Friday, February 11, 2011

Luke King-- Koening's World

Luke King writes for children and young adults. He lives on the east coast of Australia. To support his writing, he has worked as a delivery driver, a storeperson, a taxi driver, a sales assistant, and retail manager. Some of his favourite authors are John Wyndam, Jeffrey Eugenides, William Golding and Sonya Hartnett.
Koenig's World is about a boy who is left alone on a forbidden planet after his father's ship crash-lands. His father and sister die in the crash, and Jacob is left alone with Marron, a synthetic human.
The two attempt to survive, but there is something strange about Koenig's World. The company has demarcated the planet (it is off-limits), and Jacob begins to feel that he is being watched, and that the planet is somehow responding to his wishes.

They set up a camp near a stretch of forest, but soon learn that there is a dangerous predator in the forest -- a krecknel: a reptilian humanoid creature that can only move in the darkness.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book? Readers of science fiction will appreciate the unusual plot, the strange atmosphere of Koenig's World and the relationship between the synthetic and Jacob.

Q: Why did you go indie? I wanted to maintain control over what I write and where I choose to publish it.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre? My favorite science fiction authors are Robert Silverberg, John Christopher and John Wyndam.

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