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Angry Robot, News, Open Door

Open Door 2017 – latest update

Update time! As we said at the time, it was going to take us a fair old while to work through all of the 1,066 full novels submitted to the Open Door. For all of you who are waiting patiently for us to dig down the pile to your own opus, we thank you.

We’re down to about 400 entries. Most of those are books we’ve simply not got to yet – and we note that close on 170

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Angry Robot, Book Announcement, Cover Art, General skiffy bollocks

Big news – Angry Robot’s books are going 3D!

Why should moviegoers have all the fun? The worlds of SF and fantasy on the big screen have long benefitted from the extra dimension that being shown in 3D has brought, and it’s high time we book people did the same. For too long, it’s only been the stories that have taken readers to new dimensions, but now the same is happening to the books themselves!

That’s why we’re very proud to announce today that, thanks to an amazing

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Angry Robot, Open Door

The Open Door… has closed once more

The Open Door 2017 has now closed. Thank you, thank you to everyone who submitted their proposals over the last two months. A last-day flurry, notably amongst folks for whom GMT is something of an alien concept, meant that we decided to keep the way open for a few more hours. Well done to anyone who was able to sneak in under the metal shutters just before they rattled down.

Total submissions this year: 1,086 full novels

We’ve already started reading, but of course be patient with the Robots as we work down the pile to yours. We will be

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Angry Robot, Awards, Events, FantasyCon, General, News, Out and About, Robots at large

All things Fantasycon and the winning of lovely awards

bfs_1Sorry to report but the Robots are a little rust-tinged and creaky this morning, as we attempt to kickstart ailing battery packs back to life after a splendid weekend at the UK Fantasycon, organised by the British Fantasy Society. Held in the once-majestic shambolic splendour of the Grand Hotel in Scarborough, a combination of wonderful people, fine autumnal seaside weather and us winning the Best Independent Publisher 2016 award made for a

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Angry Robot

Not that we’d recommend everyone submits this way…

Or, here’s how we signed up Jeff Noon’s amazing A Man of Shadows through the magical power of Twitter…

Picture the scene: it was March 3rd, a perfectly ordinary Thursday here on planet Earth. All of a sudden there was a ping on my Twitter feed, as a tweet mentioning my name turned in my notifications. This is what it said:

Sign him!
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Angry Robot

So long, farewell, arrivederci…

…it’s not quite the way the musical number goes, but it works for the purpose of this post… more on that later.

First of all, hello my Angry Robot friends. It’s been quite a while since my last blog post, during which I’ve changed approximately 1800 nappies; spent what felt like an eternity baby feeding; laughed more than I thought possible, and dried up more tears – both mine and hers; and generally adapted to family life with a tiny human ruling the roost. During all of this, I managed to follow my Angry Robot family regularly and have had some very proud moments (

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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,

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Angry Robot, AR Authors, Books, News, Rights News, Writers

Welcome new Angry Robot author, Jen Williams

The name Jen Williams may already be known to UK-based Robots, as her fabulous fantasy series that started with The Copper Promise has been published over here to great acclaim by Headline. As big fans of the Copper Cat series, we were thoroughly delighted to snap up US and Canadian rights, and now we can announce that we will be publishing The Copper Promise there next summer, with The Iron Ghost to follow soon after.

Jen WilliamsWithout even the

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Angry Robot, News

What a lovely day! – new distribution in Australia and New Zealand

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We hope you’ll forgive the slightly formal nature of this news item. In brief, we’re making some changes that will bring great benefits to readers and bookshops in Australia and New Zealand – because we have reached a deal for the mighty Simon & Schuster Australia to distribute our books in those lovely countries.

Stock of our books already there has transferred over, and the first container ship full of spanking new Angry Robot

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Angry Robot, General skiffy bollocks, Interesting Stuff, WTF

Friday Afternoon Angry Robot Deep-Dreaming Insanity

Yeah, it’s Friday afternoon in the Angry Robot office (YMMV), so it was inevitable that we were going to goof about for an hour or two, and run some of our recent and upcoming book covers through Deep Dream.

Do you know it – Google’s new software algorithm that attempts to mimic what happens in the human subconscious during dream states? It’s a bit limited at the moment: it really only draws on images of dogs and eyeballs right now – but it’s still damn freaky and we had a blast revealing the Cthulhu-esque subliminals lurking just behind our cover

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