Top SF Books of the Decade

So immensely pleased to see Dark Space mentioned on Liviu Suciu’s  list for 2007. Liviu’s probably one of the most well read SFF critics on the web:

Mark Van Name, One Jump Ahead (2007)
Rhys Hughes, The Crystal Cosmos (2007)
David Gunn, Death’s Head (2007)
Marianne de Pierres, Dark Space (2007)

Read the full list.

Sentients A-Go for USA

It’s been a while since I announced the release of Sentients of Orion in e-book form in the US. Things went quiet then because it’s taken me months to organise some admin stuff to do with the release. Finally that’s completed, so I hope to have a release date for you soon.

I’m also very excited to whisper that Wayne Haag (the amazing artist ANKARIS) and I will be doing some work together on the Sentients series release in the USA and maybe other projects in time. Details to come!

For those of you who have supported Sentients during its release in the the Commonwealth (particularly my then editor, Darren Nash), I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As some of you know, I wept blood over this series. I’m so happy to think it will get a wider release. If the ebook sales go alright, then it may be available POD.

So when the time comes, I will ask you to spread word for me.

love

Marianne x0

Art of Ankaris

Scene Update


Not sure if this is a pirate site but the summation of the series is a nice one:

Marianne de Pierres presents an engaging space opera with plenty of action. Sheltered baronessa Mira Fedor, a minor noble of the mining planet Araldis, expects to become the first female pilot of the royal fleet’s AI command ship. She instead finds herself on the run from the Principe, who wants to tear away her piloting skills and give them to his son, Trinder Pellegrini. When playboy Trin enrages his father and is banished to a meaningless desk job, he uncovers machinations related to the family’s mines that may be connected with a burgeoning alien invasion. Playing with the time line, de Pierres creates an absorbing story as the consequences and actions resolve to show her grand design. Twists and hints will keep readers eagerly awaiting the next volumes.

Looking For a Recommendation?

Over at TOR.COM Mark Chitty gave some excellent recommendations for reading SF.

Mark says:

‘If you like the original Star Wars film trilogy, you should try Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan series, Marianne de Pierres’ Sentients of Orion series, the Thrawn trilogy by Timothy Zahn, Simon Green’s Deathstalker series, Edgar Rice Burroughs, or Ian Mcdonald’s Desolation Road.’