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May
17

Talk Tuesday To Us: Paige Orwin

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PaigeIt’s time for another Talk Tuesday To Us! Excitingly this one is on the right day. Today we’re getting to know the lovely Paige Orwin, pictured lounging to the right. Her debut novel The Interminablesa genre defying superhero urban fantasy, is set for release on July 5 (North America) and July 7 (UK).

So without further delay, here’s what Paige had to say:

Complete this sentence: Rewriting is…
…my favorite. Rewriting means I’ve already gotten some work done, and now it’s just fine-tuning it. It’s much easier than pulling words out of nowhere.

Complete this sentence: Blogging is…
…something I need to do more of. I’m still trying to figure out this ‘public presence’ thing.

Got a nickname?
Snicklefritz. Thanks, Mom.

We’re buying… what’ll you have?
A yacht.

Do you plan in detail or set off hopefully?
I sort of write an outline. Then I sort of follow the outline. Sort of. It’s hard for me to account for all of the introduced variables in something so complicated ahead of time, and ideas change while I’m working, so I can’t lock myself into anything too strict.

First story you told?
A space opera co-written with three friends that, for some reason, had three alien protagonists: a cat-like princess of the absurdly aggressive and bureaucratic Kia Empire, a four-winged fourth-wall-breaking parrot with antennae, and a spiky dinosaur cyborg ambassador from a species that predated the current universe (guess which one was mine). They were all basically young upstarts who had to work together to get a spaceship running and go out to confront the Ghost Fleet, which was a menace controlled by an ancient four-winged parrot alien named Dunonendaine who had a grudge against the Empire for conquering her planet just as they were discovering spaceflight and denying them the right to the stars on their own terms.

Among other things, Imperial computing technology operated more like magical enchantment and required machines to be made of blocks of incredibly dense materials to store enough mojo for them to function. The capital planet got its power from MASSIVE LASERS shot through wormholes from generator complexes surrounding black holes, and consequently its atmosphere was an ionized stormy mess all the time and it needed huge evaporator bulkheads to keep mega-hurricanes from smashing all its cities. We called it “Star Quest” and it was awesome.

Favourite possession?
Panchito, my writing netbook! Panchito is tiny and old and slow and not good for much besides not taking up much space, playing music, and word-processing, which is why I purchased it. Panchito is too stupid to run video games. Panchito keeps me focused. Panchito runs Q-10, which is the most lightweight writing program I could find, so that means it usually displays nothing but green text on a black screen while I’m working and can make typewriter noises when I so desire.

Favourite building or structure?
There’s a building in downtown Valparaiso, in Chile, that has classical columns and white stonework and all the other hallmarks of a classy old building, and it’s about the same height as all the other classy old buildings near it.building1 You don’t look twice at it, walking past. It fits in perfectly.

….and then you realize that the building is twice as tall as you thought it was because the architect hid the rest of it in the sky.

Incidentally, Valparaiso is the city that inspired my “neighborhood-fortress,” Barrio Libertad. It’s amazing. Look it up sometime

 

bridge2mecha3I’m also fond of this mecha and this bridge:

And basically architecture and big machinery are two of my most favorite things so I should stop before I go hunt down more pictures.

SPEAKING OF MECHA:

Would you rather fight one giant mecha or ten duck sized cyborgs?
The thing about giant mecha is that you always know where they are and they’re easier to hit than something the size of a duck. Ducks can hide anywhere. Ducks are bad news. I’ll take one baddie the size of a skyscraper that can be fought with love and teamwork over a swarm of terrors that could assault me without warning at my desk or in the shower, thanks.

Tell us a secret.
I go by “she” for the sake of convenience. I don’t really like being referred to as a woman (or even the alternative): gendered words have too many connotations that don’t feel accurate. I’m just a female-configured human, man, I don’t see why my model type should dictate how I’m supposed to think or feel or act.

If anyone asks, I’m a battleship. They go by “she,” too!

What’s the view from your writing window?
A patio littered with deck chairs, a bird feeder occupied by a half-size squirrel and the fattest wren in the world, a grassy yard with roses that isn’t mine but belongs to the back-door neighbor, madrona trees full of robins and sparrows and raccoons, and the curving grey arc of a bridge with streetlights cresting its back, traffic suspended over grey water and the view of distant pines and the Seattle ferry making its rounds.

It’s the kind of place where you look up and see an aircraft carrier gliding past like a bad CGI effect, blotting out the opposite shore and trailed by Coast Guard boats.

That window is the entire reason I live where I do.

Keep your eyes peeled for more Talk Tuesday To Us/Fresh Meat Mondays in the coming weeks!

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May
10

Talk Tuesday To Us: Meet N S Dolkart!

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Howdy Robots!

Behind a tree 10.15.13We’ve got a brand new feature for you over the summer months: Fresh Meat Mondays. (What’s that you say, it’s Tuesday? Well, um…. Oh look, the Goodyear blimp! *sound of metal feet running away*)

Aaanyway, every week we’ll be getting to know one the many lovely new authors we’ve picked up by forcing them to send us a funny pic and answer 10 random questions. First up is the delightful N S Dolkart, who you may remember signed with us last year. His début novel Silent Hall will be hitting all good book stores on June 2 in the UK and June 7 for our North American fans.

So without further ado, here’s Noah:

One Song:
Mack the Knife. I even have footage of my daughter singing it with me when she was 2.

What do you sing in the shower?
Stormy Weather. If I sang Mack the Knife, it would get too loud.

Support a Team?
Like, financially? I went to a Red Sox game once.

Earliest Memory:
Looking in the mirror and seeing that my hair was so blond, my eyebrows would have been invisible if they hadn’t been so shiny. It was brown long before I turned four though, so that must have been a very early memory.

What’s the view from your writing window?
I’m usually lying in bed with the curtain drawn, so, red curtain. If I were standing up and pulled back the curtain, it would be a parking lot for landscaping vehicles. That’s why the curtain’s drawn.

We’re buying…what’ll you have?
A dry gin martini, Bombay Sapphire, extra olives (but NOT a dirty martini – I want to taste that gin).

Would you write full-time if you could?
Oh, hell yes.

If you could ban one thing from the earth, what would it be?
Leaf blowers. They’re loud, smelly, and obnoxious, they contribute to air and especially sound pollution (which is a real and harmful thing, especially for kids), and they perform a task THAT A BREEZE WILL UNDO. And what dreadful consequences would befall us if they were banned forever? Large companies and rich folks would have to hire more people to rake their enormous lawns, which would be a good thing!

Got an irritating/bad habit?
If you ask me a question that has a short answer and a long, complex answer, I won’t give you the short one. I won’t even give you just the long one. I’ll give you both.

Who plays you in the movie?
Meryl Streep. That woman can do anything.

Stay tuned for more Fresh Meat Mondays the next time we remember to do it!

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Feb
22

New Wesley Chu novella

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The Days of Tao (ebook cover)As a mark of his great success with his three Tao novels for Angry Robot, that man Wesley Chu has been invited to pen a novella with a new story from that world for the prestigious Subterranean Press. At the end of April they will be issuing The Days of Tao in the USA as an exclusive limited edition.

However, we didn’t want UK and Australian fans to miss out, se we’ve arranged with Wes to offer the novella as an ebook through Angry Robot. For all readers in the UK and Commonwealth (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and beyond), The Days of Tao will be available from 5th May in your favourite ebook store. Read More→

The name Jen Williams may already be known to UK-based Robots, as her fabulous fantasy series that started with The Copper Promise has been published over here to great acclaim by Headline. As big fans of the Copper Cat series, we were thoroughly delighted to snap up US and Canadian rights, and now we can announce that we will be publishing The Copper Promise there next summer, with The Iron Ghost to follow soon after.

Jen WilliamsWithout even the suggestion of being introduced to a terrifying array of “devices”, Jen kindly said: Read More→

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Jun
02

Adam Christopher Live!

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AdamChristopher ©DCSterneA typo while writing the subject of this blog post had me writing Adam Christopher Lives! which is the cry that emanated from the mad scientist who created Adam all those years ago, and possibly the subject of a different article.

This one, however, is to tell you of the next British Fantasy Society Open Night, in which Adam is the Guest Author. He will be interviewed by Gillian Redfearn, the Publishing Director of Gollancz. Don’t think we’re not keeping an eye on you, Gillian… 🙂

You can meet Adam at the Phoenix Artists Club at 1 Phoenix Street, London WC2H 8BU (just underneath the Phoenix Theatre – map here). The event is this coming Friday (6th June) and it starts at 7.00pm, but do feel free to get there earlier.

Also featured: DieGo Comics Publishing introduces Italy’s treasure chest of fantasy, science-fiction and steampunk graphic novels and literature to an international audience, translating and adapting new and existing Italian stories into English for the first time. DieGo was founded by Giuseppe and Marcella Pennestri.

Plus, the launch of the first Midnight Street anthology, Journeys Into Darkness, dedicated to the late Joel Lane. Contributors include Ramsey Campbell, Peter Straub, Stephen Gallagher, Rosanne Rabinowitz, Gary Couzens, Simon Clark plus other excellent writers.

BFS Open Nights are informal social evenings with a literary element, open to all, including non-members and anyone with an interest in genre fiction. As well as our guest author interview there will be a prize draw and a stock clearance sale by Gollancz – great SF/F books going cheap, so bring cash and a strong carry-bag!

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Mar
12

Celebrating IWD: Anne Lyle

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Part Three of our celebration of International Women’s Day comes from Anne Lyle. Any Doctor Who fans out there are really going to enjoy this one!

Doctor Who Girl

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Anne Lyle

Last year we celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the world’s longest-running SF TV show. We were also treated to a new Doctor in the shape of Peter Capaldi, whose costume and publicity photos owed more than a little to his 70s predecessor, Jon Pertwee. Perhaps because of this, and of course all the nostalgia-laden documentaries shown last year, I found myself looking back fondly at the Doctor Who of my youth.

Of course some of us have been around since the show’s earliest days, even if we were maybe a bit too young to watch it back when William Hartnell made the role his own. I guess I must have become a regular viewer late in Patrick Troughton’s stint, or early in Jon Pertwee’s, because I have vivid memories of hiding behind the sofa (or at least, my granny’s chair) during the opening credits with the rippling tiger-stripe pattern – I was more spooked by the music than by the show itself!

The first episode I actually recall seeing is “The Green Death” (1972), starring Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor, but for me the definitive Doctor will always be Number Four, played by the incomparable Tom Baker. He was the longest in the role, and with his immensely long striped scarf remains the iconic image that even non-fans recognise.

Elisabeth-SladenHowever the element of the Fourth Doctor’s reign that stands out for me is his companions. First, of course, there was Sarah Jane Smith. As the companion of Number Three, she had fitted neatly into his predominantly Earth-based episodes in her role as an investigative journalist. The wider-ranging adventures of Number Four finally gave her a chance to venture further afield, but she remained a down-to-earth young woman who stood up to aliens as boldly as she had to rogue scientists. Sarah Jane was a great role model for girls of my generation, and it’s so cool that she eventually went on to have spin-off adventures of her own. Elizabeth Sladen is sorely missed.
Every companion’s time with the Doctor has to come to an end, though. In 1976, he left her in England when he was obliged to return to Gallifrey. He spent one adventure (“The Deadly Assassin”) alone, then in “The Face of Evil” he encountered a savage tribe, survivors of a shipwrecked survey team, and acquired a new companion, Leela.

Tom Baker Doctor WhoOn the face of it, Leela was clearly designed to appeal to the dads in the tea-time audience, with her skimpy leather tunic and long, long legs, but at the same time she resonated with young female viewers like me. Leela didn’t dress in frills and scream at aliens – she drew a knife and attacked them! She wasn’t just a dumb savage, either. Leela was intelligent and a fast learner, providing a strong foil to the Fourth Doctor’s eccentricities. I confess I was disappointed when the writers chose to end her story by marrying her off to a Gallifreyan guardsman, but at least she got to keep K9!

I’m currently rewatching the Tom Baker episodes from the beginning. Yes, they’re a bit stilted, and the shoestring budget makes for some rather comical moments, but they stand the test of time pretty well. I can only hope that the Doctor’s newest incarnation acquires companions who will serve him as well as Sarah Jane and Leela did.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a nine-foot-long scarf to knit…

The Prince of Lies, by Anne Lyle

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Next Thursday (6th March) from 6.00-7.00pm Angry Robot and Titan/Tor author Adam Christopher will be at London’s Forbidden Planet Megastore to sign his latest books:

  • ~ The Burning Dark – paperback (Titan)
  • Hang Wire – paperback (Angry Robot)
  • Hang Wire – limited edition hardback (Angry Robot)
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Hang Wire paperback (left) and limited edition hardback (right)

The limited edition hardbacks (our 100th book, folks!) arrived at Angry Robot Mansions, today (see right) and they’re fabulous with a variant cover by the Kitschies Award-winning designer, Will Staehle.

The hardbacks (a steal at just £20!) are exclusive to Forbidden Planet, and only 100 have been produced for sale, so get one while you can!

You can pick one up at the signing, or if you can’t get there, order one direct from Forbidden Planet.

More cool stuff!

The first 50 people at the signing will also get an exclusive Hang Wire fortune cookie (it ties in with the book – honest!), with up to 4 lucky readers winning an on-the-spot prize!

HANG WIRE

Ted Kane is worried. He’s been sleepwalking, and his somnambulant travels appear to coincide with murders by the notorious Hang Wire Killer.

Meanwhile, the circus has come to town, but the Celtic dancers are taking their pagan act a little too seriously, the manager of the Olde Worlde Funfair has started talking to his vintage machines, and the new acrobat’s frequent absences are causing tension among the performers.

Out in the city there are other new arrivals – immortals searching for an ancient power – a primal evil which, if unopposed, could destroy the world!

File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Tensile Strength | Dual Identities | The Greatest Show | Bandits ]

Praise for Hang Wire
“The sheer volume of ideas is dizzying… an enjoyably fast-paced read.”
SFX Magazine.

“There’s a lot going in this genre-bender… Christopher fulfils our expectations and more. Days after finishing the book, you’ll still have a grin on your face.”
Booklist – starred review

Feb
26

Authors Anonymous

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Looks like an interesting Indie film (released in March). Do you recognise any of the characters…?

 

Jan
07

The Annual Awards Eligibility Post

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As has now become customary, we’re listing below the books we published last year that are eligible for various awards. Being British, however, we’re doing it furtively, and we’re looking up every now and then to make sure no-one’s watching us.

As ever, this list is provided purely as an aide-mémoire, not as a list of recommendations – if you’ve read the works below and consider them to be award-worthy, the authors would be thrilled if you would consider nominating/voting for them. If you haven’t read them, they’re all available from your favourite offline or online store.

Here are the books we published in 2013* (covers are gathered together by artist, not by publication date – see artist list at the end of this blog post):

Nexus 125pxCrux by Ramez Naam 125pxThe Mad Scientist's Daughter 125pxBlack Feathers by Joseph D'Lacey, 125pxEmpire Of The Blood 125pxThe Lives of Tao 125pxThe Deaths Of Tao 125pxShe Returns From War 125pxThe Merchant Of Dreams 125pxThe Prince of Lies by Anne Lyle 125pxThe Bookman Histories 125pxThe Eighth Court by MIke Shevdon 125pxBetween Two Thorns 125pxAny Other Name by Emma NewmanAll Is Fair by Emma Newman 125pxHell To Pay by Matthew HughesThe Age Atomic, by Adam ChristopherThe Marching Dead 125pxThe Blue Blazes125pxThe Cormorant by Chuck Wendig -125pxA Discourse in Steel, 125pxThe Iron Wolves by Andy Remic 125pxiD by Madeline Ashby 125pxThe Big Reap 125pxThree by Jay Posey, 125pxSeven Forges by James A Moore, 125pxHeartwood by Freya Robertson 125pxPrince Thief by David Tallerman 125px

Wow! Look at what we made, ma!  Read More→

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Nov
12

Madeline Ashby in new Angry Robot deal!

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We are delighted to announce that Madeline Ashby has signed on for, not just one but, two new books with Angry Robot!

Company Town will be published in late 2014 and Rev, the sequel to vN and iD will follow in 2015! The worldwide rights deal was negotiated by Senior Editor Lee Harris and Monica Pacheco of Anne McDermid and Associates.

For rights details, please contact our Rights Executive, Suzannah Brooksbank: sbrooksbank@ospreypublishing.com

The Author, Madeline Ashby

Madeline Ashby:
“I’m happy to be writing this novel for Angry Robot. It’s an idea that’s been kicking around in my head for a while, so it’s obviously delightful when someone else enjoys the idea just as much as you do. More importantly, though, I’m happy to be working with them again because they let me be me. Nothing is too dark, too scary, too witty, too sexy, too hard. They’ve had faith in my voice from the beginning, and I found faith in mine as a result.”

 

Lee Harris:
“After only 2 books, Madeline has proven herself to be one of the most exciting new voices in modern science fiction. I consider it an absolute privilege to be working with her on her next two novels.”

 

Company Town

 

They call it Company Town – a Family-owned city-sized oil rig off the coast of the Canadian Maritimes.

Meet Hwa. One of the few in her community to forego bio-engineered enhancements, she’s the last truly organic person left on the rig. But she’s an expert in the arts of self-defence, and she’s been charged with training the Family’s youngest, who has been receiving death threats – seemingly from another timeline.

Meanwhile, a series of interconnected murders threatens the city’s stability – serial killer? Or something much, much worse…?

 

Madeline Ashby

 

MADELINE ASHBY grew up in a household populated by science fiction fans. After meeting Ursula K. LeGuin in the basement of the Elliott Bay Book Company that year, she decided to start writing science fiction stories. While immigrating to Canada from the United States in 2006 , she joined the Cecil Street Irregulars – a genre writers’ workshop founded by Judith Merril.

Since then she has been published in Tesseracts, Flurb, Nature, Escape Pod and elsewhere. She has a masters degree in Manga and Anime and writes on such matters for iO9, Tor.com and BoingBoing. Currently she works as a strategic foresight consultant in Toronto.

 

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Twitter@MadelineAshby

 

 

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As you probably know by now, we’re currently running an Open Door period for unagented submissions.

We’ve found a fair few excellent authors through this process, and in August we told you about a few of them.

Tomorrow, we publish Open Door author Wesley Chu’s second book, The Deaths of Tao.

In Wes’s words:

The Author - Wesley Chu

Eighteen months ago, the raging automatons and I made an alliance to take over the world. With their massive droid army and worldwide distribution, and my Kung-Fu grip and bravely stupid bravery, we’ve embarked on a mission to conquer all mankind (dibs on New Zealand). Now with The Deaths of Tao posed to invade your bookshelves tomorrow, we are on the cusp of total victory!

To aid in our conquest efforts, Lee Harris, senior editor of Angry Robot Books, has issued a call to arms with the Great Open Submission of 2013. So attach your laser cannon, droids, power up the vibro blades, get the latest firmware updates, and brush up those manuscripts! Prepare ready for total victory!

What is the Angry Robot Open Submission, you say? Here is my experience joining the Robot Army and getting my upgrades.

Oh great Angry Robot Open Submission of 2011, you were a sneaky punk-ass bastard. I shall fondly remember you for the sources of my upset stomachs, mild cases of syphilitic crazed episodes (without the syphilis of course—I swear), and extended struggles with insomnia, but you were so fucking worth it you little sweet, sweet pain in the life-changing ass you.

I know what’s going through your head. If you think syphilis and insomnia sound like a crappy time, you’d be right. I mean, not that I know or anything about syphilis being unpleasant. I’m only assuming it ranks down there somewhere between getting tickled and getting kicked in the gut. Wait, what am I talking about again? Oh yes, back to the great Angry Robot Open Submission of 2011.

Hi, I’m Wesley Chu and I like to write, and through the gentle grace and heavily anodized fist of the mighty robot overlords, I’m the published author of The Lives of Tao and the upcoming The Deaths of Tao (October 29th).

The Deaths Of Tao by Wesley ChuHow has the open sub changed my life? There’s something about that first time you make the bookstore pilgrimage to see your little newborn baby sitting on the shelf in its punch-you-in-the-face yellow glory right next to Arthur C. Clarke (because Ch is next to Cl) that you realize that “shit just got real”.

The Lives of Tao by Wesley ChuTo be honest, I can barely remember what my life was like before the open submission. I was just a squatter who spent countless hours abusing the bottomless cup of coffee policies at cafes chasing a dream. Now…wait, that hasn’t change. What has changed is that now I have a career doing what I love. Someone actually pays me to write! I mean, how ridiculous is that?

So what’s the open door process like? Not gonna lie; it’s going to be long. You’re going to be excited. You’re going to have to wait. You’re going to lose sleep, then you’re going to wait some more. And then maybe, like I did, you’ll seek out others who have also submitted to the open sub as well. You’ll commiserate with them and maybe form an online social group. Maybe they become your writing besties as you all eagerly hit F5 on your inbox every few seconds. Some of you will get rejected, some will be fortunate enough to move on to the next level. The numbers of rejections will eventually begin to pile up and people you grow to care about will drop out one by one.

In the end though, after you’re exhausted from the wait and the many nights of insomnia, when you’re least expecting it, you might get an email from the awesome Ms. Amanda Rutter, telling you how much she enjoys your book and how she wants to share it with the rest of the world.

Then you might suddenly need to sit down as you think to yourself “shit just got real”.

To read more about my signing with Angry Robot Books, here’s my original signing post on my website.

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To read the stories from some of our other Open Door successes, head back in time to this blog post.

Buying Info:

UK Print & Ebook
Amazon.co.uk | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith

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

Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
Robot Trading Company

 

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Oct
25

Open Door 2013 – Now Open

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Do you have a manuscript you’d like to submit to Angry Robot?

If so, click here for full details of what to do.

If not, why are you still reading this?

Now, we think we’ve covered all the bases on the Open Door Page.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, below.

Notes:
1) We’ll come back to this page to look at questions, periodically, but don’t expect an immediate response.
2) Don’t leave a question unless it’s really vital that you do so.
3) If your question has been answered on the Open Door Page, or if we think it’s just a daft question, we reserve the right to point and giggle.

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At 1.00pm this Saturday 26th October at the Forbidden Planet Megastore in London (UK), three giants of steampunk are gathering. Come along, and get some books to be signed.

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First up, KW Jeter. KW is the author who originally coined the term “steampunk” and he’ll be there to sign copies of all of his books, including Limited Edition Hardbacks (limited to 100 copies for sale) of his classic works, Morlock Night and Infernal Devices (published by Angry Robot). The books are exclusive to Forbidden Planet and are already selling fast! Paperback versions are also available. KW will also be signing copies of his latest novel, Fiendish Schemes.

Morlock Night - LargeAlso signing, will be Tim Powers (signing Hide Me Among the Graves as well as his other works) and James P Blaylock (signing The Aylesford Skull).

Full details at the Forbidden Planet site, here. And if you can’t get to the event, you can buy signed copies of all these books at Forbidden Planet, online.

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Oct
23

Angry Robot – Open Door 2013

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We write 'em, you sell 'emWell, we said we’d do it!

We are about to open our doors to unagented submissions, again. We’ve been gazing across the office in awe of the quality of open submissions that have been flying across the Strange Chemistry desk, and quite frankly, we want some of that in our inboxes, thank-you very much!

So, from the end of this week through to the end of the year we will be accepting submissions from authors without agents (authors with agents are also still welcome, of course!)

QTWTWBFAIWHAAT*

What sort of books will you be looking for?
SF, F and WTF.

What does that mean?
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and What the Fuck?

That’s what it stands for, not what it means.
OK, grumpy-boots. We’re after good stories told either in science fiction or fantasy settings, or with SF or fantasy flavours. You can mix in other genres if you like – we’ve had fantasy westerns, science fiction romance, urban fantasy crime, horror musicals (actually, we haven’t had that last one, but how cool would that be?) and many more variations. If it contains SF and F we’d love to see it.

You’re open until the end of the year, huh? Cool – I’ll send you my Nanowrimo book.
Hmmm.

Why the “Hmmm”? Are you anti-Nanowrimo?
Not in the slightest. It’s a fabulous way to kick-start the creative juices, but it’s unlikely you’ll start and finish a novel of sufficient quality (and length) in time, if you’re starting to write on November 1st.

I might…
Yes, you might. And if you do, great.

What do you mean by “sufficient length”?
Oo-err. We can be a bit flexible, but a guideline of 75-110,000 words for SF and 95-140,000 words for fantasy is realistic.

You’ve published books longer than that.
That’s not a question.

OK – what if I have a book that’s longer than that? Will you still look at it?
Yes.

What if it’s much shorter?
If it’s much shorter than 75,000 words, then probably not, no. If it’s a bit shorter, then yes.

Define “a bit shorter”.
No.

Anything else you can tell me?
Check back later this week for more information. Everything you need to know will be on this site by Friday night.

What if I have any questions before then?
We admire your enthusiasm, but please don’t send them. Everything will be made clear later this week.

 

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*Questions that we think would be frequently asked if we hadn’t already addressed them.
(We can’t mark them as FAQ yet, as we’ve not had any Qs)

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Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry will be out in force again at WorldCon (LoneStarCon3) next week (in San Antonio, Texas).

If you’re going and want to get your books signed, the following authors will be there (and some of them have signing slots, as detailed below):

  • Adam Christopher – Signing Friday, 11.00am
  • Chuck Wendig – Signing Monday, 2.00pm
  • Maurice Broaddus
  • Cassandra Rose Clarke
  • Jay Posey
  • Martha Wells – Signing Thursday 4.00pm
  • Wesley Chu – Signing Saturday 11.00am
  • Madeline Ashby – Signing Thursday, 1.00pm
  • Ramez Naam – Reading, Sunday 10.00am
  • Emma Newman – Signing Saturday 4.15pm (in the Dealer Room)

Additionally, Mike Underwood (Angry Robot’s resident North American Sales & Marketing guru) and Lee Harris (Senior Editor) will be around. In the Dealer Room, at the bar.

Grab a book at the Angry Robot stand in the Dealer Room for your favourite author to sign. If you can’t find them we’ll get your book signed for you!

Special Deal: The first 5 people to buy a copy of one of Emma Newman’s Split Worlds books at her signing on the Saturday will get a copy of her superb short story collection – From Dark Places – absolutely free!