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Creature Court Available Worldwide

  • Posted on April 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm

The Creature Court trilogy is now available in the UK & US on the Kindle. This is hugely exciting for me, because it’s very hard for people outside Australia to access books that are only published here – bless the handful of you who utilised carrier pigeons, magic carpets and bricks-and-mortar to get hold of hard copies.

Hopefully HarperCollins will make the books available in other e-formats as well, later in the year. In the meantime, if Kindle is your e-reader of choice, go forth and explore the Creature Court!

Book One – Power and Majesty
Book Two – The Shattered City
Book Three – Reign of Beasts

Reign of Beasts double launch

  • Posted on January 28, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Reign of Beasts, Book 3 of the Creature Court trilogy by Tansy Rayner Roberts, will be released on February 1, and launched on February 2 alongside Sea Hearts, the new novel by international award-winning Margo Lanagan.

Thursday February 2nd
5:30pm
The Hobart Bookshop

Rowena Cory Daniells will launch Reign of Beasts by Tansy Rayner Roberts.

This is the final book in The Creature Court trilogy, a fantasy series featuring flappers, shapechangers and bloodthirsty court politics.

Richard Harland will launch Margo Lanagan’s Sea Hearts — an an extraordinary tale of desire and revenge, of loyalty, heartache and human weakness, and of the unforeseen consequences of all-consuming love.

If you’re in the southern Tasmania region next week, please come along to the Hobart Bookshop for much book-related merriment!

Awards Update

  • Posted on July 6, 2011 at 9:38 am

Power and Majesty has done wonderfully through awards season – I’m overwhelmed with the support that I’ve received for this book!

First there was the Ditmar for Best Novel, which I received at Swancon, in April.

Then I went to the Aurealis Awards in Sydney at the end of May (the day before my birthday!) and was delighted to receive Best Fantasy Novel.

More recently, my marvellous cover artist, Olaf Erla Einarsdottir won the David Gemmell Ravensheart Award for the gorgeous cover of Power and Majesty.

How awesome is that?

The Shattered City: Book Launch!

  • Posted on April 27, 2011 at 5:15 pm

The Hobart Bookshop invites you to the launch by Dirk Flinthart
of Tansy Rayner Roberts’ latest book The Shattered City.
This rich fantasy novel, Book Two in the Creature Court series, follows the critically acclaimed Power And Majesty.

5.30pm Tuesday 3rd May. All welcome to this free event.

The Hobart Bookshop
22 Salamanca Square
Hobart Tasmania 7000
P 03 6223 1803 . F 03 6223 1804
hobooks@ozemail.com.au
www.hobartbookshop.com.au

Happy Shattered City Day!

  • Posted on April 1, 2011 at 7:55 am

The book is officially released today, though it might still be a week or two before it is on actual shelves in shops. You can certainly purchase it as an ebook today, though.

The Shattered City! Cover revealed.

  • Posted on March 18, 2011 at 8:31 am

creaturecourt.com back in action

  • Posted on February 28, 2011 at 11:20 am

Apologies to anyone who came by while the website was not looking its best – we thought the site had been hacked but weirdly it was in fact the wordpress *theme* which had been hacked, the site itself was all still in once piece. So hooray!

I’m gearing up for pre-publicity for The Shattered City, which is still scheduled for April this year. I also hope to be able to reveal the cover soon. Stay tuned!

Looking to 2011

  • Posted on December 30, 2010 at 9:14 am

If you’re a regular listener to Galactic Suburbia, don’t forget to check out the Boxing Day Super Mega Podcast over at Notes from Coode Street – Alisa, Alex and I joined Jonathan and Gary, along with Mondy from The Writer and the Critic and Grant from Bad Film Diaries. It was great fun to record, and I think we did a great job at summing up the last year and looking forward to the next one. I think we’re going to try to do it every year!

Marianne de Pierres has called on her writerly friends to blog about their writing plans for 2011. Margo has shared her plans here.

So here are mine:

Shattered City [Creature Court Book Two] will be out in April, and Reign of Beasts [Creature Court Book Three] in October. Those dates are pretty firm, as far as I know.

There’s also a short story quartet with Twelfth Planet Press, which is Not Announced yet, but which we accidentally discussed on Galactic Suburbia, so it’s silly to pretend it doesn’t exist. I’m really proud of these stories!

My writing plans for 2011 are quite single-minded: I have Fury, the first Nancy Napoleon novel, to write. It’s rather lovely, I’ve been turning it over in my head for a while now and am looking forward to March when I can tear into it. We’re planning on a ROR for September, so I’m planning to have Fury drafted and done by August.

I should have time to get started on something else towards the end of the year, especially if I do the Nano dance, but I’m leaving my plans open in that regard. If I’ve presold Fury by then, it might be sensible to get started on the next in that series, though I’d prefer to do something else in between. I have another dark fantasy series ticking away in the back of my head, plus several YA projects fighting for my attention.

Still, for the first half of the year at least, it’s all Nancy Nancy Nancy… and thanks to that delicious Australia Council grant, I have TWO full days of baby daycare to help me along the way.

Shattered City Sneak Peek

  • Posted on September 9, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Yes, Creature Court #2, formerly known as Cabaret of Monsters, has been retitled The Shattered City. It’s due for release in April 2011.

Over at the Voyager blog, they have a sneak peek of the opening chapter!

How to find Tansy at Aussiecon 4

  • Posted on August 31, 2010 at 4:21 pm

I’m off to Worldcon tomorrow! I’ll be the one with the adorable 5-year-old girl in a superheroine t-shirt, and/or the equally adorable baby in the robot t-shirt.

Here’s my schedule as far as the formal programme goes:

Friday 1000 (Room 204)
Galactic Suburbia
Alisa, Alex and Tansy record a “live” episode of their SF discussion
podcast, Galactic Suburbia. On the menu for this episode: regular
segments SF News and What We’ve Been Reading, plus Worldcon gossip and
highlights. Pet Subject: our Favourite Female Heroes of SF/F.

Friday 1200 (Room 207)
Non-traditional publishing in YA spec fic
A discussion of the opportunities beyond traditional print-based
publishing and the challenges that lie ahead.

Friday 1000 (Room 204)
Galactic Suburbia
Alisa, Alex and Tansy record a “live” episode of their SF discussion
podcast, Galactic Suburbia. On the menu for this episode: regular
segments SF News and What We’ve Been Reading, plus Worldcon gossip and
highlights. Pet Subject: our Favourite Female Heroes of SF/F.
Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts

Friday 1200 (Room 207)
Non-traditional publishing in YA spec fic
A discussion of the opportunities beyond traditional print-based
publishing and the challenges that lie ahead.
Peta Freestone, Kate Eltham (chair),Tansy Rayner Roberts, Patrick
Nielsen Hayden

Friday 1500 [30 mins] (Rm 207)
Reading
Probably from Power & Majesty!

Saturday 1100 (Room 211)
Capes and skirts: The plight of female superheroes
Superman has starred in six feature films. Batman has starred in
seven. Wonder Woman has starred in none. The female superhero has been
a constant presence through the history of American comic books, but
yet has never managed to reach the traction of their male
counterparts. Who are the super heroines who succeed? Which ones fail?
Why can’t theyfind as big an audience, and what needs to be done to change that?
Why haven’t we seen a Wonder Woman movie?
Tansy Rayner Roberts, Karen Healey, Peter V. Brett, Seanan McGuire

Saturday 1700 (Rm 203)
Academic Panel: Fantastic females: reworking feminism in women’s fantasy
Is fantasy the new vanguard of feminist politics in specfic?
Fantasy authors discuss the role of gender issues in their work
Delia Sherman (mod), Catherynne M Valente, Gail Carriger, Alaya Johnson,
Glenda Larke, Tansy Rayner Roberts

Sunday 1200 (Room 204)
The case for a female Doctor
He’s transformed from an old man into a young one, so why not from a
man into a woman? Doctor Who remains one of the most imaginative and
open-ended science fiction programmes ever produced, but can the
format extend to include a female Doctor? What other elements of the
series are necessary? Does he/she have to have a TARDIS? Does there
need to be a companion? Must the series be British? An examination of
how far you can stretch the world’s most stretchable science fiction series.
Tansy Rayner Roberts, Carolina Gomez, Kerrie Dougherty,
Catherynne M. Valente, Paul Cornell

Monday 1300 (Room 213)
The world of YA spec fic reviewing
Those who know will share their experiences of reviewing YA
Speculative Fiction – and might make some suggestions.
Lili Wilkinson, Ian Nichols, Tansy Rayner Roberts,
Megan Burke (chair)

Otherwise if you want to catch up just to say hi, one of the best places will probably be the Twelfth Planet Press stall in the dealer’s room!