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March 31, 2016

In case anyone was wondering.

It’s been almost six months since I last posted (and then about Rising Tide coming out). Since then jobs have been worked, crises have been navigated, and my brain has been allowed to settle back into something resembling a creative state.

But I’ve started to emerge from my coccoon and I am greeted by this news:

Lockeheed Sells New Airships for $480M

The idea of modern airships is a key part of what helped shape the world of Falling Sky and Rising Tide, but I ha...

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Published on March 31, 2016 07:47 • 10 views

October 6, 2015

Today is the day! Rising Tide is out today. In bookstores both physical and digital. If you want a copy, go out and get one! And if you do get one, and read it, it would be great if you would consider leaving a review of the book somewhere where people can see it.

Publisher’s Weekly said of the book, “”Khanna crafts a terrifyingly dismal picture of the future, raising the stakes by gradually stripping Ben of friends and support while throwing him into increasingly dire situations. His worldbu...

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Published on October 06, 2015 03:34 • 9 views

October 3, 2015

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So the release of Rising Tide is almost here. Here are some things you may need to know about the novel.

Rising Tide is the second in a series of novels. Falling Sky is the first. You’d probably be better off reading Falling Sky first, but I’m hoping that isn’t strictly necessary. The book should be available at your local bookstore but is also available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ABEBooksand pretty much any retailer. Hardcopy or eBook. If you want to pick up a copy buy it wherever makes yo...
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Published on October 03, 2015 13:19 • 10 views

September 10, 2015

I’ve been trying to sneak out promotional links a little at a time, but today I have a few that all came at once:

First up is an interview with me about writing and books and other things at Civilian Reader. Then there’s the video from Tuesday night’s NYRSF reading with Michael Swanwick. Finally, LitReactor published my second writing post, this time about the writing of Rising Tide. And finally, just a reminder that Rising Tide is out on October 6. If you think you might want to read it, p...
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Published on September 10, 2015 19:23 • 11 views

September 9, 2015

I wanted to get a post up today but I just finished writing a post about Rising Tide that will appear on LitReactor later this week. So rather than talk more about it here, I thought I would instead help spread the word about King of Shards, the debut novel by my friend and very talented writer, Matt Kressel. I read the novel back when it was just a draft and I was impressed with the fantasy that Matt put together, drawing heavily on Jewish mythology. This is one to look out for. King of Shar...

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Published on September 09, 2015 18:54 • 7 views

September 7, 2015

As mentioned in social media, Rising Tide got a great review in Publisher’s Weekly, a review that I got to see in print, firsthand, while away for Labor Day weekend.

Rather than repeat it here or excerpt it, I thought I would hire a celebrity to read part of the review so as to give it a bit more class.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Sean Connery:

http://www.rajankhanna.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Connery-PW-Review-9715-11.11-PM.mp3
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Published on September 07, 2015 20:18 • 9 views

August 27, 2015

I’m late in getting the word out, but I will be reading on September 8 at the New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series along with a young upstart named Michael Swanwick. The reading will take place at The Commons in Brooklyn and will start at 7:00 PM. This will be my second NYRSF reading and the first to feature Rising Tide, my novel which will be out on October 6. If you’re local, please come out.

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Published on August 27, 2015 19:19 • 6 views

July 22, 2015

Anyone who knows me at all probably knows that I’m enthusiastic about beer. In fact my enthusiasm made it into Falling Sky in one chapter that’s essentially an ode to beer.

What I didn’t realize until after the book was out, was that there is a Falling Sky Brewery in Eugene, Oregon. I briefly thought about setting up a reading there when I was supposed to be heading out west.

While working on Rising Tide, I discovered that there’s also a Rising Tide Brewery in Portland, Maine. It’s a common...

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Published on July 22, 2015 18:39 • 22 views

June 28, 2015

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I haven’t seen it, but I got word this weekend that Wired magazine featured Lightspeed Magazine’s podcast as the Staff Pick for science fiction podcasts in their July issue. As part of that they picked a standout episodeand the one they picked wasmy story, “Second Hand.” Lightspeed publishes so many great stories that I’m really chuffed that Wired singled out my story. Thanks to the folks at Brilliance Audio for putting together the narration. If you’d like to check out the podcast, you can...

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Published on June 28, 2015 17:43 • 17 views

June 23, 2015

And apparently it’s been 4 months since I last posted. What’s been going on? Well, I’ve been hard at work on Rising Tide. I turned the manuscript in last week and am already on to copyedits. It was a hard slog at times, but such a great learning experience. I feel like I leveled up as a result. I’m hoping this is the start of the next phase of writing for me.

Speaking of coming out from under, I didn’t get a chance to post the cover of Rising Tide. Yet another amazing Chris McGrath masterpiec...

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Published on June 23, 2015 16:27 • 14 views