However, we’re so excited about Silent Hall – described by James A Moore as a “near perfect novel” – that we wanted to share the first couple of chapters with you. Head over to Civilian Reader where you can see them in all of their glory.
Here’s the Silent Hall synopsis:
Five bedraggled refugees and a sinister wizard awaken a dragon and defy the gods.
After their homeland is struck with a deadly plague, five refugees cross the continent searching for answers. Instead they find Psander, a wizard whose fortress is invisible to the gods, and who is willing to sacrifice anything – and anyone – to keep the knowledge of the wizards safe.
With Psander as their patron, the refugees cross the mountains, brave the territory of their sworn enemies, confront a hostile ocean and even traverse the world of the fairies in search of magic powerful enough to save themselves – and Psander’s library – from the wrath of the gods.
All they need to do is to rescue an imprisoned dragon and unleash a primordial monster upon the world.
How hard could it be?
Reviewers, if you love the first two chapters of the novel then head over to NetGalley, where it’s available to request until May 19.
This is an excellent chance to do exactly what it says on the tin and ask him anything you can think of, within reason of course, from Peter’s creative process to his favourite kind of fast food. Make sure you get your questions in asap to get them seen!
To get you in the inquisitive spirit, Peter has created this introductory video so you can get to know him and his book a little better before the AMA kicks off, so be sure to check it out first.
Rights have already been sold to Japan and now hot on their heels China have scooped up translation rights for United States of Japan, Peter Tieryas‘ highly-praised alt-history with mecha. New Star Press, a publishing house renowned for their science fiction classics and new titles alike, as well as some excellent World of Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed tie-ins, will be publishing Tieryas’ novel in translation in early 2017.
We can’t wait to see what they’ll do with the cover, stay tuned for more updates!
…it’s not quite the way the musical number goes, but it works for the purpose of this post… more on that later.
First of all, hello my Angry Robot friends. It’s been quite a while since my last blog post, during which I’ve changed approximately 1800 nappies; spent what felt like an eternity baby feeding; laughed more than I thought possible, and dried up more tears – both mine and hers; and generally adapted to family life with a tiny human ruling the roost. During all of this, I managed to follow my Angry Robot family regularly and have had some very proud moments (Ramez Naam shout-out!) as well as enjoying teasing the Danielle L Jensen fandom as I read the magnificent Warrior Witch as soon as it was humanly possible. I’ve welcomed our new authors, and been delighted to see existing authors thrive and sign new contracts. Angry Robot is a wonderful place to work, and certainly a family for all our authors and contacts alike.
Which is why it makes it hard to announce I will not be returning from my maternity leave in June. There isn’t much that could have stopped my return to work, but when my husband was approached by Lamborghini to join them – and thus move our little family to Italy – it proved too great an opportunity to refuse. After much talk with our Robot Overlord – and paternal figure – Marc, we agreed that I would move on with his robotic blessing and thus Penny [on the right], my maternity cover, would seamlessly continue as my full-time replacement. At this nerve-racking and exciting time, such support cannot be underestimated and I have to thank everyone at Angry Robot for their encouragement. Not only now, but throughout my time at Angry Robot. This particular job has challenged and rewarded me in equal measure, and I have been so grateful to have worked with amazing people from Marc and Lee, Amanda and Emlyn, Bryon and Phil, to Penny and our AR interns. We have certainly experienced the ups and downs of publishing together, and I will miss our team meets, random conversations, and Marc’s playlists! I have many highlights from the last three years and memories to cherish, particularly those based around conventions (read: bars) and spending time with authors whom I am lucky enough to now call friends. I look forward to our continued friendships.
Saying goodbye sucks, so I’ll say “bye for now” and do keep in touch: I’m on Twitter @caramalines and on Facebook with a quick clickety click here. Also, please join me in congratulating the lovely Penny and here’s to the continued success of Angry Robot Books!
Eric’s new novel, Dr Potter’s Medicine Show is a fantastical, wonderful book full of circus performers, potions and plenty of mayhem – we can’t wait for you to read it!
“Little does Eric know that, by joining the robot army, he has inadvertently signed up to be one of our most exciting new authors. His strange, inventive, slightly mad-scientist-at-the-opera-
“I’m thrilled to join the fine folks at Angry Robot, who put out books by great authors, design them beautifully, and then go the extra mile to get them noticed and into the hands of readers. Also: coolest logo in the business. All hail my new robot overlords.”
For more information on the deal head over to Fantasy Faction for the announcement.
Dr Potter’s Medicine Show will be released in February 2017.
If you’ve not yet caught up with this amazing fantasy series, which won not one but two Prism Awards last year (one for Fantasy and the other for Best of the Best), then fret not! We’re holding a re-read of the first two books over at GoodReads.
If you have read the first two books and are as excited for Assassin Queen as we are then here’s the synopsis, and below is the link to USA Today’s cover reveal.
It’s new author central at Angry Robot right now. Following on from our signings with Brett Savory and KC Alexander, we’re now similarly delighted to announce the newest cyborg in the stable, Keith Yatsuhashi. If you want the full scoop on Keith, plus to read his article on finding inspiration in anime head over to the official announcement on the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog.
Keith’s debut novel, Kojiki will be hitting all good bookstores August 2 (US/Can) / August 4 (UK/R.o.W). Here’s the synopsis: Read More→
Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is this weekend, and with it a swarm of robots will descend on Seattle.
Here are the panels that some of our authors are taking part in:
Friday, 16:00 – 17:00 room T301
Mutants of the Wasteland, Cyborgs of the Spaceways
The Science Fiction genre is known for tackling important social issues and examining the human condition, as well as things exploding or being on fire. The panellists take a look at the tropes and themes of modern SF and the intersection of flashy eye-candy and deeper meaning.
Panellists: Alex DeCampi (Smoke, Grindhouse), Adam Rakunas (Windswept), Margaret Trauth (Decrypting Rita), Douglas Wolk (Judge Dredd: Mega City 2) and Arthur Wyatt (2000AD) Read More→
Our worldwide rights crack-team sold the novel to German publishers Droemer Knaur with a publication date of summer 2017.
Here are a few reasons why the critics are loving Patrick’s ‘murder mystery on a generation ship’ debut: Read More→