Books

Books

Cover of Death!

angelofdeath-front-72dpi-actualIt’s a hard life, working in the Angry Robot Office. Yes, we get to choose the books we want to publish, which means that we’re pretty much guaranteed to be more than enamoured by our entire list. And yes, we get to work with some of the best cover artists in the business, and gradually get to see the book encapsulated in a single image. In fact, this is part of what makes working at Angry Robot such hard work. There will

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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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Books, General skiffy bollocks

Chris Roberson nominated for Sidewise Award

Book of Secrets - August UK, October USThat headline pretty much says it all. We were delighted to learn that Angry Robot author Chris Roberson has been nominated for the prestigious award for excellence in alternate history, for his fine Chinese-in-space SF novel The Dragon’s Nine Sons. Coincidentally, that book was published by Solaris, Marco’s old stamping ground, and whose new boss, George Mann is also nominated (hey George). The winner will

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J Robert King talks about Angel of Death

jrkIn September this year (UK) and February 2010 (everywhere else) we’re publishing J Robert King’s astonishing new novel, Angel of Death, in which the harvester of souls who cares for the dead of Chicago decides to wander away from the path that has been set out for him, when he is assigned to take the life of a human he has fallen for.

Rob has created a short introduction to the book, which you can see

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Nekropolis Review (Time Capsule version)

nekropolis-rough30cm-72dpiTim Waggoner’s Nekropolis, as many of you know, was originally published in novella form (as “Necropolis”, with a hero called Matthew Adrion rather than Matt Richter) back in 2004, before being picked up by Angry Robot, and expanded to full novel-length as the first part of a new series.

Bewildering Stories reviewed the original book, and (unsurprisingly) rather liked it, describing is as “a classic” (their italics, not ours).

Tim Waggoner’s book surely features one of the

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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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Books, Future formats, General skiffy bollocks

Fiction Crossing Boundaries

spacewoolWe are absolutely delighted to announce our first truly crossover novel. We’re a huge fan of the crossover, and have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you something truly special and innovative. Something that will make other publishers think Why didn’t I think of that?

Novels that cross genre boundaries are not new, but with the release of Perl One (1 December, 2009) we’re not just crossing genres, we’re crossing media! Perl One is a space opera, huge in

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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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Dan Abnett joins our robot horde

Dan Abnett, writing stuffToday, we are delighted to announce we’ve signed noted SF & Fantasy author Dan Abnett for three original novels, for a substantial five-figure advance.

Dan made his name in the tie-in SF and Fantasy fiction field, selling more than 1.2 million copies in English language of his Warhammer 40,000 novels for Games Workshop’s Black Library imprint. They’ve also been translated into ten other languages. He’s also recently made the UK

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Review copies have flown the nest

Package of booksThe first review copies  of our 4 launch titles will be hitting the doormats of some of the nation’s reviewers today and tomorrow, with more to follow.

Electronic review copies will also be winging their way towards our Robot Army in the next day or two, as well, though some Robot Army recruits will also be given the opportunity to receive physical copies.

It’s all go here, you know… 🙂

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Books, Robot Business, Writers

Launch Titles Announced!

 

robotthumbsmNot content with launching our new website today, we also have news of our first four books!

Angry Robot launches in the UK in July 2009, and in the US and the rest of the world from September. Ebook editions will be available worldwide from July. Our first titles are a mix of genres, from street smart neat-future thriller to ultradark horror to wild modern fantasy. Our authors, too, fulfil our mission: two men and two women, two new

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Books, Robot Army

Welcome to our new home…

For those of you who have been following us at our previous site, and to every new reader, welcome!

We’ve been beavering away behind the scenes for many months (well, I have for two, but Marco and Chris have a significant head start on me), and you can now read copious details of our first books and our authors.

Tomorrow we receive our first ARCs, and they’ll be sent out over the next week or so to UK-based reviewers – we launch in the UK in July (actually, our July books are out on June 25th) and in

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eReaders

We’ve been thinking about eReaders in the office, and wondering whether to get one. They’ve been pretty popular with editors, recently, and with good reason. Carrying multiple novel submissions in hardcopy isn’t practical, and reading from a computer monitor is ok for a short while, but not for long periods of time (and again, it’s not practical to take one everywhere you go, just on the off-chance you’ll find some spare reading time). 

droppedimage_5A dedicated electronic reader, though – that’s

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