Angry Robot

Angry Robot

INCOMING!

Champagne bottle ready for celebrationA bit of a mammoth post, this morning, but with good reason – Angry Robot officially launched in the UK and Australia today.

Books are out, and selling. Champagne corks have popped, and Supreme Commander Marc Gascoigne bought cake!

It’s less than a year since Marco came onboard to set up the imprint, and six months since I joined him here at The Fortress of Cybernetic Rage. Less than a

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Angry Robot, Writers

Angry Robot is presented today by the letter “M”

Hide us! Something seriously spooky just happened. Today, the planets all being in the correct alignment, we are announcing the signing of not one, not two, but three authors whose names begin with M. Only our devious Robot overlord master (you know, him, whose name begins with… M! Aye caramba!) knows how the hell that happened, but check this trio out:

maurice-Pensive-webMaurice Broaddus is one of the real good guys, so why the hell his fiction is so terrifying is beyond

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Angry Robot, scifi

A week in the life of an Angry Robot

scifinowSciFi Now Magazine – one of the UK’s premier genre titles (also available worldwide) asked me what it is I actually do in the Angry Robot office.

I’m not sure if they were genuinely curious, or if they doubted I did anything other than sip exotic cocktails all day while listening to live jazz played by a quartet of meerkats that live in the corner of the room.

(For the record, that isn’t true – it only happens on Tuesdays).

If

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Angry Robot, Books, General skiffy bollocks

Meet Moxy

moxylaptopsmThis little fellah goes by the name of Moxy.

It’s a bit of a stretch to suggest that he’s the star of Moxyland (though we’d never tell him that to his face – he may look cute, but just look at those teeth!) but he’s certainly an important part of the book.

Moxy was made by a women’s collective in his native South Africa, and we believe he hopped into the cargo hold on a commercial flight some weeks later.

The

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Angry Robot, General skiffy bollocks, robots

Name That Droid

handyvac-marcoThe Angry Robot “Name that Droid” competition has finished, and we will be announcing the winner in a few weeks.

Meanwhile, if you fancy getting a droid named after your good self, why not head on over to CyborgName.com.

I punched in Marco’s name, and pretty much got his job description thrown back at me, as a result!edox-lee

 

It even successfully

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Angry Robot

Angry Robot Site of the Month

sfsignal-biglogo00We are thrilled – nay, delighted – to announce the first Angry Robot Site of the Month.

The Site of the Month is awarded to the website that fulfils our distinctly random criteria for the month, or one which we just think is plain excellent. Our criteria for choosing is likely to change month-on-month, and is largely dependant on how we feel at the time.

Our first Site of the Month is SF Signal.

An excellent

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Angry Robot, Robot Business

We’re feeling loved

angry-robotA lot of people are talking about / blogging about Angry Robot, and our first collection of books, so we’d like to highlight one or two.

Over at The Fiction Desk they’re running a new regular feature covering publisher websites, and their accessibility/useability.

If you do find your way to the site, it’s a pretty good design. The primary feature is the blog, which is a great example of a publisher blog: regular posts with a combination of their

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Angry Robot, Books, Writers

New meat for your metal masters

ANGRY ROBOT have been busy signing more brilliant authors for its upcoming SF/F/WTF?! imprint, due to launch in July 2009. No flannel, here they are…

J Robert KingAward-winning US author J ROBERT KING has been snapped up for two novels brimming with wild creativity and extraordinary ideas. He calls his books “metaphysical suspense” — don’t worry, that just means they blow your imagination apart while at the same time freezing your blood.

Rob’s debut for Angry Robot, the fabulously

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Angry Robot, Books

Slights – the cover

Slights - in UK stores 1 July 09 [Click to see larger.]

Well, if you’ve got it, you should definitely flaunt it. Photo by the lovely Stefan Kopinski, design by Argh!, cute little girl-demon second right from the depths of some hell you really don’t want to end up.

Slights will be published in the UK on 1st July 09, with a US edition following in September.

That incredible

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Angry Robot

Traditional “Waa-hooh! The first proofs have arrived” posting

Proofs, fuck yeah, etcWrites itself, really. Piece of cake, this blogging lark. I don’t why people make such a fuss about it.

What we can tell you that isn’t blindingly obvious? Yes, that’s a corporate proof design based on our logo and not the actual finished book covers. These are super-limited and you haven’t got a prayer of snagging one — unless you go join our Robot Army of bloggers and reviewers, and help

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Thought you might like to see this…

greyred_on_black_10cm_72dpiRather a smart little thing. We’ve had it for a little while, actually, but now’s a good time to show it off.

Also worth showing off: our new website will be up on Monday. It includes details of our first releases and how you can sign-up for our robot army. Busy people, us.

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