Awards, Books, Cover Art

More Awards Love at the Kitschies

tumblr_static_kraken_galleon-100pxYou know that we love our books, and we know that you love our books (awwww, isn’t this sweet!). It’s also very gratifying when we’re told that awards committees also love our books.

The shortlists of the Kitschies Awards have just been announced, and Angry Robot are once again represented.

The Kitschies is an annual prize for books containing elements of the “speculative and fantastic” for the most “progressive, intelligent and entertaining fiction” published in the previous year.

The shortlists are listed in full, below, but a shout-out to our nominees

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The Arthur C Clarke Award – The submissions (part 1)

Every year, before announcing the shortlist (and from there, the winner), the organisers of the Arthur C Clarke Award traditionally release the full list of the books submitted to the judges for consideration.

This year, in order to highlight some of the fantastic fiction being written by women in the field* the ACCA administrators have started by listing all the books by women that have been submitted. It’s well worth a look, if only to lay waste to the myth that women don’t write science fiction**.

Click here for the list.


*In the field of science fiction,

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Finalists of the 2013 Philip K Dick Award

We’ve just been told of the nominees of the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award. Have a look at the list below, and see why we’re currently conga-ing around the office!

The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke - Feb 2013A CALCULATED LIFE by Anne Charnock (47North)
THE MAD SCIENTIST’S DAUGHTER by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Angry Robot)
SELF-REFERENCE ENGINE by Toh EnJoe, trans. Terry Gallagher (Haikasoru)
ANCILLARY JUSTICE by Ann Leckie (Orbit)

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The Annual Awards Eligibility Post

As has now become customary, we’re listing below the books we published last year that are eligible for various awards. Being British, however, we’re doing it furtively, and we’re looking up every now and then to make sure no-one’s watching us.

As ever, this list is provided purely as an aide-mémoire, not as a list of recommendations – if you’ve read the works below and consider them to be award-worthy, the authors would be thrilled if you would consider nominating/voting for them. If you haven’t read them, they’re all available from your favourite offline or online store.

Here are the books

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Team Robot Blogger Award

As most of you are probably aware, we here at Robot HQ adore our blogs, bloggers, readers of blogs, and all things related. We really appreciate everything they do to help us promote our books, authors, and indeed Angry Robot, Strange Chemistry, and Exhibit A. With today being Thanksgiving, we thought it was the perfect time to announce our Team Robot Blogger Award. We want to give back to those bloggers who work tirelessly, for no financial gain, and in their own free time, to read more books than we can even publish, and spread the word

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Atwood, Hamilton, Scalzi AND WESLEY CHU: Goodreads Choice Awards Nominees


Well, well, post-WFC slump, we laugh in your face! Because we came back to work to the wonderful news that Wesley Chu‘s The Lives of Tao has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2013 for Best SciFi! Wes is amongst some of the finest writers including Margaret Atwood, Peter F. Hamilton, John Scalzi, and Orson Scott Card, and damn, does he deserve to be there.

Here’s how Goodreads select their nominees:


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2013 Locus Award Finalists

vN by Madeline Ashby, cover Martin Bland/SpyroteknikLast night (well, last night in the UK – yesterday afternoon in the US) this year’s Locus Award finalists were announced, and we’re delighted to announce that Madeline Ashby’s vN has been shortlisted in the Best First Novel category, and Angry Robot author Aliette de Bodard has been shortlisted in both Best Novella and Best Short Story categories!

Not only that, but Angry Robot has been shortlisted for Best Publisher.

The competition

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Awards, Books, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 22.03.13

Hello and welcome to this week’s whizz round all the online Angry Robot Action that’s fit to link to. Without further ado:

Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman, March 2013Emma Newman‘s Between Two Thorns was reviewed by Kathy at Kindle-aholic’s Book Pile, who said: “This is a book that contains MANY THINGS. This can be tricky sometimes … [but] Newman managed to corral the different worlds, characters and machinations to deliver an engaging read that left me

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Congratulations to Australian Shadows Award Nominee Lee Battersby!

The Corpse-Rat King, by Lee BattersbyHot on the heels of the news that Jo Anderton has been shortlisted for three Aurealis Awarda comes news of another Angry Robot author with an Australian award nomination.

This time the shortlistee is Mr Lee Battersby, whose debut novel The Corpse-Rat King is one of three books shortlisted for the 2012 Australian Shadows Award – awarded to “the stories and collections that best typify the horror genre, delivering a sense

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Congratulations to Triple Aurealis Award Nominee Jo Anderton!

Suited by Jo Anderton, art by Dominic HarmanSpecFaction NSW, the organising body for the Aurealis Awards – recognising the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers – have announced the 2012 shortlisted finalists and we’re delighted to report that Jo Anderton has been nominated in the Best Science Fiction Novel Category for Suited.

Jo has also been shortlisted in both the Best Fantasy Short Story and Best Horror Short Story categories

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Nebula Congratulations to Aliette de Bodard

Aliette-bw_pic-webOur huge admiration and congratulations to Angry Robot author, Aliette de Bodard, who has just been shortlisted for not one, but TWO Nebula Awards! Her On A Red Station, Drifting is nominated for Best Novella, and her Immersion is up for Best Short Story.

It’s a fascinating set of shortlists, and you can find the full set of nominations here.

Good luck, Aliette – we’ll be cheering you on!

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We’ve got it covered

Blackbirds, by Chuck WendigWe’re quite proud of the standard and range of our covers, here at Angry Robot Mansions, so it’s always gratifying to hear that other folk feel the same way.

So far this year our covers have won two publicly-voted cover competitions in the “Best of 2012” category.

First up, over at Ranting Dragon, there was one enormous competition, which started with 64 of last year’s best titles pitted against each other – the winner of each

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Awards, Books, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up 04.01.13

Hello and welcome to the first Robot Round-Up of 2013! It’s been three weeks since our last, pre-holiday-season Round-Up, which means there’s absolutely loads to tell you about. So, without further ado or faff, strap yourselves in and off we’ll go.

Nexus by Ramez NaamIt’s been a titanic few weeks for Ramez Naam, whose debut sf thriller Nexus was officially published on January 3rd, but actually came out in the US and ebook editions in

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