Sep
14

The Robots Invade FantasyCon

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It’s almost FantasyCon time! WHOOOOOT!!!!

We’re super excited for the return of one of our favourite UK conventions and can’t wait to catch up with you all in sunny (fingers crossed) Scarborough for some great panels, excellent discussions and most importantly, a pint.
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Welcome back to Tuesday. It’s the day of the week when we inject nanomites into our authors’ spines and activate their speech centres. The result – Talk Tuesday To Us – all of the answers those little tykes could squeeze out.

The Author, Wendy N. WagnerThis week the impressively chipper Wendy N Wagner, author of dark SF mystery An Oath of Dogs, gets our nanoquiz treatment.

One film:
The Twin Peaks box set! That might be cheating, but everything I need in life is in Twin Peaks. (Except real coffee and pie.) I love the mystery, and the weirdness, and the people who live in the town are so quirky and wonderful. Read More→

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There is no better time to start a new series than when your ereader proposes it to you.

From the 13-19 September you can get the first book in the massive epic fantasy series Seven Forges by James A Moore for just $1.99. Start something new here: Nook Start a New Series

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Seven Forges

It’s getting to that time of year where the leaves change colour, the air gets colder and all you want to do is snuggle down on the sofa and read a good book.

Heh, who are we kidding, we always want to snuggle down and read a good book, but that’s by-the-by. New books are brilliant and Nook know this, which is why they’re holding a ‘start-a-series’ promotion on our lovely James A Moore’s Seven Forges, which will be available for just $1.99.

The promotion will be on from Sept 13 – 17 (inclusive) so make sure to swing by and grab yourself a copy of the book described as “an excellent, enjoyable, and thoroughly entertaining fantasy debut.

 

 

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RiseOfIo_hardcover_144dpiListen up, Wesley Chu fans of America! You, yes you, can purchase your very own limited edition hardcover of The Rise of Io full of exciting extras, thanks to our pals Barnes & Noble.

Firstly, each hardback will be signed by Wes himself. In fact, right now he’s been flown to the Barnes & Noble ultra secret bookbase, somewhere deep beneath the earth’s crust. He’s been working out for this and his bionic arm is at the ready to sign each and every one of them.

The hardcover books will also have a curious deleted scene and commentary from Wes on just why the it had to be cut from the final version of the novel. Trust us, you’ll want to know why…

There will only be 500 copies of the hardcover book, so if you want one, you should move quickly. The books are available for $17.49 in pre-order on the B&N website right now and will go on sale on October 4 for $24.99.

Go get em, Quasing fans.

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Ferrett highresGSFerrett Steinmetz is embarking on a bit of tour to promote his new novel, Fix, the third in his ‘Mancer trilogy. Described by the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog as “what might result if you put Breaking Bad and Reddit in a blender and hit ‘frappe’” this is a series that needs to be consumed.

Here’s the synopsis:

“America’s long sent its best SMASH agents overseas to deal with the European crisis. As of today, they decided dismantling your operation was more important than containing the Bastogne Broach. Now you’re dealing with the real professionals.”

Paul Tsabo: Bureaucromancer. Political activist. Loving father. His efforts to decriminalize magic have made him the government’s #1 enemy – and his fugitive existence has robbed his daughter of a normal life. Read More→

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America, it is time for you to get a massive science fiction fix!

Amazon’s Kindle Monthly Deals has an extraordinary double-bill for you of Jay Posey‘s Outriders and Patrick S Tomlinson‘s The Ark: Children of a Dead Earth Book One.

Both of these action-packed novels are available for just $1.99 for the whole of September.
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USA, awaken!

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals has the extraordinary double-bill of James A. Moore’s Seven Forges and its sequel The Blasted Lands.

What better way to begin your own adventure than by snagging these two for just $1.99 each? Here’s what you’ve missed so far…

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The Author, Peter Tieryas

Howdy Robots,

We’ve got some exciting news!

Peter Tieryas, the man behind United States of Japan is going to start the robot revolution today, by taking over one of the biggest gaming sites in the world, Kotaku, as its guest editor.

For those that love games expect a myriad of articles on JRPGs, Grand Theft Auto, Xenoblade Chronicles X and retro styled horror.

Peter has also interviewed games developers to ask how they got their start in the field, which will definitely be a must-read for anyone who wants to start working in gaming.

For updates throughout the day follow Kotaku and Peter on Twitter.

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thumbnailWell, better than saying “the bottom of the barrel” lol.

Just wanted to give a quick update on the Open Door programme. In brief, we’re down to the last hundred submissions (from a total of close on 1,200!). While a great many have been declined, we have called in over a dozen full manuscripts and a similar number are tagged waiting for a final decision about whether to do likewise.

If you’ve submitted and not yet had an official Yes/No (and somehow missed our regular updates both here and on Twitter *coff*) rest assured that we will get to you as soon as we are able. It’s notable that close on 20% of our submissions were sent in on the very last day of the two month window for entries. We’ve been trying as best we can to review in date order, seemed only fair. If you do wish to remove your proposal at any point before we get to it, just log on in the same way that you submitted, and follow the simple steps to Withdraw Submission.

Once we’re done, we do then have to read the entire manuscripts of those we’ve called in. At some point, I suspect we’ll want to write up some notes covering what people did right or wrong when submitting, so look out for that.

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Yo USA!

Ramez Naam‘s Apex is on offer for a mere $1.99 today on Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal.

It’s an explosive and unmissable read – here’s some encouragement:

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Aug
17

New Book: Patrick S Tomlinson

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The Author, Patrick S. Tomlinson

Good news, Patrick S Tomlinson fans! We’ve got an exciting announcement, we’ve just acquired book three in the Children of a Dead Earth series.

Children of the Divide will be released in September 2017, and the whole series is going to be sporting some fancy new packaging for you to feast your eyes on.

Here’s the synopsis:
Earth is dead and empty. A new generation is coming of age in the aftermath of the human’s arrival on Gaia eighteen years earlier. But threats from both within and outside their Trident threaten everything they’ve built.
 
In the skies above, a still-working alien installation is found buried inside Gaia’s moon, while on Gaia the 15th First Contact Day parade celebrations are rocked by explosions.
 
Benson and Jian must work together to defend their people from terrorism and the potential threats of the self-repairing alien installation. Either danger could destroy the fragile society of Gaia, and with it, all that remains of the human race.

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Aug
15

Angry Robot at WorldCon

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It’s here! It’s huge! Angry Robot authors are all set to invade Kansas City for WorldCon 74 – August 17-21. Our plans are simple – invade signings, panels, discussions, drinking events and even going for a run – the opportunities to chat and catch up are legion. Do say hi – our authors are a lovely bunch.

Our Mike Underwood will also be constantly available at our Angry Robot booth in the dealer room – booth #21. Seek him out, touch the books, meet the authors!

The WorldCon schedule is vast, and although they do have a pretty slick event planning tool, we’re helping out by building the Angry Robot schedule below – this is everything (we think) that our gang are up to. Remember things do change though so also keep an eye on the official schedule. We’ll also be tweeting on the Angry Robot Twitter feed about all the events our authors are doing so you don’t have to miss a thing. Have an amazing time, you guys! Read More→

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Or, here’s how we signed up Jeff Noon’s amazing A Man of Shadows through the magical power of Twitter…

Picture the scene: it was March 3rd, a perfectly ordinary Thursday here on planet Earth. All of a sudden there was a ping on my Twitter feed, as a tweet mentioning my name turned in my notifications. This is what it said:

Sign him!
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Angry Robot Author Brett SavoryGood news – it’s Tuesday again! That means it’s time for us to implant electrodes in our authors’ brains and make them Talk Tuesday To Us.

This week the delightful Brett Savory, author of the dark science fiction novel A Perfect Machinetakes the ‘trodes and reveals his answers.

A Perfect Machine was described as “an inventive, disturbing, and unforgettable thrill ride” by Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Little Sleep. A Perfect Machine is released in February 2017.

One film:
Evil Dead 2 by Sam Raimi.
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