• 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!



Happy 15th birthday Voyager!

Intergalactic spacefood of the best sort

As many of you would know, we’re celebrating Voyager’s 15th birthday throughout 2010! It’s a very special year for Australian and international speculative fiction … and an even bigger bonus that WorldCon is in Melbourne this year.

Above is a picture of just the top of the spectacular cake that freelance editor Kylie Mason made for the HarperCollins Annual Sales Conference. We’re sad to say that we were so eager to *eat* the cake that no one captured its full glory … but you can probably imagine what it was like … given it fed about 100 people (to be fair, most of us had second helpings so it could well have fed more!). Thank you, Kylie, for this superb culinary contribution to Universal Masterchef!

Also as part of our 15th birthday celebrations, Voyager authors are talking about the moment their first Voyager book was published … Sara Douglass on Battleaxe, Glenda Larke on The Aware, Kim Falconer on The Spell of Rosette … and many more to come. Go and visit the Voyager 15 website to read all their contributions.

3 Responses

  1. Er, does anyone else think that cake looks kinda diseased?

    • No, we’re very proud of it and think the pattern on the outside is most outerspacey and fantastical 🙂 and it tasted delicious!

  2. My mouth is watering. I love that Voyager knows how to celebrate!

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