For everyone who has run out of Easter chocolate we’re bringing you a brand new chocolatey treat! Our tastiest upcoming book, Free Chocolate, from debut author Amber Royer now has a cover, shown off by our friends at Unbound Worlds.
Free Chocolate follows Latina culinary arts student, Bo Benitez, as she tries to steal precious cocoa from planet Earth to sell to the rest of the chocoholic universe. Bo ends up on the run, living out her very own space opera telenovela complete with people eating aliens, culinary capers and hot alien boyfriends.
Below is the sneak peak of
Why, do you ask? Well, in case you’ve missed it, both authors have been shortlisted in this year’s Hugo Awards!
The brilliant Jeannette has been nominated for a John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer for her debut novel Under the Pendulum Sun. Though the Campbell Award isn’t technically a Hugo it does come with a tiara
Why should moviegoers have all the fun? The worlds of SF and fantasy on the big screen have long benefitted from the extra dimension that being shown in 3D has brought, and it’s high time we book people did the same. For too long, it’s only been the stories that have taken readers to new dimensions, but now the same is happening to the books themselves!
IT IS ALMOST TIME. The Robot Army is mobilising and heading to FollyCon, in numbers greater than ever seen before.
That’s right, the legion will be out in force, and not only that we’ll be selling books, too! Drop by the dealer’s room Monday – Friday to pick up some wonderful novels and get yourself a pin badge! We’re also having a PAAAARTAAAYYY at 3PM on Saturday to launch Jeff Noon’s The Body Library and Patrice Sarath’s The Sisters Mederos. We’ll be giving away a free glass of wine with each book, and it cost an arm
MORE GOOD NEWS FROM ROBOT TOWERS!
*Brass band breaks into song, confetti falls from impossible heights*
Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby has been setting the book world alight (heh), described as “an exciting story that breathes new life into the urban fantasy genre” in a Publishers Weekly starred review and “a treat” by Jason M. Hough, as well as gaining a whole batch of other lovely words from various lovely people.
And now we’re
Author of The Red Men, If Then and The Destructives: Matthew De Abaitua will be taking part in the Essex Book Festival by holding a creative writing workshop! But what’s even cooler than seeing Matthew spill forth wisdom, is that it’s taking place in a creepy, Cold War, underground nuclear bunker which just screams dystopia – only slightly different to where he lectures at the University of Essex right?! So, if you’re in the London area (UK),
Happy Women in Sci-Fi Day, y’all (we heard a rumour it’s today, but if not we’re making it so -fight us). Today we’re celebrating women who write science fiction, so we decided to ask some of our women science fiction authors to recommend to us the female authors who bring them joy, inspire them and stand as role models for aspiring women authors everywhere.
So without further ado, here they are!
Wendy N Wagner on Suzy McKee Charnas
For me, science fiction doesn’t get much better than Suzy McKee Charnas’ the Holdfast Chronicles. The first
On Saturday 10th March the States of Independence Festival at De Montfort University, Leicester will be hosting authors Jeannette Ng (Under the Pendulum Sun) and Rod Duncan (The Queen of All Crows) on their panels along with Angry Robot’s very own publicity manager, Penny Reeve. If you want to come along to this FREE FESTIVAL then check out the details below:
Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy Panel, chaired by Dr Teika Bellamy 12.30
Jeff Noon, author of the Nyquist series will be speaking at the Birmingham Science Fiction Group in March! You can hear all about his books including A Man of Shadows and Arthur C Clarke Award-winning Vurt, plus have a sneak-peak
Alex Wells, author of Hunger Makes the Wolf and recently released sequel Blood Binds the Pack will be making an appearance at Old Firehouse Books in Colorado on March 10. Come along and hear Alex talk about being a badass writer with a penchant for applying SCIENCE to SFF, get your books signed and have a mingle!
If you want a taste of what Alex’s books are like, or how they navigate the field
THE ROBOTS ARE INVADING!
You heard us, we’re swarming in on Emerald City Comic Con with a whole orbital-death-platform-load of authors, and we’re going to be bringing the FIRE!!!*
You can catch the Robot team at booth #1816 throughout the whole shebang. However, we’ve individual authors at panels all weekend. Below is a list of who’s going to be in attendance, with links to their schedules, where possible:
Adam Rakunas (Windswept /
Joseph Brassey is BACK and he’s brought the crew of the Elysium with him in Dragon Road, hitting your ocular units this May.
Our friends over at the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog agreed to help us show off the fantastic cover, which features our kick ass heroine Aimee (who can also be seen on the cover of first installment in the Drifting Lands series, Skyfarer) and a cool looking Elias with epic sword.
Here’s the official synopsis:
When portal-mage Harkon Bright and his apprentice are asked to help select a new captain for the immense skyship Iseult, they quickly find
Robot Legion, hail yourselves!
We have good news for you: Angry Robot will be starring in its very own ebook Humble Bundle! *squees*
And, just because we want to show you all how much we love you we’re doing it on Valentine’s Day – and for the two weeks thereafter – because nothing says love like the warm embrace of a book.
If you’re not au fait on what Humble Bundle is let us
We do like a good charity and finding a way to support one through book sales is one of our favourite things to do. After last year’s campaign to support Freedom Service Dogs of America with a pre-order campaign for Wendy N Wagner’s An Oath of Dogs we’re going to do another pre-order campaign, this time for Sean Grigsby‘s Smoke Eaters!
It seems apt,