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Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman, March 2013This year we’re publishing the first 3 books in Emma Newman’s Split Worlds series, beginning with Between Two Thorns (next week in the US and the following week in the UK). The author describes the book as “Downton Abbey, but with mad sorcerers and evil faeries”.

Anyone who pre-orders a copy of the paperback or eBook of Between Two Thorns will be entered into a draw, the winner of which will have a character named after them in Book 3 - All Is Fair – to be published in October.

If you’re outside the UK
You can pre-order the book online from your favourite bookstore before Tuesday 26th February. Forward a copy of your pre-order confirmation email to thorns@angryrobotbooks.com. If you pre-order from the Robot Trading Company you don’t need to forward your confirmation email, as we’ll already have your details.

If you’re in the UK
You can pre-order the book online from your favourite bookstore before Thursday 8th March. Forward a copy of your pre-order confirmation email to thorns@angryrobotbooks.com. If you pre-order from the Robot Trading Company you don’t need to forward your confirmation email, as we’ll already have your details. Kindle owners in the UK won’t be able to pre-order the ebook, so we’ll extend the deadline until midnight on Thursday 8th March (publication date) for you.

Current Angry Robot Ebook Subscribers
We will automatically place you in the draw. You’re the ultimate pre-orderers!

SciFi Weekender
Anyone buying a copy of the book at the SciFi Weekender in early March will also be entered into the draw.

Buying from Forbidden Planet
If you pre-order from Forbidden Planet you’ll be automatically entered, and won’t need to email confirmation of your order. Your book will also be signed by the author! Win!

The Author - Emma NewmanForbidden Planet Launch – Extra Gift
For those of you who are able to attend the launch of the book at Forbidden Planet Bristol, or Forbidden Planet London (see below for details), you’ll get a draw entry, and there also is an extra-special gift for you.

Everyone who attends the launch will be given an envelope containing a signed, numbered, limited edition short story card. This card contains a new short story by Emma - Debt - set in the Split Worlds. It’s a deliciously wicked little tale, and you won’t be able to read this story anywhere else in print, or online. That’s right – the only place to get this story is at one of the two launches. This is sure to become a collectors’ item!

Additionally, one lucky attendee at each launch will find a Golden Ticket* in their envelope, winning them a copy of Book 2 - Any Other Name – weeks before it is published in June.

Those Launch Dates
Forbidden Planet Bristol Thursday 7th March, 6.00pm – 7.00pm (and for drinks, later)
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Forbidden Planet London Friday 8th March, 6.00pm – 7.00pm (and for drinks, later)
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If you are intending to come to one of the launches, it would be very useful if you could indicate that on the relevant Facebook page, or in the comments, below.

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*Colour might vary from that described.

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The Author - Wesley ChuAngry Robot Author Wesley Chu, author of the soon-to-be-published science fiction secret agent extravaganza The Lives of Tao, will be appearing alongside a few fellow Chicago-based science fiction writers at Open Books on Thursday February 28th.

The occasion is the launch of Chicago Writers Conference Events at Open Books. The series kicks off with this particular evening of Science Fiction readings hosted by Hugo and Nebula Award–nominated author William Shunn. Wesley will be reading from The Lives of Tao and will be happy to answer questions about the book, or being a writer, or his life as a kung-fu stuntman. (You think we’re kidding about that last part, don’t you? We’re really not…)

It’s a free event, open to all, and runs from 6.30 to 9.00 p.m. Open Books, “an award-winning nonprofit social venture that operates an extraordinary bookstore, provides community programs, and mobilizes passionate volunteers to promote literacy in Chicago and beyond”, can be found at:

213 W. Institute Place
Chicago, IL 60610
(1 block north of Chicago & Franklin el stop.)

See the Open Books Website for further details.

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Feb
14

No More Balloons

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341793_popped_balloon_3So, here’s the thing.

We had planned to have a balloon race to celebrate the launch of Emma Newman’s Between Two Thorns next month, with the winner of the race getting a character named after them in the third book in the series – All Is Fair – later this year.

We were all set to go – the balloons were ordered, the helium was booked, the special website was created and ready to go – when we received a few tweets about how bad for the environment these things were.

We’d specifically opted for biodegradable balloons and recycled card, with no string or ribbon, and we were assured by the balloon company that the balloons degraded as quickly as an oak leaf. An oak leaf! That’s good, right?

Wrong. That’s still a good 6 months of latex hanging around, causing problems to wildlife.

And so we’ve decided to cancel the race, and both Emma and Forbidden Planet are in complete agreement about this. It would be the wrong thing to do to go ahead with it.

We’re still going to have a competition to celebrate the launch of Between Two Thorns, though, and the winner will still have a character named after them – watch this space for details of what that competition is going to be…

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So many great books, so many great authors, so many great events!
Here are some  launch highlights for the next three months:

Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman, March 2013Emma Newman’s Between Two Thorns
We have two launches planned for wonderful book -

Thursday 7th March at Forbidden Planet, Bristol 6.00pm – 7.00pm and
Friday 8th March at Forbidden Planet, London 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Emma will be reading from and signing her debut adult novel, BetweenTwo Thorns.

Oh, and we’re going to have a balloon race! Not a big hot air balloon thingie, no – party-size helium-filled balloons.

“Why?” I hear you ask?
“Well, why the hell not?” we reply.

Pre-order a copy of the book and get your very own balloon (only for the first 200 pre-orders). The balloon that travels furthest wins a very special prize for its owner and its finder.
More details on this, very soon…

The Age Atomic, by Adam Christopher, art & design by Will StaehleAdam Christopher’s The Age Atomic
(plus special guest star, Empire State)

Thursday 4th April at Forbidden Planet, London 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Adam will be reading from and signing The Age Atomic – the sequel to his hugely-successful Empire State.

As well as hosting the signing for The Age Atomic, Forbidden Planet will have stock of limited edition hardbacks of both Empire State and The Age Atomic. Only 100 each of these will be offered for sale (at a very respectable £20 each), and you can pre-order now from FP’s webstore, or come along on the night and hope there are some left. Empire State will have a variant cover by the brilliant Will Staehle, who created the masterpieces that adorn all of Adam’s novels to date. This is the only edition planned to have this variant cover, and it’s bound to become a collector’s item. We’ll show you the new cover, soon…

Black Feathers by Joseph D'Lacey, April 2013Joseph D’Lacey’s Black Feathers 
Two launches planned for this superior fantasy -

Scottish Launch – Saturday 30th March at Blackwell’s, Edinburgh (time tbc) and
Friday 5th April at the Big Green Bookshop, London 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Joseph will be reading from and signing Black Feathers at both events. The Blackwells event is being run by the fine folk at This Is Horror.

More details about each of these events, closer to the signing dates…

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Got any plans for the weekend yet? If not, here’s a great way to spend your Saturday afternoon, Angry Robot style:

Anne Lyle, Mike Shevdon, David Tallerman and Gav Thorpe will be appearing in a Science Fiction and Fantasy Readers Day, from 1 – 4 p.m. on Saturday November 17th, as part of Sheffield Central Library’s Meet the Author programme. They’ll be reading from their work, answering questions, signing stuff… all the usual shenanigans.

There will also be a session of ‘how to get published’ advice from Angry Robot’s Editor Lee Harris and Marketing Guy Darren Turpin, so any would-be authors who’d be interested in finding out what we look for in a potential Angry Robot Author could do a lot worse than coming along to see what we have to say for ourselves.

Tickets for the event are free (as are cake and refreshments!) but you will need to confirm your in attendance in advance so the Library can keep track of numbers.

Where and When: Saturday 17th November 2012, 1pm-4pm in the Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield

To Book Tickets: tel: 0114 273 4727 or email: centrallending.library@sheffield.gov.uk

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See you tomorrow!

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Angry Robot Authors! Git yer Angry Robot Authors!

The fabulous people at Sheffield Libraries have very kindly invited no fewer than five four (Update: 06.11.12 Unfortunately, Adam Christopher won’t be able to make it to this event after all) of our fantastic authors along to a Science Fiction and Fantasy Readers Day, from 1 – 4 p.m. on Saturday November 17th, as part of their rolling Meet the Author programme.

Tickets for the event are free (as are cake and refreshments!) but you will need to confirm your in attendance in advance so the Library can keep track of numbers.

This is a great opportunity to hear readings by, ask questions of, say hello to and solicit signatures (ideally on books, but hey, pretty much anything goes) from the following Angry Robot scribes:

Anne Lyle – author of the Night’s Masque series: The Alchemist of Souls, The Merchant of Dreams and (forthcoming) The Prince of Lies.

Mike Shevdon – author of the Courts of the Feyre series: Sixty-One Nails, The Road to Bedlam, Strangeness and Charm and (forthcoming) The Eighth Court.

David Tallerman – author of the Tales of Easie Damasco: Giant Thief, Crown Thief and (forthcoming) Prince Thief.

Gav Thorpe – author of the Crown of the Blood trilogy: The Crown of the Blood, The Crown of the Conqueror and The Crown of the Usurper.

There will also be a session of ‘how to get published’ advice from Angry Robot Editor Lee Harris and Marketing Guy Darren Turpin, so any would-be authors who’d be interested in finding out what we look for in a potential Angry Robot Author could do a lot worse than coming along to see what Lee and Darren have to say for themselves.

Where and When: Saturday 17th November 2012, 1pm-4pm in the Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield

To Book Tickets: tel: 0114 273 4727 or email: centrallending.library@sheffield.gov.uk

And here’s the usual spot of Google Mappage to help you find your way:


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See you on the 17th!

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Suited by Jo Anderton, art by Dominic HarmanA little later than the official publication day (to take into account the book distribution schedules in Australia), Jo Anderton will be launching Suited, the second book in her Veiled Worlds series, at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday November 1st at the Books Kinokuniya in Sydney, New South Wales.

Where: Books Kinokuniya, Level 2, The Galeries, 500 George Street (opposite QVB), Sydney, NSW 2000

When: Thursday, November 1st, 6.30 p.m.

Telephone: 02 9262-7996

Email: aus@kinokuniya.com

Jo says that everyone is invited along to help her launch the book, and that “The lovely and wonderful Pamela Freeman has even agreed to launch it (aren’t I lucky!)”

There’s also a Facebook page for the event if you’d like to register your interest and help spread the word between now and then.

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The Dead of Winter, by Lee CollinsNext Tuesday is US / CAN (and Ebook) publication day for Lee Collins‘s debut novel, the superbly chilling, action packed, weird western horror saga The Dead of Winter.

To mark the occasion, Lee will be launching the book with a party at Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins, CO, from 6.00 p.m. and everyone within travelling distance is cordially invited.

Where: Old Firehouse Books, 232 Walnut Street, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524-2437

When: Tuesday, October 30th, 6.00pm

Telephone: (970) 484-7898

Email: oldfirehousebooks@gmail.com

No mention of ticket prices on the Old Firehouse website, but we’re sure they’d appreciate you dropping them a line to let them know that you’re coming along.

And here’s a Google Map to help you find your way there:


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BristolCon 2012, a one-day science fiction convention organized by the Bristol Fantasy & SF Society, will be taking place this coming Saturday, October 20th, with a strong Angry Robot contingent in attendance.

Bristolcon 2012

Angry Robot author John Meaney (a.k.a. Thomas Blackthorne) will be the convention’s Guest of Honour, and the deeply-missed Colin Harvey is the convention’s “Ghost of Honour”. They’ll be joined by Aliette de Bodard, Guy Haley, Anne Lyle, Emma Newman and Ian Whates, plus Strange Chemistry’s Jonathan L. Howard. Angry Robot Overlord Marc Gascoigne will be there as well, to keep the scribe-bots in line and get the drinks in gratefully accept any alcoholic gratuities that might happen to pass his way.

Convention membership is just £20 and a full Programme of Events kicks off at 10.00 a.m.

See www.bristolcon.org for more details.

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Chris F Holm, photo by Katrina Niidas HolmAnyone bound for the Bouchercon 2012 crime fiction convention at the Cleveland, Ohio Marriott Renaissance this Thursday through Sunday, October 4th – 7th, will have the chance to say hello to our very own Chris F. Holm, author of the first two Collector novels: Dead Harvest and The Wrong Goodbye.

The best time to catch up with Chris would be just after his panel appearance on Friday. Chris will be discussing ‘Morally Challenged Heroes’ with fellow authors Ali Karim, Elizabeth Hand, Lou Berney, Wallace Stroby and Seth Harwood, from 2.45 to 3.35. He will be signing copies of his books at a session immediately afterwards.

If you can’t make it to Cleveland, Chris will also be attending QuebeCrime in Quebec at the end of the month and then Murder and Mayhem in Muskego, Wisconsin, in November. We’ll post more details of those events when we have them.

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Adam Christopher

Come and meet the author, Adam Christopher

Attention, Adam Christopher fans anywhere near the North West of England, or transport links thereto! The author of Empire State and Seven Wonders, will be hanging out at Waterstones, Macclesfield, from 11 a.m. through to about 2 p.m. this coming Saturday, September 15th.

Whilst at the store, Adam will happily sign copies of both his books, as well as representations of the Empire State cover made out of Lego (if you happen to have one handy) or any miscellaneous body parts (ideally your own and preferably still attached) that you care to put in front of him.

So if you’re anywhere near Macclesfield on Saturday, do come along and say hello! And see waterstones.com for contact details if you can’t make it on the day, but would like to mail order a signed copy of the book. We’re sure the folks at Waterstones will be happy to take your money by credit card and then send you the goods as soon as the relevant postal services allow.

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Sep
10

Adam Christopher – Seven Wonders Launch

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Last Thursday was New Angry Robot Book Day in the UK, and to commemorate the release of his second novel, Seven Wonders, Adam Christopher held a reading/signing session at the awesome Forbidden Planet Megastore in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue. We had 100 extremely limited edition hardback copies of the book produced (exclusive to Forbidden Planet) and by the end of the night, the majority of those editions had been sold.

If you’re quick you can still pick up a signed copy of the hardback direct from the store, or by mail order.

The paperback release is available, too (worldwide) at your favourite indie or chain bookstore, or pick up the eBook at the Robot Trading Company, and wherever they sell great eBooks.

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If you missed Adam last Thursday, you can still find him at the following events:

On Saturday 6th October Adam will be taking part in a panel on Science Fiction & Superheroes at the Morley Literature Festival in Leeds, along with with David Hine, Samit Basu and Justina Robson.

Then on Wednesday 17th October, Adam will be taking part in the Blog North Awards presentation event, with an on-stage reading and Q&A session. The event will be taking place at the Deaf Institute in Manchester, from 7.30 p.m.

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Seven Wonders by Adam ChristopherAdam Christopher‘s new novel Seven Wonders is officially published tomorrow and, as we told you a while ago, for the official launch event is taking place at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, London tomorrow evening, where you’ll also be able to pick up a copy of the FP exclusive hardback edition of the book.

If you can’t make it to London tomorrow but would still like to say hi to Adam, there are a couple of other opportunities coming up in October.

On Saturday 6th October Adam will be taking part in a panel on Science Fiction & Superheroes at the Morley Literature Festival in Leeds, along with with David Hine, Samit Basu and Justina Robson.

Then on Wednesday 17th October, Adam will be taking part in the Blog North Awards presentation event, with an on-stage reading and Q&A session. The event will be taking place at the Deaf Institute in Manchester, from 7.30 p.m.

Visit the above links for more information on any or all of these events, including full ticketing details. And check out Adam’s website, www.adamchristopher.co.uk for more info on the man himself and his books.

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Worldcon logo large70th World Science Fiction Convention. This year (for the seventh time in its history) it’s in Chicago, and it’s called Chicon 7.

Angry Robot will be out in force!

As well as three of the Angry Robot team – Editors Lee Harris and Amanda Rutter, and North American Sales/Marketing Manager, Mike Underwood – we’ll be joined by EIGHTEEN of our authors from all three imprints – Angry Robot, Strange Chemistry and Exhibit A. We’ll also have a biiiiig table in the Dealer Room, where you can pick up past and current Angry Robot books, including September’s Angry Robot books and Strange Chemistry’s launch novels.

For those of you in Chicago who are not going to the convention, we have a multi-author book launch/signing at The Book Cellar on North Lincoln Avenue on Friday August 31st at 7.00pm. Join Adam Christopher, Chuck Wendig, Kim Curran and Gwenda Bond as they sign their new novels, Seven Wonders, Mockingbird, Shift and Blackwood. Kim’s and Gwenda’s books launch our Strange Chemistry YA imprint.

For those of you who are coming to WorldCon, here are some of the panels, etc, at which you can find us (subject to change, and additional panels): Read More→

The Author, Mike ShevdonMike Shevdon, author of the mind-blowing urban fantasy series The Courts of the Feyre, will be signing copies of all three books – Sixty-One Nails, The Road to Bedlam and Strangeness and Charm – at the Bedford branch of Waterstones, this Saturday, July 20th.

Where: Waterstones Booksellers, 11-13 Silver St, Bedford

When: Saturday July 20th, 10.30am to 4.00pm (approx.)

Pertinent Details: (from Mike’s blog) “Do come along and get your books signed – the staff at Waterstones are very welcoming and helpful. The event starts at 10:30 and will continue until about 4pm if we still have books. Last time we had sold all the stock by 2pm, so my advice would be to come earlier rather than later to avoid disappointment.”

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