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Time Salvager Primed for Movie

Time Salvager by Wesley Chu*SUPER EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT KLAXON*

You may have seen the news on Den of Geek that Zak Olkewicz is currently adapting Wesley Chu’s Time Salvager for director Michael Bay.

Bay, probably most famous for Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and the Transformers franchise will be taking on Wes’ tale of chronman James, who returns to past earth one final time in order to recover resources but ends up bringing back more than he

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Angry Robot, Angry Robot Media, Future formats, General, Interesting Stuff, News, Out and About

Robots invade China – all books now on Dangdang!

 

Angry Robot books on DangdangA message comes in from a distant frontier… Robot forces are advancing on all fronts. As of today, the Chinese censors has finished poring through all our files for subversive messages, and we’re very pleased to announce that the Angry Robot list is now available on the Chinese ebook platform Dangdang.

Cue a billion hats thrown into the air as one, as discordant electronic choirs lead the singing of the Angry Robot theme tune, cunningly rearranged for erhu

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Books, Future formats, Other people's business, Technology

Boosh! Angry Robot book sharing (for free!) in the UK and Ireland

Due to our history of innovation we’re often contacted by start-up companies in the publishing realm (I love the word “realm”, don’t you? realm, realm, realm…) *ahem* Sometimes these companies bring us pie-in-the-sky ideas, or rehashes of things that exist elsewhere, but sometimes, just sometimes, we hear from someone with a really interesting idea.

Evanidus was one such company.Boosh

Evanidus are in the process of launching a new service called Boosh – it stands for Booshare, and it’s a way to spread the love of an ebook you’ve enjoyed by sharing it with

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Books, Future formats, Indie stores, Interesting Stuff

Introducing : Clonefiles USA

This past weekend at The World Science Fiction Convention in San Antonio, Texas, we announced the launch of Clonefiles in the USA.

Clonefiles is a programme where you buy the paperback from a participating independent bookstore, and get the ebook absolutely free!

This was trialled in the UK last year, and the success of the pilot has encouraged us to do the same in the USA.

It’s also gratifying to see that the giants still follow where Angry Robot innovates… 😀

More details of the US Clonefiles initiative to follow, very soon…

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Angry Robot, Books, Future formats

Angry Robot eBooks New Year Discount

The Robot Trading CompanyWow! What a year 2012 turned out to be! It’s been a year of highs and even higher highs, and we’re fully expecting 2013 to soar further into the stratosphere!

In celebration, and to usher in the new year we’re offering 25% off all Angry Robot ebooks until January 3rd. And remember – our ebooks are DRM-free, and always have been!

To take advantage of this offer, head over to the Robot Trading Company, add

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Angry Robot, Angry Robot Media, Free, Future formats, General, Interesting Stuff, Robot Trading Company

Free Samples of Every Angry Robot Book

We don’t always blow our own trumpet, so having spent a few, slightly tedious hours on a very hot day assembling the latest batch of samplers of some upcoming Angry Robot titles, we thought it worth reminding all you deeply lovely AR readers that we do, as standard, offer a free excerpt from every single one of our books.

Ebooks, Arrrrrrr!There’s a lot of talk about eBook piracy at the moment. And there are all sorts of reasons. Some of them – “I like having stuff for free, so

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Angry Robot, Exhibit A, Future formats, General, News

Announcing our new Crime fiction imprint, EXHIBIT A!

Your very own Angry Robot is pleased to announce its newest venture – a sister imprint, Exhibit A, which will publish crime genre fiction.

The imprint will launch in late Spring 2013, with two titles appearing in each of the first two months, before settling down to one book each month. Exhibit A will follow AR’s strategy of co-publishing its books simultaneously in both the UK and US, in both paperback and eBook formats, backed up by strong online marketing and community activity.

Exhibit A’s ambition is to become an addictive new home for addictive crime fiction. It will be

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Angry Robot, Angry Robot Media, Future formats, Technology

Introducing the Virtual Book (TM)

We’ve developed a bit of a reputation for innovation over the years, and let us tell you – it’s been hell trying to keep our new project under wraps! We’ve been working on this for over two years, and have had all our suppliers sign confidentiality agreements in order to protect our patents before our new device was ready, but the paperwork has now been filed, and the hardware is out of Beta. The official Press Release will go out to all the trade journals tomorrow, but we thought we’d give our regular readers a sneak preview before we’re inundated

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Angry Robot, Books, Future formats, Offers

Black Friday eBooks 2-for-1 from AngryRobotStore.com

A meat-sack enjoying Black Friday‘Black Friday’, you say? Apparently this means you meat-sacks will be engaged in a frenzy of unbridled consumerism until further notice.

This of course is not the Angry Robot way. No, we just take what we need and crush all meaty resistance beneath the treads of our mighty robot war machines. Which we’re sure you’ll agree is much simpler and easier for everyone in the long run.

However, it has been pointed out to us that crushing beneath our treads is perhaps

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Angry Robot, Audio, Books, Future formats

Zoo City audiobook

If you’ve not yet read Zoo City by Lauren Beukes in eBook, paperback or limited edition hardback, there’s now another way to enjoy it, courtesy of those fine folk at Brilliance Audio.

There are countless reviews of this multi-award winning book, so here’s what Bull Spec Magazine said of the audio version:

A deservedly highly-praised and award-winning novel has come to audio with a really well-done production… a novel which Publishers Weekly just named as one of the best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2011.

You can hear a sample

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Moxyland and Reality 36 Audiobooks

Woohoo!

Look what just arrived in the office – the first Angry Robot audiobooks, courtesy of those fine folk at Brilliance (in our opinion, the best audiobook producers in the world). We’ve had a sneaky listen, and they sound awesome.

Moxyland (read by Nico Evers-Swindell) comes on an MP3 -CD ($14.99) or 7 audio CDs ($29.99) and is 8 hours long.

Reality 36 (read by Michael Page) also comes on an MP3-CD ($14.99) or 11 audio CDs

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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, Competitions, Future formats

Angry Robot Theme Tune Remix – The Results!

Aaaaaaangry Robot, A A A A A A A A Aaaaaangry Robot…

That clever Mr John Anealio and the equally-talented Mr Matt Forbeck are jointly responsible for the Angry Robot theme tune – John for the melody and Matt for the lyric.

Crazy cats that we are, in March we decided to run a competition to create a remix of the tune, and we had loads of entries. Mr Anealio is currently putting together a downloadable album of all the entries (which were uniformly great), but until then we thought you might like to hear the

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Announcing Angry Robot audiobooks!

Yes, it’s big news press release time again! Here’s what we just announced to the publishing world…

Lively British science fiction and fantasy publisher Angry Robot (that’s us!) has signed an exclusive licensing deal with the renowned Brilliance Audio. The US-based company will create and release audio editions of the imprint’s titles, including new releases and selected backlist. Recordings will be available for the retail and library markets on compact discs, MP3-formatted compact discs, and as files for download worldwide.

Brilliance Audio, a Michigan-based audiobook publisher that

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What Are eBooks Worth?

All this month, Shane Jiraiya Cummings is hosting a Grand Conversation on eBooks at his site. He invited me to take part, and as (a) I’m a big eBook devotee, and (b) I’d attend the opening of an out of date jar of lemon curd, I naturally said yes.

So, if you want to read about my views on what eBooks are worth (as opposed to what they cost), head here. If you don’t, don’t click this link.

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