Christopher Ruz

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Christopher "Ruz" Hayes-Kossmann was born in Hong Kong, raised in Vienna, and is now settled in Melbourne, Australia. Although he graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Industrial Design, his first love has always been writing.

He's been published by Weaponizer, Labyrinth Inhabitant's Magazine and Birdville Magazine, and has won both the first Ergofiction Search Term Challenge and the first Birdville Impromptu Award.

His first fantasy trilogy, Century of Sand, is releasing Q1 2019 from Parvus Press.

The Ragged Blade hits stores on June 4th!

June 4th, team. I’m still trying to get my head around that date. June 4th. Three weeks from now. It’s been a long road we’ve taken, me and this little book. Twelve years since the first words hit the page. Five years of rewrites on what was then called Century of Sand. Two years of queries. Then Parvus Press gave me a chance and we dove back into rewrites for another 18 months, so extensive th... Read more of this blog post »
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The Last Broadcast

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Century of Sand

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Hercule and the Doctor

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Rust: Season One

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Rust: Season 1, Episode 1

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The Ant Tower

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Pan

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Rust: Season Two

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