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News Archive - April 2008

Update to the About Writing page

 [Posted 29-Apr-2008]

I've added a new article to the About Writing page today ... this one looking at the sometimes daunting question of getting a literary agent. If you're a new writer, you might like to check it out!

Empress of Mijak and The Innocent Mage back to reprint

 [Posted 29-Apr-2008]

Many thanks to the readers of Australia and New Zealand, for helping to send these books back for reprinting. It's very exciting!

Here's a bit of fun ...

 [Posted 21-Apr-2008]

There's a great website out there called My Book, The Movie, and it's a forum where authors talk about their books in terms of how they'd cast the film of it, how they think it'd translate to the screen, all that kind of stuff. It's fascinating and a lot of fun, especially if you're a movie buff, with an enormously diverse range of authors contributing.

And I just had a play there myself! So you can read about my thoughts on casting Godspeaker book 1, Empress (aka Empress of Mijak) here

My thanks to Marshal Zeringue, who gave the chance to play in his seriously cool sandbox! 

The Riven Kingdom in the US and UK

 [Posted 15-Apr-2008]

A note for my US and UK readers: Godspeaker Book 2, The Riven Kingdom, is now available for pre-order from and Amazon UK, as well as all the other great online retailers. At this stage please don't take the release dates as gospel, since there's a discrepancy I'm working out at the moment. As soon as I've got those dates confirmed,  I'll post them here!

What counts is you can go ahead and reserve your copy now! *g* 

Tiptree Award results

 [Posted 15-Apr-2008]

Empress of Mijak (Empress in the US/UK) and The Riven Kingdom - books 1 and 2 of the Godspeaker Trilogy -- have been honourably mentioned in this year's Tiptree Awards, which are concerned with gender issues in speculative fiction.

Here's the full list:

The winner is:

The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall.

The honour list is:

“Dangerous Space”, Kelley Eskridge, (Dangerous Space, Aqueduct Press, 2007)
Water Logic, Laurie Marks (Small Beer Press, 2007)
Empress of Mijak and The Riven Kingdom, Karen Miller (HarperCollins, Australia, 2007)
The Shadow Speaker, Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu (Hyperion 2007)
Glasshouse, Charles Stross (Ace, 2006)
The Margarets, Sheri S. Tepper (Harper Collins 2007)
Y: The Last Man, written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Pia Guerra (available in 60 issues or 10 volumes from DC/Vertigo Comics, 2002-2008)
Flora Segunda, Ysabeau Wilce (Harcourt, 2007)

Congratulations to all concerned!


Talking about Empress

 [Posted 06-Apr-2008]

So the lovely Chris Hyland, from the spec fic book reviewing blog 'The Bookswede', asked me to talk a little about Empress, and also about my upcoming Stargate SG-1 novel, Do No Harm. Chris is a great champion of all things spec fic and literary, so if you've got a moment why not swing by his blog and have a look around? He's always got something wonderful on the boil.

Just a reminder -- Empress was released in Australia/NZ as Empress of Mijak. 

Back again!

 [Posted 02-Apr-2008]

Well, it's been a full on few weeks, and no mistake.

Since last I updated, I completed and proofread Hammer of God, completed and proofread Stargate SG-1: Do No Harm and attended Australia's national spec fic convention in Perth -- Swancon. Phew!

Which of course means I'm behind on mail again. My apologies to those who are waiting for a reply -- I'll be catching up over the next few days.

This month sees the release of the first Rogue Agent novel, The Accidental Sorcerer. It's  written under the alter-ego name of K.E. Mills -- but it's me. You can check out the details on the Books page.

I'm having a couple of days off, and then it's on to the next project. I tell you, there's no rest for the wicked this year. And given how much I have to do, I must be very wicked indeed.

Australian and New Zealand readers will also note there's information up about Hammer of God. That's out in June, and you can read an excerpt and pre-order it now.

Thanks everyone! Must get back to work ...