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Cassandra Rose Clarke is already setting the imaginations of YA bloggers and reviewers aflame as her Strange Chemistry debut, The Assassin’s Curse starts shipping out to stores for its October launch. Here at Angry Robot we’re readying the second stage of her plans for world domination with a heartbreakingly wonderful novel of love, loss and robots, The Mad Scientist’s Daughter.

Set in a collapsing future America, the novel tells of Cat. When she is a young girl, her father brings an experimental android to their isolated home to serve as her tutor. Finn stays with her, becoming her constant companion and friend as she grows to adulthood. But then they take the relationship much further than anyone intended – which ultimately threatens to force them apart forever.

This unnerving but deeply sensitive mix of science fiction speculation and heartfelt emotion demanded a very different cover approach for us. As you can see, designer Stewart Larking came up with the goods in a lovely understated, almost melancholy style. The Mad Scientist’s Daughter will be published by Angry Robot in February 2013. We cannot wait for you to read it.


  1. @Honeylin – Keep an eye on the Strange Chemistry site for news about The Pirate’s Wish

  2. I just read The Assassin’s Curse and i’m getting tortured because it was such a cliff hanger!!! i loved loved loved the story and i can’t wait for The Pirate’s Wish to come out! Please please i would love to know what month it comes out so i’m not venturing on guesses…iv been rereading the book cuz it’s an amazing story…i really really want to know what happens to Naji and Annanna!!!!

  3. I just found out about this book today – after reading and reviewing The Assassin’s Curse, I can’t wait for this one!

  4. Fantastic cover! I’ve just read The Assassin’s Curse and it’s fantastic! I was hoping to be able to read more of Cassandra’s work – finding out about The Mad Scientist’s Daughter has brightened my rainswept day!

  5. Stunning. The textural elements when you zoom in really sell it. A beautiful cover.

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