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Down to the Bone
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World Fantasy Nomination

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August 1, 2011


Lila Black faces her greatest challenges yet in Justina Robson's Down to the Bone, the fifth entry in the Quantum Gravity series. Our authors are all over the web with interviews and excerpts, and we have some exciting news to share. Let's get started!

The Ghost and the Machine

Lila Black faces her greatest challenge yet as she takes herself, Down to the Boneher dead lover, and the AI in her head into death's realm in Justina Robson's Down to the Bone...

Lila Black is now a shape-shifting machine plugged into the Signal-the total dataset of all events in the known universe and all potential events; Zal, the elf rock star with a demon soul, is now a shadow form animated and given material actualization by firelight; Teazle the demon has taken up the swords of Death and is on the way to becoming an angel. To say this puts some pressure on their three-way marriage is an understatement.

Meanwhile the human world is seeing an inexplicable influx of the returning dead, and they're not the only ones. Many old evils are returning to haunt the living following three harbingers of destruction created in the ancient past.

What seems epic is revealed as personal to all concerned as events unfold and that which cannot be escaped must be faced. Heroic destinies unravel as greater powers reveal themselves the true masters of the game.  


Praise for the Quantum Gravity Series:

"An immensely entertaining mixture of rock and roll, introspection, and action." -Booklist

"For Fans of...Tolkien, had he gone electric, dropped acid, and discovered tantric sex." -Entertainment Weekly

"The work of a smart and sexy novelist having smart and sexy fun." -Locus   


Pyr around the Web

Buzzy Multimedia has announced that James Marsters (Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will be narrating the Vampire Empire audiobooks.


Excerpts of Jon Sprunk's  Shadow's Lure can be found at Shadow's LureTor.com and Pat's Fantasy Hotlist. Jon talks about fantasy and angst over at Michael Sullivan's blog. Enjoy!

Erin Hoffman, author of Sword of Fire and Sea, discusses gryphons, magic, and worldbuilding at the San Francisco Chronicle.

Biblio Buffet takes a compare and contrast view of historical fantasy, looking at Pierre Pevel's The Alchemist in the Shadows, MD Lachlan's Wolfsangel, and Mark Chadbourn's The Scar-Crow Men.

World Fantasy Award Nomination

Congratulations to Editorial Director Lou Anders, who has been nominated for a  World Fantasy Award for Special Awards, Professional for his work editing at Pyr! Winners will be announced at this year's World Fantasy Convention, to be held October 27-30, in San Diego CA.

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Rene Sears
Editorial Assistant, Pyr

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Keeping It Real




Quantum Gravity Book One 


The Quantum Bomb of 2015 changed everything. The fabric that kept the universe's different dimensions apart was torn and now, six years later, the people of earth exist in uneasy company with the inhabitants of, amongst others, the elfin, elemental, and demonic realms. Magic is real and can be even more dangerous than technology. Elves are exotic, erotic, dangerous, and really bored with the constant Lord of the Rings references. Elementals are a law unto themselves and demons are best left well to themselves.


Special agent Lila Black used to be pretty, but now she's not so sure. Her body is more than half restless carbon and metal alloy machinery, a machine she's barely in control of. It goes into combat mode, enough weapons for a small army springing from within itself, at the merest provocation. As for her heart, well, ever since being drawn into a game by the elfin rockstar Zal (lead singer of The No Shows), who she's been assigned to protect, she's not even sure she can trust that any more either.

 "Robson lets loose and had fun with this tale, a rock 'n' roll saga including elves, magic, and cyborgs....Robson creates fascinating characters and worlds for them to inhabit, meanwhile sacrificing none of her other strengths and not once succumbing to the easy genre cliches, at least not without keen irony." -Booklist   

"This is by far the most entertaining book Robson has written, a novel packed with memorable characters and ideas but that doubles as holiday-reading escapism." -SFX  


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