• 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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Elizabeth Knox takes out Sir Julius Vogel Award too

Elizabeth Knox has won the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Collected work with THE INVISIBLE ROAD (a compilation of Dreamhunter and Dreamquake with new text bringing the two stories together in one volume). The award was announced at ConScription over the weekend, and we’re very proud of Elizabeth’s and fellow Voyager author and winner Russell Kirkpatrick’s success!

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2009 Sir Julius Vogel Award nominations

Best wishes and congratulations to the following two New Zealand authors, published by HarperVoyager, who have been nominated for the 2009 Sir Julius Vogel Award in the following categories:

BEST NOVEL ADULT
Russell Kirkpatrick/’Dark Heart’


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BEST COLLECTED WORK
Elizabeth Knox/’The Invisible Road’


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The awards recognise excellence in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror by New Zealanders. The shortlist is voted on by NZ fans and winners are announced at the National Science Fiction convention … this year it is Conscription, to be held in Auckland from 29 May-1 June.

SFFANZ has all shortlists on this site for award nominees

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Flycon: Out of this World

FIND THE FLYCON PROGRAM HERE

FLYCON is on this weekend. Voyager authors attending include Jennifer Fallon, Karen Miller, Jack Dann, Kim Falconer, Tony Shillitoe, Elizabeth Knox, Devon Monk and Sara Douglass (and potentially more, who have forgotten to tell me!).

Flycon 2009 is an international online convention seeking to break down the tyranny of distance, and will be held over the weekend March 13th (starting midnight, Australian Eastern Standard Time) to Sunday 15th. The con will be held through Live Journal, with forum and chat space also being donated by several sites.

There are streams for horror/dark speculative fiction, science fiction & fantasy; an online masquerade ball with the theme ‘Out of this World’, (see details below); Dealers Room; and informal chat/forum lounges.

There will be links to the Masquerade forum from 8pm Saturday 14th March (Sydney) until it closes 10 pm Saturday 14th March (Los Angeles) There will be a Flickr account for people to upload photos of them in costume, and of particular interest for the purplezoners, Granny shall be supplying the cyber buffet. Find out more about Flycon and make sure you drop in over the weekend!

Visit http://community.livejournal.com/flycon2009/

It really will be out of this world!