You know we love you, and we know you love Wesley Chu. That’s why we’re giving you the first three chapters of his new thrilling SF action novel, The Rise of Io for free!

The Rise of Io, by Wesley ChuDive back into the world of the Tao with a brand new hero: Ella Patel – thief, con-artist and smuggler – is in the wrong place at the wrong time. One night, on the border of a demilitarized zone run by the body-swapping alien invaders, she happens upon a man and woman being chased by a group of assailants. The man freezes, leaving the woman to fight off five attackers at once, before succumbing. As she dies, to both Ella and the man’s surprise, the sparkling light that rises from the woman enters Ella, instead of the man.

She soon realizes she’s been inhabited by Io, a low-ranking Quasing who was involved in some of the worst decisions in history. Now Ella must now help the alien presence to complete her mission and investigate a rash of murders in the border states that maintain the frail peace.

With the Prophus assigned to help her seemingly wanting to stab her in the back, and the enemy Genjix hunting her, Ella must also deal with Io’s annoying inferiority complex. To top it all off, Ella thinks the damn alien voice in her head is trying to get her killed. And if you can’t trust the voices in your head, who can you trust?

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The Rise of Io is available from all good bookstores and everywhere books are sold from October 4 (US/Can) / October 6 (UK/RoW).

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You can read the first couple of chapters of KC Alexander‘s raw, awesome kickass cyberpunk action novel Necrotech right here, or over on Issu if you fancy.

Necrotech by K. C. AlexanderAs Mr Chuck Wendig (bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath and Invasive) says, this is “sci-fi that’s slick, sharp and snarky — K C Alexander doesn’t ‘write’ so much as she fires words into your cerebral cortex with an electromagnetic railgun.

Here’s the synopsis:

Street thug Riko has some serious issues — memories wiped, reputation tanked, girlfriend turned into a tech-fueled zombie. And the only people who can help are the mercenaries who think she screwed them over.

In an apathetic society devoid of ethics or regulation, where fusing tech and flesh can mean a killing edge or a killer conversion, a massive conspiracy is unfolding that will alter the course of the human condition forever. With corporate meatheads on her ass and a necro-tech blight between her and salvation, Riko is going to have to fight meaner, work smarter, and push harder than she’s ever had to. And that’s just to make it through the day.

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Sep
27

Reddit AMA: Ferrett Steinmetz

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Hey there folks,

We wanted to tell you that one of our lovely, lovely authors, Ferrett Steinmetz will be holding an AMA today over on r/fantasy.

Ferrett will be answering ANY and ALL questions you have for him, including all things Flex, The Flux and Fix, setting people on fire, overly elaborate puns, Pokémon Go and the dynamics of polyamorous relationships. He might even through a bit of Magic: the Gathering in too, as he’s a bit of an expert in that field.
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Exciting stuff – the 100 Year Starship Canopus Award – the award that celebrates excellence in interstellar writing (what a mission!) is open for nominations once more for previously published works.
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bfs_1Sorry to report but the Robots are a little rust-tinged and creaky this morning, as we attempt to kickstart ailing battery packs back to life after a splendid weekend at the UK Fantasycon, organised by the British Fantasy Society. Held in the once-majestic shambolic splendour of the Grand Hotel in Scarborough, a combination of wonderful people, fine autumnal seaside weather and us winning the Best Independent Publisher 2016 award made for a brilliant time. Our faces are appropriately set in expressions of chrome delight.
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On Tuesday 27 Sept, as part of Liverpool’s Biennial celebrations, Matthew De Abaitua will be appearing at the Bluecoat in Liverpool to chat about his novel If Then, Wirral-born Olaf Stapledon and Matthew’s love for his home city.
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Fix by Ferrett SteinmetzToday folks, our Ferrett Steinmetz will be commandeering the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog‘s Twitter account to offer you – YES YOU – the chance to win a signed trilogy of his ‘Mancer series.

As you may have gathered from Flex and The Flux, Ferrett just loves his pop culture references. In fact, in Fix there are a whole lot of chapter title references to movies, books and TV. We’ve picked five of those titles and we want you to tell us what the reference is.
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Sep
22

Ferrett On Tour

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Our man Ferrett Steinmetz, author of the extraordinary sci-fi ‘Mancer trilogy, is on the road signing and reading from his brand new instalment Fix which has only just come out.

See the man himself, hear him read from Fix, sign your books, snort back some Flex and bask in his glow. There are only three dates left on his cross-country mission – don’t miss out!
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Angry Robot Author Christopher HinzTuesday has arrived again, and with it another insight into the minds of our authors: Talk Tuesday To Us (sometimes under the coercive influence of torture, or in today’s case, an ice cream scoop).

This week we crack open the cranium of Christopher Hinz, author of the fast-paced, action filled SF Binary Storm, sequel to his 1980’s classic Liege-Killer. With the scoop in hand, we can proceed.
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Good news on Amazon.com!

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals has The Silent Army, the final book in James A. Moore’s epic Seven Forges series for the bargain price of $2.99. It’s time to finish the adventure.

The Silent Army:
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Are you guys excited about Wesley Chu‘s The Rise of Io, his new novel set in the Tao universe? We certainly are!

The novel is due out October 4 (US/Can) / October 6 (UK/R.o.W) but head over to the Tor.com website to read an exclusive excerpt of the first chapter.
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AFerrett highresGSre you in San Francisco this weekend? Do you like excellent urban fantasy novels with heart? Do you love doughnuts? Then you’ll probably want to head over to Ferrett Steinmetz‘s signing at Borderlands Books.

Ferrett will be signing copies of his ‘Mancer series – Flex, The Flux and Fix –  from 15:00 (PST) on Saturday. We’re sure there will also be a short reading and did we mention the doughnuts?
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Danielle JensenAuthor of the Malediction Trilogy – Stolen Songbird, Hidden Huntress and Warrior Witch –  Danielle L Jensen will be signing books for you this weekend!

Danielle will be appearing at Chapters, Red Deer on Saturday from 13:0016:00. We’re sure there will be time for a reading and of course some swag, too, so make sure to drop by if you’re in the area.
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As you may remember, we’re publishing Christopher Hinz‘s Binary Storm – the prequel to his 1980s classic Liege-Killer – this September.

Here’s the synopsis:

Near the end of the 21st century, Earth is in chaos from environmental devastation and a vicious undeclared war against binaries, genetically engineered assassins. Composed of a single consciousness inhabiting two human bodies (tways), binaries are ruled by an alpha breed, the Royal Caste.
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Sep
14

The Robots Invade FantasyCon

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It’s almost FantasyCon time! WHOOOOOT!!!!

We’re super excited for the return of one of our favourite UK conventions and can’t wait to catch up with you all in sunny (fingers crossed) Scarborough for some great panels, excellent discussions and most importantly, a pint.
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