‘The last ones standing’: Will digital disruption spell the end of the comic book store?

An independent Brisbane comic store hoped to promote local artists but four years on the business is buried in debt — the latest in a string of comic shops across the country to close their doors as a "tsunami of digital disruption" makes survival difficult.

John Marsden says he would not have written the Tomorrow series today

Joining a panel of authors on Q&A, award-winning author John Marsden says he would not write his popular series about teenagers fighting a foreign invasion today due to his "horror" at Australia's treatment of asylum seekers.

The rise of the Chinese robots, and what it means for humanity

In the future, we may be gods who invent our own "religions" in virtual worlds, or slaves to an army of Chinese robots. Either way, the race is on to become the world's first cyber superpower, and the Marxist mandarins in Beijing appear to be winning, writes Stan Grant.