Philippa Ballantine

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Philippa Ballantine
Pip Ballantine 2012.jpg
Ballantine in 2012
Born (1971-08-08) 8 August 1971 (age 43)
Wellington, New Zealand
Pen name Pip Ballantine
Occupation author
Nationality New Zealand
Genre Science fiction/Fantasy/Steampunk
Literary movement The Podiobook (Podcast Novel)
Website
pjballantine.com

Philippa Ballantine (born 8 August 1971), who also used the pen name Pip Ballantine, is a contemporary New Zealand author of speculative fiction and an avid podcaster. She now lives in Manassas, Virginia, with her husband and collaborator Tee Morris.

History[edit]

Philippa Jane Ballantine was born in Wellington, New Zealand. She attended Samuel Marsden Collegiate School and went on to graduate from Victoria University of Wellington with a BA in English and Political Science. She also holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Library Studies from The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.

In 2006 Ballantine became the first New Zealand author to podcast her novel.[1]

Ballantine's first Book of the Order, Geist, was published by Ace Books in 2010, followed by Spectyr, Wrayth, and the final in the series Harbinger.[2]

She is also the co-author with her husband Tee Morris of the "Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences" novels. The first, Phoenix Rising, came out in 2011 and won an Airship Award for best written work.[3]

Phoenix Rising was also rated in the top 10 science fiction books of 2011 on goodreads.com.[4] The sequel The Janus Affair was a Locus Bestseller[5] and won the Steampunk Chronicle Readers Choice award for Best Fiction.[6]

In 2011 she also signed a book deal with Pyr books for a two-book series, the first of which is Hunter and Fox. The second, Kindred and Wings, came out in 2013.[7]

Written material / podcasts[edit]

Books of the Order[edit]

The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novels[edit]

The Shifted World series[edit]

Podcast novels[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

Podcasts[edit]

  • Whispers at the Edge (2006–2008)
  • The Shared Desk (2011–present)

Podcast anthology[edit]

  • Tales from the Archives (2011–present)
  • Chronicles of the Order (2010–present)
  • Erotica à la Carte (2008–present)

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • 2013 Steampunk Chronicle Readers Choice Award winner for Best Fiction[8]
  • 2012 Parsec Award winner for Best Speculative Fiction: Small Cast (Short Form)[9]
  • 2011 Airship Award winner for best written work (with Tee Morris)[10]
  • 2011 Sir Julius Vogel Award nominee for Best Novel- Adult[11]
  • 2010 Parsec Award finalist for Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast[12]
  • 2010 Sir Julius Vogel Award finalist for Best fan production[13]
  • 2009 Parsec Award finalist for Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast[14]
  • 2009 Sir Julius Vogel Award winner for Best fan production[15]
  • 2009 Sir Julius Vogel Award nominee for Best Novel- Adult[16]
  • 2007 Parsec Award finalist for Best Writing Podcast
  • 2006 Sir Julius Vogel Award nominee for Best Novel[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weaver's Web – a free audio book". Podiobooks.com. Retrieved 3 February 2006. 
  2. ^ "Novels by Podcast; How to make money from 'free'". Wired Magazine. Retrieved 7 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Steamcon III Airship Award". Steampunk.com. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Goodreads Choice Awards". goodreads.com. Retrieved 18 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Locus Bestsellers, September". Locus. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Winners 2013". Steampunk Chronicle. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Pip Ballantine: a full head of steam". New Zealand Herald. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "2013 Readers Choice Award". Steampunk Chronicle. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "2012 Parsec Award Winners". Parsec Awards. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Steamcon III Airship Awards". Steamcon. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "Sir Julius Vogel Nominations – 2011". SFFANZ. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  12. ^ "2010 Finalists". Parsec Awards. Retrieved 23 April 2009. 
  13. ^ "SJV Award Nominations 2010". SFFANZ. Retrieved 14 August 2010. 
  14. ^ "2009 Finalists". Parsec Awards. Retrieved 23 April 2009. 
  15. ^ "SJV Award Winners 2009". SFFANZ. Retrieved 22 September 2007. 
  16. ^ "Sir Julius Vogel Award Results – 2009". SFFANZ. Retrieved 22 September 2007. 
  17. ^ "Sir Julius Vogel Award Results- 2006". SFFANZ. Retrieved 22 September 2006. 

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