All the latest news about Conor Kostick, author of the books Epic and Saga.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

New Blue cover for Epic in Germany

The new German cover of Epic by Conor Kostick

German online bookstores have a new blue cover for Conor Kostick's Epic. Apart from the colour change the only new thing appears to be a tag line:

Ein Fantasy-Thriller aus der Welt der Computerspiele
The original red cover for Epic can be seen here.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Conor Kostick in German language wikipedia

Epic seems to be doing very well in Germany and Conor now has an entry in the German language wikipedia. The new wikipedia article is not quite as extensive as the English language entry, but it adds that Conor was born in 1964 in Cheshire.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Epic extract in Krash (Australia)

Krash is a boys general interest magazine that is published monthly and distributed in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia. Recently they featured Epic in a four page extract.

Epic by Conor Kostick in Krash Epic by Conor Kostick in Krash

Competition in Chill magazine (Australia)

competition for Epic by Conor Kostick Chill is the children's section of Adelaide's newspaper, The Advertiser. Recently they held a competition to win a copy of Epic:

EPIC, by Conor Kostick is described as a blend of Lord of the Rings fantasy and the virtual reality world of the Matrix. A boy named Erik is living on New Earth where Epic, a sword and sorcery virtual reality game, determines what happens to you. Erik subverts the rules of the game, and he and his friends are drawn into a world of power-hungry, dangerous players.

competition for Epic by Conor Kostick

Epic poster in Disney Adventures (Australia)

This monthly magazine is targetted at boys and girls aged 9 to 13 published by Australian Consolidated Press in Australia and New Zealand. The dragon is from the Australian cover of Epic. Pity the poster doesn't have Conor's name... Epic by Conor Kostick poster in Disney Adventures

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Review of Saga in the (Irish) Sunday Independent.

The review, which isn't online, is by Celia Keenan, who is the Director of the MA Programme in Children’s Literature and Lecturer in English at Saint Patrick’s College, Drumcondra (Dublin City University) and the president of The Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature.

Contemporary and futuristic fantasy can provide a powerful critique of dehumanisation and help explore ideas about identity. […] Conor Kostick’s Saga falls into this category. Saga, the sequel to Epic is suited to a slightly older readership (15-16 yrs) because of the challenge of the narrative form, the shifting point of view and the sophisticated structure based on virtual reality games.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Recent mentions of Conor Kostick in the blogosphere

In the world of blogs Jamie at Here Be Subtlety picks Epic as her children's book of the year. The oft-mentioned Lady Schrapnell starts and finishes Saga. And sammywol recommends Saga as well.

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