Bone Universe

Updraft and Cloudbound are love-letters to engineering, and powerful explorations of a society in flux, on the cusp of change or destruction… “
Read: “World and Character in Fran Wilde’s Bone Universe” – at Tor.com 

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HORIZON:

A City of living Bone towers crumbles to the ground and danger surrounds. Kirit Densira has lost everything she loved the most―her mother, her home, and the skies above. Nat Brokenwings―once Kirit’s brother long before the rebellion tore them apart―is still trying to save his family in the face of catastrophe. They will need to band together once more to ensure not just own survival, but that of their entire community.
What people are saying! 
Destruction and Renewal, Horizon by Fran Wilde – Tor.com Horizon finds hope and co-operation, friction and strife but also community. Horizon doesn’t so much turn from destruction to renewal as it sees destruction and renewal as things that go hand in hand. Ultimately, Horizon is a hopeful book, one about growth and truth, family and reconciliation, and building something new.
With Horizon, the Bone Universe Trilogy Sticks the Landing – B&N SF BLOG After the gut-punch of Cloundbound’s ending, Horizon doubles down, raising the stakes ever higher.
Book Review: Horizon by Fran Wilde – Skiffy & Fanty: While the Rise and the songs of Updraft were about ways of living, and the song-building of Cloudbound a way to seek a future through song, the new song of Horizon tells us that there will be a future, and it is through this song that we read as we read the novel, how those future people will remember the events of the novel. It’s terribly clever, and interesting, and oh so well pulled off.
Horizon, by Fran Wilde: – Novel Gazing Redux – Fran’s weaving threads and perspectives together in ways that she didn’t in previous books–rather than resting on previous successes, she’s doing this book in a new way, and it works. It’s the way this book would have to work, but I love to see that in a first series, rather than copying the structure of a first book that’s had as much success as Updraft has, I love to see an author following the story and doing what it needs even if the structure isn’t the same. The previous volumes didn’t pull punches, and neither does Horizon, but it does that in its own way.

 

 

Welcome to a world of wind & wonder, sky & ground, heart & hope.

Book 3, the final book in the Bone Universe Series, arrives September 26, 2017.

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CLOUDBOUND: 

“I absolutely unambiguously recommend both these books, and you should go read them immediately: they’re beautifully written love letters to engineering, and full of some of the most wildly imaginative world-building I’ve read in years.” Lightspeed 12/16

Locus: “It’s that rare bird, the follow-up to a highly praised first novel that doesn’t just equal its predecessor’s accomplishments, but exceeds them. I felt Updraft was a promising debut effort; Cloudbound sees much of that promise realised, with hints of more to come.”

A Locus 2016 Recommended Read!

An iO9.com Fall Must-Read!
A B&N September Bookseller Pick
“Action in the skies remains fun, fast, and exactingly rendered, and the ongoing mystery drives a fast and furious plot. Wilde confirms her status as one of the best new writers in SFF with a sequel that delivers on the promise of the original, and then some.”


& Amazon Fall Pick!
A KIRKUS September Don’t Miss!

“As children, we learned early that the clouds were dangerous. Turns out the city wasn’t all that much safer.”

In the sky-high city of living bone, to fall beneath the clouds is to be lost forever. But Nat Densira, along with Kirit Skyshouter, finds more in the grey expanse than he ever expected. To survive, he must let go of everything he believes. READ AN EXCERPT

Advance excitement for CLOUDBOUND!

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UPDRAFT: Named one of the Very Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2015 by iO9.com

Andre Norton & Compton-Crook Award-Winner, Nebula-nominated.

A city of living bone rises high above the clouds, its past lost to legend. Danger hides in the wind. Laws have been broken. A great secret must be exposed.

September 2015.

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“One of the most original fantasy novels I’ve read this year.” ~ NPR Books!Updraft

“… The world itself is as much a character as any of the individuals within its pages, and in the grand tradition of science fiction and fantasy, the main character’s growth and struggles are bound up with learning more about the world. … I galloped through it to find out what came next…. WithUpdraft, Fran Wilde has written a compelling debut, and I for one look forward to seeing what she does next.”  ~ Locus, May 2015

STARRED REVIEW, Publisher’s Weekly: “Extraordinary worldbuilding and cascading levels of intrigue make Wilde’s debut fantasy novel soar.” ~ June 2015

STARRED REVIEW, Library Journal, “The world of the towers grown from bone, where residents strap on wings and soar the air currents, is captivating. As a coming-of-age story, Kirit’s journey to find her place is satisfying, but the real draw is a world that readers will be anxious to revisit in future volumes of this exciting new series” ~ July 2015

Fran Wilde’s Updraft is a Soaring Debut Updraft is Fran Wilde’s debut novel, and an absolute delight to read, a coming of age story set in a truly original world, blending romance, conspiracy, awesome training montages, and some good-old-fashioned adventure to create a book that’s impossible to put down. She’s also planted herself firmly in the “authors to watch” category. ~ Barnes & Noble 2015

“… The world itself is as much a character as any of the individuals within its pages, and in the grand tradition of science fiction and fantasy, the main character’s growth and struggles are bound up with learning more about the world. … I galloped through it to find out what came next…. WithUpdraft, Fran Wilde has written a compelling debut, and I for one look forward to seeing what she does next.”  ~ Locus, May 2015

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More in the Bone Universe…

Short stories:

“A Moment of Gravity, Circumscribed,” a short story set in the bone universe, appears in the Impossible Futures anthology edited by Thomas A. Easton and Judith K. Dial (August, 2013); it is reprinted in XIII (Resurrection House 2015)

Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud,” a short story set in the bone universe, will appear in Beneath Ceaseless Skies in 2015.