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Smoke Eaters: Blowing Your Mind from March 2018

Angry Robot author Sean Grigsby

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 final fire call, he discovers he’s immune to dragon smoke. It’s such a rare power that he’s immediately conscripted into the elite dragon-fighting force known as the Smoke Eaters. Retirement cancelled, Brannigan is re-assigned as a lowly rookie, chafing under his superiors. So when he discovers a plot to take over the city’s government, he takes matters into his own hands. With hundreds of innocent civilians in the crosshairs, it’s up to Brannigan and his fellow Smoke Eaters to repel the dragon menace.

Head over to Fantasy Faction for the official announcement and a few words from Sean on why he’s always wanted to be an Angry Robot author (awww, shucks).


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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 cure for the plague sweeping her planet, is a unique take on medieval fiction that will ROCK. YOUR. WORLD. Imagine, if you will The Name of The Rose merging with The Left Hand of Darkness and you’re on your way there.

Now, to whet your whistle further we’ve got the cover, created by the very skilled Dominic Harmon, ready to go NOW and we’re showing it off over at the B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog. Just click the teaser image below to be taken to the full reveal plus a brief post from Tristan – the actual guy who landed the trademark for ‘avuncular’ (we know!!) – on writing a debut novel.

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NEW SIGNING: Amber Royer

AR Author Amber RoyerGood news, fellow cybernetic beings!

If you’ve yet to hear we’ve signed the absolutely awesome Amber Royer!

Amber’s debut novel, Free Chocolate, will be hitting shelves in June 2018.

Hold up! I hear you cry. Free Chocolate? Yup, that’s the name, and the book is every bit as delicious as the name would suggest, full of delicious food, gorgeous aliens and cocoa pods. Here’s the synopsis:

Latina culinary arts student, Bo Benitez, becomes a fugitive when she’s caught stealing a cacao pod from one of the heavily-defended plantations that keep chocolate, Earth’s sole valuable export, safe from a hungry galaxy.

Forces array against her including her alien boyfriend and a reptilian cop. But when she escapes onto an unmarked starship things go from bad to worse: it belongs to the race famed throughout the galaxy for eating stowaways! Surrounded by dangerous yet hunky aliens, Bo starts to uncover clues that the threat to Earth may be bigger than she first thought.

Amber is no stranger to delicious things herself, being the author of two cookbooks, co-written with her husband. By day Amber teaches enrichment and continuing education creative writing courses. You can find out more about Amber here.

Head over to the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog for the official announcement and to read an article from Amber on space opera, soap opera and, uh, opera opera.

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New Author Announcement: Jasmine Gower

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Listen up you ritzy lot; do we  have some sockdollager news for you! Robot HQ has a new author in its midst: Jasmine Gower

Jasmine hails from Portland, Oregon and was drawn toward writing years before amidst a childhood of fantasy novels and 90s video games! Plus she has a passion for exploring themes of gender, sexuality, and disability through the conventions of speculative fiction and fantasy worldbuilding.

We’re very excited to be publishing Jasmine’s hotsy-totsy debut novel Moonshine in Feb 2018. It’s an alternative world Prohibition fantasy where magic, not alcohol, is the banned substance and when our protagonist Daisy starts her new life in the big city her magic – inherited in heirlooms from her grandma – cause her more trouble than she ever thought possible.AR author Jasmine Gower

Here’s the synopsis:

Daisy’s starting a new job and stylish city life, but mage-hunters out for her dark magic threaten to destroy her vogue image.

In the flourishing metropolis of Soot City, progressive ideals reign and the old ways of magic and liquid mana are forbidden. Daisy Dell is a Modern Girl – stylish, educated and independent – keen to establish herself in the city but reluctant to give up the taboo magic inherited from her grandmother.

Her new job takes her to unexpected places, and she gets more attention than she had hoped for… When bounty hunters start combing the city for magicians, Daisy must decide whether to stay with her new employer – even if it means revealing the grim source of her occult powers.

Can’t wait to read it? Breeze over to the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog for the full announcement and words from Jasmine on how a volcano inspired Moonshine.

Bump gums with Jasmine on Twitter here.

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New Author: Micah Yongo

We’re super excited and delighted to announce a new signing, author Micah YongoAR author Micah Yongo! *Crowd goes wild*
*Robot dance*

Micah is an author from Manchester, UK. You can find him over on his blog, The Mancophile, or on Twitter.

Micah’s debut novel, Lost Gods, will be hitting bookshelves in April 2018. We can’t wait to share with you this wonderful epic fantasy, steeped in African folklore and featuring a young assassin hunted by his own brotherhood while he struggles to uncover a supernatural conspiracy.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Neythan is one of five adolescents trained and raised together by a mysterious brotherhood of assassins known as the Shedaím. When Neythan is framed for the murder of his closest friend, he pursues his betrayer, and in so doing learns there’s far more to the Brotherhood, and even the world itself, than he’d ever thought possible.

 

Head on over to Fantasy Faction to see the full announcement post, along with a piece from Micah on his inspirations for Lost Gods.

 

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Cover Reveal: The Song of The Dead

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Watch out: we have an absinthe-soaked, illuminati-tinged, steampunk dream for your visual cortex!

We absolutely love the first two covers in Carrie Patel‘s Recoletta series – the spectacular fantasy-whodunit set in an underground city where the classes are at war and intrigue and deceit lie around every corner.

Now, we’re incredibly happy to show off the beautiful cover for the gripping third title in the series, The Song of The Dead, created by the peerless John Coulthart.

The Song of The Dead will be released May 2 (US/Can) / May 4 (UK/Commonwealth). That means, if you’ve yet to read the first two books in the series, The Buried Life and Cities & Thrones you have some time. And you know what,  because we’re nice like that, we’re offering both ebooks for just $1.99 on the website for the next week.

Here are some reviews of the series, to whet your appetite further:

“The subtly fantastical story is resplendent with surprisingly deep villains, political corruption, and a gripping whodunit feel.”

– Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

The Buried Life excels on many levels, quite apart from its presentation of strong female characters: it’s a cracking whodunnit with sufficient twists and turns to make Agatha Christie proud, a vivid portrayal of a vibrant multicultural society, and an intriguing love story.”
The Guardian

“Her writing exudes an engaging confidence that makes The Buried Life hard to put down. Patel also shows a gift for pithy dialogue, and her two female leads are both resilient although in different ways”.
SciFi Now

The Buried Life artfully sets a who-dunit murder mystery in a dystopian underground city filled with dark politics and foul secrets. It’s a gripping read from start to finish, with two clever female leads and a delightfully colorful cast. More, please!”
Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Dagger

“Carrie Patel has created a world that’s so rich, so full, and so well-developed, that it’s incredibly easy to get lost in it. There are layers to the characters and layers to the world itself. It’s incredibly thought out and developed, and it’s so well-done. I’d revisit this world again for sure.”
In Case of Survival

“I was on the edge of my proverbial seat.”
The Qwillery

Now, take a look at all of the covers together. A fine trilogy to show off on your bookcase!

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Sungrazer’s Coming For You

Angry Robot author Jay PoseySungrazer, the sequel to Jay Posey’s Outriders is on its way!

That’s right, your favourite military SF novel of 2016 is getting a sequel, ready to smash its way into your cerebral cortex via your eyeballs this July!

Here’s the synopsis:

In a new Cold War between Earth and Mars, when devastating weapons go missing, there’s only one team you can call – the Outriders. When a fully-autonomous vessel with orbital strike capabilities goes missing, it’s up to the Outriders to track the untrackable. And when the trail leads them to the influential Martian People’s Collective Republic, the operation gets a lot more complicated. Lincoln and his team are forced to rely on the help of an intelligence officer they aren’t sure they can trust, in a place where one wrong move could lead to catastrophe.

If you’ve yet to read Outriders, a book where – spoiler – the main character dies on the first page, then you really need to jump into this amazing mashup of military sci-fi and space opera. Here’s a couple of reviews to get you fired up for some otherworld action:

Outriders by Jay Posey“At the heart of Outriders is a thriller with bursts of action and a book you begin to read and realise you’ve become so engrossed in that a whole day has passed by without you noticing.”
Strange Alliances

“It is a military science fiction adventure story with a twisty plot and a complex political landscape. It focuses on a very small unit of people with character development as a centerpiece but the plot gods are also appeased. A great read for lovers of science fiction adventure!”
Bull Spec

“This book should have come with a warning – Attention! Once started this book cannot be put down. An amazing blending of military action & SF. I have rarely encountered a book that I HAD to finish; it kept me up all night. But it was worth it.”
A Book Drunkard

With endorsements like that, if you’re yet to pick up this series, well then, you better get reading and prepare yourself for the second instalment of your new favourite special ops team!

Sungrazer will be available from all good outlets July 4 (US/Can) / July 6 (UK/Commonwealth).

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New Signing: Tim Pratt’s The Wrong Stars

Angry Robot author Tim PrattAs you may have seen over on the Barnes & Noble SF & F Blog we’ve announced a bit of exciting news… that we’ve signed Hugo Award-winning author Tim Pratt for a bloody wonderful new space opera, The Wrong Stars.

Here’s the synopsis:

A ragtag crew of humans and posthumans discover alien technology that could change the fate of humanity… or awaken an ancient evil and destroy all life in the galaxy.

The close-knit crew of the White Raven run freight, salvage, and (sometimes) security at the fringes of our solar system. They discover the wreck of a centuries-old exploration vessel floating light years away from its intended destination and revive its sole occupant, who wakes with news of First Contact. When the crew break it to her that humanity has alien friends already, she reveals that these are very different extra-terrestrials… And the technology they left her with threatens to unleash a terrible existential threat to all intelligent life in the galaxy—but also opens up unprecedented opportunities to explore the larger universe.

Sounds amazing, right? Vast universes, ancient evil, aliens and future-tech – The Wrong Stars has it all, and we’re so excited to be publishing it in November 2017.

Click here to be taken to the full announcement on the Barnes & Noble SF & F blog, plus words from Tim on his secret love for space opera and decision to write a sci-fi novel.

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Cover Reveal: A Tyranny of Queens

Rejoice! It’s new cover time, and today we have an absolute beauty for you.

You might remember last year’s brilliant portal fantasy An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows, described as “the portal fantasy I’ve spent my whole life waiting for” by Tor’s Liz Bourke. Now we’re showing off the cover – created by Hugo Award-winning artist Julie Dillon – for the amazing sequel, A Tyranny of Queens.

But first, here’s the synopsis:

Saffron Coulter is back on Earth, but even so, nothing is easy. Struggling with the victimising expectations of her friends and family and threatened with a stay in psychiatric care, Saffron has to make a choice: to forget about Kena and fit back into the life she’s outgrown, or pit herself against everything she’s ever known and everyone she loves.

Meanwhile in Kena, Gwen is increasingly troubled by Leoden’s absence and his plans for the captive worldwalkers, while Yena, still in Veksh, must confront the deposed Kadeja. What is their endgame? Who can they trust? And what happens when Leoden returns?

For the full cover, plus exclusive interview with both Foz and Angry Robot author Keith Yatsuhashi, author of Kojiki and forthcoming title Kokoro, click on the teaser image below.

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New Book Announcement: The Uploaded by Ferrett Steinmetz

Angry Robot author Ferrett SteinmetzYEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!

You all know how much we love Ferrett Steinmetz and his amazing ‘Mancer series (Flex, The Flux, Fix), right? Well, when Ferrett told us he’d written a new standalone novel we wanted it so much that we took his entire family hostage until such a time as he signed a contract with us, in his own blood, promising fealty, book rights and doughnuts each month until the end of time.

So we are delighted, made up, overjoyed and pretty darn chuffed to announce that in September 2017 Ferrett’s The Uploaded will be published by Angry Robot.

Now, we want to tell you all about the novel but we guess the best person to do that would be Ferrett, and wouldn’t you just know it, he’s done so by writing a blog about the book over on the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog! Head on over and have a read!

WE’RE JUST SO EXCITED!

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New Books: KW Jeter New Novel + Re-Releases + Shiny New Covers!

Exciting news, fans of cogs and clocks and all things steam!

K W Jeter – the father of steampunk who coined the term 30 years ago – is back, with a brand new novel and re-releases of the earlier books in his genre-defining George Dower series.

To celebrate the anniversary Angry Robot will be re-releasing Infernal Devices this coming February, with a re-release of second-in-series Fiendish Schemes arriving in April. This is the first time that Fiendish Schemes will be released outside of the US/Canada, so be ready, UK/Commonwealth fans! Finally, we’ll be publishing K W’s brand new novel, Grim Expectations, the third of the George Dower series, in June 2017.

Each book has a brand new cover, created by the ever-brilliant John Coulthart, and let us tell you, they are WONDERFUL. If you’d like to take a look at them and hear a little from K W about his thoughts on both the covers and the series in general, head over to Tor.com for some exclusive content. In the meantime, here’s a little teaser for you:
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