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May
04

Peter Tieryas: Reddit AMA

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The ever delightful Peter Tieryas, author of United States of Japan, will be heading over to Reddit Science Fiction today, May 4, to take part in an AMA.

This is an excellent chance to do exactly what it says on the tin and ask him anything you can think of, within reason of course, from Peter’s creative process to his favourite kind of fast food. Make sure you get your questions in asap to get them seen!

To get you in the inquisitive spirit, Peter has created this introductory video so you can get to know him and his book a little better before the AMA kicks off, so be sure to check it out first.

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United States of Japan by Peter TieryasRights have already been sold to Japan and now hot on their heels China have scooped up translation rights for United States of Japan, Peter Tieryas‘ highly-praised alt-history with mecha. New Star Press, a publishing house renowned for their science fiction classics and new titles alike, as well as some excellent World of Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed tie-ins, will be publishing Tieryas’ novel in translation in early 2017.

We can’t wait to see what they’ll do with the cover, stay tuned for more updates!

 

 

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May
03

So long, farewell, arrivederci…

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…it’s not quite the way the musical number goes, but it works for the purpose of this post… more on that later.

First of all, hello my Angry Robot friends. It’s been quite a while since my last blog post, during which I’ve changed approximately 1800 nappies; spent what felt like an eternity baby feeding; laughed more than I thought possible, and dried up more tears – both mine and hers; and generally adapted to family life with a tiny human ruling the roost. During all of this, I managed to follow my Angry Robot family regularly and have had some very proud moments (Ramez Naam shout-out!) as well as enjoying teasing the Danielle L Jensen fandom as I read the magnificent Warrior Witch as soon as it was humanly possible. I’ve welcomed our new authors, and been delighted to see existing authors thrive and sign new contracts. Angry Robot is a wonderful place to work, and certainly a family for all our authors and contacts alike.

Caroline&PennyWhich is why it makes it hard to announce I will not be returning from my maternity leave in June. There isn’t much that could have stopped my return to work, but when my husband was approached by Lamborghini to join them – and thus move our little family to Italy – it proved too great an opportunity to refuse. After much talk with our Robot Overlord – and paternal figure – Marc, we agreed that I would move on with his robotic blessing and thus Penny [on the right], my maternity cover, would seamlessly continue as my full-time replacement. At this nerve-racking and exciting time, such support cannot be underestimated and I have to thank everyone at Angry Robot for their encouragement. Not only now, but throughout my time at Angry Robot. This particular job has challenged and rewarded me in equal measure, and I have been so grateful to have worked with amazing people from Marc and Lee, Amanda and Emlyn, Bryon and Phil, to Penny and our AR interns. We have certainly experienced the ups and downs of publishing together, and I will miss our team meets, random conversations, and Marc’s playlists! I have many highlights from the last three years and memories to cherish, particularly those based around conventions (read: bars) and spending time with authors whom I am lucky enough to now call friends. I look forward to our continued friendships.

Saying goodbye sucks, so I’ll say “bye for now” and do keep in touch: I’m on Twitter @caramalines and on Facebook with a quick clickety click here. Also, please join me in congratulating the lovely Penny and here’s to the continued success of Angry Robot Books!

 

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Apr
28

New Signing: Eric Scott Fischl

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20160215.EricFischlHordes, please be upstanding in welcoming the newest Robot to our Army, Eric Scott Fischl!

Eric’s new novel, Dr Potter’s Medicine Show is a fantastical, wonderful book full of circus performers, potions and plenty of mayhem – we can’t wait for you to read it!

Our Phil:
“Little does Eric know that, by joining the robot army, he has inadvertently signed up to be one of our most exciting new authors. His strange, inventive, slightly mad-scientist-at-the-opera-kind-of-title is an obvious fit for our list and we welcome him with open metallic claws.”

Eric himself:
“I’m thrilled to join the fine folks at Angry Robot, who put out books by great authors, design them beautifully, and then go the extra mile to get them noticed and into the hands of readers. Also: coolest logo in the business. All hail my new robot overlords.”

For more information on the deal head over to Fantasy Faction for the announcement.

Dr Potter’s Medicine Show will be released in February 2017.

 

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Peter-McLean-1-p19goripnm6vk2q3c3rufj1pdv1-225x300Peter McLean, author of gritty noir fantasy Drake (the first book in the Burned Man Series), will be taking part in SFF World‘s Authors Roundtable this weekend. 

Peter will be joined by Christopher Fowler (Bryant & May), Clay and Susan Griffith (Vampire Empire) and Karina Sumner-Smith (the Towers trilogy).

The Roundtable is an excellent opportunity for authors to answer their fans’ questions about life, work, the universe and everything directly, so make sure you head over to the site to ask your burning (man) questions.

Don’t know where to start? Why not check out their interview with Peter for some inspiration on what to ask.

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Warrior Witch by Danielle L. JensenTo celebrate the launch of Warrior Witch, the third title in Danielle L. Jensen‘s Malediction trilogy, we’re giving away three copies of each title over at GoodReads.

If you’re yet to dip your toes into Danielle’s epic fantasy romance, here’s what people have been saying about the series thus far:

“Stolen Songbird is a fantastic debut. The book had an amazing cast of developed characters, an intriguing plot, an swoon- worthy romance and an ending that’ll have you itching for the next book. I’d definitely recommend it.”
YA Midnight Reads

“Love, adore, heart-to-freaking-pieces. This kind of book is why, why, why people need to look more closely at YA fantasy if they don’t already. Topping Stolen Songbird was always going to be a difficult task, but naturally Jensen manages it. The bar was set and so she vaulted over it, off into the sunset to a fanfare of praise.”
Jet Black Ink

“I can’t believe how amazing this series is! Jensen’s writing has left me astonished! Hidden Huntress was entertaining, thrilling, and incredible. I loved Stolen Songbird so much and Hidden Huntress did not disappoint.”
Extreme Bookworm

Warrior Witch is getting its fair share of brilliant reviews, too:

“From all the endings of series I’ve loved before, Warrior Witch has got to be the most painfully beautiful I’ve read.”
The Nocturnal Fey

“This book was so fantastic.”
Words I Write Crazy

“Warrior Witch is a fabulous conclusion to a compelling series. This is just as rich and satisfying and complex as the other ones in the series. It finishes on a very strong note and is wonderful throughout. Go and read!”
Librarian on the Lake

So whether you want to start at the beginning, continue your journey in Trollus and beyond or see how the series ends, we’ve got just the competition for you.

Just click on the widgets below to enter the giveaways:

 

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Apr
13

Author Appearance: Peter Tieryas

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United States of Japan by Peter TieryasPeter Tieryas, author of the acclaimed United States of Japan, will be heading to Barnes & Noble Los Angeles tomorrow, Thursday 14 April at 19:00, for a signing.

For those of you yet to have the pleasure of reading United States of Japan, here’s the synopsis:

Decades ago, Japan won the Second World War. Americans worship their infallible Emperor, and nobody believes that Japan’s conduct in the war was anything but exemplary. Nobody, that is, except the George Washingtons – a shadowy group of rebels fighting for freedom. Their latest subversive tactic is to distribute an illegal video game that asks players to imagine what the world might be like if the United States had won the war instead.

Captain Beniko Ishimura’s job is to censor video games, and he’s tasked with getting to the bottom of this disturbing new development. But Ishimura’s hiding something… He’s slowly been discovering that the case of the George Washingtons is more complicated than it seems, and the subversive videogame’s origins are even more controversial and dangerous than the censors originally suspected.

Part detective story, part brutal alternate history,United States of Japan is a stunning successor to Philip K Dick’s The Man in the High Castle.

And here’s what some lovely people had to say about the novel:

“A searing vision of the persistence of hope in the face of brutality, United States of Japan is utterly brilliant.”
Ken Liu, Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy winner and author of The Grace of Kings

“Acute observations in great dialogue and characters who are emotionally charged, and tied brilliantly and respectfully to discussions about war; it asks expected questions of its characters and readers but these are delivered in an engaging manner; United States of Japan is set in a world that’s beautifully descriptive, oftentimes shocking and mixed in with outrageous sci-fi environments.”
Narelle Ho Sang, for SF Signal

“The United States of Japan is a surreal, weird, and brutal what-if aftermath of a brutal war. Prepare to be horrifyingly awed.”
Gem in the Rough

If you’d like more information, the event page, with complete address is here. Below is your handy at-a-glance map.

We hope to see you there!

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It’s almost June, which means it’s almost time for the third title in Anna Kashina‘s Majat Code series, Assassin Queen, to hit shelves.

If you’ve not yet caught up with this amazing fantasy series, which won not one but two Prism Awards last year (one for Fantasy and the other for Best of the Best), then fret not! We’re holding a re-read of the first two books over at GoodReads.

If you have read the first two books and are as excited for Assassin Queen as we are then here’s the synopsis, and below is the link to USA Today’s cover reveal.

Defeated by the Majat forces, Nimos and the other Kaddim Brothers retreat to their secret fortress in the southern mountains. Nimos knows that the Majat’s victory is only temporary: during the flight, he managed to place a mark on Kara, one of the top-ranked Diamond Majat. His mind magic would now allow him to use this mark to confer her fighting skill to the Kaddim warriors and turn her loyalties to their side.

The new Majat Guildmaster, Mai, is planning a march against the Kaddim. His key ally, Prince Kyth Dorn, is instrumental in these plans: Kyth’s magic gift can protect the Majat against the Kaddim mind control powers. But Mai and Kyth are having trouble getting over their rivalry for Kara’s affections – even after they realize that this rivalry is the least of their worries, at least for the moment. Something about Kara is not right…

Click on the teaser image below to be taken to USA Today’s Happily Ever After and the full reveal, plus excerpt.

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Apr
11

ECCC was GREAT! Thank you all!

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You might be able to tell from our zombiesque countenance we’ve been at Emerald City Comicon this past weekend, and OH BOY did we have a great time!

Thanks to everyone who came to see us, bought books, entertained us, and to our wonderful authors Jay Posey, Danielle L. Jensen, Peter Tieryas, KC Alexander and the dream team Adam Rakunas and Patrick S. Tomlinson for being so fabulous all weekend. Most of all, huge fist bumps to Mike Underwood and Jay Swanson for working themselves into the ground throughout ECCC. You’re all spared, come the Robot Revolution.

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Apr
08

New signing: Keith Yatsuhashi

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KeithY1It’s new author central at Angry Robot right now. Following on from our signings with Brett Savory and KC Alexander, we’re now similarly delighted to announce the newest cyborg in the stable, Keith Yatsuhashi. If you want the full scoop on Keith, plus to read his article on finding inspiration in anime head over to the official announcement on the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog.

Keith’s debut novel, Kojiki will be hitting all good bookstores August 2 (US/Can) / August 4 (UK/R.o.W). Here’s the synopsis: Read More→

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Apr
07

Visit us at Emerald City Comicon

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Emerald_City_ComiConEmerald City Comicon (ECCC) is this weekend, and with it a swarm of robots will descend on Seattle.

Here are the panels that some of our authors are taking part in:

Friday, 16:00 – 17:00 room T301
Mutants of the Wasteland, Cyborgs of the Spaceways
The Science Fiction genre is known for tackling important social issues and examining the human condition, as well as things exploding or being on fire. The panellists take a look at the tropes and themes of modern SF and the intersection of flashy eye-candy and deeper meaning.
Panellists: Alex DeCampi (Smoke, Grindhouse), Adam Rakunas (Windswept), Margaret Trauth (Decrypting Rita), Douglas Wolk (Judge Dredd: Mega City 2) and Arthur Wyatt (2000AD) Read More→

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Apr
04

The Ark heads to Germany

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TheArk-144dpiPatrick Tomlinson‘s The Ark is taking a trip…to Germany!

Our worldwide rights crack-team sold the novel to German publishers Droemer Knaur with a publication date of summer 2017.

Here are a few reasons why the critics are loving Patrick’s ‘murder mystery on a generation ship’ debut: Read More→

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Apr
01

Apex Finalist for Prometheus Award

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Apex by Ramez Naam (May 2015)Hot on the tail of last week’s Philip K Dick Award win, Ramez Naam‘s Apex has been announced as a finalist for the 36th Prometheus Award!

You might remember that Nexus, the first in Ramez’s series, won the 2014 Prometheus Award, joint with Cory Doctorow’s Homeland.

The five finalists for 2016 are ApexSeveneves by Neal Stephenson, The Just City by Jo Walton, A Borrowed Man by Gene Wolfe and Golden Son by Pierce Brown. Read More→

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Like A Boss by Adam Rakunas

Hot on the tail of Adam Rakunas‘ Philip K Dick Award-nominated Windswept comes the second in his Occupied Space series, Like a Boss, hitting all good shelves  June 2 (UK/R.o.W) / June 7 (US/Can). Read More→

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Mar
31

We’re going to Norwescon!

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NWCgenericcrop250sqbb_400x400Those eagle-eyed of you might have spotted the announcement over the weekend that we’ve been chosen as the publisher Guest of Honour at Norwescon next year.

Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s premier SFF convention, with a strong literary focus, so if you want panels on writing, editing and publishing your work, interviews with authors or literary networking, then Norwescon is the convention for you.  Read More→

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