Once again I have to thank the amazing Austin Designworks for creating what I wanted out of a few vague ideas. They have never let me down and always exceeded my expectations!

To celebrate, I’m reposting the news that the Sentients of Orion series will be available in the USA soon. While the series has it’s own minnie website, all news pertaining to the books will be reposted here. This is what I said yesterday:

It’s been a while since I announced the release of Sentients of Orion in e-book form in the US. Things went quiet then because it’s taken me months to organise some admin biz to do with the release. Finally that’s completed, so I hope to have a release date for you soon.

I’m also very excited to whisper that Wayne Haag (the amazing artist ANKARIS) and I will be doing some work together on the Sentients series release in the USA and maybe other projects in time. Details to come!

For those of you who have supported Sentients during its release in the the Commonwealth (particularly my then editor, Darren Nash), I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As some of you know, I wept blood over this series. I’m so happy to think it will get a wider release. If the ebook sales go alright, then it may be available POD.

So when the time comes, I will ask you to spread word for me.


Marianne xo

I’m delighted to say that you will soon be able to get e-books of the Sentients of Orion series in the US. Due to a publishing quirk, the first two books were inadvertently made available for a short period of time then removed from Amazon altogether.

Soon all four books will be permanently available. Details of when and where to come.

In the meantime, I have created a new site just for the series, so that new readers can browse reviews and details without having to negotiate all my other work.

Tell me what you think, and don’t forget to bookmark it.

Click here to visit the Sentients of Orion website



… is that people read your books and then write to you. Occasionally they might have a gripe but for the most part they are encouraging and uplifting, or straight out entertaining. Many thanks to Lyndsay who has been reading the The Sentients of Orion and came across a picture of a tardigrade soft toy, which he sent to me. Anyone who’s read the books will understand the significance. I had to laugh when I saw this little cuddly fellow though, who is a lot nicer than the ones in my books.




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Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 





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