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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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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!

Aug
16

Taking over the Planet…

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Forbidden Planet, that is…

In the next stage of our quest for World Domination (bwahahahahahaaaaa), Angry Robot are taking over Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Thursday October 31st.

From 6.00pm until 7.00pm you’ll have the opportunity to meet and greet the following authors – some of whom will be on a very rare visit to the UK.

The Lives of Tao by Wesley ChuWesley ChuThe Prince of Lies, by Anne Lyle
The Lives of Tao
The Deaths of Tao

Anne Lyle
The Alchemist of Souls
The Merchant of Dreams
The Prince of Lies

Note: The Deaths of Tao and The Prince of Lies are officially published the following week, but will be available early, exclusively for the Forbidden Planet signing.

Black Feathers by Joseph D'Lacey, April 2013Joseph D’LaceyHell to Pay, by Matthew Hughes - design by Tom Gauld
Black Feathers

Matthew Hughes
The Damned Busters
Costume Not Included
Hell to Pay

James A Moore
Seven Forges

Seven Forges by James A. Moore, artwork by Alejandro ColucciEmma NewmanAll is Fair by Emma Newman
Between Two Thorns
Any Other Name
All Is Fair

David Tallerman
Giant Thief
Crown Thief
Prince Thief

Mike Shevdon
Sixty-One Nails
Prince Thief, by David TallermanThe Road to BedlamThe Eighth Court by Mike Shevdon, cover art by John Coulthart
Strangeness and Charm
The Eighth Court

Adam Christopher
Empire State
Seven Wonders
The Age Atomic

The Age Atomic, by Adam Christopher, art & design by Will Staehle

Note: There are still a few limited edition hardbacks of all three of Adam’s novels, which are available exclusively through Forbidden Planet.

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Angry Robot is thrilled to announce the acquisition of two epic fantasy books from
Anna Kashina

The deal for worldwide rights was negotiated by Angry Robot Senior Editor Lee Harris and Kashina’s agent, Michael Harriot of Folio Literary Management, and includes a two-book series, The Majat Code. Book I, Blades of the Old Empire, will be published in March 2014, and the as-yet-untitled sequel will follow in July 2014.

Ania-BOOKAnna Kashina: “I am very excited about this deal and my upcoming books. When Angry Robot announced a submission call for traditional fantasy, I felt it would be a great fit for my work, and I am so thrilled that everything worked out well and my series have found such a good home. I look forward to working with the Angry Robot team on realizing my decade-long vision of the Majat warriors and the magical world of the old Shandorian empire.”

Lee Harris: “It’s always a pleasure to read a great new talent, and Blades of the Old Empire - Book I of the Majat Code – is a great fantasy, and the start of an exciting new series. Anna’s a real find.” 

Michael Harriot: “Angry Robot is one of the most innovative and committed publishers around, so we couldn’t be happier to launch Anna’s career with the amazing team over there.  She’ll fit right in with all the other exciting new voices they’ve done such a brilliant job publishing.”

Blades of the Old Empire: To save the heir to a throne and his unique magic gift, an elite assassin is forced to choose between honour and duty, and risk everything in the process!

 About Anna: Anna Kashina grew up in Russia and moved to the United States in 1994 after receiving her Ph.D. in cell biology from the Russian Academy of Sciences. She works as a professor in a major university and combines her successful career in science and her passion for writing. Anna’s passion for ballroom dancing, world mythologies and folklore has fed her high-level interest in martial arts of the Majat warriors. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Anna’s Online Details:
www.annakashina.com | @Annakashina | Facebook |

Previous Praise:

The Goddess of Dance:

“Kashina’s Arabesque novel … will have readers dream of summoning their own djinn.” Publishers Weekly

“Substantial and vivid … Enthralling” RTimes Book Reviews

“A rich treasure trove of imagery, color, romance, intrigue, and mystery”  ForeWord Reviews (Featured Review)

“The art of dance has long thought to be something greater. ‘The Goddess of Dance’ is the second novel in Anna Kashina’s The Spirits of the Ancient Sands Historical fantasy series, following Princess Gul’Agdar as she studies the magic that lies beneath the dance, pursuing it with passion as the world around her places on her the pressures of the day of marriage as a bargaining chip. With ancient mysticism and intrigue all throughout, “’he Goddess of Dance’ is a read that should prove hard to put down.”  Midwest Book Review

“I was drawn quickly into Anna Kashina’s world—the sights, scents and tastes of Dhagabad … the continuing swirl of politics and intrigue.” Mythprint (Mytholoetic Society)

The Princess of Dhagabad:

“Truly compelling” Booklist

“A very promising new writer with a lot of originality, an exciting story, well-realized background, and vivid writing” Poul Anderson

“A fine recasting of the Arabian Nights’ material for the fable of our times” Locus

The Princess of Dhagabad is a beautifully written novel by author Anna Kashina. She creates a world of the Middle East that is sensual, subtle and vibrant. The characters of the Princess and Hasan are layered and subtle – both show an innate curiosity about the world but with realism that their wants are overridden by political and cultural requirements. The larger cultural setting has a significant place in the story and can be considered a character of its own in the book. This novel is a delight to read and Ms. Kashina is a truly gifted storyteller.” Portland Book Review

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May
22

A third Angry Robot book for Ramez Naam

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Ramez Naam Following the stella success of Ramez Naam‘s Nexus, we are delighted to announce the acquisition of the third book in the series for the man touted as Michael Crichton’s successor.

The as-yet unnamed book is the follow-up to 2013’s Nexus and Crux, and will be published in late 2014.

The deal, which is for worldwide English and translation rights, was agreed between Angry Robot Senior Editor Lee Harris and Lucienne Diver of the Knight Agency.

Mez had this to say: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with Angry Robot again for the third Nexus book. I couldn’t ask for better partners in bringing this story to life and getting it out to fans. Especially after I injected Nexus nanoparticles into their brains and used those to control the team’s every thought.”

Lee Harris said, “Absolute poppycock, of course. We bought the series because it is one of the smartest near-future technothrillers we’ve seen in ages, and not because Ramez (who, incidentally, is superhumanly handsome, gifted and generous, and an amazing dancer) is controlling our thoughts and actions.”

And if you’ve not yet caught up with the phenomenon that is Nexus, pick up a copy at your favourite indie or chain book store, or grab one right now:

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

US Print & Ebook
Amazon.com | BarnesandNoble.com | IndieBound.org

DRM-Free Epub Ebook
Robot Trading Company

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May
20

Chuck Wendig signs on for two more books!

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Chuck WendigWe can’t get enough of that Mr Wendig, here at Angry Robot, which is why we refused to unlock his writing cell door, despite previous assurances to the contrary. He’s just going to have to write more for us! Bwahahahaaaaaaaaa!

*ahem*

Aaaaanyway. Chuck has graciously agreed to write another couple of books for us (bringing the current total to six!), beginning with Bloody Brides – the sequel to The Blue Blazes (out next Tuesday in eBook worldwide, and in paperback in the US and Canada, the following week in paperback in the UK). Bloody Brides will be published in early 2015, followed by another (top sekrit) book, later that year.

When we opened the food hatch to his cell, Chuck said,

“PLEASE CALL THE POLICE THEY WON’T LET ME LEAVE THEY JUST KEEP MAKING ME WRITE THESE BOOKS AND I HAVEN’T SEEN THE LIGHT OF DAY IN TWO YEARS– oh! I’m sorry, what I mean to say is, Angry Robot is full of awesome people bringing awesome books into the world and I’m happy that they’re continuing to afford me the opportunity to reduce the overall quality of their stable of authors. I am, as always, excited to continue my relationship with these charming robot curators of genre fiction.”

The deal was negotiated by Angry Robot Senior Editor Lee Harris, and Stacia Decker of the Donald Maass Literary Agency.

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