‘Through the Dark Mirror’ review

Cover of 'Through the Dark Mirror' - stone portalJust saw the review by Alex Wallace on the @SeaLionPress site. Oh my goodness – thank you!

It’s a short review, only 407 words but it packs a punch. Here’s Alex’  concluding paragraph.

There is a quiet morality here, brave in a way that most alternate history simply refuses to be. It forces you to look at the butchery that underlies the pomp of flags and banners and uniforms. Through a kaleidoscopic view at so many different aspects of this contact, Harvey shows that when events shake the ground, the quakes destroy lives and societies. It is a bold statement, one that the genre needs all the more.

The full review can be found at https://www.sealionpress.co.uk/post/through-the-dark-mirror-review.

1827: Napoleon in Australia shortlisted for the 2021 Sidewise Award for Best Short Form Alternate History

OK, so I didn’t win it, Matthew Kresal did for “Moonshot”, which was also in the same anthology (‘Alternate Australias’, edited by Jared Kavanagh, Sea Lion Press), but it was such an honour to even be shortlisted that I’m not even a little depressed.

Notification of winners of the 2020 and 2021 Sideways Awards

Recording of the audiobook for Nightfall starts 12 Jan

Tomorrow we start recording the audiobook for ‘Nightfall’, to be narrated and voiced by Alan Marshall, and Sally Bruce, two wonderful Perth actors. It’s been a while (Alan and I started planning this with Vincent from Zmok Books back in Aug) but that has just made me more excited!
 
Alan, who is also producing the audiobook, is planning to finish recording voices by the end of January, but post-production is likely to take a couple more months.
 
We’ve got the cover ready though – 😀
Nightfall - square audiobook cover

Sealion Press releases a new anthology – ‘Alternate Australias’

Congratulations to Sea Lion Press! And thanks to Jared Kavanagh for selecting my story ‘1827: Napoleon in Australia’ for his anthology Alternate Australias, amidst a fantastic group of fellow authors.

I’ll be posting more when I’ve had the chance to read the other author’s works, who include:

  • Simon Berading
  • Liam Connell
  • Wm. Garret Cothran
  • David Flin
  • Andrew J. Harvey
  • Jared Kavanagh
  • Matthew Kresal
  • Peter Rhodan
  • Natasja Rose
  • Colin Salt
  • Steven H Silver

https://www.sealionpress.co.uk/product-page/alternate-australias

https://andrewjharvey.com/shop/product/alternate-australias/

 

Crisis at Calista Station – Book Trailer

Just finished the Book Trailer for Crisis at Calista Station – enjoy.

More details at: https://www.andrewjharvey.com/sample/CrisisAtCalistaStation.html

Crisis at Calista Station (Book 2 in The Portal Adventures): Tania is tired of not having any friends because, every time her mother changes her job, they have to move. But this time Mom had really gone too far, dragging Tania away with her to a temporary posting as senior security officer on Calista Station.

Things start to look up when Tania meets Mark and his friends Windracer and Shr’un. Shr’un’s father is a technician for Malachi Mining, the same company where Tania’s mom works. But all is not well. Someone is stealing star-stones and smuggling them from the Station. When Shr’un’s father disappears, it appears he may have been involved, but then things go from bad to worse – Tania’s mom disappears as well! Now it is up to Tania, Mark, Windracer, and Shr’un, with a little help from Shr’un’s highly illegal AI, to solve the mystery and rescue the missing parents.

‘Crisis at Calista Station’, book 2 in the Portal Adventures is now available

Cover of Crisis showing Tania and Shr'un with Mark and Windracer in the backgroundI’m excited to announce that Book 2 in
The Portal Adventures, published by Peasantry Press is now available. The book is available from all good online book sellers, and on order from your local book shop (I’ve included direct links at the bottom of this post). Signed Copies ($17.59 AU), are available from here. You can also read samples of the book here.

Tania was getting tired of not having any friends just because every time her mom changed her job they had to move. But this time Mom had really gone too far and dragged Tania away with her to a temporary posting as senior security officer on Calista Station.
Things start to look up for Tania when she meets Mark and his friends Windracer and Shr’un. Windracer is an apprentice mediator, there to observe trade talks, while Shr’un’s father is a technician for Malachi Mining, the same company where Tania’s mom works . But all is not well. star-stones, gems forged in the heart of a dying sun, are being stolen and smuggled from the Station. When Shr’un’s father disappears, it appears that he may have been involved with the smugglers , but then things go from bad to worse – Tania’s mom disappears as well! Now it is up to Tania, Mark, Windracer, and Shr’un, with a little help from Shr’un’s highly illegal AI, to solve the mystery and rescue the missing parents.
Paperbacks and eBooks can be ordered from:
eBooks only
Paperbacks only

What I do in my spare time – the book trailer for Leonie Rogers ‘Amethyst Pledge’

April 20th, 2020 9:52 am

Working with words (writing, editing, and publishing) is now my full time job. Photoshop manipulations, and 3D animations using Daz3D is my hobby. The learning curve is quite steep but my progress has been fairly consistent, as demonstrated by my last trailer for Leonie Rogers’ ‘Amethyst Pledge’.

The book itself is now available for purchase online, by ordering from your local bookshop.

The Launch of ‘Trouble on Teral’

January 24th, 2020 9:42 am

 

A thank you to all those who attended the Book Launch of Trouble on Teral’ held at Rabble Books and Games in Maylands on the 12th of January. It was a great turn out and I ended up having a lot of fun, and selling a lot of books, including some Nightfall.

I have to particularly thank Charlie Staples who served as MC for the event, and Nat and Sam from Rabble who helped set

everything up and operated the till.