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
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"
The anthology will be released in 2017.
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
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!
This volume will include stories by award-winning authors such as Garth Nix, Joanne Anderton, Angela Slatter and Cat Sparks.
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Joanne Anderton, “2B”
The anthology will be released in ebook, paperback and hardcover in April 2017.
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.
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 includes 6 novels of science fiction adventure:
THE LOST VOYAGER by A.C. Hadfield
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
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.
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.
10 June 2016
"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."
4 June 2016
"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."
18 May 2016
22 Apr 2016
"Suffice it to say, there are awesome heists. Read this book. That’s all I can say."
18 Apr 2016
In exciting news, Hunt for Valamon has received a BookGateway Booky Award for Best Fantasy Novel!
12 Apr 2016
"Snappy humour, a compelling protagonist, and well-timed action. Squid’s Grief shows us exactly what successful ‘cyberpunk’ looks like."
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.
26 Mar 2016
18 Mar 2016
"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."
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.
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!
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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
15 Feb 2016
"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."
14 Feb 2016
"I always love D.K.’s intelligent characterisation and the wry humour throughout her books."
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.
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."
3 Feb 2016
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.