Author: Nick Tyler

Open Door

Open Door 2017: Send us your novel!

Huzzah! For two months only we are relaxing our normally strict procedures, and anyone can submit a novel to Angry Robot. Yes, the 2017 Open Door period is incoming.

WHAT?          Unpublished novels
FROM?          Authors who do not have a literary agent
GENRE           Science fiction and/or fantasy
FINISHED?     Yes, finished, full manuscripts only
LENGTH?       70,000-130,000 words, no exceptions
WHEN?          Submissions website opens 1st November, closes 31st December 2017

Once the door closes (deep breath) we’ll read them all, every last one. If we like your novel enough to want to publish it, we’ll definitely be in touch! Successful books will be acquired and published, with an advance and royalties.

Read our full guidelines and FAQ – Should answer all of your queries, but this is also the place to leave any further questions you may have. We won’t be able to answer questions left anywhere else.

Submit your book – from 1st November 2017 – wait for it – more info on this coming soon, do not start emailing them to us!

Good luck! The Open Door worked for Robot pals Wesley Chu, Peter McLean, Lee Collins, and Lee Battersby – next time it could be you.

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Monthly Deal

Kindle Monthly Deals for September: Rogues, Dragons and Demons

US Kindle Monthly deals have a wondrous set of titles at just $1.99 each for the whole of September, and of course, we’re matching those prices right here too.


The Copper Promise by Jen Williams (US/CAN)The Copper Promise by Jen Williams

Wydrin, The Copper Cat, takes a job to escort a noble into The Citadel – a forbidden and dangerous fortress – with the help of Sir Sebastian, her exile knight companion. There, they awaken an elder god, unleashing chaos on the nearby countryside. Why can’t it ever be a *simple* job?

“A fast-paced and original new voice in heroic fantasy.” – Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of Children of Time and the Shadows of the Apt series


The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams (US/CAN)The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams

Wydrin, Sebastian, and Lord Frith set of what was supposed to be just another job. A simple fetch quest quickly turns into much more than they’d bargained for.

“The highly anticipated sequel to the entertaining The Copper Promise, which featured appealing leads with a tendency to put self-interest ahead of heroism.” – The Guardian


Steal The Sky by Megan O'Keefe

Steal the Sky by Megan E O’Keefe

Winner of the 2017 Morningstar (best debut) Gemmell Award

Steal an airship and get out of town – what should have been an easy heist escalates quickly when the con-man’s accomplice turns out to be a shape-changing imposter wanted for murder.

“Blend two lovable rogues, a magical doppelganger, and a nasty empire, and you have O’Keefe’s Steal the Sky. It’s like an epic steampunk Firefly.” – Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Dagger


Damnation by Peter McLean

Shambolic demon-hunting hitman Don Drake is teetering on the edge of madness in this smart, witty urban fantasy novel.

“Peter McLean continues to knock it out of the park with the Burned Man series. This is urban fantasy at its best, and it perfectly blends fantasy with modern society. 5 stars” – San Franciso Book Review


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Angry Robot Live

Did You Miss Out on Jeff Noon & Matthew de Abaitua at BSFA?

A Man of Shadows by Jeff NoonJeff Noon, he of marvellous twisty fantasy noir A Man of Shadows appeared at the British Science Fiction Association’s meetup in London this week to be interviewed by the equally brilliant Matthew de Abaitua, author of The Destructives, If Then and The Red Men. It was a great night, with a funny and insightful chat between the pair, plus questions from the rather packed room.

If you missed it, we have your back. Or rather, Chad Dixon does, as he recorded and streamed the whole thing – what an absolute star. Thanks Chad! Click play on the video below (or straight here) and go to fullscreen to enjoy Jeff and Matthew in all their glory (especially Matthew’s never-still hands).

 

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Daily Deal, Price Promotion

Kindle & Kobo Daily Deal – The Lives of Tao

There’s a perfect time to pick up a superb summer read, and that’s today: Wesley Chu’s The Lives of Tao is just $1.99 on Amazon US Kindle, Amazon UK Kindle and on US Kobo. It’s a funny, action-packed spy thriller, with aliens:

One day an overweight slacker named Roen wakes up with a strange voice in his head. He soon comes to learn that the voice is a disembodied alien who crashed to earth millions of years ago. The alien, called Tao, is part of a cohort of aliens called Quasing that crash landed together. Since the fall of the Roman empire, the aliens have been waging a war to decide the best means to get home–the pragmatic Genjix do not care if their methods destory humankind while the more gentile people of Tao’s tribe are prepared to take a less destructive approach. 

“Just your usual ‘I’ve got an immensely wise alien in my head who wants me to become and international man of mystery’ story. Which is to say, a page-turning homage to other classic SF like Hal Clement’s Needle. Recommended.” – Steven Gould, author of the Jumpers series


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Time for a dose of weirdcore – The Destructives – Kindle Daily Deal

The Destructives by Matthew de Abaitua

Kindle Daily Deals just keep getting better – today (August 22) it’s time for ingenious, insightful cyberpunk: The Destructives by Matthew de Abaitua. On August 22 it’s just $1.99 at Amazon US. Not bad for delving into the heart of the human condition!

The one human deemed interesting enough for emergent AI to study is recruited to investigate a dangerous secret which could re-define humanity…or bring about its destruction.

“Matthew De Abaitua has the knack of delivering the most complex of concepts and diabolical leaps of imagination in a way that first entices then completely draws the reader in. A thrilling book.”
– Strange Alliances


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Bag a binary bargain today – Binary Storm on Kindle Daily Deal

Binary Storm by Christopher Hinz

Engrossing SF action with genetically twinned assassins for just $1.99 today (12 August) only at Kindle USBinary Storm by Christopher Hinz.

Near the end of the 21st century, Earth is in chaos from environmental devastation and a vicious undeclared war against binaries, genetically engineered assassins. Nick Smith, computer programmer and brilliant strategist, hooks up with Annabel Bakana, the savvy new director of E-Tech, an organization dedicated to limiting runaway technological growth, to secretly assemble a small combat team to hunt and kill binaries.

“This is a fast-paced future thriller that delivers on the promise of its high-concept premise.”
– The B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog


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Monthly Kindle Deals for August: Dying, Punching and Rising Again

US Kindle Monthly deals is the place to be for summer book-loading. For the whole of August, they’ve got three brilliant titles waiting for you, and of course, we’re matching those prices right here too.


The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu

The war between the Prophus and the Genjix escalates as the battle to leave Earth enters a deadly new heights in this sci-fi thriller sequel to The Lives of Tao. “The Deaths of Tao is as funny, loveable and entertaining as the first book, and adds even more depth to the characters, story and themes.” – Fantasy Faction

Amazon US $2.99


NecrotechNecrotech by K. C. Alexander by KC Alexander

Street thug Riko has some serious issues: memories wiped, reputation tanked, girlfriend turned into a tech-fueled zombie…Necrotech is a speed freak rush down mean streets of the digital, the modified, and the just plain crazy. It’s like razors for your brain.” – Richard Kadrey, author of the Sandman Slim series

Amazon US $1.99


Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley

As the convergence between the two worlds strengthens, alliances are made and broken, magic and mayhem abound, and before it’s all done, at least one world will be shattered and broken. Book two of the Worldbreaker Saga. “It’s epic in the truest sense of the world, and fantastic in a completely original and inventive way.” – Ysabeau Wilce for Locus

Amazon US $1.99


 

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Offers, Price Promotion, Strange Chemistry

Strange Chemistry Sale

strange chemistry

Looking for something for a younger reader, or just seeking a wonderful story for yourself? Look no further! We’ve knocked the price down on all of our Strange Chemistry books to just £2.99. Young adult fantasy and science-fiction for everyone!


 

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Competitions, Cover Art

A Man of Bricks – Competition Time: Build Our Covers from Lego

A Man of Bricks with coverIt seems that our editorial assistant has too much time on his hands (we’ll fix that), and was inspired to recreate, in Lego, the cover for Jeff Noon’s new book A Man of Shadows, designed by master cover artist Will Staehle.

From Jeff:

“Seeing Nick’s fantastic Lego remix of the Man of Shadows cover reminded me that a novel is never quite finished: it exists in various forms, some more jagged than others, with rougher edges, and sharper corners. A hero could get damaged, a villain might trip and fall. A brick might fall off a building and hit a minor character on the head. It’s a revelation. The last time I clipped two bricks together, I was a child; now I’m a man, and my eyes have been opened! We need more Lego book covers.”

Now it’s your turn! We want you to build Lego versions of any of our covers, or characters from the books and send us a picture. If we love it, we’ll send you a copy of Jeff’s new novel! Deal? Deal.

If you’re really lucky, the cover artist might even say something as lovely as this:

“I’ve had my covers made into immersive projected experiences, carved wooden boxes, and even into an old-school arcade games, but this is certainly the first time that I’ve ever seen one of my covers as a Lego sculpture, and a quite excellent one at that too! Between the structure, and the lighting Nick totally nailed this build… It’s like if MC Esher grew up playing with Lego!” – artist Will Staehle

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The Stars Are A Bargain – UK Bookbub for The Stars Are Legion Today

The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley

Badass” (John Scalzi), “Grabs you like a gravity well and won’t let go,” (Chuck Wendig), “A ragged scream from the heart of a broken world” (B&N Sc-Fi & Fantasy Blog), “Gutsy in every sense” (James Lovegrove), “Beautiful, brutal as fuck, giant space opera. It is how Science fiction SHOULD BE DONE” (Shelf Inflicted)… need we go on?

It’s almost inconceivable that you haven’t yet added Kameron Hurley’s devastating, fantastical, feminist space opera The Stars Are Legion to your collection yet, but if you haven’t then today is your day.

June 8 in the UK, Bookbub has your back – join the legion for just £1.99 on Amazon and other choice vendors.

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…


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Bookbub Portal Alert! An Accident of Stars

A tear in the fabric of reality gives readers in USA, Canada, Australia and the UKAn Accident Of Stars by Foz Meadows the opportunity to read Foz Meadows‘ portal fantasy for the 21st century: An Accident of Stars at a startling price. On 19 May take your chances in another world with Bookbub… just $1.99 in the US, Canada and Australia and 99p in the UK.

“A portal fantasy for grownups, with grit and realism, and characters I loved from the first page.” – Trudi Canavan, author of the Black Magician trilogy

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?

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Step Into a New World with a Free Excerpt from A Tyranny of Queens by Foz Meadows

A Tyranny of Queens by Foz MeadowsAlmost a year ago we uncovered the extraordinary Manifold Worlds in Foz MeadowsAn Accident of Stars and now it’s time to return to Kena with the sequel A Tyranny of Queens, out now.

Saffron Coulter is back on Earth, but even so, nothing is easy. Struggling with the victimising expectations of her friends and family and threatened with a stay in psychiatric care, Saffron has to make a choice: to forget about Kena and fit back into the life she’s outgrown, or pit herself against everything she’s ever known and everyone she loves.

Meanwhile in Kena, Gwen is increasingly troubled by Leoden’s absence and his plans for the captive worldwalkers, while Yena, still in Veksh, must confront the deposed Kadeja. What is their endgame? Who can they trust? And what happens when Leoden returns?

Dive into the first two chapters now, it’s the world you’ve been waiting for:

Go through the portal… A Tyranny of Queens is available everywhere that books are found from 2 May (US/ebook) / 4 May (UK).

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Bookbub bargain time for Canada: The Copper Promise

The Copper Promise by Jen Williams (US/CAN)Bargain book alert! Canadian readers can snap up the witty and delightful fantasy The Copper Promise by Jen Williams. It’s only available today (May 10 2017) and it’s just $1.99! Head over to Amazon.ca to sate your bargain hunting needs.

What’s the book about? Excellent question:

Wydrin, The Copper Cat, takes a job to escort a noble into The Citadel – a forbidden and dangerous fortress – with the help of Sir Sebastian, her exile knight companion. There, they awaken an elder god, unleashing chaos on the nearby countryside. Why can’t it ever be a *simple* job?

The Copper Promise is near-perfect fantasy adventure fun and a breath of fresh air in a genre choking on its own grittiness. Read it and remind yourself what made you fall in love with fantasy books.”
– Starburst Magazine 10/10

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Read the Malediction Trilogy in Time for The Broken Ones!

Malediction Trilogy 2We have only one month before the secrets of the Malediction trilogy are revealed in The Broken OnesIt’s just enough time to catch up on the glorious feels of the series, and Amazon are helping us all out by reducing each of the Malediction books to just $1.99 in US & Canada for the whole of May.

Stolen Songbird – Amazon US / Amazon CA
When Cécile is kidnapped and sold to trolls, she believes she is destined for the cookpot. But she learns her preconceived ideas of those who hold her prisoner are false… and finds a life that she can love.

Hidden Huntress – Amazon US / Amazon CA
Cecile searches for a counter-spell for the curse which imprisons the Trolls, while the King of Trollus tightens his grip on the imprisoned populace.

Warrior Witch – Amazon US / Amazon CA
After killing the witch Anushka, Cecile and Tristan must negotiate a tenuous political situation and find a way to forge a life once their struggles come to an end.

SO GOOD. I am drowning in feels. If you haven’t read the Malediction Trilogy then I seriously implore for you to do it before this one comes out. This series is AMAZING. And it has an amazing book boyfriend (who is MINE) and excellent supporting characters. For me, it is Fantasy at its best!
The Reader and the Chef


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Load Your Nook with Awesome Books for Under $5

Nook Under 5 April 2017That ace gang at Barnes & Noble are at it again, knocking a tonne of ebooks down to under five bucks! The sale runs from 25 April to 1 May and it’s the perfect time to snap up these beauties for $1.99 apiece.

Direct links to the Nook sale:


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Start Superb Series Sale with Nook

Nook Start A Series April 2017Spring: a time for new beginnings, new worlds and new stories. To celebrate the return of sunshine Barnes & Noble are slashing these fine series’ starts to just $2.99 from 18 – 24 April as ebooks!

Use the links below to load up your Nook and start reading:


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