Ask Saladin Ahmed Anything You Want About Throne of the Crescent Moon

In July, the io9 Book Club read Saladin Ahmed's Throne of the Crescent Moon. Now Ahmed is coming to answer your questions about the book today, July 30, from 11:30-12:30 PST. Ask him whatever you want about the book! » 7/30/12 9:07am 7/30/12 9:07am

Throne of the Crescent Moon is the best fantasy swashbuckler of the…

Medieval fantasy stories about wizards and monsters are usually set in the epic countryside. But one of the many welcome tweaks to the genre in Saladin Ahmed's debut novel Throne of the Crescent Moon is that its magical showdowns take place in a medieval city. And not just some backwater city, either — Dhamsawaat is a … » 3/09/12 4:00pm 3/09/12 4:00pm

A veteran monster-hunter faces one last challenge, in an excerpt from…

Saladin Ahmed has been a finalist for the Nebula and Campbell Awards, and now at last his debut fantasy novel, Throne of the Crescent Moon, is here. Check out the prologue and first chapter of the book, in which the last great Ghul-hunter faces the fact that he might just be getting too old for this life. » 2/17/12 4:40pm 2/17/12 4:40pm