…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.

Caroline&PennyWhich 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!

 

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20160215.EricFischlHordes, please be upstanding in welcoming the newest Robot to our Army, Eric Scott Fischl!

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!

Our Phil:
“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-kind-of-title is an obvious fit for our list and we welcome him with open metallic claws.”

Eric himself:
“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.

 

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Peter-McLean-1-p19goripnm6vk2q3c3rufj1pdv1-225x300Peter McLean, author of gritty noir fantasy Drake (the first book in the Burned Man Series), will be taking part in SFF World‘s Authors Roundtable this weekend. 

Peter will be joined by Christopher Fowler (Bryant & May), Clay and Susan Griffith (Vampire Empire) and Karina Sumner-Smith (the Towers trilogy).

The Roundtable is an excellent opportunity for authors to answer their fans’ questions about life, work, the universe and everything directly, so make sure you head over to the site to ask your burning (man) questions.

Don’t know where to start? Why not check out their interview with Peter for some inspiration on what to ask.

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Warrior Witch by Danielle L. JensenTo celebrate the launch of Warrior Witch, the third title in Danielle L. Jensen‘s Malediction trilogy, we’re giving away three copies of each title over at GoodReads. Read More→

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Matthew-De-Abaitua200x300Our very own Matthew De Abaitua, author of If Then and The Destructives, will be giving a free talk this Thursday, April 21 at the University of Essex. He’ll be discussing the popularity of stories concerning the end of our civilization and the responsibility of science fiction writers in a catastrophic age. Not only an author, Matthew is also a lecturer at the university, compelling speaker and general all round super interesting guy. He will also be reading from his two books, so this event is a must for scholars and fans alike!

Once again, this event is completely free, so you should definitely come and join us on the first floor Special Collections Reading Room of the Albert Sloman Library from 19:00 to 21:00 for a night of fun.

For more information and to pick up your ticket, visit the event page.

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United States of Japan by Peter TieryasPeter Tieryas, author of the acclaimed United States of Japan, will be heading to Barnes & Noble Los Angeles tomorrow, Thursday 14 April at 19:00, for a signing. Read More→

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It’s almost June, which means it’s almost time for the third title in Anna Kashina‘s Majat Code series, Assassin Queen, to hit shelves.

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.

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You might be able to tell from our zombiesque countenance we’ve been at Emerald City Comicon this past weekend, and OH BOY did we have a great time!

Thanks to everyone who came to see us, bought books, entertained us, and to our wonderful authors Jay Posey, Danielle L. Jensen, Peter Tieryas, KC Alexander and the dream team Adam Rakunas and Patrick S. Tomlinson for being so fabulous all weekend. Most of all, huge fist bumps to Mike Underwood and Jay Swanson for working themselves into the ground throughout ECCC. You’re all spared, come the Robot Revolution.

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KeithY1It’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→

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Emerald_City_ComiConEmerald 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→

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04

The Ark heads to Germany

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TheArk-144dpiPatrick Tomlinson‘s The Ark is taking a trip…to Germany!

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→

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Apex by Ramez Naam (May 2015)Hot on the tail of last week’s Philip K Dick Award win, Ramez Naam‘s Apex has been announced as a finalist for the 36th Prometheus Award!

You might remember that Nexus, the first in Ramez’s series, won the 2014 Prometheus Award, joint with Cory Doctorow’s Homeland.

The five finalists for 2016 are ApexSeveneves by Neal Stephenson, The Just City by Jo Walton, A Borrowed Man by Gene Wolfe and Golden Son by Pierce Brown. Read More→

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Like A Boss by Adam Rakunas

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→

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NWCgenericcrop250sqbb_400x400Those 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→

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Blades Of The Old Empire, by Anna Kashina

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→

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