than words, action sequences spanning across the panels with exaggerated font detailing the action. I must admit…