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, 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 three series. The Riyria Revelations and The Riyria Chronicles were published by Orbit Books (fantasy imprint of Hachette Book Group) and The First Empire will be released by Del Rey Books (owned by Random House). 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] The First Empire is a five-book epic fantasy series set in the same world as the Riyria books, but in the distance past, making it a standalone series. In it, Michael explores the difference between myth and reality as the true history of Elan's past is revealed.[5] His first science fiction novel, Hollow World, was released by Tachyon Publications in April 2014.[6]

Reception[edit]

Sullivan has had four works selected for the Goodreads Choice Award 3 for Favorite Fantasy: The Emerald Storm in 2010,[7] Percepliquis[8] in 2012, and The Crown Tower[9] in 2013, and 1 for Favorite Science Fiction: Hollow World in 2014.[10] Theft of Swords was selected as one of Barnes & Noble's 2011 Best Fantasy Books,[11] shortlisted for the 2013 Audie Award for Fantasy,[12] and also one of Library Journal's 2011 Best SF/Fantasy Books.[13]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[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)[14][15][16]
  2. Rise of Empire collects Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm, ISBN 978-0-316-18770-1 (2011)[17]
  3. Heir of Novron collects Wintertide and Percepliquis, ISBN 978-0-316-18771-8 (2012)[18]

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)[19]

The First Empire[edit]

  1. Rhune (Summer 2016)
  2. Dherg (Release Date TBD)
  3. Rhist (Release Date TBD)
  4. Phyre (Release Date TBD)
  5. 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]

Released individually[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)

Released in Anthologies[edit]

  • 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 (December 2014)
  • Professional Integrity, included in Blackguards (Release date to be determined) from Ragnarok Publications
  • God Games, included in Unbound 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)
  • 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
  • Smaragdová bouře #4

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

Hungarian (Riyria-krónikák) published by Fumax[edit]

  • Trónbitorlók (2012)
  • Avempartha - Az elfek tornya (2013)
  • Birodalom születik (2013)
  • A Smaragdvihar (2014)
  • Télvíz idején (2014)

Japanese published by Hayakawa[edit]

  • Crown Conspiracy July 2012
  • Avempartha August 2012

Bulgarian (Откровенията на Ририя) 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

The Riyria Chronicles[edit]

Bulgarian (Хрониките на Ририя) published by MGB Books[edit]

  • 1. Короносната кула
  • 2. Розата и бодилът

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Author Biography: Michael J. Sullivan". Michael J. Sullivan. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  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. ^ Speakman, Shawn. "Michael J. Sullivan Signs with Del Rey". Suvudu. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  6. ^ "Hollow World". Tachyon Publications. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  7. ^ "2010 Goodreads Choice Awards - Fantasy". goodreads. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "2012 Goodreads Choice Awards - Fantasy". Goodreads. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "2013 Goodreads Choice Awards - Fantasy". Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "2014 Goodreads Choice Awards - Science Fiction". Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "The Best Fantasy Releases of 2011". Barnes & Nobles. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "The 2013 Winners and Finalists Audiobook of the Year". AudioFile Magazine. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "Best Books 2011: SF/Fantasy". Library Journal. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Science Fiction/Fantasy, September 2011". Library Journal. 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  15. ^ "Best Books 2011: SF/FantasyBest". Library Journal. 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  16. ^ "Review: Theft of Swords". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  17. ^ Bedford, Rob H. "Rise of Empire by Michael J. Sullivan (Official book review)". SFFWorld. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  18. ^ "Review: Heir of Novron: Vol. 3 of the Riyria Revelations". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  19. ^ "Michael J. Sullivan - The Rose and the Thorn cover art and synopsis reveal". Upcoming4.me. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 

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