Falling Sky


Hooray for March – Pyr Celebrates its 10th Anniversary All Month Long!

Everyone likes a celebration, and we think bringing you great science fiction and fantasy books for the past TEN YEARS is a pretty good reason to celebrate.  So, check our Facebook page, Twitter feed, and of course this blog throughout the month for exclusive behind-the-scenes posts and articles, and of course, plenty of giveaways.


The Wide World's End

The tale of the early days of Morlock Ambrosius--master of all magical makers, wandering swordsman, and son of Merlin--concludes!

James Enge can do wondrous things with words.  He can make you feel like you're in the middle of a battlefield or stuck in a dungeon, he can make you weep for the wicked and cheer for them too.  If you haven't yet read any of his books (or short stories)

Morlock Ambrosius is a crooked man.  Well, sure he's got a bit of a mean streak--but with his hunched shoulder he's literally crooked.  He's also a drunk. And his dad is Merlin.  So, life hasn't really been all that easy for Morlock.

If you're looking for a tale of swords, magic, dragons and dwarves, told with a healthy dose of humor and wit, then look no further than Enge's Morlock books.  The final volume of his Tournament of Shadows series, The Wide World's End, came out earlier this month.

If you're not willing to commit to a trilogy, you can pick up any of these epic stand-alones (which I promise really isn't an oxymoron) featuring the one and only Morlock Ambrosius.


Win an ARC of Superposition!

Get ready for a mind-bending, quantum physics murder mystery unlike anything you've ever read before!

Jacob Kelley's family is turned upside down when an old friend turns up, waving a gun and babbling about an alien quantum intelligence. The mystery deepens when the friend is found dead in an underground bunker…apparently murdered the night before he appeared at Jacob's house. Jacob is arrested for the murder and put on trial.  

As the details of the crime slowly come to light, the weave of reality becomes ever more tangled, twisted by a miraculous new technology and a quantum creature unconstrained by the normal limits of space and matter. With the help of his daughter, Alessandra, Jacob must find the true murderer before the creature destroys his family and everything he loves.

Head over to Goodreads and enter to win an ARC of Superposition!


Get your questions ready

Do Ferals go to the movies? Are there any pickles left after the end of the world? Do YOU have a question for Falling Sky author Rajan Khanna?

All of your apocalypse-related questions can be answered by the author on his Reddit Ask Me Anything page on February 19th! You can post your questions during the day, and Rajan will start to answer them at 7 pm ET. Look for his name on the Books section sidebar to participate.

Go check it out, and ask Rajan Khanna (almost) anything your heart desires.


Farewell, Widdershins

Widdershins has been abandoned, kicked down, left for dead, stabbed a few of times, and arrested once or twice. She thought leaving her home would help her wounds heal, but now she knows the only way to forget your past is to bury it once and for all.  Tomorrow, Ari Marmell brings his thrilling Widdershins Adventures to a dramatic close in Covenant's End

The thief Widdershins and her own "personal god," Olgun, return to their home city of Davillon after almost a year away. Her nemesis, Lisette, has also returned, and she is not alone. Lisette has made a dark pact with supernatural powers that have granted her abilities far greater than anything Widdershins and Olgun can match.

Together, Widdershins and Olgun will face enemies on both sides of the law, for Lisette's schemes have given her power in both Davillon's government and its underworld. 

Even with the help of Olgun, old friends, and new allies, Widdershins may be required to make the hardest sacrifice of her life, if she is to rid Davillon--and herself--of Lisette once and for all.

To celebrate the conclusion of the Widdershins series, you can pick up the Kindle edition of the first Widdershins Adventure, Thief's Covenantat only $3.99 for the entire month!

And the next books in the series will be waiting patiently with open arms...er...pages, when you've finished. This is one you definitely won't want to miss.


Win it before you can buy it!

From now until February 1,  you can hop on over to Goodreads to for the chance to win an ARC of Brenda Cooper's latest science fiction novel Edge of Dark, which hits shelves this March!

What if a society banished its worst nightmare to the far edge of the solar system, destined to sip only dregs of light and struggle for the barest living.  And yet, that life thrived?  It grew and learned and became far more than you ever expected, and it wanted to return to the sun.  What if it didn’t share your moral compass in any way?

In Edge of Dark, meet ranger Charlie Windar and his adopted wild predator, and explore their home on a planet that has been raped and restored more than once.  Meet Nona Hall, child of power and privilege from the greatest station in the system, the Diamond Deep.  Meet Nona’s best friend, a young woman named Chrystal who awakens in a robotic body….


Want to win BIG?

If you feel like you're missing some major science fiction in your life, then have no fear.  We're giving away the latest Cassandra Kresnov trilogy featuring the most badass cyborg to grace the universe. 

Want to win all three of Joel Shepherd's books? For your chance to win copies of 23 Years on FireOperation Shield, and Originator send a picture of yourself to us with the subject line "Cyborg Photo Challenge" to publicity@prometheusbooks.com posing with these three items (and yes, we can tell if you use Photoshop!): a science fiction Pyr book, fire, and a picture of your favorite robot.  Entries must be received by January 30.

Some of the best entries could even make their way to our Facebook page* but be careful with the fire, okay? Especially around our books!

More information about these titles and the other Cassandra Kresnov books can be found in this month's issue of the Pyr-a-zine.

*Restricted to US and Canada only. Any photo submitted may be used for promotional purposes on any of Prometheus Books/Pyr's social media pages or our website, or blog.


Happy (Late) Science Fiction Day!

January 2 was National Science Fiction Day, but we were on vacation last week so we're celebrating today! Even though every day is science fiction day here at Pyr we still think it's a great excuse to look at the awesome scifi books we've got under our belt.  Well, we keep them on our shelves because pants are a terrible place to try and store large, rectangular objects but...you get the point. Most of these titles are already available now, including Joel Shepherd's Originator officially on sale today! Keep an eye out for Superposition and Edge of Dark early this spring.

On to the world-hopping and spaceships!


Also by Mike Resnick

Also by Brenda Cooper                              Also by Joel Shepherd     


Also by Mark Hodder


It's down to the wire

Panicking because there's only, what, about three days left to finish your Christmas shopping?  Put down the "#1 Dad!" mug and get him what he really wants this year, a fast-paced ride on a renegade airship or an epic battle of swords and magic.

 Falling Sky by Rajan Khanna         Fortress in Orion by Mike Resnick
 The Nebula Awards Showcase 2014 edited by Kij Johnson         Blood and Iron by Jon Sprunk

 Sword of the Bright Lady by M.C. Planck

Head out to the nearest bookstore now! Then pat yourself on the back for finishing early this year.

Hey, we won't tell.


The perfect gift

Happy Holidays!

The bird is off the table, which means the holiday season is officially in full swing. Just because some stores have been playing Jingle Bells since Halloween doesn't mean we're all on the crazy train to Christmas...

But now it is time to start thinking about those you love, those you pretend to like, and those you are stuck with no matter what (uh...your family). If you know someone who likes sword fights, intergalactic battles, and heroes with more than a few flaws, then we've got you covered this holiday season! Check out the most recent issue of the Pyr-a-Zine to find the perfect gifts for the fantasy and science fiction-lovers on your holiday lists.