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About Ryan Harvey
Ryan graduated from Carleton College in Minnesota with a BA in history. He worked as a Hollywood story editor, speed-reading instructor, and copyeditor before becoming a professional writer. He writes marketing content by day, and during the nights and weekends creates works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His ongoing science-fantasy series on the continent of Ahn-Tarqa explores the many different nooks of genre in a gumbo of dinosaurs, weird tech, and fantastic adventure.
His influences include Leigh Brackett, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, Cornell Woolrich, Raymond Chandler, J. R. R. Tolkien, Ian Fleming, Algernon Blackwood, and Michael Moorcock. He is a leading authority on the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and loves movies, history, and numerous oddball topics. In the world outside his apartment fortress, he's an improv comedian who performs as part of the Improv Collective in Costa Mesa. He lives with a sinister black cat, and his spirit animal is Godzilla.
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In a room in one of these towers, the lonely historian Quarl sees his whole world challenged when he takes on a younger assistant: a woman who hides a secret that can shatter the world. But first it may have to shatter Quarl.
Ryan Harvey’s award-winning story opens up the science-fantasy land of Ahn-Tarqa and introduces readers to characters and mysteries who continue in his forthcoming novel “Turn Over the Moon," the full length science fantasy epic coming in October 2020 from Dream Tower Media.
On the continent of Ahn-Tarqa, where science and magic are one, and humans share the land with great saurians, all races have in common a dreadful ailment: the disease known as “The Sorrow.” A lingering hopelessness with no cure. A fear of life itself.
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Belde is about to drop into a nightmare that will carry her and Rint across the city, fleeing from the Shapers’ twisted killers, and into the glaring light of the truth about her life—a truth that echoes over all Ahn-Tarqa with the sound of the word “Sorrowless.”
Farewell to Tyrn is a prequel tale to the full length science fantasy epic, Turn Over the Moon, coming in October 2020 from Dream Tower Media.
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When highwaymen hold up seeker-of-curiosities Richard Davey on a lonely road in Bavaria, it's only the beginning of his nightmare. Fleeing from a hissing apparition on the road, Richard finds himself in an old monastery. The monks offer him shelter for the night--but what shelter can there be from a diabolic vengeance in feline shape, seeking redress for a crime that has haunted the monks for over two centuries?
Previously published in the anthology, Candle in the Attic Window, and now available for Kindle, "The Shredded Tapestry" is a thrilling Gothic horror story in the classical English tradition from award-winning author Ryan Harvey.