About Us

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, and in 2016 Angry Robot received the award for Best Independent Press from the British Fantasy Society. 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.

Meet the team.

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.”


Nice Things – Awards & Nominations

2016

  • Best Independent Press from the British Fantasy Society
  • Ramez Naam – finalist for the Libertarian Futurist Society’s Prometheus Award for Apex
  • Ramez Naam – won the Philip K Dick Award for Best Original SF Paperback for Apex
  • Adam Rakunas – nominated for the Philip K Dick Award for Best Original SF Paperback for Windswept
  • Ferrett Steinmetz – shortlisted for the Baltimore Science Fiction Society’s Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel for Flex

2015

  • Wesley Chu – won the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer for The Lives of Tao
  • Rod Duncan – nominated for the East Midlands Book Award’s Best Book by an East Midlands Author for The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter
  • Rod Duncan – nominated for the Philip K Dick Award for Best Original SF Paperback for The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter
  • Ramez Naam – semifinalist for the GoodReads Choice Awards’ Best Science Fiction for Apex
  • Marc Gascoigne – nominated for the Locus Awards’ Publisher Award for Angry Robot Books
  • Kameron Hurley – shortlisted for The Gemmel Awards Morningstar Award for The Mirrror Empire
  • Kameron Hurley – shortlisted for Locus Awards’ Best Fantasy Novel for The Mirrror Empire
  • Anna Kashina – won Prism Awards’ Fantasy Award for The Guild of Assassins
  • Anna Kashina – won Prism Awards’ Best of the Best for The Guild of Assassins

2014

  • Madeline Ashby – nominated for Locus Awards’ Best SF Novel for ID
  • Aliette de Bodard – nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Novelette
  • Wesley Chu – nominated for the John W Campbell Award Best New Writer for The Lives of Tao
  • Cassandra Rose Clarke – finalist for the Philip K Dick Award for Best Original SF Paperback for The Mad Scientist’s Daughter
  • Nominated for the Locus Awards’ Publisher Award for Angry Robot Books
  • Lee Harris – nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Editor, Long Form for Angry Robot Books
  • Ramez Naam – nominated for the Arthur C Clarke Award for Best SF Novel for Nexus
  • Ramez Naam – won the Endeavour Award for Best SFF Novel for Nexus
  • Ramez Naam – nominated for the John W Campbell Award Best New Writer for Nexus
  • Ramez Naam – won the Prometheus Award for Best Novel for Nexus
  • Ramez Naam – nominated for the Prometheus Award Best Novel for Crux
  • Emma Newman – nominated for Hugo Award for Best Fancast for Tea & Jeopardy
  • Marianne de Pierres – won the Aurealis Award for Best SF Novel for Peacemaker
  • Mike Underwood – nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Fancast for The Skiffy & Fanty Show

2013

  • Jo Anderton – nominated for the Ditmar Award for Best Novel for Suited
  • Madeline Ashby – finalist for Locus Awards’ Best First Novel for vN
  • Lee Battersby – finalist for the Aurealis Award for Best Horror Novel for The Marching Dead
  • Lee Battersby – nominated for the Ditmar Award for Best Novel for The Corpse-Rat King
  • Kim Curran – shortlisted for the British Fantasy Society’s Sydney J Bounds Award – Best Newcomer for Shift
  • Marc Gascoigne – nominated for Locus Awards’ Publisher Award for Angry Robot Books
  • Matt Hughes – finalist for the Endeavour Award for Best SFF Novel for Costume Not Included
  • Anne Lyle – shortlisted for the British Fantasy Society’s Sydney J Bounds Award – Best Newcomer for The Alchemist of Souls
  • Ramez Naam – finalist for the Kitschies Red Tentacle (Best Novel) for Nexus
  • Will Staehle – won for the Kitschies Inky Tentacle (Best Artwork) for The Age Atomic
  • Chuck Wendig – nominated for the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer for Blackbirds

2012

  • Jo Anderton – finalist for the Aurealis Award for Best SF Novel for Suited
  • Jo Anderton – nominated for the Ditmar Award for Best Novel for Debris
  • Madeline Ashby – finalist for the Kitschies Red Tentacle (Best Novel) for vN
  • Lee Battersby – nominated for the Australian Shadow Awards Novel for The Corpse-Rat King
  • Kaaron Warren – nominated for the Ditmar Award for Best Novel for Mistification

2011

  • Jo Anderton – finalist for the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel for Debris
  • Lauren Beukes – won the Arthur C Clarke Award for Best SF Novel for Zoo City
  • Lauren Beukes – nominated for the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer for Zoo City
  • Lauren Beukes – shortlisted for the M-Net Literary Awards for Best English Language Novel for Zoo City
  • Lauren Beukes – shortlisted for the Nielsen’s Bookseller’s Choice Award Book of the Year for Zoo City
  • Lauren Beukes – longlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize for Zoo City
  • Lauren Beukes – shortlisted for the University of Johannesburg Creative Writing Prize for Zoo City
  • Lauren Beukes – nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel for Zoo City
  • Marc Gascoigne – won the World Fantasy Award’s Special Award (Professional) for Angry Robot Books
  • Kaaron Warren – nominated for the Ditmar Award for Best Novel for Walking The Tree

2010

  • Lauren Beukes – shortlisted for the British SF Association’s Award for Best Novel for Zoo City
  • Lauren Beukes – won the Kitschies Red Tentacle (Best Novel) for Zoo City
  • Joey Hi-Fi – won the British SF Association’s Award for Best Artwork for Zoo City
  • Kaaron Warren – won the Ditmar Award for Best Novel for Slights

2009

  • Kaaron Warren – finalist for the Aurealis Award for Best Horror Novel for Slights
  • Kaaron Warren – won the Australian Shadow Awards for Long Fiction for Slights

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