Cover Art

Angry Robot, Cover Art

And now… more fabulous art

Are you getting bored of this yet? We’re definitely not. It seems like pretty much every day in the Angry Robot office is a “woah, that’s just awesome!” day at the moment, and as long as the weather remains cold and wintery long may that little flash of sheer joy continue to light up our chilly world.

Today’s wonderful specimen is the cover art for Dan Abnett‘s September title, Embedded. Our artist is the almost supernaturally talented Larry Rostant, who also provided the cover image for Dan’s most recent book for us, that wild historical fantasy romp

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Angry Robot, Cover Art

And another *stunning* piece of art

Today it’s the cover for Ian Whates‘ first fantasy novel, City of Dreams & Nightmare. The cover is by Greg Bridges, the Australian artist who also graced us with the cover for Kaaron’s Walking the Tree.

This time we’re in the land of brass and clockwork, amongst the many towering spires of Thaiburley, City of a Hundred Rows – a setting that is as much of a character in the novel as any of the people. We see a vast metal and glass heart that appears to be running the city through some mysterious alchemical

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Angry Robot, Cover Art

More gorgeous cover art

King's Justice - it's greatOK, so there’s been a “healthy debate” recently about the featuring (or the avoidance of featuring) characters from non-white cultures on fantasy and SF books. For us, well, perhaps we’re being a tad naive but it never occurred to us. Zinzi, the “girl who finds things” in Lauren Beukes’ very urban fantasy Zoo City, is a black South African, so of course that’s what she looks like on John Picacio’s cover.

And King, the hero of Maurice Broaddus’ superb resetting of the

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Author Appearances, Books, Cover Art

Something to keep you on the Edge of your seats…

Oh, it seems to be cover week this week!

Edge-front-72dpiHere’s our latest – Thomas Blackthorne‘s Edge (you’ll know him better as John Meaney, but shhhh… don’t tell anyone we told you!)

Thomas John The author will be one of the guests at the SFX Weekender 5-6 February. Why not pick up a copy of the book and get him to sign it while you’re there!

Design by Spring London. Bloodstains

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Angry Robot, Cover Art

King Maker – the cover

kingmaker-previewBack in December we showed you the absolutely gorgeous cover art for Maurice Broaddus’ forthcoming novel, King Maker. Stunning wraparound art from the uber-talented Steve Stone (click the thumbnail for a bigger version).

Here’s the cover with all the covery bits ‘n’ pieces added on by the talented designers at ARGH!

Feast your eyes, ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes…


King Maker cover

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Books, Cover Art

The World House cover

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We do like showing off our covers. Here’s the latest – Guy Adams’ The World House, out in the UK next month, Australis/NZ soon after, and in the US and Canada at the back end of the year. Attractive, striking, and mysterious. A bit like our Mr Adams, in a way…*

Clicking on the image opens a bigger version.

* You owe me a beer for that, Guy.

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Angry Robot, Cover Art

Cover love: King Maker!

It’s no use, we just can’t keep this to ourselves a moment longer. Here’s the cover art for King Maker, book one of Maurice Broaddus‘ extraordinary Knights of Breton Court trilogy. These books, if you recall, are a retelling of the King Arthur myths, set amongst the inner city gangs of Indianapolis. It’s dark, vicious and totally of the moment: like The Wire meets Excalibur. Because when Angry Robot does urban fantasy, we never forget the “urban” part.

This art is by the fabulously talented Steve Stone of Artist Partners, whose work you will undoubtedly notice from

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Cover Art, Interesting Stuff, Other people's business

The anatomy of a cover

One of our most popular covers to date (and we’ve had a lot of popular covers in our short time on this earth) was Vincent Chong‘s wonderfully-realised cover for Nekropolis (Tim Waggoner).

Vinnie’s just published a guest blog over at Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist in which he discusses the process of creating cover art from commission to conclusion, using Nekropolis as his example.

The first step after being commissioned is to come up with a concept for the cover. Sometimes the client already has a specific idea

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Cover Art

Cover Pr0n

Servant of the UnderworldWe like to have a laugh and a joke on here sometimes, because, well let’s face it: we’re funny guys. Also devilishly handsome and great in the sack (and not at all slightly overweight, just slightly undertall).

However, sometimes we just like to let the work speak for itself, so without any further ado (did that bit at the top count as “ado”? I’m not sure. Anyway.), here are the covers to our January

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Books, Cover Art

Time for an “oooh” and an “aaaah”…

DeadStreets-front-72dpi-ROUBack in April we brought you Vincent Chong‘s cover for Tim Waggoner‘s zombie P.I. novel Nekropolis. We’ve just had the art through for the second book in the series, Dead Streets.

Three-time British Fantasy Award-winner, Vinnie has excelled himself with his latest cover – look at the expression on Matt Richter’s face (click on the image to see a bigger version). He may be dead, he may be chained up, but he looks to be

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