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A Man of Bricks – Competition Time: Build Our Covers from Lego

A Man of Bricks with coverIt seems that our editorial assistant has too much time on his hands (we’ll fix that), and was inspired to recreate, in Lego, the cover for Jeff Noon’s new book A Man of Shadows, designed by master cover artist Will Staehle.

From Jeff:

“Seeing Nick’s fantastic Lego remix of the Man of Shadows cover reminded me that a novel is never quite finished: it exists in various forms, some more jagged than others, with rougher edges, and sharper corners. A hero could get damaged, a villain might trip and fall. A brick might fall off a building and hit a minor character on the head. It’s a revelation. The last time I clipped two bricks together, I was a child; now I’m a man, and my eyes have been opened! We need more Lego book covers.”

Now it’s your turn! We want you to build Lego versions of any of our covers, or characters from the books and send us a picture. If we love it, we’ll send you a copy of Jeff’s new novel! Deal? Deal.

If you’re really lucky, the cover artist might even say something as lovely as this:

“I’ve had my covers made into immersive projected experiences, carved wooden boxes, and even into an old-school arcade games, but this is certainly the first time that I’ve ever seen one of my covers as a Lego sculpture, and a quite excellent one at that too! Between the structure, and the lighting Nick totally nailed this build… It’s like if MC Esher grew up playing with Lego!” – artist Will Staehle

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COVER REVEAL: The Uploaded by Ferrett Steinmetz

You guys may know by now that Ferrett Steinmetz is a writing genius. After his Flex trilogy concluded in September last year we were bereft, but happily Ferrett came to us with a brand new cyberpunk standalone The Uploaded. Needless to say, we loved it. But rather than us waxing lyrical about the great characters, incredible worldbuilding and super fun plot we’ll share the official synopsis right here:

Life sucks and then you die…

In the near future, the elderly have moved online and now live within the computer network. But that doesn’t stop them interfering in the lives of the living, whose sole real purpose now is to maintain the vast servers which support digital Heaven. For one orphan that just isn’t enough – he wants more for himself and his sister than a life slaving away for the dead. It turns out that he’s not the only one who wants to reset the world…

Now that we’ve whet your whistle with that we’ve got something else, too; the absolutely stunning new cover. Big props to super genius Joey HiFi for the incredible artwork, as per usual.

Just head over to the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog for the full reveal PLUS exclusive excerpt of the first two chapters of the novel.

The Uploaded will available to all in September 2017.

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Children Of A Dead Earth series: New, Shiny Covers

ChildrenOfTheDivide_144dpiTo celebrate the release of Children of the Divide, the third title in the Children of a Dead Earth series, we’ve decided to repackage Patrick S Tomlinson‘s books.

Featuring the generation ships, the covers now SCREAM SPACE DIRECTLY INTO YOUR FACE, and for that, we love them.

Our thanks, as always, to Lee Gibbons for the brilliant cover art.

Children of the Divide will be available from all good bookstores August 1 (US/Can) / Aug 3 (UK/Commonwealth), Children of a Dead Earth fans. For those that have yet to embark on an amazing hard SF series with mystery elements, fancy starting the series pre-release of the third novel? Here’s what some wonderful people have had to say about it thus far:

“The stakes are high is this thrilling debut.”
Kirkus Reviews

The Ark is an extremely fast page turner, to both unspool the mystery, and immerse oneself in the main character and his plight.”
Skiffy & Fanty

“Another amazing story with all the twists and turns I’ve come to expect from Patrick S. Tomlinson.  With a great mix of science fiction, action and mystery it is wonderfully written and it’s not “world” building but as the author said it’s ‘race building’,  so don’t miss out on the turbulent ups and downs that had me undeniably hooked throughout the entire thing.”
Books in Brogan

“The writing is excellent, the pace superb and it’s one of those books that feels like a quick read until you look out the window and see the sun rise, realising you’ve been reading for several hours.”
The British Fantasy Society

“I could not put Trident’s Forge down, and read it in one marathon sitting. That is as much due to the writing style and characters as the non-stop, nail-biting story thread. If you’re an outer space sci-fi geek like I am, you’re going to love this series!”
– Popcorn Reads

Just for your visual pleasure here the cover are, altogether for the first time. Aren’t they beeeeaaaauuuutiful? They’d look pretty good on your bookshelf, we think.

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Cover Reveal: Sungrazer

It’s almost here! Jay Posey‘s Sungrazer, the second in our very popular ‘A-Team in space’ series, and sequel to Outriders, will be hitting all good stores in July!

And now we’re showing off the cover, an awe-inspiring space scene featuring the surface of Mars and one of our kick-ass outriders in their special suits. But why are the suits special, you ask? Better read Outriders to find out!

Our thanks, as always, go to glorious cover artist, Larry Rostant.

Click on the link below to visit the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog and see the full cover reveal, and read more about the novel.

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COVER REVEAL: An Oath of Dogs

Screen Shot 2017-03-24 at 12.36.18It’s Friday, and it’s cover reveal time! This one is for Wendy N Wagner’s  fantastic, and super characterful novel An Oath of Dogs

Here’s the synopsis:

Kate Standish has been on the forest-world of Huginn less than a week and she’s already pretty sure her new company murdered her boss. But the little town of mill workers and farmers is more worried about eco-terrorism and a series of attacks by the bizarre, sentient dogs of this planet, than a death most people would like to believe is an accident. That is, until Kate’s investigation uncovers a conspiracy which threatens them all.

Now, before we direct you to the full cover we want to make mention of something…

We were so taken by Hattie, Kate’s canine companion in the book, that we’ve decided to do something a little bit different in the run up to release (July 4 US/Can / July 6 UK/Commonwealth) and give a little something back to our darling doggos. So, with each pre-order of An Oath of Dogs (up to 500 units), we’re going to offer $1 to a service dog charity. Our chosen charity is Freedom Service Dogs of America and you can read a bit more about them here. If you’d like to help us donate to a great cause, just send a copy of your pre-order receipt to penny.reeve@angryrobotbooks.com and we’ll do the rest.

Thanks to Joey Hi-Fi for what we think you’ll agree is an absolutely spectacular cover, with one of the best uses of negative space in we’ve seen in a while.

Head over to Tor.com to see the artwork in full and hear how Wendy’s An Oath of Dogs is in part a thank you to all working dogs.

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COVER REVEAL: The Rebellion’s Last Traitor

Well met, good robots.

Do we have a treat for you today! It’s Steve Stone‘s brand new cover for Nik Korpon‘s The Rebellion’s Last Traitor, a sci-fi noir that puts us in mind of Inception by way of Blade Runner and the Easter Uprising of 1916. Yes, we know that definitely propels it into the WTF part of our remit and we couldn’t be happier to be bringing this wonder to you in early June.

As a bonus feature, not only are our friends at the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog showing off the cover they’re also sharing the first chapter of The Rebellion’s Last Traitor, just so you can get your whet your whistle, pre-release. Click on the image below to take a peek at the full reveal and read the excerpt.

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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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Cover Reveal: A Man of Shadows by Jeff Noon

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It’s time to step into the shadows with the electrifying new novel A Man of Shadows, from the very talented Jeff Noon, author of the award winning novel Vurt.

Here’s the synopsis:

Below the neon skies of Dayzone – where the lights never go out, and night has been banished – lowly private eye John Nyquist takes on a teenage runaway case. His quest takes him from Dayzone into the permanent dark of Nocturna.

As the vicious, seemingly invisible serial killer known only as Quicksilver haunts the streets, Nyquist starts to suspect that the runaway girl holds within her the key to the city’s fate. In the end, there’s only one place left to search: the shadow-choked zone known as Dusk.

And we’re super excited to be able to show you the amazing cover art from Will Staehle and you can see the full thing, in all its glory, in the exclusive reveal on Tor.com. Just follow the link in the teaser at the top!

A Man of Shadows will be available from all reputable and non-reputable bookstores from August 2 (US/Can) / August 4 (UK/RoW).

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Cover Reveal + Excerpt: Myth of The Maker

Continuing our tie-in novel situation, Angry Robot are super excited to be publishing Bruce R Cordell‘s Myth of The Maker, a novel based on the RPG The Strange, which was co-created by Monte Cook Games and Bruce himself.

If you’re not familiar with The Strange RPG, it’s a world set on modern day Earth which allows GMs to take players through different ‘recursions’ based on literary creations. Yes, it’s our type of thing.

Here’s the synopsis for Myth of The Maker:

Carter Morrison didn’t want to kill his friends, or himself, but he had a good reason. It was either them, or the end of all life on the planet: their sacrifice saved the world.

Not that anyone knew it, until Katherine Manners stumbled over a melting man in a computer room clutching a message of doom from another world.

Now, we’re super excited to be bringing you both the cover for this amazing book AND chapter excerpt, ahead of its release date in April.

Just click on the teaser image below to be taken through to the full reveal and excerpt over on the KnifesEdge blog:

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Reviewers: review copies are available on NetGalley now.

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Cover Reveal: Inherit the Flame

New cover alert! It’s a brilliant one too, as you’d expect from the amazingly talented artist, Kim Sokol.

The exciting cover is for Inherit the Flame, the 3rd novel in Megan E O’Keefe’s Scorched Continent series, following on from Steal the Sky, – described as having ‘witty banter, realpolitik, elusive and wonderful magic’ by Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews – and Break the Chains, which left Fantasy Fictioneagerly anticipating the follow up.’

The full cover can be seen in all its glory on the B&N SF & Fantasy Blog, as well as an exclusive excerpt of chapters one and two. Just click on the teaser below to be taken to the full reveal:

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Inherit the Flame will be released April 4 (US/Can) / April 6 (UK/RoW).

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Cover Reveal: The Broken Ones

A couple of months ago we announced that Danielle L. Jensen hadn’t quite finished with her Malediction trilogy and is returning to the series with a prequel, The Broken Ones, focusing on the story of much-loved character Marc and wife Pénélope.

We’re well on the way to its June publication date now and, as such, it’s time to reveal the cover! Our thanks to Steve Stone for yet another beautiful image, which will look absolutely wonderful next to those of Stolen Songbird, Hidden Huntress and Warrior Witch.

Head over to Danielle’s blog for the full reveal plus worldwide giveaway! In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of Marc and Pénélope to titillate you:

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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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Cover Reveal: Among The Fallen

Among the Fallen - teaserOoooh, it’s time for a pretty new cover! Our first of 2017, in fact, and we have to thank superb artist Andreas Rocha for the fine work. *doffs cap*

The frankly stunning cover is for Among The Fallen, the second title in N S Dolkart‘s Godserfs series, following on from last year’s magnificent Silent Hall, described by Strange Alliances as “a very special debut novel.”

The full reveal can be found over at Fantasy Faction but here’s a little teaser in the meantime. Just click on it to be taken through to the article which also features the synopsis.

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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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New Covers: vN, iD and ReV

Welcome, welcome Robot minions!

Come, sit, drink a tea and check out the absolutely badass updated (and one new) covers we have for Madeline Ashby’s Machine Dynasty series. Each of these fine pieces of art can be credited to Martin Bland AKA Spyroteknik.

‘But why the updates?’, you ask. Well, we’re reissuing the first two books in mass market format (US/Can) at the start of 2017 and then in May Rev, the third title in the series will be hitting shelves.
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United States of Japan… in Japan

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We’ll let you just stare at those a while… (You can click on them to make each a tad larger…)

Not bad, eh? Because of the size of the novel and the space that kanji text takes up, Peter Tieryas’ superlative alt-history epic United States of Japan will be published in two volumes in its Japanese translation. They’re coming soon from Hayakawa, who as you can see have commissioned the mighty John Liberto to revisit the mecha-policed streets of Los Angeles, 198-something across a pair of matching covers. Very metal, totally gorgeous.

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