January 2015

Originator, the long-awaited finale to Joel Shepherd's Cassandra Kresnov series, is available now. This time, it's a family affair: Cassandra's own son, Kiril, has been implanted with Talee technology. Can Sandy save the universe and her family? You'll want to catch her final act. But if you did miss some of the action, this might be the best time to press rewind. To WIN the THREE most recent BOOKS in this series, keep reading for details on our fun android-themed photo challenge.  

"Evocative and eloquent, the whole
impressive package hurtles along at a relentless pace. A grand saga."
Kirkus Reviews

"Once again Shepherd delivers lightning-fast thrills and intrigue fueled by sharp extrapolation."
Publishers Weekly

A quarter of a million people die in the destruction of the moon Cresta and the League civil war is accelerating out of control. Cassandra "Sandy" Kresnov discovers just how far the dysfunction has gone. Sandy's old nemesis Renaldo Takewashi, the self-proclaimed "father" of synthetic intelligence, comes to the Federation seeking asylum. Takewashi may even have a solution: previously unknown Talee technology implanted into a human-child subject-Sandy's little boy, Kiril. What final secret are the Talee protecting about the origins of synthetic humans like Sandy that could either liberate Sandy's fellow synthetics from bondage or spell disaster for all humanity?

Buy Now:

"If you're in the mood for a fun, intelligent, and action-packed science fiction series, definitely give these books a try."

"Shepherd piles on the political intrigue and action, producing enough fireworks to power a Hollywood blockbuster."

Publishers Weekly

"A thrilling, thought-provoking set of novels."
SF Signal

"A remarkable blend of political thriller and thrilling science fiction adventure.... Readers who relish strong female characters, complex storylines, and incredible action and battle scenes should give this trilogy a shot."
Pat's Fantasy Hotlist

"Full of political intrigue, personal revelations and rapid-fire action, this is sci-fi at its best."
Monsters and Critics
About the Author

Joel Shepherd (Adelaide, South Australia) is the author of the Cassandra Kresnov series and four novels in the Trial of Blood and Steel series-Sasha, Petrodor, Tracato, and Haven. He has studied international relations as well as film and television, interned on Capitol Hill in Washington, and traveled widely in Asia. 

 Giveaway Photo Challenge!

Want to win the latest Kresnov trilogy? 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!


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!


*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.

Whether you're tuning in for the final installment or starting from the first episode, Joel Shepherd's Cassandra Kresnov series is action-packed. So grab the popcorn and start binge-reading today!


Don't forget to visit out our website for the most up-to-date releases and our blog for some awesome behind the scenes info. 


Lisa Michalski

Pyr- an imprint of Prometheus Books



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