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Cover Reveal: The Trials of Solomon Parker

Good day fellow Robots.

It’s time to feast your eyes on the cover of another spectacular tale from the old west from our very own Eric Scott FischlIf you’ve read Dr Potter’s Medicine Show, you’ll already be familiar with loveable buffoon Solomon Parker and now he’s back, as an old man who’s made one bad gamble too many, in the marvellous mix of fantasy and spirits that is The Trials of Solomon Parker.

We have a rather mysterious and gorgeous cover to go with it – courtesy of Steven Meyer-Rassow – which you can see over at the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, along with a wonderful piece from Eric on gods and why bad things happen to good people.

Want to know more about the novel? Here’s the synopsis to further whet your appetite!

1916, Butte, Montana: City of the Copper Kings. Solomon Parker is old, broken and in debt to very bad people. He’s always managed to stay one step ahead of his last bad decision, but more than anything, he wishes life had turned out differently. Little does he know that for him and his young protégé, Billy Morgan, that wish is about to come true. The Above Ones, the gods of the People, are bored. Their servant, Marked Face is coming, and he’s bringing his dice…

The Trials of Solomon Parker will be unleashed on October 3 (US/Can) / October 5 (UK/RoW) and if you haven’t yet but want to get to know Solomon a little, check out Dr Potter’s Medicine Show, available now!

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Cover Reveal: Immortal Architects

Good news – Edmund Templeton and Istvan Czernin are back!

This time, our heroes are under siege as they struggle to establish a new order in Paige Orwin’s Immortal Architectsthe vivid sequel to The Interminables.

Intrigued? Excited? Then read the synopsis below:

Edmund Templeton, a time-manipulating sorcerer, and Istvan Czernin, the deathless spirit of WWI, are the most powerful agents of the magical cabal now ruling the US East Coast. Their struggle to establish a new order in the wake of magical catastrophe is under siege: cults flourish and  armies clash on their borders. Perhaps worst of all the meteoric rise of a technological fortress-state threatens their efforts to keep the peace.

As if that weren’t enough, a desperate call has come in from the west. A superstorm capable of tearing rock from mountains is on its way, and it acting unlike any storm ever seen before. Who better to investigate than two old friends with the sudden need to prove themselves?

Today we’re celebrating the reveal of the stunning new cover art from Amazing15 – who’ve captured the beauty and struggle of this new novel in gorgeous detail. Head over to the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog to check out the full image and take a sneak peek at the first chapter! Happy reading!

Immortal Architects will be available from retailers from September 5 (US/Can) / September 7 (UK/RoW), and you can pre-order the ebook right now.


Don’t forget you can see (and download!) all of our covers forever and ever on our Pinterest board – The SF, F & WTF world of Angry Robot Books.

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COVER REVEAL: NANOSHOCK

Listen up! We’ve got a new cover reveal, created by the one, the only Cody Tilson.

The cover is for K C Alexander’s forthcoming Nanoshock and it. is. badass.

If you’re patrons of K C’s Patreon then you will have already seen the cover, as it was first revealed to you lovely, lovely lot. Just one of a myriad of reasons to support authors with their own Patreon account – content, content, content, people.

Anyhow, we’ll leave you to gaze on the sunny visage of our favourite badass, Riko, but before we go, here’s the synopsis. Get ready, cos this book is going to be a WILD ride:

As Riko works to rebuild her shattered cred, following the events of Necrotech, she’s stuck fighting off every jerk looking to raise their standing on the streets. But when a corp with some serious influence ups the stakes, Riko’s going to have to take the fight to them, put this nonsense down for good. Nothing is what it seems when corp politics are in play, and another necro blight right where her answers are buried might very well be the end of the life she didn’t know she’d borrowed.

Now, to gaze upon the hardcore motherfucker adorning our cover:

Nanoshock by KC Alexander

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ICYMI: Cover Reveal – Skyfarer

Watch out world! We are in possession of an absolute treat for your brain… it’s the stupendous cover for Joseph Brassey’s Skyfarer.

Created by the truly excellent Ignacio Lazcanoit’s a visual delight that combines everything we love including magic, mages, and flaming swords!

Skyfarer is one part sorcery, one part space fantasy and one part of a vast new universe. Described as “One of those remarkable books that consists entirely of ‘the good parts'” byNeal Stephenson, we have to admit, we couldn’t agree more!

Want to see the cover in its full glory? Head over the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog which is showing off the cover AND the first chapter of the novel! Just click on the sneaky peak below to see the full reveal.

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Skyfarer will be available from retailers from September 5 (US/Can) / September 7 (UK/RoW)

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ICYMI – COVER REVEAL: Under the Pendulum Sun

It was one of those beautiful moments in the office. We’d agreed to the purchase of Jeannette Ng’s amazing debut novel Under the Pendulum Sun and the discussion had turned to covers. Without thinking we, as one, uttered “John Coulthart”, because who could better bring to life the creepy gothic imagery Jeannette’s words painted? Happily John was onboard with our idea and the wonderful process of researching for the design began.

That’s not our tale to tell though. Head over to Fantasy Faction to hear what John had to say about the creative process, as well as Jeannette’s thoughts on the cover, and to see the beautiful artwork, of course!

Until then, here’s a very sneak peek:

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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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