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AR Authors, Awards

The Wrong Stars Shortlisted for the Philip K Dick Award

The Wrong Stars by AR author Tim Pratt

WHOOOOT!!!! Sound the good news alarms, release the d̶e̶a̶t̶h̶ joy drones and set party phasers to ‘stun’ because Tim Pratt‘s The Wrong Stars has been shortlisted for this year’s Philip K Dick Award!

The Wrong Stars follows a ragtag crew of the ship the White Raven, as they discover an alien technology that could change the fate of humanity, or unleash an ancient evil which could

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AR Authors, Author Appearance, Conventions

Keith Yatsuhashi at Arisia

Angry Robot author Keith Yatsuhashi

Keith Yatsuhashi, author of wonderfully fun urban fantasy with an anime twist Kojiki and sequel Kokoro, will be appearing at Arisia – New England’s largest and most diverse sci-fi & fantasy convention.

Arisia is taking place this weekend (Jan 12 – 15) in Boston and will be full to the brim with anime, SF&F, costuming, weapons (just for show… we think) and music tracks. There’s something for everyone!

Keith is well known for being

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Angry Robot, AR Authors, Author Appearance, Events

Author Appearances: Rod Duncan

Angry Robot author Rod Duncan

Today The Queen of All Crows, the first in Rod Duncan‘s eagerly anticipated second series with us, The Map of Unknown Things, is released!

*Queue celebratory aerial display by troop of fancy, glitter covered crows* 

As is the way with these things, Rod will be holding and/or taking part in a few events over the next month, so if you’re in or near to Leicester, UK do pop on over to get your

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Angry Robot Media, AR Authors, Christmas, Interesting Stuff, Kill Em All!, Short Fiction

CHRISTMAS DEATH MATCH Flash Fic

You know your pals at Angry Robot, we just love getting festive. We also just love death, awful, foul murder most horrid.

This holiday season we wanted to bring you something that smushes our two favourite things together in a perfect unholy matrimony, with a festive bow just slapped on the top right there. So friends, we bring you CHRISTMAS DEATH MATCH FLASH FIC.

From this Tuesday we’ll be pitching some of our

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AR Authors, New Robot Author, Robot Business

New Author Alert! Cameron Johnston

Howdy folks, Angry Robot author Cameron Johnston

Get out your welcome banner and shake up that champagne because we’ve got a new announcement: Cameron Johnston has agreed to a full brain augmentation, the insertion of various tracking devices and lasers and has joined the Angry Robot team! We’re bloody delighted to have him, especially as we hear h̶e̶’̶s̶ ̶a̶ ̶h̶i̶g̶h̶-̶l̶e̶v̶e̶l̶ ̶m̶a̶g̶e̶… uh, has a lot of cool things to say.

To find out more about Cameron and his forthcoming grimdark novel

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Angry Robot, AR Authors, New Robot Author

NEW AUTHOR: S A Sidor

Angry Robot Author, SA Sidor
Photo by Jamie Howard

Hear ye, hear ye, meatbags!

We have news! There’s a new author in town, and he goes by the name S A Sidor.

Imagine, if you will, Indiana Jones mixed with The Mummy – plus hopping vampires and evil monks thrown in for good measure – on a journey from Egypt across the US. That’s not Steve’s holiday round up but a description of his forthcoming novel,

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AR Authors, Book Announcement, New Robot Author

NEW AUTHOR: Introducing Patrice Sarath

AR Author Patrice Sarath

*EXCITING NEWS KLAXON!*

We have a new author! Patrice Sarath has pledged her soul to the Robots and will be carrying out our work, spreading the word of great books, great storytelling and great fantasy.

Her novel, The Sisters Mederos – a brilliant secondary fantasy with magic, bandits and a class system straight from the Victorian era – will be released in April 2018, just in time for FantasyCon, in fact!. You can read all about

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Angry Robot Live, AR Authors, Author Appearance, Live Panel, Robots at large

Robots Live: Matthew De Abaitua in London

Londoners! Make sure you’re around Wednesday, November 8, as the wondrously smart and fun Matthew De Abaitua will be appearing at Unsung Live at The Star of Kings in King’s Cross.

Joining Matthew are Lucy Hounsom, RJ Barker and David Gullen.

Go on down, grab a pint and catch up on some of the best sci-fi and fantasy around.

Click on the button below for more details:

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Angry Robot, AR Authors, Cover Art, Interviews

Cover Reveal + Interview: Blood Binds the Pack

Earlier this year we brought you Alex WellsHunger Makes the Wolf, an incredibly cool tale with deserts, biker gangs and space witchiness. Now, we’re getting close to publication date for the sequel, Blood Binds the Pack, so thought it was about time we showed of the incredible cover by Ignacio Lazcano featuring our favourite duo Hob and Mag.

Head on over to the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog to see the full cover reveal, as well as read an interview with Alex about Blood Binds the Pack, making the leap from writing short stories to novels

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AR Authors, Author Appearance, Conventions, FantasyCon, Out and About

Angry Robot at FantasyCon 2017

Listen up, meatbags!

Angry Robot is coming to FantasyCon and we’re ready to party! Who’s with us? You? YOU? How about you in the corner, yeah you, holding all the books. Come and join us!

As usual, if this is your first con, you’re feeling a bit nervous or you just fancy sitting with some friendly faces, we’re more than happy to welcome you into our little gang, so look for the Angry Robot lanyards round our

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AR Authors, Guest Posts, Open Door

Wesley Chu on Open Doors

As you know, we’re about to embark on our #AROpenDoor2017 (yes, we’ve hashtagged it, go with us on this). So far we’ve told you what we want, what we don’t want, and given you some top notch, high quality robot GIFs, you lucky ducks!

But what about author experience of the process? Well right now, for your reading pleasure, we’ve a little blog post from our 2011 Open Door alumni, Wesley Chu. You may know Wes’ name as he now has three successful series under his belt, with one currently in development for TV and the another for the big

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Angry Robot, AR Authors, Book Announcement, Guest Posts, Hell Yes, New Robot Author, News

Smoke Eaters: Blowing Your Mind from March 2018

Angry Robot author Sean Grigsby

We’re so super excited to announce our new acquisition, due to be released in March 2018!

It’s called Smoke Eaters and it’ll be hitting shelves in March 2018!

Here’s the synopsis:

When dragons rise from the earth, firefighters are humanity’s last line of defence, in this wild near-future fantasy.

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

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Angry Robot, AR Authors, Book Announcement, Cover Art, scifi

Welcome to… Quietus

Oh, isn’t today a lovely day for a new book announcement? It’s getting a little colder outside, we’re all starting to close in for the winter and we need a little something to look forward to, once the sun starts to shine on the other side. And that sliver of light, folks, the one you see burning brightly on the other side has a name… Quietus. And it’s hitting shelves in March 2018.

Tristan Palmgren‘s debut novel, which features an anthropologist from another universe visit one of the darkest periods of human history in a bid to learn the

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Angry Robot, AR Authors, Books, Charity, News

Angry Robot Support Hurricane Relief Bookstore

To say it’s been a bit shit for those affected by the hurricanes is very much an understatement. But Hurricane Relief Bookstore (brainchild of Fireside Fiction Company) has come up with a bit of a novel (fnar) way for you to help those affected in Houston, Florida and the Caribbean; donate money in return for a sparkly new book: an online bookstore.

Prices for your favourite title vary, but 100% of profits will be to charity. The list includes Angry Robot titles by wonderful authors such as Dan Abnett, Kameron Hurley, Wesley Chu, Jay Posey and

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Angry Robot Live, AR Authors, Author Appearance, Out and About

Book Tour: Ferrett Steinmetz – The Uploaded

Angry Robot author Ferrett Steinmetz

There’s a Ferrett in the wild!

Our lovely Ferrett Steinmetz, author of the ‘Mancer series (Flex, The Flux, Fix) and now hearty cyberpunk The Uploaded is heading out to sign books for all you wonderful people!

Come along, hear wonderful words spoken, eat doughnuts and admire Ferrett’s no doubt The Uploaded themed nails. You’d be very silly indeed to miss out!

Here’s where he’ll be:

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AR Authors, Awards, Hell Yes

Megan E O’Keefe wins the Morningstar award!

Glad tidings from Derby! This weekend, at a wonderful ceremony during the EdgeLit literary festival, the Gemmell Award for Fantasy 2016 winners were announced. We’ve got to tell you, we were absolutely delighted!

Firstly, our Megan E O’Keefe, author of Steal the Sky (part of the Scorched Continent series, which also includes Break the Chains and Inherit the Flame) won the Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Debut! *Throws glitter* Alas, Megan couldn’t make the ceremony, what with living in California AND spending the weekend celebrating her birthday but the wonderful Matt Dovey collected on her behalf (see

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