Patty Jansen

Biography

Patty Jansen lives in Sydney, Australia, where she spends most of her time writing Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her story This Peaceful State of War placed first in the second quarter of the Writers of the Future contest and was published in their 27th anthology. She has also sold fiction to genre magazines such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Redstone SF and Aurealis.

Her novels (available at ebook venues) include Watcher’s Web (soft SF), The Far Horizon (middle grade SF), Charlotte’s Army (military SF) and Fire & Ice, Dust & Rain and Blood & Tears (Icefire Trilogy) (dark fantasy). Her novel Ambassador was published by Ticonderoga Publication in 2013.

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Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Space opera and hard science fiction, also a bit of fantasy. I love writers like Kim Stanley Robinson, C.J. Cherryh, Sean Williams, Stephen Baxter, Robin Hobb and Glenda Larke. I know that's a varied bunch. This is how I tick. I also read a lot of non-fiction.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My little Kobo Touch. In all honesty, I'm not too fussed about technological preferences as long as companies don't make it hard for me to read what I want whenever I want.
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Where to find Patty Jansen online


Books

Innocence Lost
By Patty Jansen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,440. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 19, 2014. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Johanna sees the past when she touches anything made of wood. A basket made of twigs tells her that an attack on the port city of Saardam is imminent. As daughter of a rich merchant, she belongs to a class where it is forbidden to speak of magic, she can't warn anyone. Worse, it seems that the attack is in response to something done by the royal family.
Icefire Trilogy Omnibus
By Patty Jansen
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 298,340. Language: Australian English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Fiction
All three volumes of the trilogy in one book. "Love the writing, characters and story." --Kevin Anderson, author of the Dune novels about the Icefire story on which this novel is based.
Ambassador 2: Raising Hell
By Patty Jansen
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 90,280. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Fiction
Cory Wilson goes on a hare-brained mission to save a friend's position, messing with alien cultures and going where no human should go.
Seven Days to Save The World (and Other Homework Projects)
By Patty Jansen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,210. Language: Australian English. Published: December 24, 2013. Category: Fiction
To save the realm of Celestia, Florian has to deal with magic, cranky unicorns and elves riding motorcycles.
Ambassador
By Patty Jansen
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 107,370. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 11, 2013. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Extra-terrestrial humans, a cowardly attack on a top politician, and a lonely, broke, frightened but very stubborn young diplomat.
Soldier's Duty (Return of the Aghyrians Book 3)
By Patty Jansen
Series: Return of the Aghyrians, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 103,350. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Category: Fiction
As guard of the world of Hedron, Izramith takes security job to find her uncle. She finds a world entangled in spying and bribery, where one wrong action can lead to war.
The Shattered World Within
By Patty Jansen
Price: Free! Words: 19,180. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Like three space stations before it, Zhiminda Station has fallen silent. Zhyara and his crew travel to the very edge of settled space to investigate. Will they find the station dead, its corridors exposed to the vacuum of space? Will they find bodies? Will they run into the unknown killers? Or is the reason much more sinister than that?
Trader's Honour
By Patty Jansen
Series: Return of the Aghyrians, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 131,930. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
To keep her position as interplanetary Trader, Mikandra needs to prove her employer's innocence. Instead, she discovers secrets that explain her people's history and threaten the foundations of her proud nation.
Shifting Reality - A novel in the ISF-Allion universe
By Patty Jansen
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 111,670. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
In the chaos of the worker population on New Jakarta Space Station, Melati needs to find a mind traveller with dangerous knowledge before the enemy can lay their hands on him.
Looking For Daddy
By Patty Jansen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,550. Language: Australian English. Published: October 14, 2012. Category: Fiction
Zombies, living roads, a lone boy and a scary neighbour. Novella adaptation of the story published in Tales for Canterbury
Icefire
By Patty Jansen
Price: Free! Words: 10,210. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Fiction
A novellette set in the world of the Icefire Trilogy, the story that was the inspiration for the trilogy.
Blood & Tears (book 3 Icefire Trilogy)
By Patty Jansen
Series: Icefire Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,100. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Category: Fiction
Continued from book 2, the saga of the people of the destroyed City of Glass, the neighbouring steam-age Chevakians, and the evil magic that pursues them
The Rebelliousness of Trassi Udang
By Patty Jansen
Price: Free! Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Short story set in the ISF-Allion universe. Published in the Belong anthology (Ticonderoga publications). Fifteen-year old Ari has plenty of run-ins with enforcers when he smuggles prohibited ingredients for his uncle and other clandestine restaurants in the B-sector of New Jakarta Station. But he stumbles on a rebellion that reaches far outside his insular little work, and is far more dangerous.
Dust & Rain (book 2 Icefire Trilogy)
By Patty Jansen
Series: Icefire Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,690. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Fiction
The continuation of the Icefire Trilogy. After the explosion destroyed the City of Glass, Loriane is in a convoy of refugees heading towards neighbouring Chevakia, a country deeply hostile to them, while Tandor is still bewitched and can't tell her why he wants her unborn child.
Blood Red
By Patty Jansen
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Fiction
Two horror short stories set in Australia. 'Quarantine' follows Rob the photocopier mechanic to a job in a small town surrounded by misty rainforest. 'Clouds of Fancy' deals with a town's struggle with drought, and an innovative solution that produces some very strange results.
Party, with Echoes
By Patty Jansen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
A short story. Yuriko works as a dive guide for rich tourists wanting to see the exotic life under the ice at Jupiter's moon Europa. But this one tourist has an agenda.
This Peaceful State of War
By Patty Jansen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,730. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story from Writers of the Future vol. 27. Envoy Miranda Tonkin must determine if human effort should be spent on stopping a vicious war between two alien species.
Fire & Ice (book 1 Icefire trilogy)
By Patty Jansen
Series: Icefire Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 90,230. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
In his despair to right the wrongs done to his family, the sorcerer Tandor takes a huge risk that could lead to the destruction of his homeland.
Charlotte's Army
By Patty Jansen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,040. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Seven thousand artificial human soldiers on their way to fight an interstellar war all share the same fault: they're obsessed with the same woman. A stand-alone story set in the ISF-Allion world.
Luminescence
By Patty Jansen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Novellette. Set on Saturn's moon Titan, a tale of a mysterious find, and prejudice.
Raven's Call
By Patty Jansen
Price: Free! Words: 7,670. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
A short story. The evil magician royal family were killed years ago, but one, a baby, may have survived. Crown princess Larisia needs to find this child.
The Weed Eaters
By Patty Jansen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
A short story. Tess finds that the weeds that are choking the countryside are part of a sinister plan.
Watcher's Web
By Patty Jansen
Series: Return of the Aghyrians, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 89,330. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
When Jessica ends up on a strange world, she knows it's not an accident, even though locals pretend it is. But two men are telling her different versions of what happened and why they want her, and with no knowledge of the world, she has to figure out who is right.
Out of Here
By Patty Jansen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,980. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
A collection of eighteen fantasy and Science Fiction short stories
Whispering Willows
By Patty Jansen
Price: Free! Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Category: Fiction
A short story. Friends and family on the farm know that Loesie makes up most of the things she says about magic. So the one time she tells the truth, they don't believe her.
The Far Horizon
By Patty Jansen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,270. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Of all the things ten-year-old Cory Wilson expects to do when he moves to Midway Space Station, saving aliens from humans isn't one.
Stripped bare - a light-hearted guide to getting the most out of writers' critique groups
By Patty Jansen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,040. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
How to find a writing group that suits you and what you can expect once you've joined, and how to use writers'groups to become a better fiction writer
His Name In Lights
By Patty Jansen
Price: Free! Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A novelette originally published in the Universe Annex of the Grantville Gazette. Why does company boss Eilin Gunnarsson care so much about two young clones that she sends them warnings written on the clouds of Jupiter?

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