Cat Sparks is a multi-award-winning Australian author, editor, and artist whose former employment has included: media monitor, political and archaeological photographer, graphic designer and manager of Agog! Press amongst other (much less interesting) things. She's currently fiction editor of Cosmos Magazine while simultaneously grappling with a PhD on YA climate fiction.
"Forget the Mad Max comparisons: Sparks is far more ambitious than that. Lotus Blue is A Canticle for Leibowitz by way of Neuromancer." --Peter Watts, author of Blindsight "A mythic, far-future outback populated by superhuman soldiers, house-sized reptiles, and half-crazed armored vehicles: If that doesn't sound incredible to you, you have no heart. Lotus Blue is the year's most compelling science fiction novel." --Zachary Jernigan, author of Jeroun: The Collected Omnibus "Astonishingly rich in ideas and concepts and the world building is truly breathtaking in its breadth and originality. Lotus Blue is a revelation." --Isobelle Carmody, author of the Obernewtyn Chronicles "Lotus Blue is sci-fi author Cat Sparks's debut novel, and for a first journey it's a hell of a ride. As intelligent and thought-provoking as it is exciting ... From the opening paragraphs you can feel the desert heat and the sand whipping your face." --Starburst magazine "Lotus Blue is SF adventure on steroids. A dystopian vision worthy of H. Rider Haggard and the Mad Max film franchise." --Jack Dann "Vivid, compelling, and relentless, Cat Sparks makes you care about the soul of a mecha future as you hang onto the edge, feeling the sandy grit between your teeth." --Tina LeCount Myers, author of The Song of All "Strong-minded women to root for, self-driven, sentient war mech, and a broken, raw world make Lotus Blue the latest and greatest of recent post-apocalyptic stories. An imagined future that leaves you discomfited, but an engaging read that leaves you satisfied." --Betsy Dornbusch, author of the Books of the Seven Eyes trilogy "A post-apocalyptic vision from Australia. Sparks' debut is ambitious ... but patient readers will find it ultimately rewarding." --Kirkus Reviews