• 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!



Bob Kuhn Reading Voyager Authors at WorldCon 2011

There are a handful of Aussie and NZ authors smiling today with the confirmation that Bob Kuhn, aka Tolkien’s Dragon, will be reading excerpts from their novels at WorlCon 2011. This year’s World Science Fiction Convention, Renovation, will be held in Reno, Nevada August 17th to 22nd. Not everyone who would like to be there can dash off to the other side of the world so Bob’s generous offer to do a collective reading of Australian and New Zealand speculative fiction is fabulous news.


Bob Kuhn

Bob Kuhn is a well known fantasy and science fiction voiceover artist — an Aussie resident in Boston and gifted with a deep, resonant, instantly impressive voice. His Professional credits include titles by: Mike Resnick, Carl Sagan, YA author William Sleator, and recently Jeff Carver, as well as audio books of history and historical fiction, true crime and mystery. Bob has also provided fantasy MMORP NPC game voices and hosted Boskone’s Fantasy and Science Fiction Pictionary. He may be the only actor who has played two different Tolkien Dragons! Visit his website bkvoice.com and listen to the samples. They’re magical.

 Authors participating in Bob Kuhn’s WorldCon 2011 reading are Harper Voyager’s Fiona McIntosh, Mary Victoria, Kim Falconer, Nicole Murphy and Helen Lowe (Harper Voyager USA) and Australian speculative fiction authors Alan Baxter and Angela Slatter. Bob has been given two slots at Renovation, one on Saturday morning at 10 am, and the other on Sunday afternoon. I hope they will record him!

 Congratulations to all the authors whose work will be read at this auspicious event!


Harper Voyager Authors being read by Bob Kuhn - WorldCon 2011

25 Responses

  1. He’ll also be reading from Lisa Hannett’s new collection, too! Yay!

  2. He has a brilliant voice! I heard him speak last year at Aussie Con.

  3. I’m so honoured and excited by this.

  4. Why is he called Tolkien’s Dragon?
    I won’t be at WorldCon, but my American agent will be. I should tell him to go listen in!

  5. Hi,
    Didn’t know I was prickly — sorry KJ. ‘Fraid there’s not much to look at — that’s why I’m a VOICe actor. I have no objection to being recorded, so long as incriminating statements are bleeped.

  6. I also have the privilege of reading for Voyager’s Kylie Chan, whose Dark Heavens Trilogy is set to launch in the US and UK in August, just in time for Renovation.
    The current plan is on Saturday at 10 to read excerpts from: Kylie Chan, Lisa Hannett, Fiona McIntosh, and Mary Victoria. Then on Sunday at 2 to read samples from: Alan Baxter, Kim Falconer, Helen Lowe, Nicole Murphy, and Angela Slatter.
    I’m in awe of the mesmerizing writing – poetic through heart-stopping – I’ll get to read.

  7. Oh, the ‘Tolkien Dragon’ thing. I believe it is the Boskone participant form that asks for one unusual thing about you that people don’t know. A long time ago, in my hometown far, far away, I provided the voice for two different Tolkien dragons in staged productions of “The Hobbit” (Smaug) and “Farmer Giles of Ham” (Chrysophilax Dives). So my bio for Cons includes “He may be the only actor who has played two different Tolkien Dragons.”

  8. […] can read the official announcement about it on the Voyager blog – and keep an eye out for updates there, as a few more authors might be joining in on the […]

  9. […] Bob Kuhn is a well known professional fantasy and science fiction voiceover artist. He will be reading the works of Australian and New Zealand authors at Renovation. He has been allocated a couple of time slots at Worldcon for reading the works of authors from this part of the world who wouldn’t otherwise have their work showcased in such a setting. The authors in question are Fiona McIntosh, Mary Victoria, Kim Falconer, Nicole Murphy, Helen Lowe, Alan Baxter and Angela Slatter. You can read more about this over at the Voyager site. […]

  10. Damn. Too late to ask if he’ll read from my novel Wolfborn. 😦 Still – congrats to those whose books are being read.

  11. Hello to the superb Australian and New Zealand authors for whom I had the privilege of reading at the World Science Fiction Convention in Reno over the last two days. The good news is that the audience loved the first reading and returned for the second; they were impressed by the quality of the work by all the authors in both sessions. The arguments about “the best” excerpt bounced from the lyrical/poetical works, to the light hearted, to the macabre, to … you get the idea. The bad news is that yours truly is not well-enough known to have the draw to bring in the audience the works deserved. (I did a reading in honour of Diana Wynne Jones, which drew less than 30 people.)

    Thank you for letting me try this experiment, and I’d love to do it any time I’m on program at a con, but I hope we can find a way to get you the wide audiences you deserve.

    • Dear Bob,

      That’s fantastic news: numbers be damned, the fact that the audience loved the excerpts is what counts! Did anyone record the sessions? I would love to see any video on YouTube, if possible…

      I’m sure the rest of the authors will join me in expressing our gratitude to you for all your efforts.

      THANK YOU.

    • Bob, thank you so much! I am honoured and thrilled to have been read by you at such a big event. We all are! And numbers don’t matter. If you touched the heart of one reader, it was a success. I am sure you touched many more than that!

      In gratitude,
      Kim 🙂

  12. Thanks so much, Bob. Any audience at all is good, and a returning audience is excellent.

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