DK Mok is a fantasy and science fiction author whose novels include Squid's Grief, Hunt for Valamon and The Other Tree. DK has been shortlisted for three Aurealis Awards, a Ditmar, and a Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award.

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Squid's Grief
A Novel

When car-hacker Squid rescues a cheerful amnesiac from the trunk of a stolen car, her decision to help him recover his memory sets her on a collision course with the enigmatic crime lords who rule Baltus City. More details...

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18 May 2016

The paperback edition of Squid's Grief is now available at The Book Depository.

 

22 Apr 2016

Squid's Grief received a great review from Dan Fitt-Palmer at The Student Review.

"Suffice it to say, there are awesome heists. Read this book. That’s all I can say."

Read the full review here.

 

18 Apr 2016

In exciting news, Hunt for Valamon has received a BookGateway Booky Award for Best Fantasy Novel!

Check out the full list of recipients here.

 

12 Apr 2016

Squid's Grief received a great review from Natalie Bolderston at Ellipsis Magazine.

"Snappy humour, a compelling protagonist, and well-timed action. Squid’s Grief shows us exactly what successful ‘cyberpunk’ looks like."

Check out the full review here.

 

10 Apr 2016

DK was recently interviewed by J Lenni Dorner over at What Are They. DK talks about Squid's Grief, amnesia, diversity and authenticity.

Read the full interview here.

 

26 Mar 2016

The paperback version of Squid's Grief is now available at the Barnes & Noble online store.

 

18 Mar 2016

Squid's Grief received a great review from Morgan Billings at The Drifting Paige.

"This is a fantastic novel full of fast-paced action. If you like the movie Blade Runner, dystopians, and character-driven novels, you should absolutely pick this up."

Read the full review here.

 

14 Mar 2016

A special edition of In Memory: A Tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett has just been released with a brand new cover designed by Dámaso Gómez. All proceeds go to Alzheimer's Research UK.

In Memory New Cover

 

11 Mar 2016

Thank you to the lovely Darby Karchut, award-winning author of Unholy Blue, for being part of the mini blog-tour for Squid's Grief!

Read her post here.

 

10 Mar 2016

Thank you to the wonderful Kelly Hager from KellyVision for hosting the first stop on the mini blog-tour for Squid's Grief!

Check out her review here.

 

9 Mar 2016

Check out DK's latest guest post over on the Hugo Award-winning blog SF Signal. In "Cities of Smoke and Light: The Allure of Marvellous Metropolises", DK talks about Blade Runner, Raymond Chander, noir, and the wonder of labyrinthine cities.

Read the full post here.

 

8 Mar 2016

It's release day for Squid's Grief! DK's new cyberpunk adventure has been described as "imaginative, dark, intelligent and refreshing" by Mitchell Hogan (award winning author of Inquisitor and the Sorcery Ascendant Sequence).

Squid's Grief is available in ebook and paperback, and you can find your preferred retailer here.

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24 Feb 2016

Squid's Grief was mentioned in John DeNardo's recent post on Kirkus! John (editor of the Hugo Award-winning blog SF Signal) discusses the sub-categorisations within fantasy and science fiction, and highlights some exciting new releases.

Check out the full article here.

 

22 Feb 2016

Two weeks left to enter the Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win a signed paperback copy of Squid's Grief. The giveaway is open worldwide and ends March 6, 2016.

Enter the giveaway here.

Squid's Grief giveaway

 

17 Feb 2016

This year's Aurealis Awards finalists have been announced, and we're excited to share the news that two of DK's stories have been shortlisted.

'Almost Days' from the anthology Insert Title Here (FableCroft) is shortlisted for Best Fantasy Short Story, and 'The Heart of the Labyrinth' from In Memory: A Tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett is shortlisted for Best Young Adult Short Story.

Congratulations to everyone on the shortlists.

Find the full list of finalists here.

 

16 Feb 2016

The Ditmar Finalists for 2016 have been announced, and DK has been shortlisted for Best New Talent. The Ditmar Awards celebrate excellence in Australian speculative fiction writing.

"I'm delighted and humbled to be on the shortlist alongside Liz Barr, T.R. Napper & Rivqa Rafael. Australia has a strong and diverse speculative fiction community, and I'm honoured to be in such wonderful company." - DK

Find the full list of finalists here.

 

15 Feb 2016

Squid's Grief received a fantastic review from Stephanie Gunn at The Forest of Books.

"There is so much to love about this book. Squid and Grief are both amazing characters in their own right, and Baltus City feels like a living, breathing place. There’s an almost cinematic vividness to the settings and people in the book, to the point where I could easily see this story translating to the screen. This is Mok’s third novel, continuing a diverse career. If you’ve never read her work before, and are a fan of cyberpunk flavoured settings with a good dash of humanity and humour, this is a great place to start."

Read the full review here.

 

14 Feb 2016

Squid's Grief received a nice mention in Mitchell Hogan's latest interview on Smash Dragons.

"I always love D.K.’s intelligent characterisation and the wry humour throughout her books."

Read the full interview here.

 

12 Feb 2016

There are less than 3 weeks to go until the release of Squid's Grief, and we're giving away a signed paperback copy over on Goodreads. The giveaway is open worldwide and ends March 6, 2016.

Enter the giveaway here.

Squid's Grief giveaway

 

10 Feb 2016

Hunt for Valamon received a nice shout-out from award-winning author Mitchell Hogan during his latest reddit AMA.

"(DK's) characters are smart and sassy, and there's great humor throughout her books."

Read the full thread here.

 

3 Feb 2016

In Memory: A Tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett received a lovely review in Wossname: Newsletter of the Klatchian Foreign Legion. Read the full review here.

 

18 Jan 2016

There's less than two months to go until the release of Squid's Grief! Keep an eye out for the giveaway, starting in the next few weeks.

You can also add Squid's Grief to your Goodreads to-read list here.

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8 Dec 2015

We're excited to finally reveal the cover for DK's upcoming cyberpunk novel, Squid's Grief!

Squid's Grief Cover

Description:

In the seething metropolis of Baltus City, car-hacker Squid is desperate for a fresh start. She dreams of a normal life and a respectable job, where retirement comes with a pension plan, not an exit wound. Determined to break free from the criminal syndicate that commands her, she agrees to one last heist. But when she rescues a cheerful amnesiac from the trunk of a stolen car, her decision to help him sends her own plans into a tailspin.

Squid and the amnesiac—soon nicknamed Grief—rapidly find themselves caught between warring criminal factions, shadowy vigilantes, and Squid’s own hopes for a better future.

As she investigates deeper into the mystery of Grief’s true identity, Squid begins to uncover a past darker than her own, setting her on a collision course with the enigmatic crime lords who rule Baltus City.

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The gorgeous cover art was created by Errick A. Nunnally, who also designed the cover for DK's fantasy novel Hunt for Valamon. You can find out more about Errick's writing and design work here.

Squid's Grief will be released on March 8, 2016, and will be available in paperback and ebook.

Add Squid's Grief to your Goodreads to-read list here.

 

 

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