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COVER REVEAL: An Oath of Dogs

Screen Shot 2017-03-24 at 12.36.18It’s Friday, and it’s cover reveal time! This one is for Wendy N Wagner’s  fantastic, and super characterful novel An Oath of Dogs

Here’s the synopsis:

Kate Standish has been on the forest-world of Huginn less than a week and she’s already pretty sure her new company murdered her boss. But the little town of mill workers and farmers is more worried about eco-terrorism and a series of attacks by the bizarre, sentient dogs of this planet, than a death most people would like to believe is an accident. That is, until Kate’s investigation uncovers a conspiracy which threatens them all.

Now, before we direct you to the full cover we want to make mention of something…

We were so taken by Hattie, Kate’s canine companion in the book, that we’ve decided to do something a little bit different in the run up to release (July 4 US/Can / July 6 UK/Commonwealth) and give a little something back to our darling doggos. So, with each pre-order of An Oath of Dogs (up to 500 units), we’re going to offer $1 to a service dog charity. Our chosen charity is Freedom Service Dogs of America and you can read a bit more about them here. If you’d like to help us donate to a great cause, just send a copy of your pre-order receipt to penny.reeve@angryrobotbooks.com and we’ll do the rest.

Thanks to Joey Hi-Fi for what we think you’ll agree is an absolutely spectacular cover, with one of the best uses of negative space in we’ve seen in a while.

Head over to Tor.com to see the artwork in full and hear how Wendy’s An Oath of Dogs is in part a thank you to all working dogs.

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Join the Revolution – Read Everything We Publish

AR SubscriptionEmbrace the coming robot revolution!

Think not of how squishy your fleshling bodies are, but how easily they might be encased in smooth, soothing steel. You can start the process by plating the inside of your head with robot wonder, and here’s an amazing way to do just that…

We offer you a new, improved 12 Month Subscription to Angry Robot ebooks, for just £100, or around $125. That’s every book we publish, including re-releases in different formats! From March 2017 you’re looking at least 35 ebooks, which you get on the day of publication, for what is, mathematically speaking, less than the cost of a pint per book.

In further steely benevolence we’ll give you an amazing 25% off everything you can chuck in a cart, to catch up on all of our ongoing series. We are robots, but we have hearts.

Read everything: sign up today.

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COVER REVEAL: The Rebellion’s Last Traitor

Well met, good robots.

Do we have a treat for you today! It’s Steve Stone‘s brand new cover for Nik Korpon‘s The Rebellion’s Last Traitor, a sci-fi noir that puts us in mind of Inception by way of Blade Runner and the Easter Uprising of 1916. Yes, we know that definitely propels it into the WTF part of our remit and we couldn’t be happier to be bringing this wonder to you in early June.

As a bonus feature, not only are our friends at the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog showing off the cover they’re also sharing the first chapter of The Rebellion’s Last Traitor, just so you can get your whet your whistle, pre-release. Click on the image below to take a peek at the full reveal and read the excerpt.

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FREE SHORT STORY! The Sixth Kingdom by James A Moore

The Last Sacrifice, by James A. Moore

The spectacular The Last Sacrifice, released this past January, is securing James A Moore as an outstanding voice in the grimdark fantasy subgenre. It’s pretty easy to see why, too. For all of the great worldbuilding and interesting socio-political interactions between characters a big chunk of The Last Sacrifice loves to cause terrible harm and trauma to our dubious heroes. It’s not just them either, the bad guys get their fair share of pain and torture – and the innocent bystanders, too. All of this works to our Jim’s credit though, and is building him a legion of fantasy fans.

For those yet to take the plunge into the world of the Grakhul – or for those eagerly anticipating the second book in the series, Fallen Gods, heading your way early 2018 – you can treat yourself to a new, FREE, short story from James, set in the same world.

The story, entitled The Sixth Kingdom, gives a little history into the Five Kingdoms as told by King Bron, whose task it is to capture our protagonist Brogan after he angers the gods. And honestly, those gods aren’t very nice at all.

To read The Sixth Kingdom head on over to MightyThorJRS blog RIGHT NOW. A cup of tea/tankard of mead to accompany is recommended.

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The Broken Ones: Pre-Order for SWAG!

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It’s only 3 months until The Broken Ones, the prequel to the beautiful Malediction trilogy, arrives and we are very excited to go back in time to learn all about Marc and Pénélope’s story!

To celebrate its release, super lovely author Danielle L. Jensen is helping thank everyone who pre-orders the novel by offering up some super swanky swag packs*!

As an exciting addition to the swag, Danielle has teamed up artist and blogger, The Nocturnal Fey (also known as Erika), to create some gorgeous original portraits of some of our favourite characters from the Malediction trilogy, which are being printed out as trading cards and you’ll find a couple included in each pack!

So, want to get your hands on this awesome bundle?

Well, all you have to do is this:

First, pre-order The Broken Ones (obviously), then email your proof of purchase (photo, email forward or a scanned images are all good) to authordanielleljensen@gmail.com. Then you need to COMPLETE THIS FORM! This is super important: the form gives you a little bit of choice on what you receive and we tend to find that people forget to include necessary information… like a postal address.

So to be clear – no form and no email = no swag pack and you don’t want that.

This campaign is open internationally and Danielle will be mailing the swag packs out from May. You can take part in the offer until June 5 2017, or until supplies run out.

The Broken Ones will be available from June 1 (US/Can) and June 6 (UK/Commonwealth). The other novels in the Malediction trilogy – Stolen Songbird, Hidden Huntress and Warrior Witch – are available now.

Make sure to keep a close eye on Danielle’s social media for sneaky reveal of the character cards and teasers from the novel. You can find Danielle on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

 *while stocks last
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COVER REVEAL: The Broken Heavens by Kameron Hurley

It seems like Kameron Hurley‘s name is everywhere at the moment, doesn’t it? Which is probably because it is, and with good reason, too! After gaining critical acclaim with The Geek Feminist Revolution last year, and the February release of hard sci-fi novel The Stars Are Legion which received so much fanfare and glitter – visceral, bloody, disgusting glitter – Kameron is just now putting the finishing touches on the final novel in her Worldbreaker saga, The Broken Heavens, due out this October, too. And now, robot fans, we have the cover for you.

Huge robot high fives to Richard Anderson, who has once more pulled out all the stops to create an utterly gorgeous cover for us.

Just click on the teaser image to be taken through to the full reveal at the B & N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog: Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 16.20.52

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International Women’s Day

Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 09.51.32❤️️ We want to smash the patriarchy with you ❤️️

Happy International Women’s Day, everyone!

Can you believe that some jerks think the best SFF is only written by men? Us either! Angry Robot offers a big FUCK YOU to that particular sentiment, in fact.

So, in order to celebrate the very nature of diversity, inclusivity and unity in fighting the powers that be, we invite you to feast your eyes on a selection of diverse books, which will be just £1 (that’s $1.22 to you Yanks) all day.

Go get ’em, tiger. The link is right here.

PS: It’s November 19, if you really want to know.

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Events

Author Signing: Danielle Jensen

Angry Robot author Danielle L JensenDanielle L. Jensen, author of the beautiful Malediction trilogy – a story of love, trolls and magic – will be taking part in an Author Event with Elise Kova, author of the Air Awakens and Loom Sagas on Saturday 11th March 2017. 

Danielle and Elise will be appearing at Barnes & Noble Northgate, Seattle, WA at 2pm, so why not head along and meet the authors and get your books signed.

If you haven’t read Stolen Songbird, Hidden Huntress and Warrior Witch yet then you are definitely missing out. Plus Danielle’s newest novel, The Broken Ones, a prequel to the Malediction trilogy, will be arriving in June 2017. 

Here’s the synopsis:

 Below Forsaken Mountain, a revolution stirs with the aim to overthrow the tyrant king of Trollus, and Marc is the right hand of its lThe Broken Ones by Jen Williamseader. It’s a secret more than one troll would kill to possess, which is why he must keep it from everyone, even the girl he loves.

Since a tragic accident revealed her affliction and ruined her sister’s chance at the throne, Pénélope is an anathema to her father, the Duke d’Angouleme. Deeming her life worthless, he gives her one chance to survive: find proof that the boy she loves is a leader in the sympathizer revolution.

Marc and Pénélope must navigate the complex politics of Trollus, where powers on all sides are intent on using them as pawns, forcing them to risk everything for a chance at a life together.

Except being together might be the greatest risk of all.

As always, you can find a handy map below, to guide you to your destination! We hope to see lots of you lovely people there.

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New Author Alert! Jeannette Ng

Good News Robots!Angry Robot Author Jeannette Ng

We have ensared, signed another new author: the wonderful Jeannette Ng.

Jeannette is originally from Hong Kong but now lives in Durham, UK. Her MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies fed into an interest in medieval and missionary theology, which in turn spawned her love for writing gothic fantasy with a theological twist. And that’s just what she did with Under the Pendulum Sun, a dark gothic fantasy that interweaves a stunning fairyland, theology and forbidden desires.

Head over to the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog for the full announcement and to read Jeannette’s blog on literary representations of Fae.

We can’t wait to reveal more details so keep an eye out for more over the next few months. Until then, make a note in your calendars as Under The Pendulum Sun will be hitting shelves in October 2017.

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Be Hungry For It: Read the First Two Chapters of Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex Wells

Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex WellsDesert world? Check. Evil corporations? Check. A great start, add to that a gang of biker mercenaries and weird witchy powers blooming in the hard as nails heroine and you’re getting the barest taste of Alex Wells’ new novel Hunger Makes the WolfIt’s out fresh today, so why not start it now?

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The strange planet known as Tanegawa’s World is owned by TransRifts Inc, the company with the absolute monopoly on interstellar travel. Hob landed there ten years ago, a penniless orphan left behind by a rift ship. She was taken in by Nick Ravani and quickly became a member of his mercenary biker troop, the Ghost Wolves.

Ten years later, she discovers that the body of Nick’s brother out in the dunes. Worse, his daughter is missing, taken by shady beings called the Weathermen. But there are greater mysteries to be discovered – both about Hob and the strange planet she calls home.

We’ve got the first two chapters right here:

Get yourself onto Tanegawa’s World – snap up the ebook on March 2 2017.

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Angry Robot at Emerald City ComiCon

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That’s right, Angry Robot is going to be at Emerald City ComiCon, this weekend Mar 2 – 5! *Waves flag, does dance*

There shall be a whole merry horde of Angry Robot authors around for the event, including:
Adam Rakunas
K C Alexander
Joseph Brassey
Bruce Cordell
Eric Scott Fischl
Shanna Germain
Patrick S Tomlinson
Mike Underwood (our sales & marketing wizard, and author in his own right)
Wendy N Wagner
Alex Wells

You’ll be able to find us at booth 1816, where we’ll be hanging out, selling books, holding signings and generally making nuisances of ourselves. Be sure to pop over and say hi, offer us your weapons and pick up some of the best SF, F & WTF novels around.

If workshops are your thing, we’ll be running the Build-a-World workshop in WSCC603, Thursday from 15:00 – 16:00. Here’s what you’ll get:
A panel of professional authors will build a science fiction and/or fantasy world right before your eyes, taking tropes, themes, and ideas from audience suggestions and developing a setting as well as brainstorming stories one could write in that setting. A great hands-on workshop for learning how to take your setting from the kernel of an idea into something that can inspire a larger creative work.
 We’ll be keeping you all up-to-date with our activities over on Twitter, so do make sure to check in with us there! Have a great con!
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Cover Reveal: The Song of The Dead

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Watch out: we have an absinthe-soaked, illuminati-tinged, steampunk dream for your visual cortex!

We absolutely love the first two covers in Carrie Patel‘s Recoletta series – the spectacular fantasy-whodunit set in an underground city where the classes are at war and intrigue and deceit lie around every corner.

Now, we’re incredibly happy to show off the beautiful cover for the gripping third title in the series, The Song of The Dead, created by the peerless John Coulthart.

The Song of The Dead will be released May 2 (US/Can) / May 4 (UK/Commonwealth). That means, if you’ve yet to read the first two books in the series, The Buried Life and Cities & Thrones you have some time. And you know what,  because we’re nice like that, we’re offering both ebooks for just $1.99 on the website for the next week.

Here are some reviews of the series, to whet your appetite further:

“The subtly fantastical story is resplendent with surprisingly deep villains, political corruption, and a gripping whodunit feel.”

– Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

The Buried Life excels on many levels, quite apart from its presentation of strong female characters: it’s a cracking whodunnit with sufficient twists and turns to make Agatha Christie proud, a vivid portrayal of a vibrant multicultural society, and an intriguing love story.”
The Guardian

“Her writing exudes an engaging confidence that makes The Buried Life hard to put down. Patel also shows a gift for pithy dialogue, and her two female leads are both resilient although in different ways”.
SciFi Now

The Buried Life artfully sets a who-dunit murder mystery in a dystopian underground city filled with dark politics and foul secrets. It’s a gripping read from start to finish, with two clever female leads and a delightfully colorful cast. More, please!”
Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Dagger

“Carrie Patel has created a world that’s so rich, so full, and so well-developed, that it’s incredibly easy to get lost in it. There are layers to the characters and layers to the world itself. It’s incredibly thought out and developed, and it’s so well-done. I’d revisit this world again for sure.”
In Case of Survival

“I was on the edge of my proverbial seat.”
The Qwillery

Now, take a look at all of the covers together. A fine trilogy to show off on your bookcase!

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A Simple Quest? Free Sample of Jen William’s The Iron Ghost

The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams (US/CAN)Join the heroes of Baneswatch for The Iron Ghost the second part of Jen William’s vibrant, high fantasy series the Copper Cat.

This epic and action filled adventure was described as “The highly anticipated sequel to the entertaining The Copper Promise, which featured appealing leads with a tendency to put self-interest ahead of heroism.” by The Guardian. 

Here’s the synopsis:

Beware the dawning of a new mage…

Wydrin of Crosshaven, Sir Sebastian and Lord Aaron Frith are experienced in the perils of stirring up the old gods. They are also familiar with defeating them, and the heroes of Baneswatch are now enjoying the perks of suddenly being very much in demand for their services.

When a job comes up in the distant city of Skaldshollow, it looks like easy coin – retrieve a stolen item, admire the views, get paid. But in a place twisted and haunted by ancient magic, with the most infamous mage of them all, Joah Demonsworn, making a reappearance, our heroes soon find themselves threatened by enemies on all sides, old and new. And in the frozen mountains, the stones are walking…

So, I know you want to know more… luckily for you we have a couple of chapters for you to dive into so check them out below!

Has that piqued your interest? The Iron Ghost is available now, so go get it! 

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Jeff Noon Announced as Guest of Honour at EdgeLit 6

A Man of Shadows by Jeff NoonEeeek, we have wonderful news!  Mind bending sci-fi wizard Jeff Noon has been announced as one of the Guests of Honour at the EdgeLit 6 festival in July.

The festival, beloved by the UK writing community, is a one day event in Derby full to the brim with panels, interviews, workshops and a now legendary raffle. This year EdgeLit 6 will also be host of the Gemmell Awards for outstanding fantasy.

Jeff will be in very good company, with other Guests of Honour including Peter Newman (The Malice and The Vagrant), Stephen Baxter (Obelisk, The Long Earth series) and Joanne Harris (The Gospel of Loki, Chocolat). He will be taking part in a variety of events throughout the day and talking about his forthcoming novel A Man of Shadows, which is published in early August.

EdgeLit will take place on July 15 (10AM – late) and tickets are £30. To purchase, or for more information click this here.

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Time is Ticking: Read an excerpt from Infernal Devices

Infernal Devices (2017) by K W JeterThis timeless novel is a gorgeous steampunk classic. A masterclass from the father of the genre himself: K W Jeter

Infernal Devices is a classic tale of time travel, clockwork and sexual intrigue and it’s also the first book in the George Dower Trilogy, so it’s definitely worth your time to peruse the first two chapters we’ve included below.

Here’s a brief synopsis to entice you in further:

When George’s father died he left George his watchmaker’s shop – and more.

But George has little talent for watches and other infernal devices. When someone tries to steal an old device from the premises, George finds himself embroiled in a mystery of time travel, music and sexual intrigue.

Infernal Devices is available now, so what are you waiting for?

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Roll Up! Roll Up! Excerpt of Dr Potter’s Medicine Show

Dr Potter's Medicine Show by Eric Scott FischlLadies, Gentlemen and Robots! Step up and discover the strange and powerful elixir that is Dr Potter’s Medicine Show.

Here is your chance to discover more of Eric Scott Fischl’s darkly fantastical twist on historical fiction, described as “Dirty, dank, and dangerous. Dr Potter’s Medicine Show is the missing season of Carnivàle you didn’t know you needed until now.” by Adam Rakunas, Philip K Dick Award-nominated author of Windswept.

Here is the synopsis:

Dr. Alexander Potter, disgraced Civil War surgeon, now huckster and seller of snake-oil, travels the wet roads of the Pacific Northwest with a disheartened company of strongmen, illusionists, fortunetellers, and musical whores. Under the quiet command of the mysterious, merciless, and murderous Lyman Rhoades, they entertain the masses while hawking the Chock-a-saw Sagwa Tonic, a vital elixir touted to cure all ills both physical and spiritual… although, for a few unfortunate customers, the Sagwa offers something much, much worse.

For drunken dentist Josiah McDaniel, the Sagwa has taken everything from him; in the hired company of two accidental outlaws, the bickering brothers Solomon Parker and Agamemnon Rideout, he looks to revenge himself on the Elixir’s creator: Dr. Morrison Hedwith, businessman, body-thief, and secret alchemist, a man who is running out of time.

Intrigued? Read the first 3 chapters below:

Dr Potter’s Medicine Show is available now from all reputable and non-reputable retailers, including right here.

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