The Author, Wesley ChuOn 15 July at 8pm (PDT), Wesley Chu and Ramez Naam will be visiting Elliott Bay Book Company, for a joint Angry Robot invasion event.

Wesley will be reading from his latest book, Time Salvager, while Ramez will be treating guests to a reading from the final instalment in his Nexus trilogy, Apex. They will also both be happy to answer questions and sign things, too.

Time Salvager: In a future when Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humanity has spread into the outer solar system to survive, the tightly controlled use of time travel holds the key to maintaining a fragile existence among the other planets and their moons. James Griffin-Mars is a chronman – a convicted criminal recruited for his unique psychological makeup to undertake the most dangerous job there is: missions into Earth’s past to recover resources and treasure without altering the timeline. Most chronmen never reach old age, and James is reaching his breaking point.

On his final mission, James meets scientist Elise Kim, who is fated to die during the destruction of an oceanic rig. Against his training and common sense, James brings her back to the future with him, saving her life, but turning them both into fugitives. Remaining free means losing themselves in the wild and poisonous wastes of Earth, and discovering what hope may yet remain for humanity’s home world.

Ramez Naam Apex: Global unrest spreads through the US, China, and beyond. Secrets and lies set off shockwaves of anger, rippling from mind to mind. Riot police battle neurally-linked protestors. Armies are mobilized. Political orders fall. Nexus-driven revolution is in here.

Against this backdrop, a new breed of post-human children are growing into their powers. And a once-dead scientist, driven mad by her torture, is closing in on her plans to seize planet’s electronic systems, and re-forge everything in her image.

A new Apex species is here. The world will never be the same.

More details of the event can be found over on the Facebook page.

We’ve created you a handy little map, below, so you can be sure to be in the right place on the evening.

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Folks, there’s going to be a treble bill down at Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego on Sunday night (July 12), and you should definitely be there.

Wesley Chu, Carrie Patel and New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler will be all be reading from their respective books, signing copies and generally answering any questions you may want to ask.

Cities and Thrones by Carrie PatelCarrie Patel, Cities & Thrones: In the fantastical, gaslit underground city of Recoletta, oligarchs from foreign states and revolutionaries from the farming communes vie for power in the wake of the city’s coup. The dark, forbidden knowledge of how the city came to be founded has been released into the world for all to read, and now someone must pay.

Inspector Liesl Malone is on her toes, trying to keep the peace, and Arnault’s spy ring is more active than ever. Has the city’s increased access to knowledge put the citizens in even more danger? Allegiances change, long-held beliefs are adjusted, and things are about to get messy.

Cities And Thrones is the second novel in the Recoletta series, and follows on from The Buried Life.

Time Salvager by Wesley ChuWesley Chu, Time Salvager: In a future when Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humanity has spread into the outer solar system to survive, the tightly controlled use of time travel holds the key to maintaining a fragile existence among the other planets and their moons. James Griffin-Mars is a chronman – a convicted criminal recruited for his unique psychological makeup to undertake the most dangerous job there is: missions into Earth’s past to recover resources and treasure without altering the timeline. Most chronmen never reach old age, and James is reaching his breaking point.

On his final mission, James meets scientist Elise Kim, who is fated to die during the destruction of an oceanic rig. Against his training and common sense, James brings her back to the future with him, saving her life, but turning them both into fugitives. Remaining free means losing themselves in the wild and poisonous wastes of Earth, and discovering what hope may yet remain for humanity’s home world.

ALV-HC-680Scott Sigler, Alive: A teenage girl awakens to find herself trapped in a coffin. She has no idea who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Fighting her way free brings little relief—she discovers only a room lined with caskets and a handful of equally mystified survivors. Beyond their room lies a corridor filled with bones and dust, but no people . . . and no answers. She knows only one thing about herself—her name, M. Savage, which was engraved on the foot of her coffin—yet she finds herself in charge.

She is not the biggest among them, or the boldest, but for some reason the others trust her. Now, if they’re to have any chance, she must get them to trust each other. Whatever the truth is, she is determined to find it and confront it. If she has to lead, she will make sure they survive. Maybe there’s a way out, a rational explanation, and a fighting chance against the dangers to come.

Or, maybe a reality they cannot comprehend lies just beyond the next turn.

For more details of the event and to register your interest, visit the Facebook page, here.

Below is a handy little map to show you the location of Mysterious Galaxy, should you need it.

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Time Salvager by Wesley ChuIn good time for its release in the UK on 9 July, Wesley Chu‘s Time Salvager has been getting some well-deserved attention.

Firstly, check out io9’s top books in July, which – as you’ve probably guessed – features Time Salvager. There’s an excerpt from the first chapter here, if you’d like to see a hint of what io9 are talking about.

At the Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, we are told of four very good reasons that Time Salvager will make a great Michael Bay movie. Seeing as it’s already been optioned for a film directed by the man himself, we’re sure fans won’t be disappointed.

Not content with being a book good enough to be turned into a blockbuster, Time Salvager has also been gathering some great reviews. Here are a few of our favourite:

“This is a rocket of a novel.”
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews

Time Salvager feels like the sort of science fiction I’ve been yearning for.To me, it is on par with greats such as Hyperion and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? It’s clever, it’s fast, it’s action-packed, but it also carries a message.”
– Rinn Reads

“Time Salvager is a fantastic book and one I would highly recommend. The story is fantastic, the characters are really well fleshed out and the dystopian future is so realistic that it’s scary.”
Two Nerds Talking

This book does a fantastic job setting up for a fast-paced sci-fi thriller series that is brimming with potential, and you really can’t ask for much more.”

“This page-turner is a riveting, gratifying read.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

Wes himself has been getting around the internet too, chatting to the Tor/Forge blog about the Trauma of Time Travel and telling John Scalzi The Big Idea. If you’d like to see Wes in person, get your best sharpie to Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego for a signing on 12 July with Carrie Patel and Scott Sigler. Wes will also be appearing with Ramez Naam for a signing at the Elliott Bay Book Store on 15 July.

You can buy Time Salvager from all good bookstores in the UK/R.o.W from July 9. If you happen to live in the US, you can buy Time Salvager here from today.

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Robot Round-Up 4/7/15

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Cities and Thrones by Carrie PatelHappy 4th July!

Not only are we celebrating one of America’s favourite holidays this weekend, we’re also toasting our authors, who are out in force at the moment taking part in interviews here, hosting round tables there and writing blog posts everywhere!

Cities & Thrones, the second in the Recoletta series, is out this month, so Carrie Patel has been discussing her inspiration for the world of Recoletta over at My Bookish Ways. In an interview over at Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews Carrie talks her favourite characters and inspirations for Recoletta. Inspirations on the novel were also on the agenda in Carrie’s blog post for the The A P Book Club.

Craig Cormick, author of The Floating City, which is also out this month talks bringing historical figures into fantasy over at Books, Bones & Buffy. There are 5 copies of the book up for grabs on the blog, but hurry as it closes on Sunday night.

The Floating City by Craig CormickAt The Book Plank Craig wrote about creating and recreating Italy, the setting for The Floating City. Constructing alternative realities is something that reflects in Craig’s work, which he also discusses over at SFF World.

Another author that graced SFF World with their presence was Jay Posey, who took part in a brilliant round table with fellow authors Alexes Razevich, Brian Staveley and Mark Lawrence earlier this week. Jay’s Dawnbreaker, the third in the Legends of the Duskwalker series, is out in August.

Also make sure to check out Alyc Helms on Mary Robinette Kowal’s blog, taking about her Favourite Bit of Dragons of Heaven, which was released on June 30.

Finally, as you might have seen, a whole bunch of our authors will also be appearing at CONvergence this weekend, so if you see one standing around do say hi. Approach with caution though, their lasers are set to ‘stun’.

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Well do we have a treat for you this glorious Friday afternoon! If you head over to SF Signal right now you’ll have the chance to see not just one, but two, brand new covers designed by Larry Rostant at Artist Partners.

Both covers are for our shiny new ‘bot Patrick S. Tomlinson, whose debut novel The Ark  – a must for lovers of hard sci-fi – will be released this November. The Ark will be followed by the second in the The Dead Earth Series, Trident’s Forge in May 2016.

Here’s a flavour of what you can expect from Patrick’s first novel:

Humankind has escaped a dying Earth and set out to find a new home among the stars aboard an immense generation ship affectionately name the Ark. Bryan Benson is the Ark’s greatest living sports hero, enjoying retirement working as a detective in Avalon, his home module. The hours are good, the work is easy, and the perks can’t be beat.

But when a crewmember goes missing, Bryan is thrust into the center of an ever-expanding web of deception, secrets, and violence that overturns everything he knows about living on the Ark and threatens everyone aboard. As the last remnants of humanity hurtle towards their salvation, Bryan finds himself in a desperate race to unravel the conspiracy before a madman turns mankind’s home into its tomb.

Below is a little peek of the cover for The Ark. Click on the image to be taken through to SF Signal for comments from both Patrick and Larry and images of both of the covers in full.

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Hooray! Today marks the UK/R.o.W release of Craig Cormick‘s The Floating City, the second novel in The Shadow Master Series.

Described as Romeo & Juliet by way of Scott Lynch, you will definitely spy influences of the famous Bard running throughout the novel. As a famous plagiariser of the works of others, we thought we’d interview our old chum Will, to see how he feels about Craig taking inspiration from his work.

So, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, William Shakespeare!

ANGRY ROBOT: Will – can I call you Will? – I wanted to begin by asking you abScreen Shot 2015-06-25 at 13.47.31out your influences.

SHAKESPEARE: What influences? All things are ready, if our mind be so.

ANGRY ROBOT: Ah, yes, but there has been some talk about copyright breaches in your work.

SHAKESPEARE: Are they a new fashion in pants?

ANGRY ROBOT: No. Breaches. As in once more unto the breach dear friends. Accusations that you have copied most of your stories and characters.

SHAKESPEARE: Well, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, you know. I can’t remember who said that originally. It might have been me.

ANGRY ROBOT: I think it was actually the author Charles Colton.

SHAKESPEARE: Oh. But anyway, I think it more helpful if you consider me having improved on those works.

ANGRY ROBOT: I see. So I wanted to know what you thought of our new release, The Floating City, as it uses the original Italian stories that you – uh – improved into three of your plays. They are Luigi da Porto’s Giulietta e Romeo of 1530, Giraldi Cinthio’s Hecatommithi of 1565 – that you adapted into Othello, and Ser Giovanni’s Il Pecorone of 1558, that you adapted into the Merchant of Venice.

SHAKESPEARE: Yes. Not a novel idea for a novel, of course, since I’ve done it already.

ANGRY ROBOT: But most people adapt your plays and characters rather than go back to the originals. So what do you think it shows us about your own work?

SHAKESPEARE: I think it shows just how brilliant it is. Though I do like this author’s idea of combining the three different stories together, and I do like the way he’s treated Desdemona – or Disdemona using the original name. I always had a soft spot for her.

ANGRY ROBOT: What about the treatment of Romeo and Giulietta, as a pair of spoiled, rich brats?

SHAKESPEARE: It was not as poignant as my own characterisation, of course, but it worked well in the story.

ANGRY ROBOT: Anything else that you thought worked well for you?

SHAKESPEARE: I did like the scribe character. Somebody I could relate to, telling the story behind the action.

ANGRY ROBOT: And the Shadow Master figure?

SHAKESPEARE: I felt it was a rip-off of Prospero. With a mix of Macbeth, Henry V and Hamlet. Maybe a bit of Oberon thrown in there as well.TheFloatingCity-300dpi-2

ANGRY ROBOT: So you’re saying that the character is a rip-off from your own work?

SHAKESPEARE: You said that, not me.

ANGRY ROBOT: Hmm. Okay. So what are you working on now?

SHAKESPEARE: I’m working on a new play. I call it, Much Ado about the City that Floats.

ANGRY ROBOT: What’s it about?

SHAKESPEARE: I don’t like to talk too much about work in progress.

ANGRY ROBOT: Just an outline then?

SHAKESPEARE: No, no. I really don’t like to talk about it.

ANGRY ROBOT: It wouldn’t be about three sisters in a Venice-like city that is besieged by fearful Othmen invaders would it?

SHAKESPEARE: Well, yes, something like that.

ANGRY ROBOT: And it wouldn’t have four sets of magical seers who protect the city, but are being killed by fearsome Djinn that rise out of the canals at night? Nor assassins killing the members of the city’s ruling Council? Nor would it have a mysterious and deadly figure, with a name something like the Shadow Master, who seems to be directing everyone like players in a game, until he finds the game might be beyond even his control?

SHAKESPEARE: Well, again, yes perhaps some of that.

ANGRY ROBOT: So basically it’s a rip-off of the plot of the Floating City?

SHAKESPEARE: A rip-off? No, no, no. I prefer to call it sampling. But let’s not make too much ado about it. It is, after all, just a conflaburation.


SHAKESPEARE: A conflaburation. A work that is so fantastical that no author can lay claim to owning it.

ANGRY ROBOT: Did you just make that word up?

SHAKESPEARE: Of course. If there isn’t a good word when you need one, then you make one up. Like worsted-stocking knave. That’s one of my favourites. Or amazement, assassination, castigate, countless, submerge, dwindle, frugal, impartial, majestic, pious, suspicious and critic. They are all mine. And you don’t hear me whining about breaches of copyright when people use them do you?

ANGRY ROBOT: I think single words might be different.

SHAKESPEARE: What about phrases then. Do any of these sound familiar? Wyrd Sisters, Time Out of Joint, Infinite Jest, The Dogs of War, The Gods Themselves, The Way to a Dusty Death, Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Sound and the Fury, The Seeds of Time, Brave New World, In Cold Blood, Fools of Fortune, The Darling Buds of May, Remembrance of Things Past. – They were all mine, and people ripped them off for their book titles!

ANGRY ROBOT: You’ve been collecting those and saving them up for a moment like this, haven’t you?

SHAKESPEARE: What makes you say that?

ANGRY ROBOT: Just a hunch. Well any last comments , as we are time’s subjects, and time bids be gone.

SHAKESPEARE: Hang on, that’s one of mine, isn’t it! You’re not going to use that without my permission are you?

ANGRY ROBOT: It’s okay. I’m just sampling. I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.

SHAKESPEARE: That’s one of mine too!

ANGRY ROBOT: Don’t be such a worsted-stocking knave.

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It’s with sadness that we must announce Craig Cormick is having to fly home to Australia with immediate effect and will, therefore, have to miss CONvergence from Friday.

However, at times like these Team Robot gathers together with a rallying battle cry, and helps out where it can. This means that some of Craig’s panels will be covered by other authors, as outlined below:

14:00 Dealing with Difficult People in Publishing, DoubleTree Bloomington – Carrie Patel will take Craig’s place

Colonizing Space, DoubleTree Edina – Patrick S. Tomlinson will take Craig’s place

12:30 Reading – Angry Robot Invasion, DoubleTree 2201 – Patrick S. Tomlinson will take Craig’s place

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Apex by Ramez Naam (May 2015)There are few things the Robot Overlords like more than waking up in the morning, sitting bleary eyed in front of the computer screen and seeing an e-mail from Amazon telling us that one of our books is flying high in its list of the ‘Best Books of the Year So Far’.

Apex, the third in Ramez Naam‘s Nexus trilogy is just that book. It is currently sitting comfortably alongside Neil Gaiman, Naomi Novak and Joe Abercrombie in the Sci-Fi and Fantasy section and with an impressive 4.5/5 star rating, no less.

Here’s a little taste of what the critics think to Apex:

“As with the first two volumes, Apex is a fat book that reads like a skinny one, racing through its well-turned plot to a conclusion that ties together every loose thread of every one of the trilogy’s cast of thousands. From next-generation protest techniques to warfare in the age of autonomous weaponry to the nature of human rights in a world of transhumanism, Apex has ideas, eyeball kicks, and rollercoaster thrills to spare.”
Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing

“The best books are often the hardest to review, because it’s at those times that I just want to throw my usual attempts at objectivity out the window and reduce my review to, “Holy crap, you guys, you all need to be reading this series right now!” That’s Nexus, Crux, and Apex in a nutshell. It’s wonderfully intelligent, it speculates on amazing advances in technology that we’re already seeing the early stages of in the real world, and it’s all written by a master of the craft. It’s a phenomenal exploration of humanity, one that could pave the way for a new future in sci-fi. 5/5″

“If the events of Nexus and Crux seem intense and complex, Apex takes them up to and over the edge.”
Geeky Library

“An excellent trans-humanist novel, raising questions of humanity and morality, and maybe the next evolution of humankind.”
Libromancer’s Apprentice

“Apex is a great ending to a great trilogy, and I’ve been very happy to read all of it.”
– I, Fat Robot

They seem to love it, Amazon love it and we definitely love it. So, if you’ve not had the chance to pick up your copy yet, we – and Amazon – recommend you do so.

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Jay Posey, author of The Legends of the Duskwalker series (Three, Morningside Fall and the forthcoming Dawnbreaker) is taking part in SFFWorld’s Roundtable today, alongside authors Alexes Razevich, Brian Staveley and Mark Lawrence.

The roundtable, which sees the authors primed and ready to answer anything you’ve been wanting to ask, is happening now, so click here to pose your questions to Mr. Posey (sorry).

If you’re in need of a little inspiration as to what you could possibly ask our Jay, then take a look at his previous chats with SFFWorld.

SFFWorld interviews Jay
Finding Inspiration for a SF Novel – blog post by Jay


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#Trollus Chat

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On Friday night Danielle L. Jensen, author of Stolen Songbird and Hidden Huntress, took to Twitter once more, to answer all of her fans’ burning questions about the Malediction trilogy. Using the hashtag #Trollus fans were able to ask Danielle anything their hearts desired. Of course, there were some great comments and questions, which spurred on some wonderful discussions. There were also a couple of sneak peeks of entries into the #HHArtComp – we’re really excited to see who wins the competition now!

We’ve listed a couple of our favourite tweets below, but just search for #Trollus on Twitter if you’d like to catch up with the whole chat.

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It’s almost CONvergence time! On 2 – 5 July, a happy bunch of Robots will be descending on CONvergence in Bloomington MN, to take part in a whole host of fun activities including panels, signings, readings, catching up with friends and saying howdy to fans.

We know from experience that, between watching hordes of cosplay fans rushing to a couture show and checking out that wonderful panel discussion you’ve been hearing about, it can be easy to be distracted and miss things. Of course, we don’t want you to miss seeing a favourite Angry Robot author, so we decided to make you a handy little list to enable you to find, at-a-glance, where all of our attending Angry Robot authors will be each day. Of course, the list is subject to change, so keep your official programme to hand.

As we mentioned in our previous post, there is also a gaming event with authors Carrie Patel, Craig Cormick and Angry Robot’s Mike Underwood at Source Comics & Games. You can find out more here.

WESLEY CHU:The Author, Wesley Chu

Can You Ever Leave a Universe Behind, DoubleTree Atrium 4

11:00 Communication in Society, DoubleTree Atrium 4
12:30 Long and Short of Storytelling, DoubleTree Plaza 1
14:00 Dealing with Difficult People in Publishing, DoubleTree Bloomington
15:30 Diversity in Casting, DoubleTree Atrium 4

Adding Humour to Your Writing, DoubleTree Atrium 4
12:30 Psychological Survival for Writers, DoubleTree Bloomington
14:00 Creating a Dystopian Society in Your Writing, DoubleTree Atrium 7
15.30 Art of the Plot Twist, DoubleTree Atrium 7 
17:00 Signing, DoubleTree Autograph Table B

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14:00Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Writing, Double Tree Edina
15:30 One on One with Wesley Chu, Double Tree Plaza 1

ANNE LYLE:Anne Lyle author photo

Reinventing Shakespeare, DoubleTree Atrium 2
14:00 Can You Ever Leave a Universe Behind, DoubleTree Atrium 4
17:00 Avengers: Age of Ultron, DoubleTree Atrium 6

Grimm Fan Panel, DoubleTree Atrium 7

Whedon and Dystopias, DoubleTree Edina
12:30 Reading – Angry Robot Invasion, DoubleTree 2201


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14:00 Dealing with Difficult People in Publishing, DoubleTree Bloomington

14:00 Creating a Dystopian Society in Your Writing, DoubleTree Atrium 7
15.30 Art of the Plot Twist, DoubleTree Atrium 7 
17:00 Ready! Steady, Flash!, DoubleTree Atrium 4

Becoming a Game Designer, DoubleTree Atrium 7

PATRICK S. TOMLINSON:The Author, Patrick S. Tomlinson

14:00 Can You Ever Leave a Universe Behind, DoubleTree Atrium 4

Writing Media Tie-Ins, DoubleTree Plaza 1

11:00 Adding Humour to Your Writing, DoubleTree Atrium 4
14:00 Colonizing Space, DoubleTree Edina

12:30 Reading – Angry Robot Invasion, DoubleTree 2201

MICHAEL UNDERWOOD (as Angry Robot marketing/sales guy and as auMike Underwood looks like this. For now...thor in his own right):

The Smurfette principle in marketing, DoubleTree Atrium 6
15:30 E-Books and the marketplace, Double Tree Atrium 7

Storytelling in Comics vs. TV, DoubleTree Plaza 3

The Skiffy & Fanty Show Live: Space Travel and Its Discontents, Crowne Plaza A-E-I-O


11:00 Communication in Society, DoubleTree Atrium 4
Building Worlds for Fiction, DoubleTree Plaza 3

Group Signing, DoubleTree Garden Court – Southwest

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Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 11.03.03If you love Stolen Songbird and Hidden Huntress and have, like us, a whole heap of questions about Cecile, Tristan and Trollus then this Friday, 26 June at 9pm (EST) will give you the chance to ask them.

Danielle L. Jensen, author of the Malediction trilogy, will be taking to Twitter to answer all of your burning questions and maybe impart a little bit of knowledge about the third book in the series, Warrior Witch.

The chat will be moderated by Melissa (@StolenSongbird). The hashtag will be #Trollus.

Prior to the chat, you might want to head over to GoodReads, where Danielle has just posted a deleted scene from Hidden Huntress! It involves Tristan, and will quite possibly make you love him even more.

If you want to join in the Twitter chat but aren’t sure what to ask Danielle, then maybe some of these interviews and blog posts from the woman herself will inspire you:

Interview with My Bookish Ways (June 2015)
with Addicted Readers (June 2015)
Guest post
on (May 2015)
with A Fantastical Librarian (May 2015)
Guest post
at Books, Bones & Buffy (May 2015)
Interview with Bookish Whimsy (May 2015)
Guest post on Fantasy Cafe (April 2015)

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Yes it is indeed the Pacman boardgame - we can't always be playing Thurn & Taxis or Kings of Tokyo, you know!

Are you heading to CONvergence? Do you like playing games? Do you like playing games WITH awesome sci-fi and fantasy authors? Well we have just the event for you!

The lovely people over at Red Sofa Literary have arranged for a group of CONvergence’s favourite authors to visit Source Comics & Games – the Twin Cities’ biggest and best games store – on 2 July from 7pm – 9pm to take you all on in an epic game-a-thon.

Authors attending will include Carrie Patel, Anne Lyle, Craig Cormick, and Mike Underwood from Angry Robot, together with the lovely Tex Thompson and Jamie Wyman.

Books will be available for signing from each of the authors, so once you’ve played until you can’t roll one more dice, make sure that you grab those signatures.

More details of the event can be found here.

Here’s a little map to show you where to head on the day:

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The Author, Craig CormickCraig Cormick, one of our lovely Australian authors, is hopping across the pond to the USA this summer.

Craig will be attending at a few different events in his travels and first on the list will see Craig stopping by Cambridge MA, so if you’re in the area, take note! 

On June 25 at 7pm Craig will be making a special stop off at New England’s premier science fiction and fantasy bookstore, Pandemonium Books in Cambridge, to do a reading from his new book The Floating City – the second in the Shadow Master series  –  and will be sticking around for a signing right after. 

If you aren’t in the area but still want to catch up with Craig, then fear not, he will be at CONvergence from 2 – 5 July, where he’ll be hanging around with a whole host of our other authors including Wesley Chu, Ishbelle Bee and Anne Lyle.

Craig:“I am looking forward to enjoying some converging at Pandemonium Books and some pandemonium at Convergence, with my American friends – both those I know and those I just haven’t met yet.”

Following on from The Shadow Master, which was released in July 2014, here’s a taste of what you can expect from The Floating City:

The Floating City by Craig CormickThe Floating City is in turmoil. The magical seers who protect it are being killed by fearsome Djinn that rise out of the canals at night. Members of the city’s Council of Ten are being assassinated by masked fanatics. Refugee ships are arriving, bringing plague. Othmen spies are infiltrating everywhere. New power blocks are battling for control of the city.

And the three Montecchi daughters, Giuliette, Disdemona and Isabella, are struggling with love and loss – and trying to write their own destinies. And moving amongst them all is the mysterious and deadly Shadow Master, who seems to be directing everyone like players in a game. But some things in this game may be beyond even his control.

The Floating City will be released 2 July (UK/R.o.W) and 7 July (US/Can). Copies of the book will be available at both Pandemonium and CONvergence.

Please see below for a handy Google map to guide you to Pandemonium Books. If you can’t make the event but want to show the bookstore some love, you can find them on Twitter here.


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Hidden Huntress, book two of the Malediction Trilogy, was released on 2 June, and now you’ve all had a chance to read it, we’re really, really excited to share with you our new fan art competition!Hidden Huntress by Danielle L Jensen

We all have a vision in our head of the Malediction world, but what does it look like to you? Can you imagine Tristan, in all of his handsome glory? Or how about the gorgeous glass gardens hidden away in Trollus? We’d like you to put pen to paper and show us your idea of Danielle L. Jensen’s rich and beautiful world.

The competition will be hosted by four lovely blogs and will cover four different topics:

The Social Potato – Humans

The Qwillery – Architecture (Trollus, Trianon, the castle and the opera house)

BookCatPin – Witches (including Cecile)

The Reader & The Chef – Trolls

There is no limit to how many times you enter the competition, so if you fancy trying your hand at, say, both Marc and the opera house, then submit two entries to the relevant blog. They will both count.

Danielle:”I am insanely excited about The Malediction Trilogy art contest! There is no greater compliment than knowing my stories have inspired someone’s artwork, and I LOVE when people share those images with me. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.”

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Does this look like Anais to you?

If you do enter the competition, use the hashtag #HHArtComp and chat to other artists about their inspiration.

The winner will receive a signed copy of the completed Hidden Huntress manuscript, a personal Skype chat with Danielle L. Jensen and a shiny Robot trophy for their shelf!

Three runners up – one from each of the other blogs – will win a robot trophy. All winners will be entitled to a free ebook ARC copy of the third book in the trilogy before it is published in 2016.

The competition will run from June 12, 2015 (2pm PDT) to July 12, 2015 (midnight PDT)

Good luck to all! We can’t wait to see your works of art!

*Disclaimer: Artwork may be used in promotional activity / there are no restrictions to how many times you may enter / any artwork deemed offensive will be disqualified from the competition.

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