• Fiona McIntosh: Voyager Author of the Month

    Fiona McIntosh was born and raised in Sussex in the UK, but also spent early childhood years in West Africa. She left a PR career in London to travel and settled in Australia in 1980. She has since roamed the world working for her own travel publishing company, which she runs with her husband. She lives in Adelaide with her husband and twin sons. Her website is at www.fionamcintosh.com.

    Her latest book, The Scrivener's Tale, is a stand-alone and takes us back to the world of Morgravia from her very first series, The Quickening:

    About The Scrivener's Tale:

    In the bookshops and cafes of present-day Paris, ex-psychologist Gabe Figaret is trying to put his shattered life back together. When another doctor, Reynard, asks him to help with a delusional female patient, Gabe is reluctant... until he meets her. At first Gabe thinks the woman, Angelina, is merely terrified of Reynard, but he quickly discovers she is not quite what she seems.

    As his relationship with Angelina deepens, Gabe's life in Paris becomes increasingly unstable. He senses a presence watching and following every move he makes, and yet he finds Angelina increasingly irresistible.

    When Angelina tells Gabe he must kill her and flee to a place she calls Morgravia, he is horrified. But then Angelina shows him that the cathedral he has dreamt about since childhood is real and exists in Morgravia.

    A special 10th Anniversary edition of her first fantasy book, Myrren's Gift, will be released in December!



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Nekropolis is out this month in all good book shops across Australia.

Angry Robot short story competition

You could get your short story included in Lauren Beukes’ next book, Zoo City, to be published by Angry Robot in May 2010. All you have to do is set your story in the universe of Lauren’s debut novel, Moxyland.

The competitionwas launched at the Science Fiction Convention in Montreal on Friday, and the three winners will be announced at the FantasyCon convention in Nottingham, England in September.

The competition is being run in conjunction with authonomy.com, and Moxyland is available to read for free there while the competition is running.

Moxyland is South African Beukes’ debut novel. Set in the near future it is a thriller about technological progress and the freedoms it removes. It tells the story of four characters who live in a world where online identity is at least as important as physical identity.

Author Lauren Beukes said: “A book stops being yours the moment it ventures out on its own in public and gets read by other people. I love the idea of people being able to play with Moxyland, to put their own spin on the world and the characters, remix and transmute them into new and exciting things I wouldn’t have thought of.”

More information to come – but see AngryRobotBooks for more info! (And the comp is worldwide – no restrictions on Australians or anyone else entering.)

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