Author: Marc

Books, Writers

Two more signings

ANGRY ROBOT NOW OBSESSED WITH THE LETTER G
Publisher possibly “out of his mind”

Last month Angry Robot overlord Marc Gascoigne announced the signing of not one, not two, but three new authors to our list who … well, OK, we admit it, who all had names beginning with M. Yes, it was all just a spooky coincidence but a bit of fun, so yeah, we ran with it.

Today, he now claims, he’s signed two authors whose names begin with G. Ah. Surely MG is just messing with our minds now. What is this, some kind of

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Books, General skiffy bollocks

Chris Roberson nominated for Sidewise Award

Book of Secrets - August UK, October USThat headline pretty much says it all. We were delighted to learn that Angry Robot author Chris Roberson has been nominated for the prestigious award for excellence in alternate history, for his fine Chinese-in-space SF novel The Dragon’s Nine Sons. Coincidentally, that book was published by Solaris, Marco’s old stamping ground, and whose new boss, George Mann is also nominated (hey George). The winner will be

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Angry Robot, Books, Writers

New meat for your metal masters

ANGRY ROBOT have been busy signing more brilliant authors for its upcoming SF/F/WTF?! imprint, due to launch in July 2009. No flannel, here they are…

J Robert KingAward-winning US author J ROBERT KING has been snapped up for two novels brimming with wild creativity and extraordinary ideas. He calls his books “metaphysical suspense” — don’t worry, that just means they blow your imagination apart while at the same time freezing your blood.

Rob’s debut for Angry Robot, the fabulously

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Angry Robot, Books

Slights – the cover

Slights - in UK stores 1 July 09 [Click to see larger.]

Well, if you’ve got it, you should definitely flaunt it. Photo by the lovely Stefan Kopinski, design by Argh!, cute little girl-demon second right from the depths of some hell you really don’t want to end up.

Slights will be published in the UK on 1st July 09, with a US edition following in September.

That incredible quote,

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Books

Dan Abnett joins our robot horde

Dan Abnett, writing stuffToday, we are delighted to announce we’ve signed noted SF & Fantasy author Dan Abnett for three original novels, for a substantial five-figure advance.

Dan made his name in the tie-in SF and Fantasy fiction field, selling more than 1.2 million copies in English language of his Warhammer 40,000 novels for Games Workshop’s Black Library imprint. They’ve also been translated into ten other languages. He’s also recently made the UK fiction

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Future formats

Kaaron Warren – online convention appearance

Kaaron WarrenAs you may have picked up, we adore the writing of Kaaron Warren, to such an extent that we bought three novels from her without so much as a pause for breath. But Kaaron currently lives in Fiji, which is great for her but not so hot for meet’n’greet promotion.

However there’s now a way to find out a lot more about her, with a her upcoming appearance at Flycon 2009 – an online sf/fantasy convention and it’s

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Angry Robot

Traditional “Waa-hooh! The first proofs have arrived” posting

Proofs, fuck yeah, etcWrites itself, really. Piece of cake, this blogging lark. I don’t why people make such a fuss about it.

What we can tell you that isn’t blindingly obvious? Yes, that’s a corporate proof design based on our logo and not the actual finished book covers. These are super-limited and you haven’t got a prayer of snagging one — unless you go join our Robot Army of bloggers and reviewers, and help spread

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Angry Robot

Thought you might like to see this…

greyred_on_black_10cm_72dpiRather a smart little thing. We’ve had it for a little while, actually, but now’s a good time to show it off.

Also worth showing off: our new website will be up on Monday. It includes details of our first releases and how you can sign-up for our robot army. Busy people, us.

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Future formats

Six words, no more, no less

The concept of Six Word Stories apparently started, or at least gathered a great apocryphal origin, when someone bet Ernest Hemingway he couldn’t tell a story in such a short space. The response of the great man – “For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.” – still carries a real punch today, where in these times of Twittering and Flash fiction the six worders have made a real comeback.

Check out all the best recent Science Fiction entries, including this cracker from Alan Moore:

Machine. Unexpectedly, I’d invented a time

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Books, Writers

Learning from the greats

sfsignal-biglogo001Every so often I have the massive honour of being asked to contribute to one of SF Signal’s Mind Melds, wherein the august genre news site gathers the great and the good, and some lowly publisher types too, to offer opinions on a particular topic. Being far more of a backroom boy these days, it was a major shock to find myself amongst some of my idols in this week’s Mind Meld, on the topic of

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Angry Robot

THE best stuff of 2008, and no arguing now

robot-new-yearWell, another year over, and a new one just begun. (Hmm, sounds familiar…) So I poked our Lee and our Chris to get me a Top Cool Things of 2008 list or three, and rattled one off of my own. Then I flung them together with some pictures off the interweb. As you’ll see, we all took somewhat different approaches to this one. Anyway here they all are. Sorry. More →