The ebook version of the new anthology from Grim Oak Press – Unbound – Tales by Masters of Fantasy – is now available fro pre-order on Amazon.com & Amazon.co.uk. 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
The paperback edition of Slab City Blues: The Collected Edition is now available. Dead tree aficionados can buy it here: Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, Createspace
An Aria for Rangarok – the fifth and final story in the Slab City Blues series – is now available in ebook.
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 – Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Kobo, iBooks, Nook
Those new to this series might want to opt for Slab City Blues: The Collected Stories, also released today.
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 – Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, 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.
The German edition of Tower Lord – Der Herr des Turmes – is now available. Many thanks to my German translators, Hannes and Sara Riffel and Birgit Pfaffinger, and everyone at Hobbit Presse for making this happen. The reaction to all the various translated editions of the Raven’s Shadow series has been one of the most gratifying aspects of this whole journey, and I greatly appreciated the feedback from German readers of Blood Song – Das Lied des Blutes. Reminder – the signed hardcover Goodreads giveaway for Das Lied des Blutes is still live.
The fifth and final Slab City Blues story – An Aria for Ragnarok – will be released on October 1st and is now available for pre-order. In contrast to the short-story or novella length previous installments, this is a 50,000 word novel which concludes the series. Slab City Blues: The Collected Stories which will be released simultaneously and contains An Aria for Ragnarok together with all four preceding stories: Slab City Blues, A Song for Madame Choi, A Hymn to Gods Long Dead and The Ballad of Bad Jack. The Collected Stories will also be released as a print-on-demand paperback for those who prefer the dead tree option (buy link to come when it’s ready). Ebook pre-order links below:
An Aria for Ragnarok – Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Kobo, iBooks, Nook
Slab City Blues – The Collected Stories – Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Kobo, iBooks, Nook
Thanks to the good people at Damonza.com for producing the covers.
To celebrate the upcoming release of the German language edition of Tower Lord – Der Herr des Turmes – on 25th September by Hobbit Presse, I’m running a giveaway on Goodreads for three signed hardcovers of the German edition of Blood Song – Des Lied Des Blutes. The giveaway will run until September 29, enter here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/155016-das-lied-des-blutes.
Another spectacular cover from my Taiwanese publisher. Published on 29th September by Fantasy Foundation.