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Congratulations to Anna Kashina who has made the finals of the Prism Awards – from Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance Writers – with The Guild of Assassins. The sequel to Blades of the Old Empire, The Guild of Assassins is up against The Mark of the Tala by Jeffe Kennedy and The Stones of Kaldaar by Tameri Etherton in the Fantasy category.

Well done Anna, and best of luck for the Awards Ceremony which takes place July 23 at 8pm EST.

The Guild Of Assassins by Anna KashinaBlades Of The Old Empire, by Anna Kashina

 

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May
28

Worldwide Hidden Huntress Giveaway

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The countdown is on for the release of Danielle L. Jensen‘s Hidden Huntress, the eagerly anticipated sequel to Stolen Songbird. With only a few days to go, we’re celebrating with a WORLDWIDE giveaway for Hidden Huntress. For your chance to win 1 of 10 copies, follow the below link to Goodreads. Good luck!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen

Hidden Huntress

by Danielle L. Jensen

Giveaway ends June 26, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Hot on the heels of last week’s cover reveal for James A. Moore‘s City of Wonders, today we have the wonderful cover of Susan Murray‘s Waterborne Exile for you, courtesy of Paul Young at Artist Partners. If you head over to Book Swoon and Fantasy Faction, they’re hosting the reveal as well as running a giveaway for the first title in the series, The Waterborne Blade. Enter for your chance to get a free start at this fantastic series.

And for those who can’t wait to hop over, here’s the cover in all its glory:

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May
05

May Book Birthday Celebrations

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With a hip hip hooray, today we are celebrating the US & digital book birthdays of Susan MurrayRod Duncan, and Ramez Naam. Whether it’s a brand new title, the continuation of an award-winning series, or the explosive conclusion of (yet another of our) award-winning series, our May titles have something for everyone. Fear not, UK & ROW readers, your copies will be released this Thursday.

Piqued your interest? Here’s the titles we’re releasing today with all important buy links:

 

The Waterborne Blade by Susan MurrayThe Waterborne Blade by Susan Murray

“This is a well-paced, enjoyable read with characters that feel rounded and real…the writing shines.”
– Rian Drinkwater, SFX Magazine

The Waterborne Blade is an intriguing and compelling fantasy woven from a fascinating story set in a vibrant world inhabited by vivid characters. Susan Murray is a consummate storyteller who fulfills everything you could desire of a book and leaves you wanting more.”
Graeme K. Talboys, author of Stealing into Winter

North American Print & Ebook
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | BarnesandNoble.com | IndieBound.org

 

 

Unseemly Science by Rod DuncanUnseemly Science by Rod Duncan

“I didn’t predict the twists that Unseemly Science threw at me. Not only is this book much darker than its predecessor, it also keeps you in more suspense, which is a feat considering I comparedThe Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter to a spy novel. 4.5 of 5 Stars for a sequel that takes a macabre turn!”
Victorian Soul Critiques

“Five stars. A worthy follow up to The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter.”
Cayocosta 72

North American Print & Ebook
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | BarnesandNoble.com | IndieBound.org

 

Apex by Ramez Naam (May 2015)Apex by Ramez Naam

“If the events of Nexus and Crux seem intense and complex, Apex takes them up to and over the edge.”
Geeky Library

Read Ramez’s Big Idea on Scalzi’s Whatever: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2015/05/05/the-big-idea-ramez-naam-2/

North American Print & Ebook
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | BarnesandNoble.com | IndieBound.org

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Hot on the heels of the news that Kameron Hurley is short-listed for this year’s Locus Fantasy Novel award with The Mirror Empire (see here for full details), we are delighted to announce Book 3 in the Worldbreaker SagaThe Broken Heavens. 

In a World English deal, including translation, with Hannah Bowman of Liza Dawson Agency, The Broken Heavens is the epic conclusion to the Worldbreaker Saga which began with The Mirror Empire and continues with Empire Ascendant, out this October. 

Kameron Hurley: “I’m thrilled to bring readers the third and final volume of the Worldbreaker Saga with Angry Robot Books. They’ve been eternal champions for The Mirror Empire and Empire Ascendant and I’m super pleased to bring the whole series to a suitably epic conclusion in The Broken Heavens. Get ready for the end of the world – Hurley style.” 

Marc Gascoigne, Robot Overlord & Publisher, added: “What is there left to say about Kameron Hurley that hasn’t already been captured in the swathes of rave reviews, Hugo Award acceptance speeches, think pieces and blog posts? Well, this: The Mirror Empire saw her burst from the gates as a fully-formed A-list fantasy author. Empire Ascendant, as readers will soon discover for themselves, shows her relaxing into her powers, utterly in command of her characters and their world. Now it’s time to see what she does by way of a third act and I, along with her many fans, cannot wait.” 

The Broken Heavens: 

The promised collision of worlds is tearing reality apart. War has fractured the land, and the heavens themselves are falling. In this battle of worlds as old as time itself, who will live, and who will perish? It all comes down to this final chapter.”
 The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley
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Some of our more eagle-eyed readers may have already spotted the name, Penny, floating around on blog posts; Penny has been interning with us since February but I am delighted to introduce her now as our newest team member.

Starting immediately for a handover period, Penny has joined as maternity cover for my role as Publicity Manager. I will be finishing up on Friday, 29 May, but until then Penny and I will be promoting all that is strange and wonderful about Angry Robot Books, our authors, and, of course, books!

Penny comes to us from a public relations background and is also the community editor for LeftLion magazine, a Nottingham culture magazine. She has wonderful experience with all things publicity and I’ve no doubt will be a great addition to our team.

Her official bio reads thusly:

Penny1Penny started her working life dealing with criminals but quickly realised that the novels of Tom Robbins suited her tastes, rather than those of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, so she left to spend the next few years roaming the world teaching children and Tibetan monks the English language.

On returning to the UK, Penny took up a public relations job and worked for used cooking oil, potatoes and retail. However the lure of the Robot Overlords was too much for her and, pulled in by their gravitational force Penny took up an internship. The rest, as they say, is history.

Reach her through Twitter here and at penny.reeve@angryrobotbooks.com

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We here at Angry Robot Books, home to Wesley Chu’s best-selling Lives of Tao series and forthcoming Rise of Io series, are delighted to announce that we have agreed a two-book deal for Wesley’s forthcoming Time Salvager series with Tor. We will be providing eager readers in the UK and Commonwealth with both physical and ebook copies, releasing on Thursday 9 July. For more info on this fast-paced time travel adventure, click through to the book’s page here.

timesalvagerIn case you’ve missed the Time Salvager buzz so far, here’s a taste of what just some of the early reviews are saying:

“Time twisting action-adventure as only Wesley Chu could imagine it. I enjoyed it a lot. Read this book!” -Author of the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie

“More than a compelling, innovative take on the perks and pitfalls of time travel – Time Salvager is a sharp study of how human nature might prove mankind’s salvation, or eventually doom us all. This is world-building that will make you fear for the future. In a good way.” -Author of Maplecroft, Cherie Priest

“Smart, fast, and fun.” -New York Times bestselling author of the Lightbringer series, Brent Weeks

 

Now we’ve captured a little bit more of Wesley‘s soul, he had this to say:

The Author, Wesley Chu“Just when you think you think it’s over, Earthlings, here we come again. I am flat-out pumped that Time Salvager has found a place in the hallow pantheon of the Angry Robot shelf. This unholy alliance between ill-tempered automatons and I is a marriage made in world-dominating Heaven.”

Our Marc Gascoigne says: “Wesley Chu came to use through our very first Open Door submissions programme. We’re delighted to see his talents and popularity grow with every book. While he’s developing his next Angry Robot series, The Rise of Io, we’re so happy to be bringing his new hard SF novels to the UK.”

 

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We are very excited to announce our latest author, Megan E. O’Keefe, signed from Sam Morgan at JABberwocky and her trilogy, The Scorched Continent. The first in this series, Steal the Sky, will be released in January 2016 and in her breathless debut novel, Megan gives us The Lies of Locke Lamora on giant sand dunes with exploding airships!

Our Phil Jourdan led the charge for Megan’s book and here’s just a snippet of why he loved it: “I cannot be the only one to have a fondness for smart-alecky protagonists, airships, explosions, shape-shifting entities and exotic forms of capital punishment… right? The other thing worth saying about Megan’s novel is that it’s just damned good.”

Angry Robot Author Megan O'KeefeMegan E. O’Keefe: “I’m delighted to be joining the Angry Robot army. Not only do they produce gorgeous, genre-expanding books, but I’m pretty sure this means I’ll be on the right side when the robot uprising comes. One step closer to world domination!”

Megan lives in the Bay Area of California and makes soap for a living. (It’s only a little like Fight Club.) She has worked in arts management and graphic design, and spends her free time tinkering with anything she can get her hands on. She is a first place winner in the Writers of the Future competition, vol. 30. Steal the Sky is her first novel. Join us in welcoming Megan to the Robot Family on her Twitter page and check out her website: www.meganokeefe.com.

 

Steal the Sky: 

Detan Honding is a conman on the run who thinks he’s got it made when an opportunity arises to steal a gorgeous new airship. Unluckily, the watch-captain whom he thought was in on the plan with him turns out to be an imposter. She’s a wily shape-shifting creature known as a doppel, and she’s wanted for murder.

With the doppel bringing more attention to his schemes than he’d like, Detan considers fleeing the city. But the doppel makes it clear she’ll harm his only friend if he bails on her – and so he’s forced to act. When his attempt to steal the ship backfires, he ends up in the hands of the empire that’s been chasing him, and must use a special power he’s always been afraid of to escape.

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Apr
02

April Book Birthday Celebrations

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The first Thursday of every month brings great joy to the Angry Robot UK office*: publication day! Today we are celebrating instalments from two of our best series: the second Shadow Watch book from Tim WaggonerDream Stalkers, and the stunning conclusion to the Lives of Tao series, The Rebirths of Tao, by Wesley Chu. Here’s where you can get your hands on these fantastic books:

The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu

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Buying Info – eBook:

Amazon
Robot Trading Company

 

Buying Info – Physical:

Amazon
Book Depository
Waterstones
WH Smith

 

 

Dream Stalkers by Tim Waggoner

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Buying Info – eBook:

Amazon
Robot Trading Company

 

Buying Info – Physical:

Amazon
Book Depository
Waterstones
WH Smith

 

 

 

If you’re wondering why exactly you should read these great books, have a look at this handy Robot Round-Up of just some of the great reviews they’ve received. Congratulations Wesley and Tim; happy book birthday day!

*First Tuesday of the month for US readers.

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Angry Robot’s Open Door – our occasional unagented submission system – has brought some wonderful authors to our stable such as Wesley Chu, Cassandra Rose Clarke, and Lee Battersby. Today, we are delighted to announce that we have a new Angry Robot author, Peter McLean, who has come to us through these very doors.

Peter’s Drake – the first title in the Burned Man series – centres on a demon-summoning hit-man and a murderous, chain-smoking angel who must battle Furies and the Devil himself in a search for redemption. Set in modern-day London, Drake is a tale of spell casting and shot guns, where Guy Ritchie meets Jim Butcher, and will be published in January 2016.

Peter McLean 1-p19goripnm6vk2q3c3rufj1pdvLondon-born Peter grew up in the Norwich alternative scene, alternating dingy nightclubs with studying martial arts and practical magic. He has since grown up a bit, if not a lot, and is married to Diane and is still making up stories.

Peter McLean: “I’m absolutely thrilled that Drake will be coming out from Angry Robot. I am now living proof that the legendary Open Door is a real thing and not just a mean trick that angry robots like to play on aspiring writers. Oh, and any editor you first speak to in a Twitter discussion about Ministry is a guy I can’t wait to work with.”

Phil Jourdan: “Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new favourite slightly drunk and foul-mouthed dark magic-summoning hero with a conscience. We love taking chances on new authors and it’s manuscripts like Drake that get us all excited. Onward!”

Drake

Hitman Don Drake owes a gambling debt to a demon. Forced to carry out one more assassination to clear his debt, Don unwittingly kills an innocent child and brings the Furies of Greek myth down upon himself. Rescued by an almost-fallen angel called Trixie, Don and his magical accomplice The Burned Man, an imprisoned archdemon, are forced to deal with Lucifer himself whilst battling a powerful evil magician. Now Don must foil Lucifer’s plan to complete Trixie’s fall and save her soul whilst preventing the Burned Man from breaking free from captivity and wreaking havoc on the entire world.

Gather around and welcome Peter to our motley crew, here on Twitter or Facebook, and check out his website, Talonwraith.

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Head over to the B&N SciFi and Fantasy Blog where they have the exclusive cover reveal for Ishbelle Bee‘s wonderfully dark fairytale, The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath.

Here’s a teaser image from their post, with thanks to John Coulthart for this fantastic over:

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You know how much we love working with fantastic designers and producing good covers here at Angry Robot HQ (and if you like our covers as much as we do, be sure to check out our Pinterest page here), and revealing our latest covers is always a thrill. Today I am delighted to present the cover for The Dragons of Heaven by Alyc Helms, by Amazing15. The lovely crowd at Fantasy Faction had the exclusive reveal earlier today, and will also be posting a special blog from Alyc tomorrow on oriental-ism and non-white exploitation. Not to be missed!

Without further ado, here is the cover for The Dragons of Heaven, June 2015:

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If there’s one thing that the Angry Robot horde love to do, it’s to crawl out of our writing holes and have a chat. Partially it’s because we need to see the light of day and socialise after a hard few months of writing, but also it’s because we love you guys. You keep us doing what we do.

So that’s why we’re all over the place this year at various conventions, exhibitions and festivals. Below is a list of where the we’ll be throughout 2015, so if you want to pop down and say hi, or you’re in the area, we’d love to catch up with you.

The list isn’t quite exhaustive – yet – and of course all dates are subject to change, so make sure to check back before you cross the globe for your favourite author. We don’t refund plane tickets.

Craig Cormick:

Convergence, Minneapolis, USA  2-5 July

Danielle L. Jensen:

When Worlds Collide, Calgary, CA  14-16 Aug

Ishbelle Bee:

Convergence, Minneapolis, USA  2-5 July

Rod Duncan:

Norwescon, Washington, USA  2 – 5 April

Edge Lit, Derby, UK  July 11

Marianne de Pierres:

Supanova, Gold Coast, Australia  April 17 – 19

Genre Con, Brisbane, Australia  30 Oct – 1 Nov

World Fantasy Con, Saratoga Springs NY, USA  5 – 8 Nov

Kameron Hurley:

BEA/Bookcon, New York, USA  May  27 – 29

GenCon, Indianapolis, USA  July  30 – 2 Aug

WorldCon, Washington, USA  19 – 23 Aug

Carrie Patel:

Convergence, Minneapolis, USA  2-5 July

Comicpalooza, Houston, USA  22 – 25 May

WorldCon, Washington, USA  19 – 23 Aug

World Fantasy Con, Saratoga Springs NY, USA  5 – 8 Nov

Jay Posey:

Comicon, Phoenix, USA  28-31 May

ConGregate, North Carolina, USA  11-12 July

GenCon, Indianapolis, USA  July 28 – 2 Aug

Susan Murray:

FantasyCon, Nottingham, UK  23 – 25 Oct

Nine Worlds, London, UK  7 – 9 August

Gav Thorpe:

Derby Book Festival, Derby, UK  31 May – 7 June

Edge Lit 4, Derby, UK  11 July

Nine Worlds, London, UK  7 – 9 August

Fantasycon, Nottingham, UK  23 – 25 Oct

David Tallerman:

EasterCon, Heathrow, UK 3 – 6 April

FantasyCon, Nottingham, UK 23 – 25 Oct

Nine Worlds, London, UK  7 – 9 August

Maurice Broaddus:

Mo*Con, Indianapolis, USA  May 1-3

GenCon, Indianapolis, USA  July 30 – 2 Aug

Mike Underwood:

BaltiCon, Baltimore, USA  22 – 25 May

BEA/BookCon New York, NY  27 – 31 May

Convergence, Minneapolis, USA  2-5 July

GenCon, Indianapolis, USA  July 30 – 2 Aug

Sasquan, Spokane, Washington, USA  19 – 23 Aug

World Fantasy Con, Saratoga Springs NY, USA  5 – 8 Nov

Alyc Helms:

Emerald City ComiCon, Seattle, USA  27 – 29 Mar

Norwescon, Washington, USA  2 – 5 April

WisCon, Madison WI, USA  22 – 25 May

Comicon, Phoenix, USA  28-31 May

Convergence, Minneapolis, USA  2-5 July

GenCon, Indianapolis, USA  July 30 – 2 Aug

Sasquan, Spokane, Washington, USA  19 – 23 Aug

Dragon Con, Atlanta USA  4 – 7 Sept

World Fantasy Con, Saratoga Springs NY, USA  5 – 8 Nov

Guy Haley:

Nine Worlds, London, UK  7 – 9 August

Anne Lyle:

Convergence, Minneapolis, USA  2-5 July

Nine Worlds, London, UK  7 – 9 August

BristolCon, Bristol, UK  26 Sept

FantasyCon, Nottingham, UK 23 – 25 Oct

Peter McLean

FantasyCon, Nottingham, UK 23 – 25 Oct

Adam Rakunas

WorldCon, Washington, USA  19 – 23 Aug

World Fantasy Con, Saratoga Springs NY, USA  5 – 8 Nov

Jay Posey:

GenCon, Indianapolis, USA  July 30 – 2 Aug

ConGregate, North Carolina, USA  July 11th

Phil Jourdan:

Convergence, Minneapolis, USA  2-5 July

Nine Worlds, London, UK  7 – 9 August

Marc Gascoigne: 

FantasyCon, Nottingham, UK 23 – 25 Oct

World Fantasy Con, Saratoga Springs NY, USA  5 – 8 Nov

Adam Christopher

Nine Worlds, London, UK  7 – 9 August

 

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Following yesterday’s successful #RobotReboot with the publication of Carrie Patel‘s The Buried LifeFerrett Steinmetz‘s Flex, and a slick MM re-issue of Ramez Naam‘s Nexus, we are delighted to pass on some more good news: we have signed up both Jay Posey and Andy Remic for more fantastic books.

Jay Posey will finish out his acclaimed Duskwalker trilogy, with Dawnbreaker, in August 2015 and will release Outriders, a military SF novel, in 2016.

Andy Remic’s titles, The Dragon Engine and Twilight of the Dragons, are set in the same world as his Rage of King series, and will start with The Dragon Engine‘s release in September 2015.  

Here’s what our Robot Overlord, Marc, has to say: “Angry Robot has won a variety of awards for innovation, packaging and so on – but one of our core strengths is great storytelling. Jay Posey is a natural, and a flavour of his day job working on PC games definite seeps into his writing. As for Andy Remic… he’s a one-off, a writer of singular power and violence, where (to deliberately steal a line from Spinal Tap) everything goes up to 11. It’s great to have them both working on new series for us.”

The Author, Jay PoseyJay: “Angry Robot authors like to make a lot of jokes about the Robot Overlords implanting us with brain chips and threatening to destroy us with angry robot laser eye, but the truth of the matter is, the folks at AR are genuinely some of the finest in the business.  I’m delighted to be working with them again.  And even though they wouldn’t agree to let me visit their orbital weapons platform, they *did* allow me to select two targets, so I really couldn’t be happier.”

Andy RemicAndy: “I am once again thrilled to be working with Angry Robot on my next two hardcore violent fantasy novels, The Dragon Engine and Twilight of the Dragons. Both novels are set in the same world as The Iron Wolves and The White Towers, and feature  a group of honourable heroes who go in search of wealth and immortality… but find a whole barrel-load of trouble instead. These books will hit new levels in fantasy violence and anti-heroic depravity… Game of Thrones? Pffft. Game of Marshmallows compared to what I’m writing now!!”

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Feb
27

Cover Reveal: The Rebirths of Tao

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The final instalment of Wesley Chu‘s Lives of Tao trilogy, The Rebirths of Tao, is weeks away from publication and we know how excited you are to see how this ends up for Roen and his family…as well as the planet. To whet your appetite, we’re delighted to be releasing the cover for this book – and keep an eye out for various reveals on your favourite SF blogs for their reveals, some with giveaways for the whole trilogy!

The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chui

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We love how the covers complement each other, and Stewart Larking‘s cover for The Rebirths of Tao ties them all together.

 

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