• Cameron M

Ten Questions with Max Booth

Today, we’re very excited to have a special visitor to the blog – none other than the famous techno-sleuth himself, Max Booth!

Hi, Max. Thanks for taking a few minutes out of your busy sleuthing schedule to tackle some hard-hitting 21st century questions for us.

You're welcome. I hope the tele-warp line holds up!

So, first of all, when and where were you born?

I was born in the year 2413, in Bluggsville North-North-West. That was the year the Bluggsville North-North-West Whales last won the Zogball Premier League trophy. I hope I won’t need a time machine to see them win it again!

What can you tell us about your family?

Not very much, unfortunately. I don’t know where my parents are, or if they’re even alive. One day I’ll find out. I don’t have any brothers or sisters, that I know of – apart from Jessie. We may not be related by blood, but she’s the closest thing to a sister I’ve ever had. And Oscar, of course – he’s family too!

If you had to swap Oscar for another robo-pet, what would you choose?

I wouldn’t swap Oscar for anything, but if I did, it would have to be a budgeri-bot. It’d be fun to have a pet who can talk back sometimes!

What’s the best thing about living on a Skyburb?

The views from up here are amazing, when we’re not looking down at orange smog clouds! The people up here are mostly nicer than ground people too. We’re always looking downwards, but we never look down on anyone.

What job would you like to do, if you weren’t Bluggsville’s finest techno-detective?

I think I’d be a full-time beagle-bot repairer. I’m very well qualified, having a dog like Oscar, who’s always chasing robo-rats and crashing into things!

What’s your favourite colour?

It’s definitely fluorescent black, although I really like metallic white too.

Do you have a favourite food?

Zip chips are my favourite food, as long as they’re fried in high quality Zoil-oil.

What’s your favourite item from the 21st century?

I think it would have to be the toothbrush. It’s so funny that people had to scrape those things around their mouths to get their teeth clean!

Why do you get so angry when people call you a shadie?

Just because I live on a Skyburb doesn’t mean I’m a bad person. Most people up here don’t have much money, but we do our best. And there isn’t really anything we can do to stop our floating suburbs from putting shadows where ground people don’t want them.

What advice can you offer other young sleuths following in your footsteps?

Save up and buy an incredible beagle-bot like Oscar. And ask questions about absolutely everything!

That’s all we have time for today, Max. Thanks for talking with us.

Let’s talk again soon. I’ll try not to leave it another 400 years!


I live and work on the lands of the Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nations and pay deep respects to Elders past and present.

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