Galactic Chat 09: Ian Irvine

Sean interviews Australian fantasy author Ian Irvine, a genre veteran of 27 novels and an international best seller.  Sean queries Ian about his new book,Vengeance coming out in November.  They also discuss the change wrought in the publishing industry by the roll out of low cost ereaders and the rise of self publishing.

By the time this podcast goes to air, Ian will have attended the  Armageddon expo in Melbourne, but if you're in Brisbane on Supanova weekend he will be in attendance for book signings and a chat.

Ian can be found online at his website, blog, Facebook and Twitter.

Note: Do to the technical issues some of the interview questions had to be edited in after the fact.

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Galactic Chat 08: Ben Peek

Alisa interviews Ben Peek, a Sydney based author. Ben has had two novels published. The first was an autobiography called Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth, and was published by Wheatland Press, and illustrated by Anna Brown. His second novel was a dystopian novel called Black Sheep. He has a body of short fiction work which has appeared in collections like Polyphony, Agog!, Forever Shores, and magazines such as Aurealis, Fantasy Magazine, Phantom, and Lone Star Stories. Earlier this year his novella Below was published by Twelfth Planet Press in the novella double Above/Below.

Ben Peek can be found online at www.benpeek.com and on Twitter @nosubstance.

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Galactic Chat 07: Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong is an International Bestselling author from Ontario, Canada. Her first novel Bitten, released in 2001, spawned the “Women of the Otherworld” Series, now at 12 novels with the release of Spellbound. If you’re looking for sparkly vampires and chaste heroines, look away- Armstrong’s universe is more True Blood than Twilight.

A prolific author she has also expanded into Teen Paranormal fiction and Crime. Our roving reporter Sean, caught up with her as she toured Australia.

Kelley can be found online at http://www.kelleyarmstrong.com and on Twitter as @KelleyArmstrong

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Galactic Chat 06: Deborah Biancotti

Deborah Biancotti is a writer based in inner-city Sydney, Australia. Her first published story won an Aurealis Award and her first collection, A BOOK OF ENDINGS, was shortlisted for the 2010 William L. Crawford Award for Best First Fantasy Book. Her short fiction has won the Aurealis, the DITMAR and the Australian Shadows Awards. Deborah can be found online at http://deborahb.livejournal.com and http://deborahbiancotti.net, as well as on Twitter as @deborah_b.

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Galactic Chat 05: Bevan McGuiness

Bevan McGuiness lives near Perth with his wife and daughter. Although he has worked as a factory hand, geophysicist and laboratory assistant, he is now a teacher of chemistry at a boys’ school in Perth.  His most recent novels are Slave of Sondelle and Scarred Man, the first two books in the Eleven Kingdoms trilogy from Harper Voyager.

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Galactic Chat 04: Kirstyn McDermott

Kirstyn McDermott is a Melbourne-based writer of dark fantasy and horror.  Her first novel, Madigan Mine (Pan Macmillan 2010) won the Aurealis Award for Best Horror Novel this weekend.  She is currently working on a second novel as well as one of the upcoming Twelve Planets collections for Twelfth Planet Press.  Last month, she sat down to talk with Alisa Krasnostein.

Kirstyn can be found at her website, http://kirstynmcdermott.com/ or on Twitter as @fearofemeralds

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Galactic Chat 03: Glenda Larke

Tansy interviews fantasy Glenda Larke during a rare quiet moment at Swancon, this year's National Science Fiction Convention in Perth.

Glenda Larke was born in Western Australia but has lived in Malaysia for several decades with her family.  Since 1998 she has had one standalone fantasy novel and three trilogies released worldwide, mostly with HarperCollins Voyager.  Her most recent trilogy, Watergivers, will be completed later this year with the release of Stormlord's Exile.

http://glendalarke.com/news/

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Galactic Chat 02: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Alisa interviews fantasy author Tansy Rayner Roberts, who was first published in 1998 when Splashdance Silver won the inaugural George Turner Prize.

More recently, Tansy won the Washington SF Association Small Press Short Fiction Award for "Siren Beat" (published by Twelfth Planet Press) in 2010. She is also the author of the Creature Court trilogy (HarperVoyager): Power and Majesty (2010), The Shattered City (2011) and Reign of Beasts (to be released later in 2011). Short story collection Love and Romanpunk is due for release from Twelfth Planet Press in May 2011.

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Galactic Chat 01: Marianne de Pierres

In the first of this series of Galactic Chats, Tansy interviews Australian science fiction author Marianne de Pierres.

Marianne is the author of the Parrish Plessis action adventure series and more recently the feminist space opera series Sentients of Orion, and under the name Marianne Delacourt has also written the Tara Sharp series of humorous crime novels.  She recently had a boutique collection of short stories called Glitter Rose published by Twelfth Planet Press. Marianne has now turned her hand to paranormal YA fantasy with Burn Bright, the first book of the Night Creatures trilogy.

Find out more about Marianne at www.mariannedepierres.com and www.burnbright.com.au

Follow her on Twitter @mdepierres

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