…it’s not quite the way the musical number goes, but it works for the purpose of this post… more on that later.
First of all, hello my Angry Robot friends. It’s been quite a while since my last blog post, during which I’ve changed approximately 1800 nappies; spent what felt like an eternity baby feeding; laughed more than I thought possible, and dried up more tears – both mine and hers; and generally adapted to family life with a tiny human ruling the roost. During all of this, I managed to follow my Angry Robot family regularly and have had some very proud moments (Ramez Naam shout-out!) as well as enjoying teasing the Danielle L Jensen fandom as I read the magnificent Warrior Witch as soon as it was humanly possible. I’ve welcomed our new authors, and been delighted to see existing authors thrive and sign new contracts. Angry Robot is a wonderful place to work, and certainly a family for all our authors and contacts alike.
Which is why it makes it hard to announce I will not be returning from my maternity leave in June. There isn’t much that could have stopped my return to work, but when my husband was approached by Lamborghini to join them – and thus move our little family to Italy – it proved too great an opportunity to refuse. After much talk with our Robot Overlord – and paternal figure – Marc, we agreed that I would move on with his robotic blessing and thus Penny [on the right], my maternity cover, would seamlessly continue as my full-time replacement. At this nerve-racking and exciting time, such support cannot be underestimated and I have to thank everyone at Angry Robot for their encouragement. Not only now, but throughout my time at Angry Robot. This particular job has challenged and rewarded me in equal measure, and I have been so grateful to have worked with amazing people from Marc and Lee, Amanda and Emlyn, Bryon and Phil, to Penny and our AR interns. We have certainly experienced the ups and downs of publishing together, and I will miss our team meets, random conversations, and Marc’s playlists! I have many highlights from the last three years and memories to cherish, particularly those based around conventions (read: bars) and spending time with authors whom I am lucky enough to now call friends. I look forward to our continued friendships.
Saying goodbye sucks, so I’ll say “bye for now” and do keep in touch: I’m on Twitter @caramalines and on Facebook with a quick clickety click here. Also, please join me in congratulating the lovely Penny and here’s to the continued success of Angry Robot Books!
Eric’s new novel, Dr Potter’s Medicine Show is a fantastical, wonderful book full of circus performers, potions and plenty of mayhem – we can’t wait for you to read it!
“Little does Eric know that, by joining the robot army, he has inadvertently signed up to be one of our most exciting new authors. His strange, inventive, slightly mad-scientist-at-the-opera-
“I’m thrilled to join the fine folks at Angry Robot, who put out books by great authors, design them beautifully, and then go the extra mile to get them noticed and into the hands of readers. Also: coolest logo in the business. All hail my new robot overlords.”
For more information on the deal head over to Fantasy Faction for the announcement.
Dr Potter’s Medicine Show will be released in February 2017.
If you’ve not yet caught up with this amazing fantasy series, which won not one but two Prism Awards last year (one for Fantasy and the other for Best of the Best), then fret not! We’re holding a re-read of the first two books over at GoodReads.
If you have read the first two books and are as excited for Assassin Queen as we are then here’s the synopsis, and below is the link to USA Today’s cover reveal.
It’s new author central at Angry Robot right now. Following on from our signings with Brett Savory and KC Alexander, we’re now similarly delighted to announce the newest cyborg in the stable, Keith Yatsuhashi. If you want the full scoop on Keith, plus to read his article on finding inspiration in anime head over to the official announcement on the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog.
Keith’s debut novel, Kojiki will be hitting all good bookstores August 2 (US/Can) / August 4 (UK/R.o.W). Here’s the synopsis: Read More→
Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is this weekend, and with it a swarm of robots will descend on Seattle.
Here are the panels that some of our authors are taking part in:
Friday, 16:00 – 17:00 room T301
Mutants of the Wasteland, Cyborgs of the Spaceways
The Science Fiction genre is known for tackling important social issues and examining the human condition, as well as things exploding or being on fire. The panellists take a look at the tropes and themes of modern SF and the intersection of flashy eye-candy and deeper meaning.
Panellists: Alex DeCampi (Smoke, Grindhouse), Adam Rakunas (Windswept), Margaret Trauth (Decrypting Rita), Douglas Wolk (Judge Dredd: Mega City 2) and Arthur Wyatt (2000AD) Read More→
Our worldwide rights crack-team sold the novel to German publishers Droemer Knaur with a publication date of summer 2017.
Here are a few reasons why the critics are loving Patrick’s ‘murder mystery on a generation ship’ debut: Read More→
Hot on the tail of Adam Rakunas‘ Philip K Dick Award-nominated Windswept comes the second in his Occupied Space series, Like a Boss, hitting all good shelves June 2 (UK/R.o.W) / June 7 (US/Can). Read More→
Those eagle-eyed of you might have spotted the announcement over the weekend that we’ve been chosen as the publisher Guest of Honour at Norwescon next year.
Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s premier SFF convention, with a strong literary focus, so if you want panels on writing, editing and publishing your work, interviews with authors or literary networking, then Norwescon is the convention for you. Read More→
Assassin Queen, the third in Anna Kashina‘s The Majat Code series, is going to be released in June and so, to get you ready for the new release we thought we’d hold a re-read of the series so far over on GoodReads.
For those not yet familiar with Anna’s incredible world of intrigue, romance and sorcery, here’s what a couple of fans had to say on the previous two novels: Read More→