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12 Days of Christmas – Day 6: Chuck Wendig

Blackbirds, by Chuck WendigJoey Hi-Fi has already delivered what will surely prove to be one of the best covers of 2012 (see right, and click to make it bigger, if you haven’t already seen it). The words on the inside of the book are easily as good. So, here, a full four months and change before publication, is the opening to Blackbirds. Enjoy…

 

Chapter One: The Death of Del Amico

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 5: Lee Battersby

Lee’s The Corpse-Rat King is set to be one of the most popular debuts of 2012. Here, Lee talks about the way he celebrates… ummm.. about the festivities in his… ummm… he talks about December 25th.

 

ON THE 23rd DAY OF CHRISTMAS,
MY TRUE LOVE FINALLY TWIGGED…

Goddamn, but the idea of writing a blog about Christmas makes me sound like a fucking Grinch. It’s been a long time since I was anything but ambivalent about it, you see. I mean, I have little kids, and they love it, and so I gear up and slap

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 4: Cassandra Rose Clarke

Cassandra’s first novel – The Assassin’s Curse (a fantastic adventure, starring a kick-ass lady pirate) comes out in September 2012, followed by The Mad Scientist’s Daughter in the spring of 2013. These are her first novels. Buy them, and tell your grandchildren you were there at the start…

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An Illuminating Tale 

I’m pretty sure most long-running sitcoms eventually have an episode in which one of the characters becomes involved in a Christmas light competition. Hilarity, electrocution, fires, et cetera ensue.

This happened to me in real life.

Well, not the electrocution and the

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 3: Chris F. Holm

Chris is just a great author – his novel Dead Harvest (March 2012) will blow you away! But if you can’t wait that long, here’s a seasonal short story…

 

THE FINAL BOUGH

HASTILY PENNED BY CHRIS F. HOLM
IN A CRASS ATTEMPT TO EXPLOIT THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS

 I woke to the sound of slay bells.

Not that I recognized them as such at first. It’d been some time since I last heard them. During the Cabbage Patch Riots of ’83, that was. Management worked my fellow elves to the bone that year, trying

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 2: Adam Christopher

In day two of our Christmas celebrations, Adam Christopher tells us of Christmas in New Zealand, cooking steaks on the barbie, and sweltering in the midday sun…

Noel Down Under

By Adam Christopher


Since moving to the UK from New Zealand in 2006, there are a number of things I’ve had to get used to: the moon being upside down, “perfect” being two words, living in

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 1: Madeline Ashby

It’s become a bit of an Angry Robot tradition that we celebrate Christmas with a series of guest posts from our authors. This year we’ve invited all those authors who have their first Angry Robot book out next year (note: not necessarily their first book, just the first one with us).

Today we begin our 12 Days of Christmas series. And yes, we know that the 12 Days starts on Christmas Day, but our blog, our rules, so

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