D. K. Mok D. K. Mok i(6374532 works by) (a.k.a. DK Mok)
Gender: Female
AustLit is a subscription service. The content and services available here are limited because you have not been recognised as a subscriber. Find out how to gain full access to AustLit


DK Mok graduated from the University of New South Wales with a degree in Psychology, and currently lives in Sydney. Fond of cephalopods, androids, global politics, rugged horizons, science and technology podcasts she writes fantasy, science fiction and urban fantasy novels and short stories.

Most Referenced Works

On the Web

Awards for Works

Squid's Grief 2016 single work novel science fiction

'In the seething metropolis of Baltus City, car-hacker Squid is desperate for a fresh start. She dreams of a normal life and a respectable job, where retirement comes with a pension plan, not an exit wound. Determined to break free from the criminal syndicate that commands her, she agrees to one last heist. But when she rescues a cheerful amnesiac from the trunk of a stolen car, her decision to help him sends her own plans into a tailspin.

'Squid and the amnesiac—soon nicknamed Grief—rapidly find themselves caught between warring criminal factions, shadowy vigilantes, and Squid’s own hopes for a better future.

'As she investigates deeper into the mystery of Grief’s true identity, Squid begins to uncover a past darker than her own, setting her on a collision course with the enigmatic crime lords who rule Baltus City.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2017 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Novel
2016 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Novel
The Heart of the Labyrinth In Memory : A Tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett , 2015 single work short story fantasy

'In the heart of the Labyrinth of Varissen, there dwells a beast known only as the Devourer. However, the Devourer is sick of eating adventurers, and he suspects that once, long ago, he bore another name. So when a young woman arrives, declaring that she’s here to rescue him, the Devourer persuades her to join him on a search for his forgotten past.'

Source: Author's website (http://www.dkmok.com/0009Labyrinth.html). (Sighted: 22/2/2016)

2015 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Young Adult Division Short Story
Almost Days Insert Title Here , The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015 , 2015 single work short story

'In the unseen realm enfolding the world, timeless custodians maintain order and balance. However, when one custodian unexpectedly "retires", this triggers a chain of events that threatens the separation between the worlds.'

Source: Author's website.

2015 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Fantasy Division Short Story
Last amended 15 Feb 2016 12:51:41
Other mentions of "" in AustLit: