Marianne de Pierres
Marianne de Pierres (born 1961) is an Australian science fiction author. Born in Western Australia, she did her undergraduate studies at Curtin University in Perth and later studied a Postgraduate Certificate of Arts in Writing, Editing and Publishing at the University of Queensland. In 2018 she will complete her PhD in creative Writing from the University of Queensland. Marianne has been actively involved in promoting Speculative Fiction in Australia and is the co-founder of the Vision Writers Group, and ROR – wRiters on the Rise, a critiquing group for professional writers. She was also involved in the early planning stage of Clarion South.
The greater body of her work has seen publication in the UK and Australia. In 2004, her series of novels with the protagonist Parrish Plessis, a postapocalyptic bodyguard and bounty hunter, was published in the United Kingdom through Orbit Books and in 2005 in the United States through Roc Books. The novels in this series include Nylon Angel, Code Noir, and Crash Deluxe and have been adapted into a role-playing game. Her second series, Sentients of Orion comprises four books: Dark Space, Chaos Space, Mirror Space and Transformation Space, published in the United Kingdom through Orbit Books. Transformation Space won an Aurealis Award for Best SF novel in 2011.
Some of de Pierres fiction has been the subject of academic study. The Parrish Plessis series had a chapter devoted to it in Dr Roslyn Weaver's text, Apocalypse in Australian Fiction, published in 2011 by McFarland Academic Press. In 2017, Dr Dorothea Boshoff published her PhD thesis on the Sentients of Orion series, entitled Crafting Positions: Representations of Intimacy and Gender in The Sentients of Orion.
In 2008 de Pierres began writing humorous crime under the pseudonym Marianne Delacourt. To date there are four novel novels in the Tara Sharp series: Sharp Shooter, Sharp Turn, Too Sharp and Sharp Edge. The first three novels were published by Allen and Unwin then later re-released by Twelfth Planet Press with the fourth book being released in 2017. The first novel, Sharp Shooter received a Davitt Award in 2010 for Best Crime novel by an Australian woman. The Tara Sharp series was optioned for film and TV by Hoodlum Productions, Brisbane.
Her young adult series, Night Creatures (Burn Bright, Angel Arias and Shine Light) was published by Random House, Australia. It featured a collaboration with Australian indie singer, Yunyu, who wrote songs to accompany the release of first two books.
In 2014, Angry Robot Books published her Peacemaker urban fantasy, crime, Western series. The book has since been optioned for game adaptation by Stirfire Productions.
Her complete bibliography is available from her website.
As Marianne de Pierres
|Big Rad||2002||Children's Book|
|Nylon Angel||Parrish Plessis Series||2004||Book 1|
|Code Noir||Parrish Plessis Series||2004||Book 2|
|Crash Deluxe||Parrish Plessis Series||2005||Book 3|
|Dark Space||Sentients of Orion||2007||Book 1|
|Chaos Space||Sentients of Orion||2008||Book 2|
|Mirror Space||Sentients of Orion||2009||Book 3|
|Transformation Space||Sentients of Orion||2010||Book 4|
|Burn Bright||Night Creatures||2011||Book 1|
|Angel Arias||Night Creatures||2011||Book 2|
|Shine Light||Night Creatures||2012||Book 3|
|Glitter Rose||Collection||2010||Short Story Collection|
|Serious Sas and Messy Magda||2013||Children's Book|
As Marianne Delacourt
|Sharp Shooter||Tara Sharp||2009||Book 1|
|Sharp Turn||Tara Sharp||2010||Book 2|
|Too Sharp||Tara Sharp||2011||Book 3|
|Sharp Edge||Tara Sharp||2017||Book 4|
Awards and nominations
|2003||Aurealis Award||In The Book shadow||Best Fantasy Short Story||Shortlist|
|2005||Aurealis Award||Nylon Angel||Best Science Fiction Novel||Shortlist|
|2006||Aurealis Award||Crash Deluxe||Best Science Fiction Novel||Shortlist|
|2007||Aurealis Award||Dark Space||Best Science Fiction Novel||Shortlist|
|2007||Ditmar Award||Dark Space||Best Novel||Shortlist|
|2008||Aurealis Award||Chaos Space||Best Science Fiction Novel||Shortlist|
|2010||Aurealis Award||Mirror Space||Best Science Fiction Novel||Shortlist|
|2010||Aurealis Award||Transformation Space||Best Science Fiction Novel||Winner|
|2012||Ditmar Award||Burn Bright||Best Novel||Shortlist|
|2014||Aurealis Award||Peacemaker||Best Science Fiction Novel||Winner |
As Marianne Delacourt
|2009||Davitt Award||Sharp Shooter||Best Crime Novel||Winner|
- Marianne de Pierres' official website
- Marianne de Pierres at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Marianne de Pierres' Escape Club website (YA)
- Marianne Delacourt
- Glitter Rose
- Sentients of Orion
- The story behind Peacemaker - Online Essay by Marianne de Pierres
- Yon, Mark (15 July 2007). "Interview with Marianne de Pierres". SFWorld. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
- "Brisbane authors' balancing act". 612 ABC Brisbane. 11 September 2007. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
- "About". Parrish Plessis series. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
- "Nylon Angel RPG". Marianne de Pierres. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
- "Sentients of Orion series". Marianne de Pierres. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
- "2010 Aurealis Award winners" (PDF). Aurealis Awards. 21 May 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 May 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
- "About". Marianne de Pierres. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
- Mangan, John (29 August 2010). "Hard slog punctuated with a little limelight". The Age. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
- Purdon, Fiona (2 March 2011). "Books: Dark fantasy burns brightly". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
- "Aurealis Awards Previous Years' Results" (PDF). Aurealis Awards. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 September 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
- "2008 Ditmar Awards". Locus Magazine. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
- "2010 Aurealis Awards finalists announced" (PDF). Aurealis Awards. 21 May 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 May 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2011.