Jane Killick

JANE KILLICK is an author and journalist who juggles working for BBC Radio with a lifelong passion for science fiction. Alongside several series of original SF novels, she has also written numerous behind the scenes books, including Stasis Leaked Complete, a guide to TV show Red Dwarf, and a series on Babylon 5.

You asked, we listened, and now you can listen too! November 30, 2021 - Since we launched in September 2020 we've had loads of queries as to audiobooks. The original plan was to release audio along with paperback and ebook, but then... everything happened... so plans had to change. We announced in September that we would be bringing you new audiobooks before the end… Read more.
Terraforming Mars: In the Shadow of Deimos by Jane Killick Great News! Terraforming Mars novels to get a Danish translation! August 10, 2021 - The board game Terraforming Mars from FryxGames in Sweden has been a massive success since its original 2016 release (because it’s awesome). 2018 saw the release of a localized and highly successful Nordic version of the game, translated by the Copenhagen-based agency Character Localization and Publishing. Today Character and Asmodee… Read more.
BIG Spring/Summer title announcement! March 1, 2021 - It’s been a while since we gave you a BIG update on the behind-the-scenes work going on here at Aconyte. You’ve all been very patient and as such, we thought it about time we reward you with a GIGANTIC list of really cool sounding titles coming in the spring and… Read more.

“The Fryxelius brothers’ ‘Terraforming Mars’ gets its first book tie-in from Asmodee and its imprint Aconyte Books, in English and Danish.”
Publishing Perspectives

“For anyone interested in a pacy, enjoyable mystery set to the backdrop of corporate competition for the red planet, this is well worth a look.”

– Track of Words

“Killick’s smooth, unfussy writing style pulled me into the story, so that I stayed up far later than I should to discover what happens next.”

– Brainfluff

“I came away from this book wanting to learn more, to discover more about the kinds of people that would make their homes on Mars, the corporations that would try to alter it and the science they use, and to spend more time on this strangely beautiful world. I can’t wait to see what else gets made in this franchise.”

– Trans-Scribe

“I solidly recommended this book and give it 5 stars out of 5.”

– Big Geordie Geek

“A very intense book dealing with both science fiction and Mystery genres. A good introduction to the Terraforming Mars world setting without bogging down the reader with game lore. A strong narrative with relatable and enjoyable characters. Good mystery to the plot and a well-rounded story that offers closure while leaving enough threads to be picked up should the series continue.”
Inquisitor Jenn

In the Shadow of Deimos is a fantastic tale for anyone who is looking for a fix of Terraforming Mars without the time to play the game, or a good sci-fi story about survival – not only of a new and harsh environment – but the corruption of those in power.”
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