I am going to be a published novelist

Many of you have seen this by now, but I can announce now that Pyr has decided to publish my SF novel, Falling Sky. This is what went out to Publisher’s Marketplace:

Rajan Khanna’s FALLING SKY, set on the west coast of North America years after a deadly plague has turned much of humanity into Ferals, survivors have taken to the air living in floating cities and traveling by airship, scavenging, but one team of scientists, protected by a scavenger turned mercenary, may have found a genetic breakthrough, to Lou Anders at Pyr, for publication in Fall 2014, by Joe Monti at Barry Goldblatt Literary (NA).

Publishing a novel has been a lifelong dream of mine, and I’m still processing the fact that it’s going to happen. Huge thanks go to my agent, Joe Monti and to Lou Anders of Pyr. I feel like I’m in great hands and I can’t wait to see the finished product.

Also huge thanks to my Clarion West classmates (CW ’08) who were the first people to suggest I take a short story I wrote there and expand it into a novel. Mary Rosenblum, Paul Park, and Cory Doctorow, too.

Someone pinch me…

2 Responses to “I am going to be a published novelist”

  1. Carol says:

    Congrats! Fabulous news. Well deserved.

  2. Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it.

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Falling Sky – Out now!


Falling Sky, my first novel, came out October 7, 2014 from Pyr. It's an adventure story set in a post-apocalyptic future with airships. Publisher's Weekly called it a "solid and memorable debut" while Library Journal gave it a starred review and named it Debut of the Month. For more information, please click here.

Upcoming Events

Science Fiction Association of Bergen County (NJ) - October 11, 8PM at the Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church.

Falling Sky Launch Party - October 14, Professor Thom's in New York City, 7-10 PM.

World Fantasy Convention - Nov. 6-9, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA.

KGB Fantastic Fiction - December 17, 7PM, KGB Bar, NYC.

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