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9 April 2017

The 2017 Ditmar Awards preliminary ballot has been announced, and Squid's Grief has been shortlisted for Best Novel!

"It's an incredible honour to be on the ballot alongside so many extraordinary and celebrated authors. I'm humbled to be in such excellent company, and I'm thrilled to see Australian speculative fiction going from strength to strength. Congratulations to everyone on the ballot!" - DK

See the full Ditmar ballot here.

 

3 April 2017

DK's new sci-fi short story, 'The Wandering Library', will be included in Ticonderoga Publications' upcoming Ecopunk anthology! Award-winning editors Liz Grzyb and Cat Sparks have selected 19 speculative tales of radical, optimistic futures showing a world transformed by climate change.

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Adam Browne, “The Radiolarian Violin"
Matthew Chrulew, “Future Perfect”
Emilie Collyer, “From the Dark”
Jason Fischer, “Milk and Honey”
Tom Guerney, “The Mangrove Maker”
Claire McKenna, “Mr. Mycelium”
R. Jean Mathieu, “The City Sunk, the City Risen”
D.K. Mok, “The Wandering Library”
Jason Nahrung, “The Today Home”
Ian Nichols, “First Flight”
Shauna O'Meara, “Island Green”
Rivqa Rafael, “Trivalent”
Jane Rawson, “The Right Side of History”
Jane Routley, “The Scent of Betrayal”
Andrew Sullivan, “The Butterfly Whisperer”
Janeen Webb, “Monkey Business”
Corey White, “Happy Hunting Ground”
Tess Williams, “Broad Church”
Marian Womack, “Pink Footed”

The anthology will be released in 2017.

Find Ticonderoga's announcement here.

 

20 Feb 2017

The Aurealis Awards finalists have been announced, and Squid's Grief has been shortlisted for Best Science Fiction Novel!

"I'm honoured and thrilled to be in such incredible company. It's always impressive to see the amazing scope and diversity of voices in Australian spec fic. Congratulations to all the finalists." - DK

See the full list of finalists here.

 

16 Jan 2017

DK's Aurealis Award-shortlisted story 'Almost Days' will be featured in Ticonderoga Publication's upcoming anthology, The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2015!

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This volume will include stories by award-winning authors such as Garth Nix, Joanne Anderton, Angela Slatter and Cat Sparks.

Table of Contents

Joanne Anderton, “2B”
Alan Baxter, “The Chart of the Vagrant Mariner”
Deborah Biancotti, “Look How Cold My Hands Are”
Stephen Dedman, “Oh, Have You Seen The Devil”
Erol Engin, “The Events at Callan Park”
Jason Fischer, “The Dog Pit”
Dirk Flinthart, “In the Blood”
Kimberley Gaal, “In Sheep's Clothing”
Stephanie Gunn, “The Flowers That Bloom Where Blood Touches Earth”
Lisa Hannett, “Consorting With Filth”
Robert Hood, “Double Speak”
Kathleen Jennings, “A Hedge of Yellow Roses”
Maree Kimberley, “Ninehearts”
Jay Kristoff, “Sleepless”
Martin Livings, “El Caballo Muerte”
Danny Lovecraft, “Reminiscences of Herbert West”
Kirstyn McDermott, “Self, Contained”
Sally McLennan, “Mr Schmidt's Dead Pet Emporium”
DK Mok, “Almost Days”
Faith Mudge, “Blueblood”
Samantha Murray, “Half Past”
Jason Nahrung, “Night Blooming”
Garth Nix, “The Company of Women”
Anthony Panegyres, “Lady Killer”
Rivqa Rafael, “Beyond the Factory Wall”
Deborah Sheldon, “Perfect Little Stitches”
Angela Slatter, “Bluebeard's Daughter”
Cat Sparks, “Dragon Girl”
Lucy Sussex, “Angelito”
Anna Tambour, “Tap”
Kaaron Warren, “Mine Intercom”

The anthology will be released in ebook, paperback and hardcover in April 2017.

You can now pre-order the paperback and hardcover versions at Indie Books Online.

 

2 Jan 2017

Squid's Grief made it onto Liz Grzyb's Top Ten Reads of 2016!

Liz Grzyb is a partner and editor at Ticonderoga Publications, the award-winning publishing house behind anthologies such as The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror series, Bloodlines and Hear Me Roar.

Find the full Top Ten list here.

 

22 Dec 2016

A special deal just in time for the holiday season! For a limited time, the Kindle version of Squid's Grief is available in a science fiction box set alongside works by several bestselling and award-winning authors.

Outer Reaches boxset

Outer Reaches includes 6 novels of science fiction adventure:

THE LOST VOYAGER by A.C. Hadfield
HOLLOW SPACE: VENTURE by C.F. Barnes & T.F. Grant
INQUISITOR by Mitchell Hogan
CRITICAL DAWN by Wearmouth & Barnes
SIXTH CYCLE by Wearmouth & Sinclair
SQUID'S GRIEF by DK Mok

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The launch price is only $0.99, so if you're looking for holiday reading full of space exploration, rogue AIs, lost starships and cyberpunk cities, feel free to check out Outer Reaches.

* Updated 7 Feb 2017: The limited edition boxset deal has ended, but you can still buy Squid's Grief here in ebook and paperback formats. *

 

15 Nov 2016

DK's award-nominated, fantasy short story 'Almost Days' is currently featured on PodCastle as a part of their Aurealis Month showcase!

The story is read by Graeme Dunlop, and the podcast includes a lovely introduction by the inimitable, World Fantasy Award-winning author Margo Lanagan.

Check out PodCastle's website for more fantastical episodes, and you can also subscribe or donate to support their wonderful work.

Find the podcast version of Almost Days here.

 

1 Aug 2016

DK was recently interviewed by the lovely Katharine Stubbs as part of the 2016 Australian Speculative Fiction Snapshot. DK talks about stylised noir, singing bones, and the legacy of Sir Terry Pratchett.

Read the full interview here.

 

10 June 2016

Squid's Grief received a fantastic review from Matthew Summers at Smash Dragons!

"If you love cyberpunk fiction you will adore this book. If you enjoy noir stories with shifting allegiances and twists you will adore this story. Frankly, if you love good fiction you will find something in this exciting tale. A scintillating cyberpunk tale with impressive elements of noir fiction and action thrillers."

Read the full review here.

 

4 June 2016

Squid's Grief received a great review from Nebula Books.

"Squid’s Grief is thoughtfully written; fast-paced with excellent action and consistent humor throughout. Both heroes and villains alike are three dimensional characters full of regret and desire; they are well written, likable characters who all walk in that moral grey zone."

Read the full review here.

 

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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