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McConnochie, Mardi

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1971-    ) Australian author, partner of James Bradley; her first novel Coldwater (2001), written for adults, is nonfantastic, as is The Snow Queen (2004); she has also written fantasy for relatively young readers, She is of sf interest for the Young Adult Quest of the Sunfish sequence beginning with Escape to the Moon Islands (2017; vt The Flooded Earth 2018), set in a moderately distant Near Future Earth, some time after catastrophic flooding, due to Weather Control gone wrong, has transformed the planet. The young protagonists embark on a Fantastic Voyage across this worldwide Archipelago in search of their scientist father, pursued by the inimical ruling Admiralty anxious to weaponize (see Weapons) his research into the Scientific Errors that provoked the planetary Disaster. But the Dystopian tyranny now dominant may be persuaded to relax its grip. [JC]

Mardi McConnochie

born Armidale, New South Wales: 2 February 1971

works (selected)

series

Melissa, Queen of Evil

  • Melissa, Queen of Evil (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2006) [Melissa, Queen of Evil: pb/Jo Allsop and Oliver Strewe]
  • Dangerous Games (Pan Macmillan Australia, 2007) [Melissa, Queen of Evil: pb/Jo Allsop]

Quest of the Sunfish

  • Escape to the Moon Islands (Crows Nest, New South Wales: Allen and Unwin, 2016) [Quest of the Sunfish: pb/Jason Solo]
    • The Flooded Earth (Toronto, Ontario: Pajama Press, 2018) [vt of the above: Quest of the Sunfish: hb/]
  • Castle in the Sea (Crows Nest, New South Wales: Allen and Unwin, 2017) [Quest of the Sunfish: pb/Jason Solo]
  • The Skeleton Coast (Crows Nest, New South Wales: Allen and Unwin, 2017) [Quest of the Sunfish: pb/Jason Solo]

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