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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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Facebook page

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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Nov
16

Robot Round-Up, 16.11.12

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Hello, hello and welcome to the latest Robot Round-Up. Short and sweet this week, so without further ado:

The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke - Feb 2013Cassandra Rose Clarke‘s The Mad Scientist’s Daughter is still a couple of months away from publication (February 2013) but is already starting to strike a powerful chord with the reviewers who’ve read it so far.

Katherine at Shades of Sentience said: “The characters are what drives this story, whether it’s Cat struggling through life, her mad yet grounded and caring father, the friends and lovers Cat meets throughout her life, or Finn, the android who doesn’t want to be human yet seems like the most perfect creation.” And Vicki at Open Book Society called it: “one of the most heart-clenching and gut-wrenching love stories I have ever read” and “an instant favorite with fantastic re-readability.”

Meanwhile, back in monster-infested Colorado, Lee Collins‘s weird western debut The Dead of Winter was thoroughly reviewed by Bane of Kings at The Founding Fields, who said: “How do you make vampires more original? You put them in the Western genre. Collins has created a stunning debut here that is sure to entertain.”

Madeline Ashby has been interviewed by Brenda Cooper for the mighty SFSignal.com on the subject of “her fresh take on the future (with robots)”.

Madeline has also being weighing in on the subject of sex appeal, with reference to the recent Tony Harris cosplay rant. Short version: “Confidence is sexy. Whining isn’t.” (And just in case you were wondering: yes, all Angry Robots do have a factory-default setting of ‘supremely confident’…) And Chuck Wendig offered these words of wisdom on the same subject: “Go forth, be geeky with the love of the thing in your hearts. Don’t let anybody put you down. And don’t put anybody down in return.” Well said, both.

Chris F. Holm has been talking to Angie at the Open Book Society, going in-depth on the background and development of his ongoing Collector series: Dead Harvest and The Wrong Goodbye (so far…)

Anne Lyle has announced the launch of her new blog project, www.geekwriter.org, where she’ll be talking about the “technology and other toys” that she uses in her writing.

Gary McMahon has revealed that he will be in Newcastle on November 24th for for Horror Saturday at the Newcastle Winter Book Festival, if you’d like to meet him and get him to sign stuff for you.

Maurice Broaddus has announced that Mo*Con 8 will take place from May 3rd – 5th next year, in association with the Indiana Horror Writers and with special guests including Jim C. Hines, Saladin Ahmed, Gary Braunbeck and Stephen Zimmer of Seventh Star Press.

And finally:

Awwwww! Isn’t it cute?!? (That’s right, you all fixate on the robo-infusing unit – little suspecting that it contains a payload of mind-altering nanobots – while behind the scenes we bring about the economic downfall of the meat-suits!

10: Print “Mwahahahaha!”
20: Goto 10

That’s your lot. More next week. Have a good one in the meantime and be confidently geeky to one another ;)

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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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.”

Here’s a Google Map to help you find your way:


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Night's Engines by Trent JamiesonTrent Jamieson is launching the Australian release of Night’s Engines – the second and concluding part of his rather fabulous Nightbound Land duology – with a ‘Come As Trent Jamiseon Dress-Up Party’ at Avid Reader in Queensland, Australia, tomorrow, July 19th (which, yes, is a little on the short-notice side, but in my defence I was on annual leave all last week and I’ve only just found out… – DT).

Details from Avid Reader, via Trent’s blog:

Come as Trent Jamieson Dress up Party!

To celebrate Night’s Engines and a stella year of writing and publishing books!

Free event but RSVP essential to events@avidreader.com.au or ph 3846 3422

Trent Jamieson must be the hardest working writer in Australia. We have had book launches for 5 Jamieson books in the past two years and we are SO PROUD! To celebrate publication of the second book in his Nightbound Land series we are holding our first ever dress up party. Come as Trent Jamieson means obligatory moustaches, beards and/or glasses. Dress up and have some fun or just come on down and celebrate with us in the traditional un-hirsute manner.

Where: Avid Reader, 193 Boundary St, West End, QLD 4101

When: Thursday, July 19th, 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start

And here’s a Google Map to show you how to get there:


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Update: Trent had a wonderful time, thank you for asking.

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Jul
12

Edge-Lit Convention – Come and Meet us!

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This Saturday at the Quad in Derby, the first Edge-Lit Festival/Convention takes place. Angry Robot will be there (of course), so do come say “Hi.” Or even better, come say “Hi. I just found this £50 note – is it yours?”

Yes. Yes, it is.

You can find the full schedule of events here, but these are the panels and workshops with an Angry Robot or two in attendance (Angry Robot peeps in bold):

11.00am
The Writer and the Internet
Anne Lyle, Emma Newman, Mark Yon (mod)

12.00 Noon
Are We Still Afraid of Monsters?
Emma  Newman, Niki Valentine, Paul Kane, Ian Culbard, Simon Bestwick (mod)

12.00 Noon
Publishing Today
Lee Harris (mod), Christian Dunn, John Jarrold, Sarah Pinborough

12.00 Noon
Reading – Anne  Lyle, Mike Shevdon

2.00pm
Breaking Into Writing
Anne Lyle, Lee Harris (mod), Rod Rees, Gaie Sebold

2.00pm
Workshop – on Dialogue
Mike Shevdon

3.00pm
Reading – Emma Newman, Gaie Sebold

4.00pm
Does Fantasy Need Archtypes?
Anne Lyle, MD Lachlan, Gaie Sebold, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Mark Yon (mod)

5.00pm
Ray Bradbury – A Retrospective
Emma Newman, Christopher Fowler, Graham Joyce, Sarah Pinborough, Mark Yon (mod)

6.00pm
The Edge Raffle
Hosted by Lee Harris and Sarah Pinborough

Tickets are £20/£25, and can be purchased at the Quad (online, or in person).

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Jul
03

Supporting Independent Booksellers

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Here in the UK this week it’s Independent Booksellers’ Week. Indie booksellers are the lifeblood of the community, and as an independent publisher, we’re committed to supporting our friends on the high street.

Welcome to the Angry Robot Clonefiles initiative.

We sometimes feel our customers are having to choose between a physical book and an e-format, when what probably suits them best is to have both in the same package, and so we are going to start giving away the digital version of each of our novels free with the physical paperback, in selected indie bookstores.

We’re partnering with Mostly Books of Abingdon, Oxfordshire in the first phase of the new Clonefiles programme. From July 4th, Customers who buy Angry Robot novels from Mostly Books will be sent the DRM-free eBook version (the Clonefile) of the book as part of the sale, allowing them to read the novel on paper, on their Kindle, or on their ePub-based eBook reader. This Clonefile means that customers at Mostly Books can buy Angry Robot’s books and enjoy them in whatever format they prefer, whether physical or electronic!

We’ve always been champions of DRM-free eBook publishing and have always been eager to experiment with new business and distribution models. A dual-format offering for Indies seems like a natural extension of our customer-first ethos and a great way for Angry Robot to show our love for the UK’s fantastic Indie bookshop scene.

Mark Thornton of Mostly Books said, “As an indie bookshop, we offer a great browsing experience and discoverability and it is difficult to see really innovative ways that we can offer our customers a really valuable service with ebooks. But this is a bold and brilliant idea we think our customers will get excited about. It really offers an imaginative solution that plays to all our strengths.”

Following this pilot phase, we will be opening up the scheme to other independent bookstores, who will be contacted over the coming weeks and months (though enquiries from interested stores are welcomed).

Bookstores wishing to enquire about taking part in the programme should contact Angry Robot’s UK Sales Manager, Roland Briscoe at: indie@angryrobotbooks.com or visit our Clonefiles page.

These ARE the clones you’re looking for!

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Blackbirds, by Chuck WendigThe mighty Chuck Wendig, author of Blackbirds and Mockingbird (forthcoming: September 2012) will be signing copies of (and quite possibly reading from) the former, next Friday evening, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Where: The Doylestown Bookshop, 16 S Main St. Doylestown, PA

When: Friday, June 22nd, 7.00 pm until 9.00 pm

Pertinent Details: Doesn’t look like there are any ticketing requirements, but it might be an idea to contact the Doylestown Bookship to check, just in case.

And here’s a Google Map to show you where you’re going:


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Apr
05

EasterCon Update

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So, it’s EasterCon weekend. Huzzah! And it’s Easter. Huzzah! But it only lasts a few days. Boo!

If you’re booked into the convention, this is the updated list of what the Angry Robot mob are up to:

Friday

3pm – Archery in Fantasy, TV and Film
Mike Shevdon (who tells us, “I guarantee that if you see archery in a fantasy film after [this], you will not see it in the same light again. It’s a promise”.) Mike will also be getting his weapon out on stage. o_O

3pm – Before Watchmen
Adam Christopher, with James Bacon, Kim Curran, Gaspode and Steve K

6pm – What is I?
Aliette de Bodard, with Dr Bob, John Dallman and Damien Walter

8pm – Beyond Red Mars
Ian Whates, with Geoffrey A Landis, Paul McAuley, Gareth L Powell and Mary A Turzillo

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Saturday

11am – How Pseudo Do You Like Your Medieval?
Anne Lyle, with George RR Martin, Jacey Bedford, Anne C Perry and Kari Sperring

11am – Non-Anglophone SF
Aliette de Bodard and Lavie Tidhar, with Myra Caakan, Vincent Docherty and Nir Yaniv

1pm – Reading
Anne Lyle (followed by a signing at the Angry Robot stand in the Dealer Room)

5pm – The War on Terror (How Ten Years of Conflict has Shaped SF)
Lavie Tidhar, with Cory Doctorow, Farah and Paul Kincaid

7pm – WorldBuilding (When, How and How Much?)
Anne Lyle, with Suzanne Macleod, Robert VS Redick, Simon Spanton and Chris Wooding

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Sunday

11am – The Fantasy of William Shakespeare
Anne Lyle, with Claire Brialey, Jennifer A McGowan, Arianrhod o Gymru, Erin Horakova and Grant Watson

12pm – Wench! Fetch Yon Tankard Here…
David Tallerman, with Joe Abercrombie, Jaine Fenn and Bella Pagan

1pm – Youth and Youthfulness in SF
Aliette de Bodard, with Janet Edwards, Farah, Tom Pollock and Tricia Sullivan

4.30pm – Reading
Adam Christopher

6pm – The BSFA Awards
Hosted by John Meaney and Donna Scott (AR author Lavie Tidhar nominated for Best Novel for Osama, published by PS Publishing)

8pm – Death of the Author
Adam Christopher and Ian Whates, with Tanya Brown, Roz Kaveney and Ian Watson

9pm – Multicultural Steampunk
Lavie Tidhar with Gail Carriger, Jared Shurin, Kim Lakin-Smith and Genevieve Valentine

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Monday

11am – What TV Shows Would We Like to See? 
Aliette de Bodard, with Stevie Carroll, Michael Cule and Lexin

1pm – Dystopian YA
Amanda Rutter, with Cory Doctorow, Caroline Hooton, Emma Newman and Tom Pollock

2pm – The Data Deluge and the End of Science
Aliette de Bodard, with Liz Batty, John Bray, David L Clements, Lesley Hall and Nicholas Jackson

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Oh, and:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
All of us
– One or more of the hotel bars.

You can also meet some of Strange Chemistry’s authors there, too.

Click here for the full EasterCon schedule.

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Your Attention, if you Please!

Just a quick reminder: it would be grand if any and every fantasy fiction fan in the Greater Manchester area (or within reasonable travelling distance of Manchester City Centre) could get their meat-suits down to the Manchester Arndale branch of Waterstones Booksellers tomorrow, Saturday March 31st, from 1.30 – 3.00 in the afternoon.

This will be for the purpose of saying hello to and getting books signed by Anne Lyle (The Alchemist of Souls) and Andy Remic (The Clockwork Vampire Chronicles).

Full details in our previous post on the subject.

Thank you. As you were.

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Mar
27

Angry Robot at EasterCon

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Next week we’ll be at EasterCon! Hooray! It’s nearly full, though, so you’ll have to buy your membership quickly, if you haven’t already! Boo! As ever, Angry Robot will be out  in force. This is where you find us, in one of the most interesting EasterCon schedules we’ve seen in years:

Friday

3pm – Before Watchmen
Adam Christopher, with James Bacon, Kim Curran, Gaspode and Steve K

6pm – What is I?
Aliette de Bodard, with Dr Bob, John Dallman and Damien Walter

8pm – Beyond Red Mars
Ian Whates, with Geoffrey A Landis, Paul McAuley, Gareth L Powell and Mary A Turzillo

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Saturday

11am – How Pseudo Do You Like Your Medieval?
Anne Lyle, with George RR Martin, Jacey Bedford, Anne C Perry and Kari Sperring

11am – Non-Anglophone SF
Aliette de Bodard and Lavie Tidhar, with Myra Caakan, Vincent Docherty and Nir Yaniv

1pm – Reading
Anne Lyle (followed by a signing at the Angry Robot stand in the Dealer Room)

5pm – The War on Terror (How Ten Years of Conflict has Shaped SF)
Lavie Tidhar, with Cory Doctorow, Farah and Paul Kincaid

7pm – WorldBuilding (When, How and How Much?)
Anne Lyle, with Suzanne Macleod, Robert VS Redick, Simon Spanton and Chris Wooding

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Sunday

11am – The Fantasy of William Shakespeare
Anne Lyle, with Claire Brialey, Jennifer A McGowan, Arianrhod o Gymru, Erin Horakova and Grant Watson

12pm – Wench! Fetch Yon Tankard Here…
David Tallerman, with Joe Abercrombie, Jaine Fenn and Bella Pagan

1pm – Youth and Youthfulness in SF
Aliette de Bodard, with Janet Edwards, Farah, Tom Pollock and Tricia Sullivan

4.30pm – Reading
Adam Christopher

6pm – The BSFA Awards
Hosted by John Meaney and Donna Scott

8pm – Death of the Author
Adam Christopher and Ian Whates, with Tanya Brown, Roz Kaveney and Ian Watson

9pm – Multicultural Steampunk
Lavie Tidhar with Gail Carriger, Jared Shurin, Kim Lakin-Smith and Genevieve Valentine

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Monday

11am – What TV Shows Would We Like to See? 
Aliette de Bodard, with Stevie Carroll, Michael Cule and Lexin

1pm – Dystopian YA
Amanda Rutter, with Cory Doctorow, Caroline Hooton, Emma Newman and Tom Pollock

2pm – The Data Deluge and the End of Science
Aliette de Bodard, with Liz Batty, John Bray, David L Clements, Lesley Hall and Nicholas Jackson

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Oh, and:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
All of us
– One or more of the hotel bars.

Click here for the full EasterCon schedule.

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Jan
31

Meet us at the SFX Weekender

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Once again, we’re out in force at a convention near you!*

This coming weekend, Angry Robot authors and Overlords will be strutting their funky stuff (Oh, no!) to the musical stylings of Mr Craig Charles as well as lounging in various bars and appearing on panels and signing books – you know the drill.

Authors appearing:
Dan Abnett, Adam Christopher, Anne Lyle, Andy Remic, David Tallerman, Lavie Tidhar, Guy Haley and Ian Whates

And the Angry Robot office crew:
Marc Gascoigne, Lee Harris, Darren Turpin, and Amanda Rutter

These are the various panels/signings we’ll be taking part in (Angry Robots are listed in bold):

FRIDAY

12.00pm – The Bar is Open

3.00pm – Elf Preservation
Gav Thorpe, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Graham McNeill, Juliet McKenna and Joe Abercrombie ponder if it’s really fantasy if it doesn’t have magic and monsters. Jared Shurin hosts.

3.00pm – Signing: Dan Abnett and Adam Christopher

4.00pm – Using History
Adam Christopher, Paul Cornell, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Pat Kelleher and Maria Dahvana Headley talk about how the past can help your fiction. Hosted by Sandy Auden.

5.00pm – How do you put the Punk into Steampunk?
Lavie Tidhar, Stephen Hunt and Robert Rankin talk to Jonathan Green.

5.00pm – Signing: Guy Haley and Gav Thorpe

6.00pm – How to get Published
Anne Lyle, Anne Clarke and others. Guy Haley hosts the discussion.

6.00pm – Signing: Andy Remic and Lavie Tidhar

SATURDAY

12.00pm – Space Opera
Dan Abnett, Peter F Hamilton, Jaine Fenn, Michael Cobley and Aaron Dembski-Bowden ask if books are the only medium flying the flag for spaceships. Alastair Reynolds hosts.

1.00pm – Ready, Steady, Flash!
Lee Harris challenges Paul Cornell, Stacia Kane, Tony Lee and Juliet E McKenna to write short stories in just five minutes.

4.00pm – It’s not a Story – It’s a Map!
David Tallerman, Ian Whates, China Miéville and Gaie Sebold wonder: does fantasy place world-building over character? Juliet E McKenna hosts.

5.00pm – Signing: David Tallerman and Ian Whates

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*Disclaimer: Applicable only to people near Prestatyn, Wales.

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Sep
26

Meet us at FantasyCon

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It’s that time of the year, again – FantasyCon is once more upon us.

As ever, Angry Robot will be out in force. If you’re in Brighton this weekend, do pop along and say “Hi.” It’s well-worth attending.

Here’s where we’ll be (other folk will also be on these panels, of course):

Friday
2.00pm
Adam Christopher and Lee Harris on the panel Maintaining Your Online Presence

3.00pm
Guy Adams in Making a Living as a Writer

4.00pm
Gary McMahon in Has Crossover Overtaken Genre?
Adam Christopher – Reading from his debut novel, Empire State

10.30pm
Gary McMahon Reading

Saturday
10.00am
Marc Gascoigne in Judging a Book by its Cover

11.00am
Peter Crowther – Book Launch: Darkness Falling
(Pre-order your copy of the Limited Edition Hardback here with FREE eBook!)

1.00pm
Dan Abnett in Where Next in SF?

2.00pm
Adam Christopher in New Genre Voices

2.30pm
Anne Lyle Reading

4.00pm
Dan Abnett in Comics: Indies vs Majors

4.30pm
Mike Shevdon Reading

5.00pm
Ian Whates interviews Guest of Honour, Gwyneth Jones

9.00pm
Peter Crowther in Favourite Books

10.00pm
Guy Adams in Tie-In and Series Fiction

11.00pm
Guy Adams – guest DJ in Sarah Pinborough’s Disco of Doom*

Sunday
10.00am
Ian Whates in How to Market your Novel/Book

11.30am
Guy Adams Reading

1.00pm
BFS Banquet and Awards Ceremony
Includes Best Novel category, in which Pretty Little Dead Things by Gary McMahon is shortlisted.

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*Might not be the actual title

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Sep
19

Angry Robot Hour!

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Well personally I think we should have one of these every week.. but I’m told this is, for now, a one-off special event for all our Antipodean chums.

If you’re going to Conflux, Australia’s premier SF convention, at the end of the month, be sure to join a trio of our best authors for some metallic fun and games. Out in force and pressing the flesh of all you grateful meat-things will be local Robot representatives Jo Anderton, Trent Jamieson and Kaaron Warren, for a full hour of meet & greet & readings plus (we’re told/warned) some appropriately AR-themed refreshments.

Oh, if only we could be there too… (don’t finish that sentence).