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‘Slab City Blues: The Collected Stories’ – Now Available in Audiobook

I’m pleased to announce that at long last my sci-fi noir series Slab City Blues: The Collected Stories is now available in audiobook, read by Steven Brand. The collection also has a brand new cover, illustrated by Kevin Goeke (see more of his work at movco-art.com) with cover design by Shawn King (www.stkkreations.com).

 

Buy the audiobook here:  audible.com  –  audible.co.uk  –  amazon.com  –  amazon.co.uk

The audiobook should also appear on iTunes in the next few days if you prefer to buy your stuff from the Apple-verse.

The book is also available in ebook here:  Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk  –  Kobo  –  iBooks  –  Nook

You can also purchase a print edition here:  Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk

Book description:

Gangs, killers, and vampires. One war-torn detective is the only hope of survival for a crime-ridden orbiting city…

Blade Runner meets Se7en in this gritty five-story collection from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Anthony Ryan.   

Alex McLeod paid dearly during the war for independence from Earth. It left the detective disfigured, jaded, and alone. In the aftermath of victory, Alex seethes as criminal factions and cold-blooded killers clash over control of the newly-liberated confederation. In his crusade for justice in the free states, he’s willing to break more than a few rules along the way…

The only home Alex knows is the slums of Slab, an orbiting city teeming with lowlifes, back-stabbers, and gene-spliced monstrosities. From the grimy streets of his city to the lawless Asteroid Belt, Alex goes toe-to-toe with a sharp-clawed vigilante, a mythical serial killer, and a gorgeous vampire with an ominous message. His quest won’t end until his homeland earns the freedom it was promised…

But even Alex may not be able to stop the impending Reckoning and a voyage to the one place he swore he’d never return: Earth…

Slab City Blues: The Collected Stories contains four exciting novellas and one sensational novel set in a world of hard-boiled sci-fi and cyberpunk. If you like hard-nosed detectives, futuristic planets, and pulse-pounding action, then you’ll love Anthony Ryan’s world of vampires, werewolves, and space.

 

 


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: Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, 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 – 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.

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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.


‘Slab City Blues: An Aria for Ragnarok’ & ‘Slab City Blues: The Collected Stories’ – Now Available for Pre-order

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 StoriesAmazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Kobo, iBooks, Nook

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Thanks to the good people at Damonza.com for producing the covers.


Introducing T.J. Redig – Copy Editor

T. J. Redig, author, host of the Scrivener Soapbox podcast and one-time guest-poster on this blog, is offering a new copy-editing / proofreading service. He was kind enough to copy-edit the manuscript of An Aria for Ragnarok (Slab City Blues #5 – out in October), and did a great job, so any self-publishers looking to give their work the necessary final polish should check out T.J’s website. He’s offering a free sample edit and an introductory rate for the first five customers.


Interview with The Everyday Author

Thanks to Derek Alan Siddoway for inviting me to be interviewed on everydayauthor.com for their Author Origins series. Read it here: http://everydayauthor.com/author-origins-anthony-ryan/


New Podcast Interview on Scrivener Soapbox

Thanks once again to TJ Redig for hosting another interview with yours truly on the Scrivener Soapbox podcast in which we talk mainly about Slab City Blues, why Superman is boring and I reveal my general ignorance of the nuances of self-publishing. Listen here:

http://www.tjredig.com/scrivenersoapbox/2015/2/7/anthony-ryans-slab-city-blues-bonus-episode

Also available on iTunes if you search for Scrivener Soapbox.