Angry Robot, Books

Happy US/CAN & ebook Publication Day, Messrs Battersby, Christopher & Wendig!

Today is US, Canada and ebook publication day for Angry Robot’s September titles (which will be available in UK bookstores from September 6th).

So please join us in wishing a very warm welcome to Lee Battersby‘s fantasy debut The Corpse-Rat King, Adam Christopher‘s superhero smackdown Seven Wonders and Chuck Wendig‘s second Miriam Black tale, Mockingbird.

And what warmer welcome could there be than for you to pick up a copy from your favourite bookstore or online retailer (not forgetting our very own Robot Trading Company for all you discerning, DRM-Free ebook

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Angry Robot, Books, Cover Art

Cover Reveal – Ramez Naam’s “Nexus”

Cover Design by ARGH! Oxford

In the near future, the nano-drug Nexus can link mind to mind. There are some who want to improve it. There are some who want to eradicate it. And there are others who just want to exploit it.

When a young scientist is caught improving Nexus, he’s thrust over his head into a world of danger and international espionage, with far more at stake than anyone

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Angry Robot, Books

A Very Happy Publication Week to Madeline Ashby and Gav Thorpe!

We have two brand new books officially published this week. And for once the usual quirks in the US vs UK distribution systems have almost coincided, which means that the official US/CAN print and Worldwide Ebook publication day (today!) is only 48 hours in advance of the official UK/EU print publication day (Thursday!)

The two brand new books in question are (drumroll please!)


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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Books

Angry Robot to Publish Joseph D’Lacey’s Black Feathers Duology

The Author - Joseph D'LaceyHeads-up all you eco-horror, dark fantasy and post-apocalyptica fans! We’re hugely excited to announce that Joseph D’Lacey – the award-winning author best known for his shocking eco-horror novel Meat, which won him the British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer in 2009 and prompted no less a literary luminary than Stephen King to declare “Joseph D’Lacey rocks!” – has signed up with us for a two-book series.

The two books in question will complete a brand new post-apocalyptic duology. The first

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Angry Robot, Books, Cover Art, Interviews

Behind the cover – vN

Madeline Ashby‘s sublime science fiction novel vN is, even as you read this, powering in vast container lorries to every corner of the globe, ready for its publication at the start of August. Madeline herself has been out and about talking about the genesis and writing and themes of her book, so we thought it would also be interesting to catch up with the guy who did that amazing

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Books

Seven Wonders – UK Signing and Limited Edition Hardback

Seven Wonders by Adam ChristopherAdam Christopher’s Empire State was one of the not-really-a-surprise hits of 2012, and his second novel – Seven Wonders – is generating just as much excitement.

Set in the four-colour world of superheroes and their unique adversaries, Seven Wonders has already attracted praise from lots of folk, including Greg Rucka, Mike Carey and Victor Gischler – and those guys know their superheroes!

On the day of the UK launch (September 6th), Adam will be

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Books, Robot Business

Good News for Chris F. Holm Fans – We’ve Signed Him Up for a New ‘Collector’ Book

We’re very, very pleased indeed to be able to make the following announcement:

Following the critical and sales success of Chris F. Holm‘s debut novel Dead Harvest, and with the noise already building for The Wrong Goodbye‘s upcoming release in October this year, we’ve snapped up Chris’s third book in the Collector series.

Called The Big Reap, it threatens to reveal a whole lot more of the machinations of some of Hell’s most powerful characters, as soul collector Sam Thornton gets himself in a whole universe of trouble.

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Books, On Sale, Writers

Angry Robot signs Emma Newman

We’ve just concluded a deal with Emma Newman (via her fabulous agent, Jennifer Udden at the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York) for three books in Emma’s Split Worlds urban fantasy series, and the first one – Between Two Thorns – will be published in March next year, and we couldn’t be more delighted. The series is fabulous, but you probably already guessed that.

Emma’s reaction to the deal was “I still can’t believe this is happening –

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Angry Robot, Books

Happy US/CAN & ebook Publication Day, Mike Shevdon and Trent Jamieson!

Although the official UK publication day isn’t until June 7th, today’s the first day that Trent Jamieson‘s Night’s Engines and Mike Shevdon‘s Strangeness and Charm are available in the US and Canada. They’re also both available as of now in ebook: Mobi via your local Amazon and ePub via our own Robot Trading Company and other ebook stores.

Show these fabulous authors some love and pick up your copy today!


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Angry Robot, Books, Robot Business

Debut Author Wesley Chu Joins Angry Robot with The Lives of Tao

We have news of another exciting debut author signing for you today folks: a two-book deal for science fiction author Wesley Chu.

Said deal – the fine-print of which was sorted out between our man Lee Harris and Wesley’s agent Russell Galen of the Scovil, Galen and Ghosh Literary Agency – is for the first two books in a brand new, high-octane, sci-fi action adventure series that mashes up Jason Bourne, Chuck, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and a whole lot more.

People of The Earth, we proudly present: The Lives of Tao.

What’s The Lives of

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Angry Robot, Audio, Books, Other people's business

Listen to the latest Angry Robot audiobooks!

Courtesy of those fine folk at Brilliance Audio, we have some snippets of some of the quite brilliant audiobooks they have produced of some recent Angry Robot titles.

Last month’s titles: Omega Point and Blackbirds
This month’s titles: Empire State, Giant Thief and Dead Harvest.

Click on each of the links (below) to hear about 5 minutes of each, or to download to your computer for your offline listening pleasure (by right-clicking and saving, or doing what you usually do with these things #techie).

These titles can be ordered as downloads or on CD from Audible (UK /

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Angry Robot, Awards, Books

Jo Anderton and Kaaron Warren Shortlisted for Ditmar Best Novel Award

The Ditmar Awards are the Australian equivalent of the Hugos, given by members of the Australian National Science Fiction Convention for professional and fan works by Australians. The shortlist has just been announced – and there’s a mighty strong Angry Robot presence.

The shortlist for Best Novel looks like this:

Debris by Jo Anderton (Angry Robot)
Mistification by Kaaron Warren (Angry Robot)
Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres (Random House)
The Courier’s New Bicycle by Kim Westwood (HarperCollins)
The Shattered City by Tansy Rayner Roberts (HarperCollins)

Additionally, our Jo is one of

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It’s Publication Day!

If you like physical books and live in the USA or Canada*, or if you like eBooks and live anywhere in the world, today is the first day you can pick up a copy of the following fine tomes:

Blackbirds, by Chuck Wendig

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Miriam Black knows when you will die. She’s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, and suicides.

But when Miriam hitches a ride with Louis Darling and shakes his hand,

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Angry Robot, Books, Other people's business, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 09.03.12

Greetings, little robotlings. Are your primary limbs arranged comfortably and your comprehension-circuits fully engaged? They are? Good. Then we shall begin.

Blackbirds, by Chuck WendigChuck Wendig‘s Blackbirds is still a couple of months away from its official publication date (May 2012), but word of its extreme wonderfulness is continuing to spread around the blogosphere. The latest outpouring of advance praise comes in the form of a 10/10 rating from Hannah at Fantasy Faction, with a follow-up 8/10 from Starburst Magazine as well.

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