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AR SubscriptionThink 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.

Embrace the coming robot revolution: sign up today.

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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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Free Bullets In the Head: Excerpt from A Perfect Machine by Brett Savory

A Perfect Machine by Brett SavoryImagine a city where each night you get pumped full of lead, over and over until something changes inside deep you…

You can go there right now, for free! Experience the first two chapters of Brett Savory’s extraordinary, dark SF thriller A Perfect Machine.

Check out the synopsis:

Henry Kyllo is a member of a secret society called the Inferne Cutis. A Runner whose goal is to achieve full-body lead content. He is chased through the city every day by Hunters whose goal is to shoot the Runners — with the threat to both sides that if they do not participate, through a mysterious force no one understands, one of their loved ones will simply vanish from the face of the earth.

Rumours abound about what happens when a Runner achieves “ascension”, but it has supposedly never happened before, so no one knows for sure.

Except that it has happened before. And it is happening again. This time, to Henry Kyllo.

Start running now:

A Perfect Machine is available wherever books are sold, including right here, from 2nd February 2017.

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Kindle Monthly Deal February 2017: All of the Tao & Io books by Wesley Chu

Tao and Io novels by Wesley ChuIt has never been a better time to jam an alien in your head, get superpowers and fight for humanity’s future!

Amazon.com’s Kindle Monthly Deals has knocked down all of Wesley Chu’s Tao books to just $1.99 each – that’s The Lives of Tao, The Deaths of Tao, The Rebirths of Tao and The Rise of IoBecause we love you (and Tao), we’re doing the same thing right here on our website for everyone!

It’s the definitive collection about people with aliens in their heads giving them mad skills.

Peter V Brett, bestselling author of the Demon Cycle series, on The Rise of Io: “Years after a killer debut, Wesley Chu keeps leveling up. Storytelling that seems so effortless you never see the punches coming.”

Tao and Io novels by Wesley Chu Read More

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Kawaii! We’ve Meitu’d Our Heroes

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Not how Larry Rostant intended…

Awww so cute! We don’t often seen the characters in our books as cute and shimmery – they’re usually too busy punching or shooting something. Maybe the shimmer of a forcefield or the haze of alcohol… Until today. We’re sure you’ve been plunging into the gaggingly sweet depths of Meitu, and so have we.

We’re a bit upset that robots and masks don’t count as faces in the app (surely some kind of discrimination…) but a few of our cover stars have worked rather well, or at least now have a gentle soft focus, weird blue eyes and shrunken chins. It certainly paints them in a fresh light… apologies to our wonderful cover artists!

Cute or terrifying?

Watch out for Meitu’s insidious permission demands though (we used our Publicity Manager’s phone, sshh, don’t tell her.)

The Ark – Patrick S Tomlinson
Hunger Makes the Wolf – Alex Wells
The Guild of Assassins – Anna Kashina
The Alchemist of Souls – Anne Lyle
Necrotech – K C Alexander
vN – Madeline Ashby

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A Free Glimpse of the Future in The Poison Eater

The Poison Eater by Shanna GermainVenture into a whole new realm – Numenera, the Ninth World in Shanna Germain’s inventive science fantasy, The Poison Eater. It’s a brilliant far-future tale magic and technology, from the Numenera world developed by Monte Cook Games.  Let us treat you an exclusive peek at the first chapters of Shanna’s extraordinary story.

Here’s the synopsis:

Poison never lies.

Talia was once one of the twelve martyrs of the forgotten compass, a prisoner of the unhuman creatures known only as the vordcha. She barely escaped that life with her body and soul intact.

Now she has a new life as a poison eater in the city of Enthait. Here she is hailed as one of the city’s protectors. No one knows her history. No one has asked about her past. She’s been here long enough that Enthait is her home now, these are her people. She loves them and they her.

But in the Ninth World, the past is a living, breathing thing. And when it hunts you down, you can run. You can fight. Or you can die.

The Poison Eater is available in all good bookstores and wherever books are sold from 17th January 2017.

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Author Appearance

Danielle L Jensen Live at Owl’s Nest Books

 

Angry Robot author Danielle L JensenWonderful news for those close to Calgary – you can meet Danielle L Jensen, the USA Today bestselling author of the Malediction Trilogy (Stolen SongbirdHidden Huntress, Warrior Witch) and the forthcoming The Broken Ones (June 2017 – mega excite!) at Owl’s Nest Books this Saturday.

Go, seek her out and meet the author who filled your heart with magic and romance.

More details here.

Saturday, December 17 2016
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Owl’s Nest Books
Britannia Shopping Plaza
815A 49th Avenue SW
Calgary
AB T2S1G8
Canada
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Patrick S. Tomlinson Wants YOU to Fight the Power

The Author, Patrick S. Tomlinson

Political commentator, comedian, author and all round top robot Patrick S. Tomlinson is punching out those words again.

But this time it’s not his epic science-fiction that’s blowing our minds but some wise words on the current political climate. Below, Patrick shows us how the Hugo/Puppies experience that fandom has witnessed over the past couple of years can act as an example of how to fight back against the system.

Hold on to your hats, its gonna get empowered up in here…

‘The Hugos Show Us the Way Forward’ by Patrick S. Tomlinson

A funny thing happened on the way to… you know what, it wasn’t funny. I’m a professional comedian and I’ve had real trouble finding humor in anything since Nov 8. It felt like someone had punched me in the gut.
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Author Appearance

Carrie Patel at Bookstar, Studio City CA Sun 4 December

Never miss a chance to meet Carrie Patel! The wonderful author of equally wondrous The Buried Life, Cities and Thrones and soon The Song of the Dead (May 2017) is live in California and waiting to talk to you and sign some books. Carrie’s joined by Paul Krueger, and Anne Tibbets (as Addison Gunn). It’s sure to be a splendid afternoon.

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Sunday December 04, 2016 1:00 PM

Bookstar/Studio City

Studio City Theatre
12136 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
818-505-9528

Event details at Barnes & Noble / Facebook event

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An Accident of Stars – Explore a New World For Free!

Ever wish you could just escape from it all, fall through a portal into a new world? Well, with us you can – in a book! Let Foz Meadows take you on an adventure with the first three chapters of An Accident of Starsentirely free, right here.

An Accident Of Stars by Foz MeadowsIt’s a “portal fantasy for grownups, with grit and realism, and characters I loved from the first page”, so says Trudi Canavan, author of the Black Magician trilogy!

Here’s the synopsis:

When Saffron Coulter stumbles through a hole in reality, she finds herself trapped in Kena, a magical realm on the brink of civil war.

There, her fate becomes intertwined with that of three very different women: Zech, the fast-thinking acolyte of a cunning, powerful exile; Viya, the spoiled, runaway consort of the empire-building ruler, Vex Leoden; and Gwen, an Earth-born worldwalker whose greatest regret is putting Leoden on the throne. But Leoden has allies, too, chief among them the Vex’Mara Kadeja, a dangerous ex-priestess who shares his dreams of conquest.

Pursued by Leoden and aided by the Shavaktiin, a secretive order of storytellers and mystics, the rebels flee to Veksh, a neighboring matriarchy ruled by the fearsome Council of Queens. Saffron is out of her world and out of her depth, but the further she travels, the more she finds herself bound to her friends with ties of blood and magic.

Can one girl – an accidental worldwalker – really be the key to saving Kena? Or will she just die trying?


An Accident of Stars is available in all good bookstores and wherever books are sold.

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Angry Robot

A Fun New Way To Die!

A Perfect Machine by Brett SavoryDo you want to…die…?

You do? Excellent! We can help you out. In a purely literary way, of course.

If you pre-order a copy of Brett Savory‘s chilling sci-fi mindfuck of a novel A Perfect Machine Brett himself will write you into your own, personalised 500 word story, complete with unique and chilling death.

That’s right! Your own, personal death. And even better it will be at the hands of an ANGRY, HOMICIDAL ROBOT.

Don’t want to die yourself? A personal death story is a wonderful and unique gift for ex-lovers, ex-landlords and family members who you just really, really hate.

To acquire your story just email our Pen at penny.reeve@angryrobotbooks.com with a copy of your A Perfect Machine pre-order receipt and the name of the person you’d like to see killed horribly and she’ll forward it to Brett.

You can pre-order the Amazon US edition here, the UK edition here and the Canadian version here. Pre-orders from all other bookstores are also very welcome!

A Perfect Machine will be released February 2 (UK/RoW) and February 7 (US/Can), so make sure to get your orders in prior to this date for your story.

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Author Signing: Megan E O’Keefe

Break The Chains by Megan E. O'KeefeThe best buddy-buddy fantasy series in town is back, and Megan O’Keefe will be signing copies this weekend!

Megan, author of the Scorched Continent series – Steal the Sky and new novel Break the Chains – will be appearing at Borderlands Books from 13:00 this Sunday, November 13.

If you’re yet to become familiar with the antics of Detan, Tibs, Ripka and the rest of the gang, the Scorched Continent is a handy little package of fantasy and whodunnit  at its very best, featuring airships, gas that can be manipulated by a special few, and tricksy doppels – just perfect for a bit of escapism.

Copies of both Steal the Sky and Break the Chains will be on sale and Megan will be on-hand to sign your copies.

So pop down, have a chat with Megan and grab yourself a little treat; you deserve it.

Here’s a handy map to help you find Borderlands, should you need it. We hope to see you there!

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Talk Tuesday To Us: Peter McLean

pete-zombieTuesday lords it over us once again, reminding us that the week has begun in earnest. But with it comes revelation – Talk Tuesday To Us, when we strap our authors into the metal chassis which will one day house their brains.

This week in the gleaming exoskeleton is Peter McLean, author of gritty urban fantasy noir Drake, and its imminent diabolical sequel DominionIt’s screwdriver time… Read More

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Free Preview of Empire Ascendant

Empire Ascendant by Kameron HurleyTo whet your fantasy thirst, we’ve popped the first couple of chapters of Kameron Hurley‘s mind-blowing fantasy Empire Ascendant for you to enjoy for free.

We could talk about how great it is for ages, but Locus nailed it already: “it’s epic in the truest sense of the world, and fantastic in a completely original and inventive way…I read all 400-odd pages in about 12 hours, ignoring all else. My guess is you will too.”

Loyalties are tested when worlds collide… In this devastating sequel to The Mirror Empire, Kameron Hurley transports us back to a land of blood mages and sentient plants, dark magic, and warfare on a scale that spans worlds.

Empire Ascendant is sold in all good bookstores and wherever books are sold, and released in mass market paperback in USA/Can on November 1st.

 

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Spirited Author Luncheon Featuring Carrie Patel

Fancy lunch out with a pair of great authors, including our very own Carrie Patel, author of the dark, mysterious fantasies The Buried LifeCities and Thrones and the forthcoming The Song of the Dead?

Carrie is joined by Jeri Westerton, author of the Crispin Guest medieval mysteries, for a very civilised luncheon with lots of talk about their writing, inspiration and experiences. Read More

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Start Reading Twilight of the Dragons For Free

Twilight of the Dragons by Andy RemicSometimes you just need “a bold, brash, bloody story” (Beauty in Ruins) and Andy Remic‘s Twilight of the Dragons more than meets those expectations: “an undeniably brutal, no-holds barred grimdark, which grabs a reader by the throat and never lets go” (Bookwraiths).

What’s not to love? We’ve slipped a few chapters online for free so you can whet your appetite. Here’s the synopsis:

During a recent dwarf civil-war deep under the Karamakkos Mountains, the magick-enslaved dragonlords have broken free from centuries of imprisonment and slaughtered tens of thousands throughout the Five Havens before exploding from the mountain and heading in fire and vengeance for the lands of Vagandrak.

Two once-noble war heroes of Vagandrak – Dakeroth and his wife Jonti Tal, an archer and scholar, the Axeman, the White Witch and a Kaalesh combat expert find themselves in a unique position: for they have discovered the ancient dragon city of Wyrmblood, and a thousand unhatched dragon eggs.

Dakeroth and his companions must work with their enemies, Skalg and the Church of Hate, in order to bring down the dragonlords and save the world of men and dwarves. But there is no bartering with these ancient dragons; for they seek to hatch their eggs and rebuild the cruel Wyrmblood Empire of legend.

Twilight of the Dragons is available in all good bookstores and wherever books are sold.

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