• 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!



Voyager’s new frontiers

Voyager, or at least our namesake,  truly has gone where no one has gone before!

Click to go to the article and watch the video

The video image above comes from  a Sydney Morning Herald article celebrating the
35th birthday of the Voyager spacecraft and its imminent departure from our Solar System.

With all the advances in everyday technology it is perhaps too easy now days to not recognise the extraordinary first step that Voyager’s journey represents.

More than 18 billion kilometres from home, Voyager is still yielding terrific  science as it battles through the last fringes of our star system.

“It is providing us with extraordinary data, with precious information” about  the structure of the Solar System, said Rosine Lallement of the Paris  Observatory.

Voyager was launched on September 5, 1977, a few weeks after its sister scout  Voyager 2, and the pair carried out a magnificent tour of all the giant planets  – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Afterwards their missions were reconfigured so they would fly to the edge of  the Solar System, and then beyond, into the utter unknown.

Who can know what it will send back, or when? How far will it go? So many questions and so many exciting possible answers! Hopefully it won’t be back surrounded by a giant energy field….

From Star Trek the Motion Picture

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