Michael J. Sullivan (author)

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Michael J. Sullivan
Author Photograph commissioned by Michael J. Sullivan and payment to the photographer included full rights to the image.
Michael J. Sullivan
Born (1961-09-17) September 17, 1961 (age 52)
Detroit, Michigan
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Genres Epic fantasy, Science Fiction

www.riyria.blogspot.com

Michael J. Sullivan is an American author of epic fantasy & 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 (August 6, 2013)
  2. The Rose and the Thorn (September 17, 2013)[17]

The First Empire[edit]

  1. Rhune (Release Date TBD)
  2. Untitled Book #2 (Release Date TBD)
  3. Untitled Book #3 (Release Date TBD)

Stand-alone novels[edit]

  • Hollow World (April 15, 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, 2011, Ridan Publishing
  • Greener Grass (2012), Ridan Publishing
  • Traditions, included in Triumph Over Tragedy Anthology,
  • Burning Alexandria, included in The End Anthology
  • The Autumn Mists, included in Fantasy Faction Anthology (March 2013)
  • The Jester, included in Unfettered Anthology from Grim Oak Press (May 2013)

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

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

  • Der Thron von Melengar (Riyria, #1)
  • Second 2 books coming Spring 2015
  • Last 2 books coming Spring 2016

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
  • De Elfentoren #2
  • De Opkomst van Nyphron #3
  • Een Storm van Smaragden #4
  • Wintertij #5

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

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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