Author: Nick Tyler

Extracts, Free Excerpt

Live in the City of Dreams & Nightmare with Two Free Chapters!

Happy Friday! If you haven’t explored the City of 100 Rows, now is an excellent time. The first in Ian Whates’ amazing fantasy series, City of Dreams & Nightmare is the new Gormenghast – “brilliantly executed novel, perfectly paced, beautifully described and a true joy to read.” (ScienceFictionandFantasy.co.uk)

They call it the City of a Hundred Rows.

The ancient city of Thaiburley is a vast, multi-tiered metropolis, where the poor live in the City Below and demons are said to

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Cover Art, Fan stuff, General skiffy bollocks

Announcing the Jeff Noon’s Nyquist Mysteries LEGO sets!

Lego Nyquist MysteriesOK, fine, maybe not official LEGO sets, but they’re made with Lego bricks…

Last year our editorial assistant, Nick, had too much free time (an error swiftly corrected) and built a scale model of the incredible Will Staehle designed cover of A Man of Shadows. Somehow he’s found time to re-create Amazing 15‘s mindblowing The Body Library cover!

The Body Library - LEGO

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Extracts, Free Excerpt

Lose Yourself in a Free Excerpt of Lost Gods

Lost Gods by Micah YongoTime for a freebie! Get started on Lost Gods by Micah Yongo for free – check out the first three chapters of Micah’s lush action-packed fantasy novel right here.

Neythan is one of five young warriors trained and raised together by a mysterious brotherhood of assassins known as the Shedaím. When Neythan is framed for the murder of his closest friend, he pursues his betrayer – and in so doing learns there’s far

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Book in a Free Read of The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar

The Bookman by Lavie TidharBreak up your day with a spot of steampunk mystery: The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar. Enjoy the first three chapters on us, right here.

When his beloved is killed in a terrorist atrocity committed by the sinister Bookman, young poet Orphan becomes enmeshed in a web of secrets and lies. His quest to uncover the truth takes him from the hidden catacombs of a London on the brink of revolution, through pirate-infested seas, to

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Read Quietus by Tristan Palmgren for Free – It’s Contagious!

Quietus by Tristan PalmgrenReady for something extraordinary? Read the first two chapters of the brilliant hard SF debut Quietus by Tristan Palmgren which mashes up the black death with an awesome intergalactic conspiracy… aww hell – ya gotta read it!

In medieval Italy, Niccolucio, a young Florentine Carthusian monk, leads a devout life until the Black Death kills all of his brothers, leaving him alone and filled with doubt. Habidah, an anthropologist from an alien world

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Fight Dragons With Firefighters! Start Reading Smoke Eaters for Free

Smoke Eaters by Sean GrigsbyIt really sucks when it’s your last day on the job and then dragons show up… Reading should be all of the fun and we’ve got a giant winged heap of fun for you: check out the first three chapters of Sean Grigsby’s Smoke Eaters for free now.

Firefighter Cole Brannigan is on the verge of retirement after 30 years on the job, and a decade fighting dragons. But during

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A Free Preview of Magical Prohibition: Moonshine by Jasmine Gower

Moonshine by Jasmine GowerAre you ready to get wrapped up in a whole new magical world? Splendid, let us continue. We’re delighted to show off the first two chapters of Jasmine Gower’s debut novel, Moonshine.

In the flourishing metropolis of Soot City (a fantastical version of 1920s Chicago), progressive ideals reign and the old ways of magic and liquid mana are forbidden. Daisy Dell is a Modern Girl – stylish, educated and independent – keen to establish

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Extracts, Free Excerpt

Take a Free Trip to Tanegawa’s World: Excerpt from Blood Binds the Pack

Blood Binds the Pack by Alex WellsWe’ve been desperate to get back to Tanegawa’s World after reading Hunger Makes the Wolf, and now you can too – here are the first two chapters of Alex Wells‘ magnificent Blood Binds the Pack.

War is coming to Hob Ravani’s world. The company that holds it in monopoly, TransRift Inc, has at last found what they’re looking for–the source of the power that enables their Weathermen to

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Free Excerpt

Appease the Gods – Read the First Chapter of Fallen Gods for Free

The Tides of War returns! Fallen GodsJames A Moore’s sequel to the acclaimed The Last Sacrifice is here at last. Brogan McTyre and his band of warriors are takinFallen Gods by James A Mooreg on their deities, it’s a hell of a ride…

Brogan McTyre and his compatriots are wanted, dead or alive. Preferably alive, so they can be sacrificed to the raging gods. All they can do is hire more mercenaries and turn them into

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Free Excerpt

Find Your Wrong Stars with a Free Read of Tim Pratt’s New Space Opera

The Wrong Stars by Tim PrattRead the first two chapters of Tim Pratt’s superb space opera, The Wrong Stars, right here. Its galactic scope and wonderful crew make this a real delight.

The shady crew of the White Raven run freight and salvage 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

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Take to the Skies with a Free Read of Skyfarer by Joseph Brassey

Skyfarer by Joseph BrasseyThe sky’s the limit in Joseph Brassey’s wild adventure through the Drifting Lands, Skyfarer. It’s bloody brilliant fun, so we’re giving you the first couple of chapters for free!

The Axiom Diamond is a mythical relic, with the power to show its bearer any truth they desire. Men have sought for it across many continents for centuries, but in vain. When trainee sorceress Aimee de Laurent’s first ever

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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,

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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,

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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

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