USA, awaken!

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals has the extraordinary double-bill of James A. Moore’s Seven Forges and its sequel The Blasted Lands.

What better way to begin your own adventure than by snagging these two for just $1.99 each? Here’s what you’ve missed so far…

Seven Forges:

Seven ForgesThe people of Fellein have lived with legends for many centuries. To their far north, the Blasted Lands, a legacy of an ancient time of cataclysm, are vast, desolate and impassable, but that doesn’t stop the occasional expedition into their fringes in search of any trace of the ancients who once lived there… and oft-rumoured riches.


Seven Forges is an excellent, enjoyable, and thoroughly entertaining fantasy debut into a new world of swords and sorcery, complete with romance, intrigue, and danger.”
Attack of the Books

“Wow, that twist. In some ways I think I should have seen it coming, and I kind of did, butSeven Forges just lulled me into security and BAM! Craziness!”
– Anya, On Starships and Dragonwings

Seven Forges is a well written fantasy adventure with a very interesting premise and a big world to explore. ”
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“I thoroughly enjoyed Seven Forges although I was left speechless by the ending and left wondering for days whether there was to be another book in the series. There were so many threads of stories left open that I need to know what happens next.”
The Bookish Outsider

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The Author, Peter Tieryas

Howdy Robots,

We’ve got some exciting news!

Peter Tieryas, the man behind United States of Japan is going to start the robot revolution today, by taking over one of the biggest gaming sites in the world, Kotaku, as its guest editor.

For those that love games expect a myriad of articles on JRPGs, Grand Theft Auto, Xenoblade Chronicles X and retro styled horror.

Peter has also interviewed games developers to ask how they got their start in the field, which will definitely be a must-read for anyone who wants to start working in gaming.

For updates throughout the day follow Kotaku and Peter on Twitter.

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thumbnailWell, better than saying “the bottom of the barrel” lol.

Just wanted to give a quick update on the Open Door programme. In brief, we’re down to the last hundred submissions (from a total of close on 1,200!). While a great many have been declined, we have called in over a dozen full manuscripts and a similar number are tagged waiting for a final decision about whether to do likewise.

If you’ve submitted and not yet had an official Yes/No (and somehow missed our regular updates both here and on Twitter *coff*) rest assured that we will get to you as soon as we are able. It’s notable that close on 20% of our submissions were sent in on the very last day of the two month window for entries. We’ve been trying as best we can to review in date order, seemed only fair. If you do wish to remove your proposal at any point before we get to it, just log on in the same way that you submitted, and follow the simple steps to Withdraw Submission.

Once we’re done, we do then have to read the entire manuscripts of those we’ve called in. At some point, I suspect we’ll want to write up some notes covering what people did right or wrong when submitting, so look out for that.

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Yo USA!

Ramez Naam‘s Apex is on offer for a mere $1.99 today on Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal.

It’s an explosive and unmissable read – here’s some encouragement:

Apex:

Apex by Ramez Naam (May 2015)Global unrest spreads through the US, China, and beyond. Secrets and lies set off shockwaves of anger, rippling from mind to mind. Riot police battle neurally-linked protestors. Armies are mobilized. Political orders fall. Nexus-driven revolution is in here.

Against this backdrop, a new breed of post-human children are growing into their powers. And a once-dead scientist, driven mad by her torture, is closing in on her plans to seize planet’s electronic systems, and re-forge everything in her image.

A new Apex species is here. The world will never be the same.


Nexus and Crux are a devastating probe into the political consequences of transhumanism; a sharp, chilling look at our likely future.”
Charles Stross, author of the Halting State and Laundry Files series

“As with the first two volumes, Apex is a fat book that reads like a skinny one, racing through its well-turned plot to a conclusion that ties together every loose thread of every one of the trilogy’s cast of thousands. From next-generation protest techniques to warfare in the age of autonomous weaponry to the nature of human rights in a world of transhumanism, Apex has ideas, eyeball kicks, and rollercoaster thrills to spare.”
Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing

“The best books are often the hardest to review, because it’s at those times that I just want to throw my usual attempts at objectivity out the window and reduce my review to, “Holy crap, you guys, you all need to be reading this series right now!” That’s Nexus, Crux, and Apex in a nutshell. It’s wonderfully intelligent, it speculates on amazing advances in technology that we’re already seeing the early stages of in the real world, and it’s all written by a master of the craft. It’s a phenomenal exploration of humanity, one that could pave the way for a new future in sci-fi. 5/5”
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Aug
17

New Book: Patrick S Tomlinson

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The Author, Patrick S. Tomlinson

Good news, Patrick S Tomlinson fans! We’ve got an exciting announcement, we’ve just acquired book three in the Children of a Dead Earth series.

Children of the Divide will be released in September 2017, and the whole series is going to be sporting some fancy new packaging for you to feast your eyes on.

Here’s the synopsis:
Earth is dead and empty. A new generation is coming of age in the aftermath of the human’s arrival on Gaia eighteen years earlier. But threats from both within and outside their Trident threaten everything they’ve built.
 
In the skies above, a still-working alien installation is found buried inside Gaia’s moon, while on Gaia the 15th First Contact Day parade celebrations are rocked by explosions.
 
Benson and Jian must work together to defend their people from terrorism and the potential threats of the self-repairing alien installation. Either danger could destroy the fragile society of Gaia, and with it, all that remains of the human race.

Here’s what Adam Rakunas, author of Philip K Dick Award-nominated Windswept, and Patrick’s Twitter BFF had to say about Patrick’s debut, The Ark:

“There is so much good stuff wrapped inside The Ark: a locked-room murder mystery, bare-knuckle action, and the kind of hard-boiled science fiction that will make your brain pop. Climb aboard.”

And here’s what the wonderful Popcorn Reads had to say about the second-in-series, Trident’s Forge:

“I could not put Trident’s Forge down, and read it in one marathon sitting. That is as much due to the writing style and characters as the non-stop, nail-biting story thread. If you’re an outer space sci-fi geek like I am, you’re going to love this series!”

We do, too, and we just can’t wait to bring you more!

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Aug
15

Angry Robot at WorldCon

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It’s here! It’s huge! Angry Robot authors are all set to invade Kansas City for WorldCon 74 – August 17-21. Our plans are simple – invade signings, panels, discussions, drinking events and even going for a run – the opportunities to chat and catch up are legion. Do say hi – our authors are a lovely bunch.

Our Mike Underwood will also be constantly available at our Angry Robot booth in the dealer room – booth #21. Seek him out, touch the books, meet the authors!

The WorldCon schedule is vast, and although they do have a pretty slick event planning tool, we’re helping out by building the Angry Robot schedule below – this is everything (we think) that our gang are up to. Remember things do change though so also keep an eye on the official schedule. We’ll also be tweeting on the Angry Robot Twitter feed about all the events our authors are doing so you don’t have to miss a thing. Have an amazing time, you guys! Read More→

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Or, here’s how we signed up Jeff Noon’s amazing A Man of Shadows through the magical power of Twitter…

Picture the scene: it was March 3rd, a perfectly ordinary Thursday here on planet Earth. All of a sudden there was a ping on my Twitter feed, as a tweet mentioning my name turned in my notifications. This is what it said:

Sign him!
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Angry Robot Author Brett SavoryGood news – it’s Tuesday again! That means it’s time for us to implant electrodes in our authors’ brains and make them Talk Tuesday To Us.

This week the delightful Brett Savory, author of the dark science fiction novel A Perfect Machinetakes the ‘trodes and reveals his answers.

A Perfect Machine was described as “an inventive, disturbing, and unforgettable thrill ride” by Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Little Sleep. A Perfect Machine is released in February 2017.

One film:
Evil Dead 2 by Sam Raimi.
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Aug
04

Angry Robot at GenCon

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It’s here at last – GenCon! On 4 – 7 August a horde of killer author robots will descend on GenCon in Indianapolis to do all manner of awesome things like signings, readings, panels, saying hi to friends and fans and generally being their splendid selves.
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Wonderful news for fans of Peter Tieryas!

The author of the super-successful United States of Japan is back with another action-packed science fiction novel. Come May 2017 you’ll be able to delve into Malleable Realities. It’s an amazing time-mashing novel written in parts,  and you can expect all of Peter’s wit and brilliance to illuminate those pages.

In his own inimitable style, Peter has created a little video about the new book:

Pop over to Tor.com for more information on Malleable Realities and a blog post from Peter about the inspirations for the novel.

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Angry Robot Author Foz Meadows

Welcome to Tuesday! It’s time for Talk Tuesday To Us, when we mechanically extract nuggets of our authors’ lives for your edification.

This week we bring you mind words of the awesome Foz Meadows, author of the outstanding  portal fantasy An Accident of Starsdescribed as “an epic adventure unlike any I’ve read before” by Andre Norton award winning and Nebula-nominated author Fran Wilde. If you’re in the US, you lucky devils can read it right now –  An Accident of Stars is released in the US today, and in the UK on Thursday.
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Jul
29

New Signing: Jeff Noon

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Hello, you folks!

We have some rather exciting news to share with you. Jeff Noon, that master of reality-bending science fiction has signed a deal with us for not one but TWO books, the first being A Man of Shadows due for release in August 2017.
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Author of If Then and The Destructives, Matthew De Abaitua will be heading up to Waterstones Liverpool One on Tuesday, July 26 for an event.

Matthew will be chatting with Andy Sawyer (Librarian of the Science Fiction Foundation Collection at the University of Liverpool), as well as giving a short reading and signing books. The evening will last from 6:30PM – 8:30PM.
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Jul
21

New Signing: Nik Korpon

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PHEW! It’s our second new signing of the week, and we couldn’t be more delighted to have another meat shield valued member of the team.

We’re more than delighted to spread the news that Nik Korpon is joining the Angry Robot team with his new novel The Rebellion’s Last Traitor. You might know Nik from previous crime books such as Stay God, Sweet Angel and Old Ghosts. When we heard that Nik was making a move from hard crime to a more SFF bent we just had to have him, so had our finest team of crack cyborgs round both him and his wonderful family up and transport them to our base.
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Hey guys! Push your eyes towards GoodReads – we’ve got two amazing book giveaways – hit the widgets below for a chance to win your favourite August release. Just click on the widgets below to enter each giveaway (location-based restrictions apply). Each book will hit shelves August 2 (US/Can) / August 4 (UK/R.o.W).
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