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June New Releases

This month we have six excellent books out: informative nonfiction, powerful fiction, and a new graphic book.

Our Members Be Unlimited is an original and visually powerful exploration of unionism by acclaimed comics journalist and cartoonist Sam Wallman; What Goes Unsaid is a fictionalised memoir about three men who are driven to escape the confines of their traditional lives and roles by one of Mexico's most important writers, Emiliano Monge; in Movement Thalia Verkade and Marco te Brömmelstroet look at the ways our dependence on cars is damaging our health, and challenge us to rethink our ideas about transport to put people at the centre of urban design; Juan José Millás has always felt like he doesn’t quite fit into human society. Sometimes he wonders if he is even a Homo sapiens at all, in Life as Told by a Sapiens to a Neanderthal her turns to palaeontologist Juan Luis Arsuaga to answer the big questions: why we are the way we are and where we came from; Fact or Fission is Richard Broinowski's updated and authoritative account of Australia's involvement with nuclear power; in Keeping in Touch award-winning writer Anjali Joseph tells a compelling story about a dysfunctional love affair.

Find out more about the titles below, and to win a copy of one of our new releases, head to our Facebook or Instagram.

Our Members Be Unlimited

Reprinting due to popular demand.

Copies available in all good book shops. Orders through Scribe will be delivered when new stock arrives in August.

An original and visually powerful exploration of unionism.

In our current political climate, people are looking for answers — and alternatives. The promise of unions is that their ‘members be unlimited’: that they don’t belong to the rich, the powerful, or special interests, but to all workers.

How did the idea of unionism arise? Where has it flourished? And what are its challenges in the 21st century? From Britain to Bangladesh, from the first union of…

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What Goes Unsaid

From one of Mexico’s most important writers, a fictionalised memoir about three men who are driven to escape the confines of their traditional lives and roles.

In 1958, Carlos Monge McKey sneaks out of his home in the middle of the night to fake his own death. He does not return for four years.

A decade later, his son, Carlos Monge Sánchez, deserts his family too, joining a guerrilla army of Mexican revolutionaries.

Their stories are unspooled by grandson and son Emiliano, a writer, who also chooses to escape reality, by creating fictions to run away from the truth.

What Goes Unsaid is an extraordinary…

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Movement

Our dependence on cars is damaging our health — and the planet’s. Movement asks radical questions about how we approach the biggest urban problem, reflecting on the apparent successes of Dutch cities.

Making our communities safer, cleaner, and greener starts with asking the fundamental question: who do our streets belong to?

Although there have been experiments in decreasing traffic in city centres, and an increase in bike-friendly infrastructure, there is still a long way to go.

In this enlightening and provocative book, Thalia Verkade and Marco te Brömmelstroet confront their own underlying beliefs…

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Life As Told by a Sapiens to a Neanderthal

Prehistory is all around us. We just need to know where to look.

Juan José Millás has always felt like he doesn’t quite fit into human society. Sometimes he wonders if he is even a Homo sapiens at all, or something simpler. Perhaps he is a Neanderthal who somehow survived? So he turns to Juan Luis Arsuaga, one of the world’s leading palaeontologists and a super-smart sapiens, to explain why we are the way we are and where we come from.

Over the course of many months, the two visit different places, many of them common scenes of our daily lives, and others unique archaeological sites. Arsuaga tries to…

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Fact or Fission?

An updated and authoritative account of Australia’s involvement with nuclear power, including the AUKUS nuclear submarine pact.

Based on previously classified files and interviews with some of Australia’s prominent politicians and diplomats, the first edition of Fact or Fission? revealed that the nation’s nuclear policies had a chequered history. We sold, and continue to sell, uranium abroad, but rejected plans to build nuclear reactors in Australia. We switched from wanting our own nuclear weapons during the Cold War to giving strong support for a sane international non-proliferation regime.

But now…

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Keeping in Touch

From award-winning writer Anjali Joseph, a compelling new novel about a dysfunctional love affair.

Meet Ved, a British investor heading back to his Indian roots with a business proposition: a lightbulb called the Everlasting Lucifer.

Meet Keteki, an art curator with a nomadic lifestyle, on her way home to Assam.

In Heathrow airport, on the way to Mumbai, their paths cross, sparking an affair that soon turns into an intricate power game — and a complicated journey towards intimacy.

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To win a copy of one of our new releases, head to our Facebook or Instagram. Entries close Friday 10 June. AU & NZ residents only.

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Our Members Be Unlimited

Sam Wallman

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What Goes Unsaid

Emiliano Monge

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Movement

Thalia VerkadeMarco te Brömmelstroet

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Life As Told by a Sapiens to a Neanderthal

Juan José MillásJuan Luis Arsuaga

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Fact or Fission?

Richard Broinowski

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Keeping in Touch

Anjali Joseph

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