Jul
20

New Signing: Wendy N Wagner

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WNWagner_red_headshotWoooo! It’s new announcement time!

We’re overjoyed to report that the wonderful Wendy N Wagner has pledged fealty to the Robot Overlords. In even better news, Wendy was very compliant as our nanochip was inserted into her cerebral cortex and no serious, longterm damage was done.

You might have heard of Wendy in her capacity as managing/associate editor of Lightspeed magazine and author of Pathfinder novels Skinwalkers and the forthcoming Starspawn.

Wendy’s An Oath of Dogsthink Chinatown meets Twin Peaks – will be out in July 2017.
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We’ve been waiting with baited breath for the new cover of Necrotech, K C Alexander’s hard hitting, take-no-prisoners new cyberpunk novel and we’re overjoyed to be able to share it with you now.

We absolutely love the depiction of kickass heroine Riko, created by the awesome Cody Tilson. You most definitely wouldn’t want to meet her down a dark alley. She’d take your stuff and kick you in the teeth for good measure.

Here’s the synopsis for Necrotech, which is due out Sept 1 (UK/R.o.W) / Sept 6 (US/Can):

Street thug Riko has some serious issues — memories wiped, reputation tanked, girlfriend turned into a tech-fueled zombie. And the only people who can help are the mercenaries who think she screwed them over.

In an apathetic society devoid of ethics or regulation, where fusing tech and flesh can mean a killing edge or a killer conversion, a massive conspiracy is unfolding that will alter the course of the human condition forever. With corporate meatheads on her ass and a necro-tech blight between her and salvation, Riko is going to have to fight meaner, work smarter, and push harder than she’s ever had to. And that’s just to make it through the day.

Just click on the teaser image below to visit the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog who kindly helped us to reveal the cover. There’s also an EXCLUSIVE peek at the first chapter of the Necrotech for you to enjoy (be warned, there are swears).

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Howdy folks!

We have a gorgeous new cover to show off! It’s for the second book in Megan E O’Keefe‘s Scorched Continent series: Break The Chains – continuing the capers of Detan and Tibs that we first saw in Steal the Sky.

We’ve been lucky enough to have Kim Sokol continue the series covers with this stunning and rather vertiginous illustration. You can feel the wind in your hair!

In keeping with her books’ lovable thief and scoundrel duo, Megan has written a blog about friendships in fantasy for you to enjoy and have fuzzy feels about. Our pals at the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog  have been kind enough to share it with the world.

Break The Chains comes out October 4 (US/Can) / October 6 (UK/RoW).

Click on the teaser below to be taken to the full lush cover and Megan’s excellent words. Can you see what they see?

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Jul
07

#AR7 Angry Robot is Seven!

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Howdy folks,

Today is our seventh birthday! Well, it’s around this time anyhow, so we thought we’d have a little celebration. Here’s what’s up:

Firstly, if you head over to tor.com later today we’re offering a super special 7 year prize pack with a selection of 7 brilliant titles from 2009 – 2016, including Flex, Nexus and our first ever title, Slights.

From 2:30PM GMT (that’s 9:30AM EST and 6:00AM PST) we’re going to be around to answer any publishing questions for a few hours, whether you want to know about our processes, future predictions or any advice on writing, we’ll be around to give you any advice you need, or chat about our favourite sci-fi/fantasy. Our authors will be around too, including Matthew De Abaitua, Adam Rakunas, Peter McLean and Patrick S Tomlinson and will happily talk to you about their writing process, journeys to becoming a published author and inspirations. To join in the chat, just use the hashtag #AR7 

We’re also going to be giving on-the-spot prizes throughout the day so make sure to keep a close eye on our Twitter and Facebook feeds, if you fancy winning some free books.

Here’s to seven years! Thanks for coming along for the ride!

 

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zombieHello, and welcome to a special edition of Talk Tuesday to U.S, which celebrates Jen WilliamsThe Copper Promise finally hitting the shores of America (and Canada, too!). We’re really excited to be bringing this tale of kickass heroes, swords and sorcery to you guys.

With that in mind, we thought we’d ask Jen a few questions. So put your feet up, make yourself a cup of tea or pour a snifter of your favourite mead and have a read:
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Jul
01

We’re at CONvergence

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ConnieonCONvergenceThe Robots are out and about again, and this weekend we’re making an appearance at CONvergence in Bloomington, MN.

Carrie Patel, author of The Buried Life and Cities & Thrones and Patrick Tomlinson author of The Ark and Trident’s Forge are in attendance along with our lovely Mike.

Come along and find us in the Dealer’s Hall, with a stall loaded up with amazing books. As well as selling our own titles we have some fine, fine novellas from Tor.com – a bonus if you like good books but don’t have too much time to wander around. Always thinking of you, see?

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Jul
01

New Metal

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NickTylerHail Robots,

You may have seen rumblings that we were looking for a new editorial assistant to take over some of the day-to-day running of the orbital death platform – organising the puny meatbags for sacrifice, polishing our vast, gleaming control panel…you know, that kind of thing.

We set up a very cunning trap that involved a pulley system, cage, shiny things and some books and are delighted to announce that we managed to catch one. It’s this man here! ——->

His name is Nick Tyler and he starts with us TODAY. Here is a little more about him:
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Jun
27

Author Appearance: Adam Rakunas

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Like A Boss by Adam Rakunas

Our lovely Adam Rakunas, author of Philip K. Dick Award-nominated Windswept and its just released sequel Like A Boss, is holding a reading/signing at 9PM on Wednesday 29 June at Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego.

Joining Adam will be Nebula, World Fantasy and John W. Campbell Award-winning author Ted Chiang.
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Jun
23

GoodReads Giveaways!

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Pssst! You lot! We’ve got a bumper crop of giveaways over on GoodReads this month and we thought we’d give you a little heads up, so you can (hopefully) win a copy of your favourite July book! Just click on the widgets below to enter each giveaway (location-based restrictions apply). Each book will hit shelves July 5 (US/Can) / July 7 (UK/R.o.W).

Were you a big fan of the RPG City of Heroes? Then Paige Orwin‘s The Interminables is the book for you. It’s also the book for you if you never played the online game, because any novel about best friends with super powers who spend their time trying to stop an arms smuggling ring in a near future dystopian city and stumble into a shadow war…well, there’s a lot of rather appealing stuff to be excited about, isn’t there? Read More→

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Danielle L. Jensen, author of the breathtaking Malediction trilogy – a story of love, trolls and magic – will be taking part in an ‘Author Ask‘ with Elise Kova, author of the Air Awakens and Loom Sagas on Friday, June 24.

The chat will be live and streamed via YouTube at 9:00PM EST, so make sure to put on your pjs, grab a cool lemonade and tune in. In Elise’s words Danielle will be talking about “her books, life, the universe, and everything.”

Danielle will also be taking questions from fans prior to interview. So if you want to know why Marc is just so darn lovely, the inspiration for the glass garden, who King Thibault was based on or even if Danielle can sing opera (surely that would be worth a demo!) then make sure to head over to Elise’s blog and post your questions.

If you’d like to meet Danielle in person and are at UtopiaCon in Nashville this weekend, you can find her in the exhibitor hall loaded with swag. Make sure to grab a photo and tweet us or post to our Instagram.

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Jun
21

Talk Tuesday to Us: Alyc Helms

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alyc.jigGood afternoon fellows, and welcome to another Talk Tuesday to Us! This week we have the wonderfully amazing Alyc Helms, author of the urban-fantasy-with-dragons Missy Masters series, which comprises of The Dragons of Heaven and The Conclave of Shadow, the latter of which will be out in the US two weeks today!

Before we get to Alyc’s answers, I’d just like to direct you to this amazing picture of her dancing…I’m not sure where, but look at those moves! Feet in the air, look of pure, joyous concentration on her face. You’re inspiring us to quit publishing and tread the boards instead, Alyc! We’ll have an Angry Robot stage performance to you for Christmas.

With that thought to scare the life out of you, to the questions!
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Jun
20

Cover Reveal: A Perfect Machine

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When we asked Brett Savory if he had an idea for a cover artist for his forthcoming novel A Perfect Machine we heard nothing but some indistinct garbled noises, before a scream of “ERIK MOHR!!” ripped forth from his throat. Whether pre-programmed to say that or not, the decision was made.

What resulted was a truly disturbing and brilliant cover that definitely captures the essence of A Perfect Machine.

We always like to hear a bit about the inspirations from an artist and so asked Erik if he could write us a little something about the evolution of his work for Tor.com, who kindly took the reveal.

Just click on the teaser image below to be taken to the full article. Brace yourself, it’s a little…dark.

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Small-size-coverWe were really, really excited to read an early draft of Kameron Hurley‘s forthcoming The Stars Are Legion, so much so that when we heard it didn’t yet have a publisher in the UK/Commonwealth we knew just had to have it for ourselves.

Luckily, Kameron and her agent Hannah Bowman were happy to comply and we’ll be bringing The Stars Are Legion to you in January 2017.

The novel is being published in the US/Can by Saga Press, so for all US publishing enquiries, do give them a shout.

Head over to SFF World for more information on the announcement, plus synopsis.

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Jun
13

Cover Reveal: The Rise of Io

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Wesley Chu 5-2016-9208_2016 (2)Guys! Exciting news, if you hadn’t heard already! Wesley Chu is back with a whole new series. Now the new cover, designed by the marvellous Tommy Arnold, has been revealed over on the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog.

The Rise of Io is an exciting thrills and spills ride full of all the humour you’ve come to expect from Wes, and centres on a woman called Ella, who gets herself into some real trouble thanks to some pesky, snarky aliens. Here’s the synopsis:
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Jun
10

Book Signing: N S Dolkart

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Angry Robot Author, N. S. DolkartN S Dolkart, debut author of the epic fantasy Silent Hall, will be holding a book signing on June 15 at Wellesley Books in Wellesley, MA to celebrate its upcoming release. Why not learn a little about Dolkart before the day by checking out our recent interview with the man himself?

For those who haven’t yet had a chance to see it, here’s the synopsis of Silent Hall:

Five bedraggled refugees and a sinister wizard awaken a dragon and defy the gods.

After their homeland is struck with a deadly plague, five refugees cross the continent searching for answers. Instead they find Psander, a wizard whose fortress is invisible to the gods, and who is willing to sacrifice anything – and anyone – to keep the knowledge of the wizards safe.

With Psander as their patron, the refugees cross the mountains, brave the territory of their sworn enemies, confront a hostile ocean and even traverse the world of the fairies in search of magic powerful enough to save themselves – and Psander’s library – from the wrath of the gods.

All they need to do is to rescue an imprisoned dragon and unleash a primordial monster upon the world.

How hard could it be?

For more information visit the event page.

 

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