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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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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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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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Cover Reveal: A Man of Shadows by Jeff Noon

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It’s time to step into the shadows with the electrifying new novel A Man of Shadows, from the very talented Jeff Noon, author of the award winning novel Vurt.

Here’s the synopsis:

Below the neon skies of Dayzone – where the lights never go out, and night has been banished – lowly private eye John Nyquist takes on a teenage runaway case. His quest takes him from Dayzone into the permanent dark of Nocturna.

As the vicious, seemingly invisible serial killer known only as Quicksilver haunts the streets, Nyquist starts to suspect that the runaway girl holds within her the key to the city’s fate. In the end, there’s only one place left to search: the shadow-choked zone known as Dusk.

And we’re super excited to be able to show you the amazing cover art from Will Staehle and you can see the full thing, in all its glory, in the exclusive reveal on Tor.com. Just follow the link in the teaser at the top!

A Man of Shadows will be available from all reputable and non-reputable bookstores from August 2 (US/Can) / August 4 (UK/RoW).

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StoryBundle: The Steampunk Bundle

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Dearest robot pals, how would you like to get your hands on some of the best steampunk novels around? You would, would you? Well, the chance is upon you with StoryBundle‘s steampunk offer!

Curated by author Cat Rambo, the bundle is a collection of eleven fine novels from some of the genre’s most beloved authors, including our very own Lavie Tidhar. The bundle offer is available now and lasts for the next 22 days.

Here’s what Cat had to say on the deal:

“I have always loved steampunk, even before anyone knew it by that name, back when I first encountered a television show, The Wild Wild West, featuring clockwork assassins and mad scientists, and the two brave agents fighting them as they traveled across the country in their custom railroad car. So when I got a chance to curate a bundle for StoryBundle, my first thought was, of course, to use that as my organizing principle, particularly since it gave me a chance to showcase some of my particular favorites.

This bundle includes both steampunk set in our own world as well as some set in secondary worlds. I used it as an excuse to talk to some of my favorite indie writers, like Lindsay Buroker and Frank Tuttle, who’d produced two series I loved and thought showed steampunk at its most imaginative. I got to pull in some of the writers that I’d published work from while editing Fantasy Magazine, such as Genevieve Valentine and Lavie Tidhar. Every book in the bundle is a solid read, presenting books that I hope you enjoy as much as I did. I’ve tried to include some series as well, so you’ve got something to explore even after you’re done with these books. And I’ve included a few anthologies, samplers of even more writers whose work you can pursue.

Many of these books to me seem to justify the “punk” in steampunk. They’re works that question established norms and turn them on their heads, works that look at issues of industrialization and how they intersect with race, class, and gender in interesting and often entertaining ways, works that take history as their launching point and spin an alternate reality. That’s something I’ve tried to do with my steampunk stories, providing protagonists who are black, Native American, trans, bisexual, on the spectrum, and additional “others” and this bundle lives up to that vision.

And StoryBundle’s a cool form of alternative publishing, letting indie and small press authors join together to present bundles that pack a whole lot of reading into a price that you choose (as long as it’s $5 or above). For that $5 you get the basic bundle of five books in any eBook format. $15 (or more if you want to support the writers even further) gets you the bonus books as well.”

So, by parting with your monies to support indie and small press authors you can get some or all of these titles:

The Alchemy of Stone – Ekaterina Sedia
The Bookman – Lavie Tidhar
City of the Saints – D J Butler
Altered America:Steampunk Stories – Cat Rambo
All The Paths of Shadow – Frank Tuttle
The Emperor’s Edge series: Books 1 – 3 – Lindsay Buroker
Ghost in the Cogs – edited by Scott Gable & C. Dombrowski
Blood Ties – Quincy J Allen
Mechanique – Genevieve Valentine
The SEA is Ours – Jaymee Goh and Joyce Chng
Best of Penny Dread Tales – edited by Kevin J. Anderson and Quincy J. Allen

Pretty good, right? So strap on your cogs and prepare to take flight! The link is right here.

 

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VISCERAL READING: The Stars Are Legion Sample Chapters

9780857666628Want to read a sample of Kameron Hurley’s epic and thrilling The Stars Are Legion? Of course you do!

As Andrew Liptak at The Verge says, The Stars Are Legion is ‘a beautiful work of fiction, a wholly original novel that pops and crackles with big ideas’. It’s also been called Badass’  by John Scalzi, bestselling author of Old Man’s War.

Here’s the synopsis:

Somewhere on the outer rim of the universe, a mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion is traveling in the seams between the stars. For generations, a war for control of the Legion has been waged, with no clear resolution. As worlds continue to die, a desperate plan is put into motion.

Zan wakes with no memory, prisoner of a people who say they are her family. She is told she is their salvation – the only person capable of boarding the Mokshi, a world-ship with the power to leave the Legion. But Zan’s new family is not the only one desperate to gain control of the prized ship. Zan must choose sides in a genocidal campaign that will take her from the edges of the Legion’s gravity well to the very belly of the world. Zan will soon learn that she carries the seeds of the Legion’s destruction – and its possible salvation.

Now check it out for yourself below:

Read it? Loved it? You know what to do next!

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Cover Reveal + Excerpt: Myth of The Maker

Continuing our tie-in novel situation, Angry Robot are super excited to be publishing Bruce R Cordell‘s Myth of The Maker, a novel based on the RPG The Strange, which was co-created by Monte Cook Games and Bruce himself.

If you’re not familiar with The Strange RPG, it’s a world set on modern day Earth which allows GMs to take players through different ‘recursions’ based on literary creations. Yes, it’s our type of thing.

Here’s the synopsis for Myth of The Maker:

Carter Morrison didn’t want to kill his friends, or himself, but he had a good reason. It was either them, or the end of all life on the planet: their sacrifice saved the world.

Not that anyone knew it, until Katherine Manners stumbled over a melting man in a computer room clutching a message of doom from another world.

Now, we’re super excited to be bringing you both the cover for this amazing book AND chapter excerpt, ahead of its release date in April.

Just click on the teaser image below to be taken through to the full reveal and excerpt over on the KnifesEdge blog:

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Reviewers: review copies are available on NetGalley now.

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UNEARTHED! Rare documentation of Dr Potter’s Medicine Show

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In 1878 a travelling show caused PANIC! FEAR! and TERROR! across the plains of the US!

Now it seems previously undiscovered tintypes of one of history’s most infamous travelling act, Dr Potter’s Medicine Show, have been sent over to the Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog by some mysterious tipster.

Discover for the first time these rare pictures and read an EXCLUSIVE account of the strange goings on by following the link here. But be warned! What you read may damage both your health and bank account.

 

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Book Announcement

Sungrazer’s Coming For You

Angry Robot author Jay PoseySungrazer, the sequel to Jay Posey’s Outriders is on its way!

That’s right, your favourite military SF novel of 2016 is getting a sequel, ready to smash its way into your cerebral cortex via your eyeballs this July!

Here’s the synopsis:

In a new Cold War between Earth and Mars, when devastating weapons go missing, there’s only one team you can call – the Outriders. When a fully-autonomous vessel with orbital strike capabilities goes missing, it’s up to the Outriders to track the untrackable. And when the trail leads them to the influential Martian People’s Collective Republic, the operation gets a lot more complicated. Lincoln and his team are forced to rely on the help of an intelligence officer they aren’t sure they can trust, in a place where one wrong move could lead to catastrophe.

If you’ve yet to read Outriders, a book where – spoiler – the main character dies on the first page, then you really need to jump into this amazing mashup of military sci-fi and space opera. Here’s a couple of reviews to get you fired up for some otherworld action:

Outriders by Jay Posey“At the heart of Outriders is a thriller with bursts of action and a book you begin to read and realise you’ve become so engrossed in that a whole day has passed by without you noticing.”
Strange Alliances

“It is a military science fiction adventure story with a twisty plot and a complex political landscape. It focuses on a very small unit of people with character development as a centerpiece but the plot gods are also appeased. A great read for lovers of science fiction adventure!”
Bull Spec

“This book should have come with a warning – Attention! Once started this book cannot be put down. An amazing blending of military action & SF. I have rarely encountered a book that I HAD to finish; it kept me up all night. But it was worth it.”
A Book Drunkard

With endorsements like that, if you’re yet to pick up this series, well then, you better get reading and prepare yourself for the second instalment of your new favourite special ops team!

Sungrazer will be available from all good outlets July 4 (US/Can) / July 6 (UK/Commonwealth).

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New Signing: Tim Pratt’s The Wrong Stars

Angry Robot author Tim PrattAs you may have seen over on the Barnes & Noble SF & F Blog we’ve announced a bit of exciting news… that we’ve signed Hugo Award-winning author Tim Pratt for a bloody wonderful new space opera, The Wrong Stars.

Here’s the synopsis:

A ragtag crew of humans and posthumans discover alien technology that could change the fate of humanity… or awaken an ancient evil and destroy all life in the galaxy.

The close-knit crew of the White Raven run freight, salvage, and (sometimes) security at the fringes of our solar system. They discover the wreck of a centuries-old exploration vessel floating light years away from its intended destination and revive its sole occupant, who wakes with news of First Contact. When the crew break it to her that humanity has alien friends already, she reveals that these are very different extra-terrestrials… And the technology they left her with threatens to unleash a terrible existential threat to all intelligent life in the galaxy—but also opens up unprecedented opportunities to explore the larger universe.

Sounds amazing, right? Vast universes, ancient evil, aliens and future-tech – The Wrong Stars has it all, and we’re so excited to be publishing it in November 2017.

Click here to be taken to the full announcement on the Barnes & Noble SF & F blog, plus words from Tim on his secret love for space opera and decision to write a sci-fi novel.

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Awards, Hell Yes

Graft Shortlisted for the Philip K Dick Award

FUCK YES DO WE HAVE GOOD NEWS!

*Blows klaxon*

The stunning Graft by Matt Hill – a searing, gritty tale of a near future city where human trafficking and transhumanism go hand-in-hand – has been chosen as one of the six titles nominated for the 2017 Philip K. Dick Award!

The Philip K. Dick Award is presented annually with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust for distinguished science fiction published in paperback in the US during the previous calendar year. The award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust.

The winner of the award will be announced at NorwesCon40, which takes place in Seattle 13 -16 April 2017.

To celebrate this frankly wonderful turn of events, for the next week we’re offering the ebook for just £1.99 / $2.45 through the website. Just click here to pick up your copy.


Graft isn’t the first Angry Robot title to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. Last year Windswept by Adam Rakunas and was won by another Angry Robot, Ramez Naam, for Apex. Previous nominations include Rod Duncan and Cassandra Rose Clark.

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