Michael J. Sullivan (author)

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Michael J. Sullivan
Michael J. Sullivan in 2014
(MJS commissioned the photograph and acquired all rights to the image)
Michael J. Sullivan
Born (1961-09-17) September 17, 1961 (age 53)
Detroit, Michigan
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Genre High fantasy, Science fiction
Website
riyria.blogspot.com

Michael J. Sullivan is an American writer of epic fantasy and science fiction, best known for his debut series, The Riyria Revelations, which has been translated into fourteen languages.[1][2] In 2012 io9 named him one of the "Most Successful Self-Published Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors".[3]

He has written two series, The Riyria Revelations and The Riyria Chronicles. The Riyria Revelations is a six book epic fantasy series while the Riyria Chronicles is an ongoing series that centers on the early adventures the two main protagonists of Riyria Revelations.[4] His first science fiction novel, Hollow World, will be released by Tachyon Publications in April 2014.[5]

Reception[edit]

Sullivan has had three works selected for the Goodreads Choice Award for Favorite Fantasy, The Emerald Storm in 2010,[6] Percepliquis[7] in 2012, and The Crown Tower[8] in 2013. Theft of Swords was selected as one of Barnes & Noble's 2011 Best Fantasy Books,[9] shortlisted for the 2013 Audie Award for Fantasy,[10] and also one of Library Journal's 2011 Best SF/Fantasy Books[11]

Bibliography[edit]

The Riyria Revelations[edit]

Omnibus Editions released by Orbit[edit]

  1. Theft of Swords collects The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha, ISBN 978-0-316-18774-9 (2011)[12][13][14]
  2. Rise of Empire collects Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm, ISBN 978-0-316-18770-1 (2011)[15]
  3. Heir of Novron collects Wintertide and Percepliquis, ISBN 978-0-316-18771-8 (2012)[16]

Original versions (self-published and now out of print)[edit]

  1. The Crown Conspiracy (2008)
  2. Avempartha (2009)
  3. Nyphron Rising (2009)
  4. The Emerald Storm (2010)
  5. Wintertide (2010)
  6. Percepliquis (2012)

The Riyria Chronicles[edit]

  1. The Crown Tower (2013)
  2. The Rose and the Thorn (2013)[17]

The First Empire[edit]

  1. Rhune (Release Date TBD)
  2. Dherg (Release Date TBD)
  3. Rhist (Release Date TBD)
  4. Fhrey (Release Date TBD)

Stand-alone novels[edit]

  • Hollow World (2014) released by Tachyon Publications
  • Antithesis (Release Date TBD)
  • A Burden to the Earth (Release Date TBD)

Short stories[edit]

  • The Viscount and the Witch, A Riyria short (Oct 2011)
  • The Jester, A Riyria short (July 2014)
  • Greener Grass, Time-travel Science Fiction (Oct 2012)
  • Traditions, included in Triumph Over Tragedy Anthology, (Jan 2013) from Terrene Press
  • The Jester, included in Unfettered Anthology (May 2013) from Grim Oak Press
  • Burning Alexandria, included in The End Anthology (Jan 2014) edited by N.E. White
  • Be Careful What You Wish For, included in Help Fund My Robot Army (June 2014) edited by John Joseph Adams
  • The Autumn Mists, included in Fantasy Faction Anthology (Release date to be determined)
  • Professional Integrity, included in Blackguards (Release date to be determined)
  • God Games, included in Unfettered II Anthology (Release date to be determined)

Foreign editions[edit]

The Riyria Revelations[edit]

France (Les Révélations de Riyria) published by Bragelonne[edit]

  • La conspiration de la couronne #1
  • La Tour Elfique #2
  • LEmpire de Nyphron #3
  • Les Voleurs D'épées (#1 & #2) (#1 & #2)
  • L'avènement de L'empire (#3 & #4)
  • L'héritier de Novron (#5 & #6)

German published by Klett-Cotta w/simultaneous audio release[edit]

  • Der Thron von Melengar (Riyria #1 - February 2014)
  • Der Turm von Avempartha: (Riyria #2 - August 2014)
  • Der Aufstieg Nyphrons (Riyria #3 - March 2015)
  • Last 3 books release dates to be determined

Spanish: Las Revelaciones de Riyria published by Timun Mas[edit]

  • La Conspiración de Melengar #1
  • La Espada de Avempartha #2

Czech Republic: Dobrodružství Riyria published by Argo[edit]

  • Královské spiknutí #1
  • Avempartha #2
  • Vzestup Nyphronu #3

Dutch: De Openbaringen van Riyria published by Luitingh Fantasy[edit]

  • Het Koningscomplot #1 (July 2012)
  • De Elfentoren #2 (August 2012)
  • De Opkomst van Nyphron #3 (March 2013)
  • Een Storm van Smaragden #4 (July 2013)
  • Het Wintertij #5 (Apr 2014)
  • Percepliquis #6 (Nov 2014)

Polish published by Proszynski[edit]

  • Królewska krew. Wieża elfów #1/#2
  • Nowe imperium. Szmaragdowy sztorm #3-4
  • "Zdradziecki plan" # 5
  • "Pradawna stolica" # 6

Hungarian published by Fumax[edit]

  • Riyria-krónikák I.: Trónbitorlók (2012)
  • Riyria-krónikák II.: Avempartha - Az elfek tornya (2013)
  • Riyria-krónikák III.: Birodalom születik (2013)

Japanese published by Hayakawa[edit]

  • Crown Conspiracy July 2012
  • Avempartha August 2012

Bulgarian published by MGB Books[edit]

  • 1. Конспирация за короната
  • 2. Авемпарта
  • 3. Нифрoн се въздига
  • 4. Изумрудената буря
  • 5. Зимният фестивал
  • 6. Персепликуис

Russian published by AST Books[edit]

  • Book #1 (The Crown Conspiracy) scheduled for late 2013
  • Book #2 (Avempartha)scheduled for late 2013
  • Book #3 (Nyphron Rising) scheduled for early 2014

Portuguese (Revelações de Riyria) published by Grupo Editorial Record[edit]

  • Roubo de espadas #1 & #2
  • Ascensão do Império: A sorte favorece o ladrão #3 & #4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Author Biography: Michael J. Sullivan". Ridan Publishing. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  2. ^ "Orbit acquiert la trilogie de Michael J.". Fantasy.fr. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  3. ^ DOBBS, MICHAEL ANN. "The Most Successful Self-Published Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors". io9. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Moore, Tammy. "The Crown Conspiracy: Michael J. Sullivan". SF Site. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  5. ^ "Hollow World". Tachyon Publications. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  6. ^ "2010 Goodreads Choice Awards - Fantasy". goodreads. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "2012 Goodreads Choice Awards - Fantasy". Goodreads. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "2013 Goodreads Choice Awards - Fantasy". Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Best Fantasy Releases of 2011". Barnes & Nobles. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "The 2013 Winners and Finalists Audiobook of the Year". AudioFile Magazine. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Best Books 2011: SF/Fantasy". Library Journal. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Science Fiction/Fantasy, September 2011". Library Journal. 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  13. ^ "Best Books 2011: SF/FantasyBest". Library Journal. 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  14. ^ "Review: Theft of Swords". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  15. ^ Bedford, Rob H. "Rise of Empire by Michael J. Sullivan (Official book review)". SFFWorld. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  16. ^ "Review: Heir of Novron: Vol. 3 of the Riyria Revelations". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  17. ^ "Michael J. Sullivan - The Rose and the Thorn cover art and synopsis reveal". Upcoming4.me. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 

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