Angry Robot is a global imprint dedicated to the best in modern adult science fiction, fantasy and everything inbetween. Our book line launched in July 2009, with physical books across a wide variety of formats, e-books as standard, and with all frontlist titles as audiobooks from October 2011.
British-based but selling worldwide with the help of partners such as Penguin Random House (US/Canada), Nationwide (New Zealand) and Capricorn Link (Australia), our mission is to produce books that appeal to everyone, from post-Dr Who and Xbox fans to long-time genre enthusiasts. We are a part of Watkins Media Ltd, an ever-expanding group of media companies who work with new ways of delivering entertainment to readers, viewers and players.
In April 2011, Lauren Beukes‘ novel Zoo City won the Arthur C Clarke Award, the highest honour in British science fiction. October 2011 saw founder and publisher Marc Gascoigne honoured with a World Fantasy Award for Angry Robot. More recently, our authors and/or novels have won the Hugo Award, the Prometheus Award, the Aurealis and Ditmar (Australia), the Sir Julius Vogel Award (NZ) and many more.
The gang at Fantasy Faction were kind enough to say the following about us recently. Yep, this is what we’re all about…
“It’s no secret that Angry Robot Books are amongst Fantasy Faction’s favourite SFF publishers here in the UK. Having been lucky enough to meet a number of their team at conventions and through the interwebs I know that each and every one of them are true genre fans. And, because they are true genre fans, they know a good book when they read it. Another advantage Angry Robot have over some of the other genre publishers is that they have a connection with fans that other publishers struggle with. This isn’t just because their team is always at conventions and using social media to connect, but also because they are small enough that they can listen to readers and take risks on certain titles that other publishers may shun. And yet they are part of a large organisation with huge distribution channels that mean they can reach global readers. Essentially, as a publishing company, they are in that sweet spot.”