While it’s more than a little gratifying to see Peacemaker on so many Most Anticipated SFF Books of 2014 lists, it’s also a little daunting. Not sure what kind of story people are expecting, but it was fun writing it, so hopefully it will be fun reading it.

I grew up on Zane Grey westerns and have tried to capture the same passion he had for the landscape, while writing a thoroughly MDP genre mashup. The SF is understated (in the first book at least), the romance is understated, the western tropes are overstated and the crime and fantasy aspects dominate.

If you’re looking for reference points for the story then you might find echoes of Mythago Wood, Light of the Western Stars, Gun with Occasional Music and some good paranormal fantasy (thinking Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs), but conceived and written original MDP style. 

Anyway, not that I’m collecting links or anything (???), but you’ll find PEACEMAKER mentioned on some of these great blogs:

Thanks to everyone who featured my book. I’m excited for its release from Angry Robot in April/May and for some other great news that will accompany it.

Thought it was time to share how things are going with the next book! I’ll be delivering PEACEMAKER book one in December to Angry Robot, and it will be released next year. Will let you know publication date when it’s confirmed.

I’m loving writing in this world. It’s such an eclectic mix of genres and themes. This kind of story really frees my imagination.

It’s also brought me back into focus on the graphic novel second issue which is waiting to be produced. I’m thinking of running a very small Kickstarter to cover the costs of the artwork and then making it available free. What do you say to that?

Here’s a sample of Virgin looking out over the park that Gestalt artist Emily Smith drew for me a while back. I’d love your thoughts on it! I loved it at the time but I was looking for the slightly more realistic look that Brigitte’s art gave the story.

I’m hoping Emily will eventually be free to do some work on the series.

 

 

Awards

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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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