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Jani Kilian Books

[FYI–the first four books is the Jani Kilian series (Code, Rules, Law, and Contact Imminent) are no longer in print. Used paper copies are still available and some bookstores may still have copies in stock. Harpercollins is no longer offering ebook versions. Over the next few months, I am hoping to re-release the books in e-format and possibly POD. That will mean new artwork and  some tweaking of the text (word choices, shading. Nothing major). Hoping to add a novella or other additional items as well.  As soon as I have details worked out, I will post them here. ]

Jani Kilian was born in Ville Acadie, the largest city on the Commonwealth colony of Acadia. Her Irish father was a systems developer, her Indian mother a shopkeeper. She grew up speaking a French dialect, learned Commonwealth English in primary school, and decided early on that life on a backwater was not for her. She wanted to see other worlds, so like so many other colony kids, she joined the Service.

It seemed a good decision at the time.

 

Code of Conduct
1999 Philip K. Dick Award Nominee
First book in the series
Cover by Jean-Pierre Targete
Published by Eos, an imprint of HarperCollins

 

 

Rules of Conflict
Honorable Mention in SF Site’s list of Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2000
Second book in the series
Cover by Jean-Pierre Targete

Published by Eos, an imprint of HarperCollins

 

 

Law of Survival
Third book in the series
Cover by Jean-Pierre Targete

Published by Eos, an imprint of HarperCollins

“…a perfect book to read after dealing with the b*****ds at work.” – Kim Zrubek

 

Contact Imminent
Fourth book in the series
Cover by Jean-Pierre Targete

Published by Eos, an imprint of HarperCollins

“Kristine Smith supercedes herself with each new book.” Janny Wurts

 

Endgame
Fifth book in the series

Chris McGrath did the cover; you can see the original artwork here. The full cover flat, front and back, is here.

Published by Eos, an imprint of HarperCollins

 

Bookstores:
Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble
Indiebound
Powell’s Books
Books-a-Million

 

Other Editions

ENDGAME is available in paper and ebook formats. Links to multiple formats can be found on the Harpercollins website. It is also available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes/iBooks, and other E-book purveyors.

The Science Fiction Book Club published all five Jani books in two omnibus editions. The first, Rules of Survival, contains Code, Rules, and Law. The second, Endgame, contains Contact Imminent and Endgame.

Both covers were done by Chris McGrath.

My first–and so far only– foreign sale was to the Russian publisher AST, which bought CODE OF CONDUCT. Here’s the cover:

That’s my name on the top, in those cool industrial letters. I’m not sure if the bordering graphic with T. rex and the castle on the precipice is a standard AST border or part of *my* cover. No dinosaurs were harmed in the writing of any of my books, in case you wondered.

I do like the transport.

It’s a small hardcover book, about 5 1/4″ by 8″. 415 pages. Very neat, seeing my words translated into another language