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and ‘Blood Song’ in Portuguese is…

‘A Cancao Do San’gue’. Many thanks to Anderson Tiago of the Brazilian fantasy site Intocados for sending me the cover from Leya who will be publishing the book in Brazil (looks oddly familiar I must say). For any Portuguese speakers out there I did an interview for Intocados which you can read here: http://intocados.com.br/index.php/literatura/entrevistas/417-entrevista-anthony-ryan-autor-de-blood-song

Blood Song Brazilian cover

 


New Non-fiction Anthology – ‘Story Behind the Book : Volume 3’

Thanks to Kristijan Meic and Ivana Steiner for including my essay on the ideas that inspired the writing of Blood Song in their new anthology ‘Story Behind the Book : Volume 3 – Essays on Writing Speculative Fiction.’

Book description:

‘The anthology collects nearly 40 non-fiction essays from some of the most exciting authors working today. Offering an unique insight into the creative and publishing process, these essays reveal all the beauty, effort and frustration that inevitable comes hand in hand with the urge to write, edit or illustrate. Contributors include Steven Erikson, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Hugh Howey, Richard Kadrey, Rod Rees, Christopher Fowler, Gary Gibson, Eric Brown, Anthony Ryan, Alan Averill, Ian Gibson, Garry Kilworth, Steve Rasnic Tem, Ian R. MacLeod, Cat Sparks, James Everington, Pat Cadigan, Stephen Deas, Jay Kristoff, Peter Roman, Paul Tremblay, Geoffrey Gudgion, Tina Connolly, Joan Frances Turner, Freda Warrington, Beth Bernobich, Jeff Somers, James A. Moore, Ben Jeapes, John R. Fultz, Nick Mamatas, Sean Lynch, Max Gladstone, Karen Sandler, Robert Reed, Roberto Calas, Richard James Bentley and William J. Cobb. All proceeds will be donated to Epilepsy Action.’

The anthology has been put together by the folks behind the upcoming4.me website. This is a very worthwhile cause and a great collection of essays so please consider buying a copy:

Amazon.com

E-book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O2C4C24

Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1502534711

Amazon.co.uk

E-book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00O2C4C24

Paperback: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1502534711


Blood Song – German Edition Published Today

I’m very pleased to report that the German language edition of Blood Song – Das Lied des Blutes – is published today by Hobbit Presse in hardcover, ebook and audio formats. Details and sample here for any German speakers:

http://www.klett-cotta.de/buch/Weitere_Autoren/Das_Lied_des_Blutes/48892

Or you can go to the Amazon.de page: http://www.amazon.de/Das-Lied-Blutes-Rabenschatten-1/dp/3608939253/ref=la_B00726D51G_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411394403&sr=1-1

Thanks to my German translators, Hannes Riffel and Sara Riffel, and to everyone at Hobbit Presse for all their hard work in making this happen.

Blood Song German cover

 


New Podcast Interview on Scrivener Soapbox

Thanks to TJ Redig for inviting me onto the Scrivener Soapbox podcast to talk about Blood Song, Tower Lord, Slab City Blues and advice for new writers… and beer. Check it out here: http://www.tjredig.com/scrivenersoapbox/2014/8/17/2014-09-03-20-anthony-ryan

Also on iTunes.


Tower Lord giveaway. And the winners are…

Many thanks to everyone who entered the Tower Lord giveaway competition, especially those who donated to Michael J. Sullivan’s Ride to Conquer Cancer. Total donations amounted to $1092.00 which is terrific. Donations for this very worthwhile cause will remain open until September 12th so please consider making a contribution. Without further ado, the winners are:

1st place: Laura Fisher

2nd place: Josh Garner

3rd place: Marianne Harrington and Duncan McKenzie

2nd-chance draw winners: Karen Seidle and Benjamin Surratt

Congratulations to the winners and commiserations to everyone else. As per the rules, everyone who made a donation will receive signed bookplates for Blood Song and Tower Lord. Also, many thanks for all the positive comments in the emails, sorry I couldn’t reply to you all individually.


Tower Lord – Giveaway Competition

It’s time for another giveaway competition. The rules are the same as before, with an added bonus.

The Prizes

One first-place winner will receive a US hardcover edition of Tower Lord, signed, lined and dated by me.

One second-place winner will win a UK hardcover edition of Tower Lord, signed, lined and dated by me.

Two third-place winners will win a UK large format paperback edition of Tower Lord, signed, lined and dated by me.

The Bonus

There will also be a second chance draw in support of fellow fantasy author Michael J. Sullivan who will be taking part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer in September benefitting the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Centre. Michael will be riding 150 miles in two days to raise money for cancer research. Michael lost both his father and sister to cancer, but he is riding primarily for the fantasy and science fiction authors who we’ve recently lost to this disease including: Iain M. Banks, A. C. Crispin, Jay Lake, and unfortunately many more.

Anyone who makes a donation of $20 or more to this very worthwhile cause will be entered into a second chance draw. There will be two winners in this draw. One will be chosen at random and the other will be the one who makes the largest donation. Each winner will receive a US edition hardcover of Tower Lord, signed, lined and dated by me. Also, anyone who makes a donation will receive both of the bookplates below for Blood Song and Tower Lord, designed and signed by me. Make your donations via the following link, and be sure to include your name in the ‘recognition name’ field:

http://dc14.ridetovictory.org/site/TR/Events/2014WashingtonDC?px=1211326&pg=personal&fr_id=1070

Blood Song Bookplate unsigned Tower Lord Bookplate unsigned

 

As an added incentive, Michael has also agreed to send the winner a signed hardcover of their choice from the following books:

* Theft of Swords (includes The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha)

* Rise of Empire (includes Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm)

* Heir of Novron (includes Wintertide & Percepliquis)

* Blood of Thieves (The Crown Tower and The Rose and the Thorn)

How to enter:

Email me at anthonyryan27@hotmail.co.uk between now and midnight GMT on the 7th of August. Mark your email ‘Tower Lord Giveaway’ and include your name and address in the body of the email. Anyone wishing to be entered into the second chance draw must attach their receipt from Johns Hopkins confirming their donation. Feel free to photoshop out any personal information you don’t wish to share, but your name and donation amount will need to be visible. I will choose the winners at random on 8th of August. All addresses supplied will remain confidential and will be deleted at the close of the competition. Only one entry per contestant please, multiple emails from the same source will be banned and the sender blocked. P&P will be paid by me. Best of luck.


And ‘Blood Song’ in Russian is…

‘Песнь крови’. Apparently this has been out since February. Like the Turkish publisher they insisted on working from my author photo for the cover, over my objections naturally.
Blood Song Russian cover


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