DK Mok is a fantasy and science fiction author whose novels include Squid's Grief, Hunt for Valamon and The Other Tree. DK has been shortlisted for five Aurealis Awards, two Ditmars, and a Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award.


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Featured Book

Squid's Grief
A Novel

Aurealis Award-Nominated for Best Science Fiction Novel

Ditmar Award-Nominated for Best Novel

When car-hacker Squid rescues a cheerful amnesiac from the trunk of a stolen car, her decision to help him recover his memory sets her on a collision course with the enigmatic crime lords who rule Baltus City. More details...


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16 October 2018

Under the Full Moon's Light is out today! This anthology of 28 speculative fiction tales includes DK's fantasy short story 'The Moon Collector'.

When the moon is mysteriously snatched from the sky, outcast warrior Ora must venture beyond the stars, to the realm of the forgotten gods, to retrieve her world's stolen moon.

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Available now on Kindle.

Paperback coming soon.


1 Sept 2018

Happy release day to Mother of Invention! This thought-provoking anthology contains 21 diverse stories exploring themes of gender and artificial intelligence, and includes DK's short story 'Junkyard Kraken'.

This anthology also includes the award-winning essay 'Reflecting on Indigenous Worlds, Indigenous Futurisms and Artificial Intelligence' by Ambelin Kwaymullina.

Out now in ebook and paperback.

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8 August 2018

DK will have a new fantasy short story appearing in the upcoming anthology Under the Full Moon's Light from Owl Hollow Press. Themed around the spells and schemes that spark to life beneath a full moon, the anthology is scheduled for release on the 16 October 2018.

Find the full list of authors here.


5 August 2018

The Kindle version of Mother of Invention is now available for pre-order!

You can pre-order here, with other versions to follow shortly.

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18 June 2018

''The Spider and the Stars' received a wonderful review from SFF Reviews!

"It stands apart from ordinary tales of space-faring through the inclusion of something that is lacking in so many speculative-fic hero-quest stories: Loving and supportive parents."

Read the full review here.


13 June 2018

DK was recently invited to write a guest post for World Weaver Press as part of the Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers launch. DK's post, 'Stargazing Spiders and Cicada Wings: The Potential for Biomimetics', discusses our relationship with spiders and insects, and explores how entomology could reveal solutions to the medical, environmental and climate challenges we currently face.

Read the full guest post here.


8 June 2018

Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers received a great review on the latest episode of Book Riot! They discuss 'cosy sci-fi' and briefly refer to 'The Spider and the Stars'.

Listen to the full podcast here.


5 June 2018

It's release day for Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers! This anthology of optimistic science fiction stories explores futures defined by sustainability and resilience. Out now in ebook and paperback.

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30 April 2018

Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers received a great review from Publishers Weekly, including a mention of 'The Spider and the Stars'!

"The emphasis is on thoughtful, even radical solutions, such as in D.K. Mok’s delightful “The Spider and the Stars,” which traces the life and career of a young woman focused on applying entomology to space research."

Read the full review here.


5 April 2018

The 2018 Ditmar Award winners were recently announced at Swancon in Perth, and the award for Best Collection went to Ecopunk! Congratulations to all the finalists and winners!

See a complete list of the winners here.

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12 Mar 2018

It's cover reveal day for Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers!

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You can now pre-order the ebook and paperback at their special, discounted earlybird prices. The anthology will be released on June 5, 2018.







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15 Feb 2018

In exciting news, DK's story 'The Wandering Library' has been shortlisted for an Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novella! This story was first published in Ecopunk!, edited by Liz Grzyb and Cat Sparks (Ticonderoga Publications). Congratulations to all the finalists!

See the full list of finalists here.


13 Feb 2018

An exciting update on Mother of Invention! The anthology will be released in September 2018, with two book launch events scheduled for earlier in the year. You can preview Mother of Invention at WisCon (Wisconsin, USA) in May, and at Continuum (Melbourne, Australia) in June. More updates to come over the next few months, so check back for more developments.

Read the full update here.


12 Feb 2018

DK's new short story 'The Spider and the Stars' will be published in the anthology Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers from World Weaver Press, edited by Sarena Ulibarri.

This anthology contains 17 science fiction stories of optimism, ingenuity and adaptation, from guerilla artists to stargazing spiders.

Table of Contents

"Caught Root" by Julia K. Patt
"The Spider and the Stars" by D.K. Mok
"Riot of the Wind and Sun" by Jennifer Lee Rossman
"Fyrewall" by Stefani Cox
"Watch Out, Red Crusher!" by Shel Graves
"The Call of the Wold" by Holly Schofield
"Camping With City Boy" by Jerri Jerreat
"A Field of Sapphires and Sunshine" by Jaymee Goh
"Midsummer Night's Heist" by Commando Jugendstil and Tales from the EV Studio
"Heavenly Dreams of Mechanical Trees" by Wendy Nikel
"New Siberia" by Blake Jessop
"Grover: Case #C09 920, 'The Most Dangerous Blend'" by Edward Edmonds
"Amber Waves" by Sam S. Kepfield
"Grow, Give, Repeat" by Gregory Scheckler
"Cable Town Delivery" by M. Lopes da Silva
"Women of White Water" by Helen Kenwright
"Under the Northern Lights" by Charlotte M. Ray

Glass and Gardens will be released in June 2018.

See the full TOC announcement here.


10 Nov 2017

DK's new short story, 'Junkyard Kraken', will be published in the upcoming anthology Mother of Invention.

Themed around gender and artificial intelligence, this anthology will feature stories from award-winning authors including Seanan McGuire, John Chu, Nisi Shawl, Jo Anderton, Kaaron Warren and Cat Sparks.

Mother of Invention is scheduled for release by Twelfth Planet Press in mid-2018.

Find more information here.


6 Nov 2017

Happy release day to Ecopunk! This anthology of optimistic tales of sustainable futures is out now in paperback and ebook.

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3 Nov 2017

The Kindle version of Ecopunk! is now available for pre-order! The anthology's official release date is November 6, 2017.

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You can also buy the paperback, epub and mobi versions on Ticonderoga Publications' website.

Buy the Kindle version here.


22 Sep 2017

DK was recently interviewed as part of the Ecopunk! authors mini-interview series. DK talks about airships, activism, camel libraries, biblioburros and the inspiration behind 'The Wandering Library'.

Read the full interview here.


20 Sep 2017

The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2015 is now available in ebook format. This anthology of 31 acclaimed short stories includes DK's Aurealis Award-nominated story 'Almost Days'.

Ebook available in:
Epub (Smashwords)

Paperback and hard cover versions are also available.

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19 Aug 2017

The cover of upcoming anthology Ecopunk! has been revealed!

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This anthology of optimistic tales set in radical futures includes DK's short story 'The Wandering Library'.

Ecopunk! will be released by Ticonderoga Publications in October 2017.

Find the full table of contents here.


22 June 2017

The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2015 is out now in hardback and paperback! This volume contains 31 acclaimed short stories, including DK's Aurealis Award-nominated fantasy story 'Almost Days'.

Available at Amazon and Indie Books Online.

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9 April 2017

The 2017 Ditmar Awards preliminary ballot has been announced, and Squid's Grief has been shortlisted for Best Novel!

"It's an incredible honour to be on the ballot alongside so many extraordinary and celebrated authors. I'm humbled to be in such excellent company, and I'm thrilled to see Australian speculative fiction going from strength to strength. Congratulations to everyone on the ballot!" - DK

See the full Ditmar ballot here.


3 April 2017

DK's new sci-fi short story, 'The Wandering Library', will be included in Ticonderoga Publications' upcoming Ecopunk anthology! Award-winning editors Liz Grzyb and Cat Sparks have selected 19 speculative tales of radical, optimistic futures showing a world transformed by climate change.

Table of Contents

Adam Browne, “The Radiolarian Violin"
Matthew Chrulew, “Future Perfect”
Emilie Collyer, “From the Dark”
Jason Fischer, “Milk and Honey”
Tom Guerney, “The Mangrove Maker”
Claire McKenna, “Mr. Mycelium”
R. Jean Mathieu, “The City Sunk, the City Risen”
D.K. Mok, “The Wandering Library”
Jason Nahrung, “The Today Home”
Ian Nichols, “First Flight”
Shauna O'Meara, “Island Green”
Rivqa Rafael, “Trivalent”
Jane Rawson, “The Right Side of History”
Jane Routley, “The Scent of Betrayal”
Andrew Sullivan, “The Butterfly Whisperer”
Janeen Webb, “Monkey Business”
Corey White, “Happy Hunting Ground”
Tess Williams, “Broad Church”
Marian Womack, “Pink Footed”

The anthology will be released in 2017.

Find Ticonderoga's announcement here.


20 Feb 2017

The Aurealis Awards finalists have been announced, and Squid's Grief has been shortlisted for Best Science Fiction Novel!

"I'm honoured and thrilled to be in such incredible company. It's always impressive to see the amazing scope and diversity of voices in Australian spec fic. Congratulations to all the finalists." - DK

See the full list of finalists here.


16 Jan 2017

DK's Aurealis Award-shortlisted story 'Almost Days' will be featured in Ticonderoga Publication's upcoming anthology, The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2015!

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This volume will include stories by award-winning authors such as Garth Nix, Joanne Anderton, Angela Slatter and Cat Sparks.

Table of Contents

Joanne Anderton, “2B”
Alan Baxter, “The Chart of the Vagrant Mariner”
Deborah Biancotti, “Look How Cold My Hands Are”
Stephen Dedman, “Oh, Have You Seen The Devil”
Erol Engin, “The Events at Callan Park”
Jason Fischer, “The Dog Pit”
Dirk Flinthart, “In the Blood”
Kimberley Gaal, “In Sheep's Clothing”
Stephanie Gunn, “The Flowers That Bloom Where Blood Touches Earth”
Lisa Hannett, “Consorting With Filth”
Robert Hood, “Double Speak”
Kathleen Jennings, “A Hedge of Yellow Roses”
Maree Kimberley, “Ninehearts”
Jay Kristoff, “Sleepless”
Martin Livings, “El Caballo Muerte”
Danny Lovecraft, “Reminiscences of Herbert West”
Kirstyn McDermott, “Self, Contained”
Sally McLennan, “Mr Schmidt's Dead Pet Emporium”
DK Mok, “Almost Days”
Faith Mudge, “Blueblood”
Samantha Murray, “Half Past”
Jason Nahrung, “Night Blooming”
Garth Nix, “The Company of Women”
Anthony Panegyres, “Lady Killer”
Rivqa Rafael, “Beyond the Factory Wall”
Deborah Sheldon, “Perfect Little Stitches”
Angela Slatter, “Bluebeard's Daughter”
Cat Sparks, “Dragon Girl”
Lucy Sussex, “Angelito”
Anna Tambour, “Tap”
Kaaron Warren, “Mine Intercom”

The anthology will be released in ebook, paperback and hardcover in April 2017.

You can now pre-order the paperback and hardcover versions at Indie Books Online.


2 Jan 2017

Squid's Grief made it onto Liz Grzyb's Top Ten Reads of 2016!

Liz Grzyb is a partner and editor at Ticonderoga Publications, the award-winning publishing house behind anthologies such as The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror series, Bloodlines and Hear Me Roar.

Find the full Top Ten list here.



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