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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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WIN: A Signed ARC of Jeff Noon’s A Man of Shadows

A Man of Shadows by Jeff Noon

In case you’ve yet to hear, we’re publishing Jeff Noon’s highly anticipated new novel A Man of Shadows this August.

Now, we don’t often do physical advanced reading copies (ARCs) of our novels but, as a special treat, we did arrange for a limited run of physical ARCs for the novel. These were snapped up in record time, but we did manage to wrestle a single copy from the grasp of a desperate, ravenous reader. We’ve been told they’re recovering and managing well without their arms, which is lucky, as we were loathe to give up our fancy new office ornaments.

Our question is, do you want the ARC signed by Jeff (possibly (but probably not) in his own blood)?

If so, we’re going to run a competition over the next week. Here’s how you can enter:

Jeff is known for his novels Vurt, Automated Alice, Channel Sk1n, Pollen and a whole host more, but also known for his amazing Twitter feed full of strange, dreamlike tweets that read like stories in themselves. For example:

What we want you to do, dear Robot horde, is to create your own dreamlike story in 100 – 140 characters and tweet it to us (or email penny.reeve@angryrobotbooks.com, if you don’t have love for Twitter). We’ll pick the winner – and by that we mean the author of the strangest, weirdest and smartest story – next Thursday at 12 noon, UK time.

What are you still reading this for? Better get crafting that story!

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Cover Reveal: Sungrazer

It’s almost here! Jay Posey‘s Sungrazer, the second in our very popular ‘A-Team in space’ series, and sequel to Outriders, will be hitting all good stores in July!

And now we’re showing off the cover, an awe-inspiring space scene featuring the surface of Mars and one of our kick-ass outriders in their special suits. But why are the suits special, you ask? Better read Outriders to find out!

Our thanks, as always, go to glorious cover artist, Larry Rostant.

Click on the link below to visit the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog and see the full cover reveal, and read more about the novel.

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Author Events – N. S. Dolkart

Angry Robot Author, N. S. DolkartWe have released the lovely N. S. Dolkart – author of the Godserfs series, an epic fantasy that begins with Silent Hall and is followed by the upcoming Among the Fallen – from writing for the next few months so he can get out and about to meet you!

Here’s the full list of appearances: 

April 4th. 7pm. Book launch at Wellesley Books – Wellesley, MA.

April 6th. 7pm. Reading and book signing at Books on the Square – Providence, RI

April 13th. 7pm. Reading and signing at Bluestockings Bookstore – New York, NY

Among the Fallen by N S DolkartApril 19th. 7pm. Reading and signing at Harvard Coop – Cambridge, MA

April 23rd. 1pm. Reading and book signing at Barnes & Noble – Nashua, NH

May 1st. 7:30pm. Evening Presentation at Temple Emanu-El – Providence, RI

If you’re in the area pop along to one (or more) of these events, find out more and get your books signed!

Plus, tune in to WBAI New York‘s Hour of the Wolf on Thursday 30th March between 1-3am EDT (6-8am GMT) to hear Noah do an interactive reading of his story ‘The Maltese Pelican’ . Tune in from the start of the show to hear the rules of the game and hear him chat about Among the Fallen. Callers from friendlier time zones would be appreciated!

 

 

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Join the Revolution – Read Everything We Publish

AR SubscriptionThink not of how squishy your fleshling bodies are, but how easily they might be encased in smooth, soothing steel. You can start the process by plating the inside of your head with robot wonder, and here’s an amazing way to do just that…

We offer you a new, improved 12 Month Subscription to Angry Robot ebooks, for just £100, or around $125. That’s every book we publish, including re-releases in different formats! From March 2017 you’re looking at least 35 ebooks, which you get on the day of publication, for what is, mathematically speaking, less than the cost of a pint per book.

In further steely benevolence we’ll give you an amazing 25% off everything you can chuck in a cart, to catch up on all of our ongoing series. We are robots, but we have hearts.

Embrace the coming robot revolution: sign up today.

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COVER REVEAL: The Rebellion’s Last Traitor

Well met, good robots.

Do we have a treat for you today! It’s Steve Stone‘s brand new cover for Nik Korpon‘s The Rebellion’s Last Traitor, a sci-fi noir that puts us in mind of Inception by way of Blade Runner and the Easter Uprising of 1916. Yes, we know that definitely propels it into the WTF part of our remit and we couldn’t be happier to be bringing this wonder to you in early June.

As a bonus feature, not only are our friends at the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog showing off the cover they’re also sharing the first chapter of The Rebellion’s Last Traitor, just so you can get your whet your whistle, pre-release. Click on the image below to take a peek at the full reveal and read the excerpt.

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COVER REVEAL: The Broken Heavens by Kameron Hurley

It seems like Kameron Hurley‘s name is everywhere at the moment, doesn’t it? Which is probably because it is, and with good reason, too! After gaining critical acclaim with The Geek Feminist Revolution last year, and the February release of hard sci-fi novel The Stars Are Legion which received so much fanfare and glitter – visceral, bloody, disgusting glitter – Kameron is just now putting the finishing touches on the final novel in her Worldbreaker saga, The Broken Heavens, due out this October, too. And now, robot fans, we have the cover for you.

Huge robot high fives to Richard Anderson, who has once more pulled out all the stops to create an utterly gorgeous cover for us.

Just click on the teaser image to be taken through to the full reveal at the B & N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog: Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 16.20.52

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International Women’s Day

Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 09.51.32❤️️ We want to smash the patriarchy with you ❤️️

Happy International Women’s Day, everyone!

Can you believe that some jerks think the best SFF is only written by men? Us either! Angry Robot offers a big FUCK YOU to that particular sentiment, in fact.

So, in order to celebrate the very nature of diversity, inclusivity and unity in fighting the powers that be, we invite you to feast your eyes on a selection of diverse books, which will be just £1 (that’s $1.22 to you Yanks) all day.

Go get ’em, tiger. The link is right here.

PS: It’s November 19, if you really want to know.

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Angry Robot at Emerald City ComiCon

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That’s right, Angry Robot is going to be at Emerald City ComiCon, this weekend Mar 2 – 5! *Waves flag, does dance*

There shall be a whole merry horde of Angry Robot authors around for the event, including:
Adam Rakunas
K C Alexander
Joseph Brassey
Bruce Cordell
Eric Scott Fischl
Shanna Germain
Patrick S Tomlinson
Mike Underwood (our sales & marketing wizard, and author in his own right)
Wendy N Wagner
Alex Wells

You’ll be able to find us at booth 1816, where we’ll be hanging out, selling books, holding signings and generally making nuisances of ourselves. Be sure to pop over and say hi, offer us your weapons and pick up some of the best SF, F & WTF novels around.

If workshops are your thing, we’ll be running the Build-a-World workshop in WSCC603, Thursday from 15:00 – 16:00. Here’s what you’ll get:
A panel of professional authors will build a science fiction and/or fantasy world right before your eyes, taking tropes, themes, and ideas from audience suggestions and developing a setting as well as brainstorming stories one could write in that setting. A great hands-on workshop for learning how to take your setting from the kernel of an idea into something that can inspire a larger creative work.
 We’ll be keeping you all up-to-date with our activities over on Twitter, so do make sure to check in with us there! Have a great con!
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VISCERAL READING: The Stars Are Legion Sample Chapters

9780857666628Want to read a sample of Kameron Hurley’s epic and thrilling The Stars Are Legion? Of course you do!

As Andrew Liptak at The Verge says, The Stars Are Legion is ‘a beautiful work of fiction, a wholly original novel that pops and crackles with big ideas’. It’s also been called Badass’  by John Scalzi, bestselling author of Old Man’s War.

Here’s the synopsis:

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.

Zan wakes with no memory, prisoner of a people who say they are her family. She is told she is their salvation – the only person capable of boarding the Mokshi, a world-ship with the power to leave the Legion. But Zan’s new family is not the only one desperate to gain control of the prized ship. Zan must choose sides in a genocidal campaign that will take her from the edges of the Legion’s gravity well to the very belly of the world. Zan will soon learn that she carries the seeds of the Legion’s destruction – and its possible salvation.

Now check it out for yourself below:

Read it? Loved it? You know what to do next!

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What’s this?!

Howdy!

You might have been a little startled to pull up your favourite SF/F/WTF publishing house’s website and discover that, well, it looks like this now.

That’s right, we’ve had a little bit of a revamp of the old digital HQ, and the result is what you see right here. There are a few exciting changes, namely that the Robot Trading Company has been rolled into the main website, so you can now buy ebooks directly from the book page (account holders, fear not! We shall be moving your accounts over – watch out for an email). There’s also a cool little carousel which shows off our new and upcoming titles, new social media features and a better search function.

So take some time to look around, check out the new site and, you know, buy books. Because you can do that now. Excellent.

If you have any questions about the soon-to-be defunct Robot Trading Company website, your Robot subscription or anything similar, please do give us a shout over at incoming@angryrobotbooks.com.
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The Gas-Lit Empire is Back!

Angry Robot author Rod DuncanGreetings, travellers!

And travellers we shall be talking about today, as Elizabeth Barnabus – beloved heroine of the Gas-Lit Empire universe and novels The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter, Unseemly Science and The Custodian of Marvels – is taking flight from the UK to the vast oceans.

That’s right, Rod Duncan is back with a brand new series, the Map of Unknown Things, which is set in the same world as that of the Gas-Lit Empire. The series will begin in January 2018 with the first novel The Queen of All Crows. Here’s the synopsis:

Only one woman can stop the world from descending into endless war.

The year is 2012. The nations of the world are bound together in an alliance of collective security, overseen by the International Patent Office.

When airships start disappearing in the middle of the Atlantic, the Patent Office is desperate to discover what has happened. Forbidden to operate beyond the territorial waters of member nations, they send spies to investigate in secret.

One of those spies is Elizabeth Barnabus. She must overcome her dislike of the controlling Patent Office, disguise herself as a man, and take to the sea in search of the floating nation of pirates who threaten the world order.

Eeek, we can’t wait to the new instalment of our favourite genre-defying world with you!

For more information on the new series, plus giveaway of all three books in the previous series please head over to the wonderful Fantasy Faction.

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We’re away for Christmas

Christmas greetings Robots,

We’re currently off warming our cold metal bodies in front of a warm fire, cracking nuts, reading stories and opening our stacks of presents.

Our ever-watchful, steely gaze will be on Twitter and our e-mails throughout the festive period though, so if you do really need us just drop us a line.

Happy holidays!

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Patrick S. Tomlinson Wants YOU to Fight the Power

The Author, Patrick S. Tomlinson

Political commentator, comedian, author and all round top robot Patrick S. Tomlinson is punching out those words again.

But this time it’s not his epic science-fiction that’s blowing our minds but some wise words on the current political climate. Below, Patrick shows us how the Hugo/Puppies experience that fandom has witnessed over the past couple of years can act as an example of how to fight back against the system.

Hold on to your hats, its gonna get empowered up in here…

‘The Hugos Show Us the Way Forward’ by Patrick S. Tomlinson

A funny thing happened on the way to… you know what, it wasn’t funny. I’m a professional comedian and I’ve had real trouble finding humor in anything since Nov 8. It felt like someone had punched me in the gut.
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Angry Robot HQ is Moving!

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Robot friends, after six years it’s time that we leave the hallowed halls of Lace Market House and move to pastures new.

So, from this Thursday (December 8) our new headquarters will be:

20 Fletcher Gate
Nottingham
NG1 2FZ

Tel no: +44 115 9338456  (please be aware we’ll be porting over our current number, so if you can’t get hold of us for a couple of days, that’s why *stares at technology* We’ll be on our email as usual in the meantime.)

It’s quite lovely in our new pad, there’s space for a couple of sofas and a hat stand (very important), an original fireplace AND, perplexingly a cage of stones which we’ve already decided are symbolic of the souls of children lost to the building. Our aim is to paint little faces on as many of them as we can before being found out, but don’t tell anyone.

Of course, if ever you’re in Nottingham and fancy popping by, do come and say hello/ offer fealty to your friendly Robot Overlords. There’s talk of getting a fancy coffee machine so I’m sure we can make you a latte or similar, if you’d like. We’ll have biscuits, too.

Here’s a little map so you know whereabouts we are. Yes, we are sandwiched between two pubs and it was definitely a coincidence.

*Hiccup*

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An Accident of Stars – Explore a New World For Free!

Ever wish you could just escape from it all, fall through a portal into a new world? Well, with us you can – in a book! Let Foz Meadows take you on an adventure with the first three chapters of An Accident of Starsentirely free, right here.

An Accident Of Stars by Foz MeadowsIt’s a “portal fantasy for grownups, with grit and realism, and characters I loved from the first page”, so says Trudi Canavan, author of the Black Magician trilogy!

Here’s the synopsis:

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?


An Accident of Stars is available in all good bookstores and wherever books are sold.

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