Month: August 2011

Angry Robot, General, Interviews, Reviews, Robot Business

Angry Robot Week at The Secret Lair

The Secret Lair is a bit of a misnomer – it’s actually really easy to find – here, for example. Not much of a secret, really, but we don’t mind – we’d prefer you to be able to actually find it. Partly because it’s a great blog, and partly because this week they’re running an Angry Robot Week.

Every day this week you’ll find reviews, interviews and commentary on some of the

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Angry Robot, Future formats

Introducing WorldBuilder

Sometimes, when you’ve read a great book you just don’t want the experience to end. We know that many of you are talented creators in your own right – artists, writers, musicians, puppeteers, and so many other things. This is why we designed WorldBuilder.

WorldBuilder is our way of reaching out to the fan creator communities, to invite you to come play in our yard.

We’re not new to the concept, of course. We once ran a short story competition

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Angry Robot, News, Writers

Colin Harvey RIP

It is with a heavy heart that we heard this morning about the death of Colin Harvey. He had a stroke on Monday morning, and did not recover.

I first met Colin at NewCon in Northampton, as I was just starting to get Angry Robot off the ground. We’d got talking about nothing in particular, as you do at SF conventions, but once he’d sniffed out I was not only a possible publisher but also open to pitches, he

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Angry Robot, Awards, Books, Events

Steampunk at Steamcon with Angry Robot

Steamcon III is happening in Seattle in October and the fearless airship pioneers of Angry Robot will be well represented.

The convention’s Author Guest of Honour is none other than the inscrutable K W Jeter, making a rare personal appearance. He’ll be speaking on panels and generally available for questions and chat, so do catch up with him about those tasty Infernal Devices and Morlock Night reissues, and his future plans.

Also represented, albeit in

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Angry Robot

Cover art reveal – introducing Mal Catlyn

[ Click for larger image. You really should, the detail is amazing! ]

Thanks to artist Larry Rostant, we can finally show you Mal Catlyn, roguish swordsman and star of Anne Lyle‘s upcoming Night’s Masque series.

In the first novel, The Alchemist of Souls, the arrival in Elizabethan London of the mysterious skraylings from far-off Vinland is the talk of the town. Mal gets drawn into helping protect the party… but in short order discovers

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Events, Out and About

Where to find us at WorldCon

Next week, if you’re at Renovation (this year’s WorldCon) in Reno, you’ll find three Angry Robots wandering the hallways in search of tea, wine or cake. This is who’ll be there, and where we’ll be:

Lauren Beukes

Wed 16:00 – 17:00
Social Media, Online Technologies, and the Way We will Live

Wed 18:00 – 19:00
Literary Beer: Hall 2 Bar

Thu 09:00 – 10:00
Stroll with The Stars

Thu 12:00 – 13:00
Where to Start With Comics E1

Thu 16:00 – 17:00

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Angry Robot, Cover Art, News

New cover: Empire State

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That there is the US cover for Adam Christopher‘s superlative Empire State, due from us in January 2012. The novel, as you may well recall, is a mix of superheroes and gumshoe detectives, in an alternative New York – which means this totally nails it. Incidentally, you can read Adam’s own thoughts on the creation of the cover over at

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Events, Interviews

Lauren Beukes and Joey HiFi in London, August 13th

On Saturday 13th August, that freakishly-talented Ms Lauren Beukes is in London, en route to the World Science Fiction Convention in Reno, and various interviews and readings in New York and San Francisco.

Lauren will be joined by Joey HiFi (BSFA award-winning artist of the SA/UK editions of Zoo City), and will be speaking at the British Library’s Out of This World exhibition in London.

The event starts at 1.00pm, and

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Angry Robot

Markowski’s Rules – How to survive the world of Hard Spell

While Hard Spell has been pulling up trees and impressing hordes of reviewers in the run up to its publication, author Justin Gustainis has been putting in a fair shift himself, writing guest blogs, doing interviews and Q&As, etc.

One of these blogs went up recently on the Bibliophilic Book Blog, and it was so good we asked them if we could re-post here, to which they kindly agreed. So here we go!

My Rules for

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Angry Robot, Cover Art, News

New cover – Carpathia

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Matt Forbeck‘s utterly outrageous – not to mention deeply sanguine – retelling of the Titanic disaster now has a cover, courtesy British designer Nick Castle. There it is, over there. Don’t get any on you!

The novel will be in stores next March, just in time for the centenary of that tragic night, way back in April 1912. As this book’s byline reaffirms, The lucky

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Interesting Stuff, Other people's business

Support the World SF Travel Fund

He’s a busy bee, that Mr Lavie Tidhar. Not content with running the World Fantasy Award nominated World SF Site, and writing a bunch of kickass books for us and other publishers, he’s just set up the World SF Travel Fund.

According to the World SF Travel Fund website:

A combination of genre professionals and fans from the international scene and the United States have gathered together to create the World SF Travel Fund. The fund has

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Angry Robot, Events, Out and About

Angry Robot Authors – Signings and Appearances

Our lot get about a bit, you know. And they’re always happy to see you. So here’s a list of where some of our authors are going to be over the next couple of weeks.

Aliette de Bodard
Signing at Borderland Books in San Francisco on Sunday Aug 7th, 3.00pm-4.30pm.
Various panels and kaffeklatches at Renovation (WorldCon) from Aug 17th-21st.

Lauren Beukes
Appearance on FCC Free Radio, 14th Aug, between

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