Hi! Since covers are on show, here's the cover for the US edition of WORLDSHAKER, which came through just a couple of days ago.
Meanwhile, I started on the sequel to WORLDSHAKER just yesterday. Yes, I started on an earlier version a little while ago - but the new plan, now under contract, isn't for the bridging volume of a trilogy but a single super-huge sequel - the conclusion of a duology.
If you're interested in the blood, sweat and tears of starting out on a new novel (you sadist/masochist, you!), I'm keeping a day by day blog as author in residence for a month on the insideadog website, at
Not much blood yet, the first two days have gone well. But who knows what lies ahead!
The day I started work on the sequel (which is still titled LIBERATOR) was the day after I got back from the Confluix SF/fantasy convention in Canberra. I had a ball, especially as MC for the event. In the opening ceremony, I was attacked by a 10-foot tall silvery lobster-like alien - photo attached! (this was after I'd fainted and recoverred, of course. The alien really was 10-feet tall, a costume with stilts.
The ROR group was started in 2001 by Marianne and Rowena.
We meet every year or so to critique our manuscripts. We are united by a passion for the speculative fiction genre and the craft of writing. (And sharing good food and wine doesn't go amiss, either). www.ripping-ozzie-reads.com