Author Archives: Anthony Ryan

“Der Herr des Turms” (Tower Lord in German) Shortlisted for the Leserpreis Award

Der Leserpreis – die besten Bücher 2015

Huge thanks to my German readers for voting the German language edition of Tower Lord – Der Herr des Turms – onto the shortlist for the Leserpreis Award in the Fantasy and Science Fiction category. The “Leserpreis” is the biggest readers’ choice book award in the German-speaking region and I’m very honoured to find myself nominated. You can vote on the shortlist here. Voting closes on 24th November.

Tower Lord German cover

New Interview on the Grim Tidings Podcast

Thanks to Rob Matheny and Philip Overby for inviting me onto the Grim Tidings Podcast (your podcast for dark genre fiction) for a fun discussion about Raven’s Shadow, Slab City Blues and some previously unheard details of what to expect from The Draconis Memoria. Available for download here and also findable on iTunes.

Follow the Grim Tidings Podcast on twitter @grimdarkfiction.

Unbound Anthology – My First Page

As a taster for the upcoming anthology, Unbound – Tales by Masters of Fantasy, editor Shawn Speakman was kind enough to send me the first page of my story The Hall of the Diamond Queen.


Want more? Unbound is out in e-book on 1st December, features stories by authors much more famous than I am (including Joe Abbercrombie, Jim Butcher and Mark Lawrence to name but three), and can be pre-ordered from, and Nook. No confirmed release date yet for the hardcover version but Shawn assures me it’s in the works, pre-order from Grim Oak Press.

and ‘Tower Lord’ in Czech is…

Pán Věže – To be released on 30th October 2015 and available for pre-order now from:

Thanks to everyone at Nakladatelství Host for making this happen.

Tower Lord Czech cover

‘Unbound’ Anthology – Ebook Pre-order now Available

The ebook version of the new anthology from Grim Oak PressUnbound – Tales by Masters of Fantasy – is now available fro pre-order on & Unbound will be released on 1st December and includes my story The Hall of the Diamond Queen (it’s not a Raven’s Shadow story but it does have giant war-eagles and talking velociraptors, if you like that kind of thing).


Here’s the full line-up of contributing authors:

  • Small Kindnesses by Joe Abercrombie
  • An Unfortunate Influx of Filipians by Terry Brooks
  • Mr. Island by Kristen Britain
  • Jury Duty by Jim Butcher
  • Madwalls by Rachel Caine
  • The Way Into Oblivion by Harry Connolly
  • Uncharming by Delilah Dawson
  • All In a Night’s Work by David Anthony Durham
  • Son of Crimea by Jason M. Hough
  • Dichotomy of Paradigms by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • A Good Name by Mark Lawrence
  • River and Echo by John Marco
  • Seven Tongues by Tim Marquitz
  • The Siege of Tilpur by Brian McClellan
  • Fiber by Seanan McGuire
  • Stories Are Gods by Peter Orullian
  • Heart’s Desire by Kat Richardson
  • The Hall of the Diamond Queen by Anthony Ryan
  • The Dead’s Revenant by Shawn Speakman
  • The Farmboy Prince by Brian Staveley
  • The Game by Michael J. Sullivan
  • The Ethical Heresy by Sam Sykes
  • The Rat by Mazarkis Williams

Slab City Blues: The Collected Stories – Now Available in Paperback

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The paperback edition of Slab City Blues: The Collected Edition is now available. Dead tree aficionados can buy it here:,, Createspace

‘An Aria for Ragnarok – A Slab City Blues Novel’ – Released Today

An Aria for Rangarok – the fifth and final story in the Slab City Blues series – is now available in ebook.

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Description – ‘Alex McLeod has a score to settle. Back on the Slab and newly promoted to head of Special Homicide, Alex decides it’s time to finally bring down Mr Mac – his longest-standing enemy and the most powerful criminal kingpin in the Confederation of Autonomous Orbiting States. But, before the hunt can begin he finds himself lumbered with the inconvenient and spectacularly bloody murder of a famous industrialist. A swift but violent resolution to the case raises more questions than it answers and Alex’s inability to tolerate a mystery soon uncovers a far greater threat than he has ever faced before. Ragnarok is coming. To stop it, Alex must call on the help of both friends and foes, as well as placing himself in an alien and hostile environment: it’s time for a return visit to Planet Earth.’

Buy it here –,, Kobo, iBooks, Nook

Those new to this series might want to opt for Slab City Blues: The Collected Stories, also released today.

Slab City Collected Edition - EBook 1563 x 2500

Description – ‘Presenting in one volume all five stories in the Sci-fi Noir series by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Anthony Ryan, author of the acclaimed Raven’s Shadow Trilogy. Includes the short stories Slab City Blues and A Song for Madame Choi, the novellas A Hymn to Gods Long Dead and The Ballad of Bad Jack, and the novel An Aria for Ragnarok.’

Buy the ebook here –,, Kobo, iBooks, Nook

The paperback version should be available from Amazon within five days. I’ll update the books page with the link when it goes up.


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