May
17

Chuck Wendig’s Ass is Ours! (We’ve Signed Him for Two New Books)

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Chuck Wendig, stern face! (Maybe he wants his Donkey back?)We’re absolutely delighted to announce that we’ve grabbed ourselves a fresh hunk of rising urban fantasy star Chuck Wendig, in the shape of a deal for two brand new novels:

The Blue Blazes – the first in a new urban fantasy series in which lovable thug Mookie Pearl must contend with the criminal underworld, the supernatural underworld, a new drug that makes the invisible visible, and a rebellious teen daughter who opposes him at every turn.

Cormorant – a new tale of Miriam Black! Yes, folks, we’re going to be publishing the third book in the series that begins with Blackbirds (out now!) and continues with Mockingbird (September 2012).

Of course, the first Miriam Black novel, Blackbirds only hit the bookstore shelves a few short weeks back, but the response to it has been incredible (thank you, thank you all!) and we knew we just had to get in there and make Chuck another offer.

By signing up with us for these two new books, Chuck becomes the latest Angry Robot author to join the Angry Robot Four Book Club (your laminated pass is in the mail, Chuck), joining Dan Abnett, Adam Christopher and Mike Shevdon in the club-house (suggestions as to just what the four of them get up to in the club-house, on a postcard to the usual address…)

We made Chuck say nice things about us for the press release and those nice things were: “I am lucky to once more be invited back into the clanking embrace of my favourite robot, who I have found far more lovable than angry (though that is perhaps because I have not made the metal creature mad just yet).

“Together we have already turned Blackbirds into an international bestseller, selling twice as many copies as 50 Shades Of The Girl Who Kicked Over The Hunger Games – I didn’t just hallucinate that, right? Whatever. Point is, I’m happy to be back in the author stable here at Angry Robot and look forward to another two books!”

Our Lee added: “Chuck is one of the hardest working – and most talented – writers working in urban fantasy. His books are lean, fast-paced and gritty, and we’re lucky to have him. Now, can you take that gun away from my head please, Chuck? Thank you.”

It’s been a pretty big week for Chuck, this week has, what with his other announcement on Monday; namely the selling of a significant slice of his whisky-sodden soul to Amazon Children’s Publishing in the form of a three-book YA series. So it looks like the future’s bright and distinctly Wendig-shaped all round.

Keep your eyes peeled for Cormorant and The Blue Blazes artwork, cover blurbs and all the rest in the weeks and months to come.

8 Comments

1

Big news. Congratulations, Chuck!

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[...] My daughter saw me saving this image to my computer this morning. “Can I read that?” she asked. “No. Maybe in few years,” I said. I’m sure part of her already knew this as she saw the cover to Blackbirds on my Kindle earlier this year. “His name always makes me think of Wendigo,” she said next. That’s my girl. Chuck Wendig is the man. Not only is Mockingbird due out this September, but he just signed another two books with Angry Robot Books! [...]

3

Go-go gadget Wendig!!

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“Gadget Wendig”? The mind boggles…

Actually, on that very subject, here’s a thought: what are the top three Wendig Gadgets that Gadget Wendig might conceal about his Gadget-enhanced person?

Best answer by close of play wins an eBook copy of Blackbirds, ePub or Mobi format… :)

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Hm. If we can figure out how many black birds bigger then a cormorant are there, we would know how many books about Miriam Chuck can write… ;-)

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Wow, congrats Chuck and congrats Angryrobotbooks for landing him!

@Darren He’d conceal the truth about The Beard. Each follicle is a holo-deck containing realities…even entire universes…of unicorn sucking muses who are all overseen by the Council of Nanites. What did you think BTFO meant?

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[...] been a Big, Big week for Chuck Wendig! A new two-book deal with our own selves here at Angry Robot, another new deal with the mighty Amazon and to ice that [...]

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Finished Mockingbird at the end of May. Terrific book. Miriam is a great character and I’m looking forward to more stories.

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