• 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!



Second Life for Kim Stanley Robinson

Voyager author Kim Stanley Robinson recently spent some time in Second Life, chatting with some of the residents there. You can read a log of the chat (click here).

(from an email from AussieCon4  where Kim will be Guest of Honour, Melbourne 2010)

Kim Stanley Robinson is a Hero of the Environment

Rather belatedly, here’s a link to the Time article on Kim Stanley Robinson. The AussieCon website sent it around via their Facebook group. ‘Our Kim’ (for such is he, being a Voyager author) is a Hero of the Environment and Time Magazine says: ‘Robinson’s gift is a vision that uses the environment and its complexity as the focus of all that happens, rather than merely as grim set dressing or allegorical overlay … It is fashionable to say that science fiction is not really about things to come but about things that are, a projection of today’s realities into a future constructed to show them off to their greatest effect. You can certainly read the Mars books as a story of taking responsibility for a planet’s reshaping that applies right here right now on earth. But at the same time they are always books about a real Mars waiting in the future.’

Kim will be a Guest of Honour at AussieCon4 – Melbourne 2009, aka the place to be in September 2009.

NB. While looking up the AussieCon website again, I stumbled across this tres amusing link on Facebook – vis a vis getting rid of duplicate groups. Is worthy of an ironic lol before Monday mornings hits, but has nothing to do with Voyager or sf/f particularly.