The Couriers New Bicycle


The Courier’s New Bicycle

By Kim Westwood

Snappy Review

With all the awards and nominations it was hard to let curiosity pas this up for so long, and admittedly at the beginning I found it quite hard to get into. But as soon as I adjusted the Melbourne I knew, to the Melbourne that could be, it raced along and left me with a scary view of a possible political future.


A beautifully written story of the near-future and its murky underworld … A beautifully written story of the near future and its murky underworld … Salisbury Forth is a courier of contraband in the alleyways of inner Melbourne, a city of fuel rationing, rolling power outages and curfews. It’s a stressful life, post-pandemic. A vaccine dispensed Australia-wide is causing mass infertility, and the government has banned all remedies except prayer. Vigilantes prowl for transgressors while the pious gather like moths under the streetlights at dusk. then someone starts trading tainted hormones on the boss’s patch. Salisbury must find whoever is trying to destroy the business before everything goes belly up …