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Born on the 4th of July – Start Reading Sungrazer by Jay Posey Today

Sungrazer by Jay PoseyNeed another hero? Meet Lincoln Suh and the Outriders – a crack team of near-immortal super soldiers engaged in spec ops in outer space! You’ll love Sungrazerthe standalone sequel to Jay Posey’s Outriders, and you can read the first two chapters on us, right now.

In a new Cold War between Earth and the colonies on Mars, when devastating weapons go missing, there’s only one team you can call – the Outriders. A crack force of highly specialised super-soldiers, their clone bodies are near-immortal. When a fully-autonomous vessel with orbital strike capabilities goes missing, it’s up to the Outriders to track the untrackable. But when the trail leads them to the influential Martian People’s Collective Republic, the operation gets a lot more complicated…

Intrigued? Then read the first two chapters here:

Sungrazer is available from 4 July (US/Can) and 6 July (UK/Commonwealth). Catch up with Outriders now.


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A New World Conspiracy – Free Excerpt of Wendy N Wagner’s An Oath of Dogs

Fancy some expansive, colony science fiction with some corporate intrigue and alien biology all mixed in? Then you’ll love Wendy N Wagner’s expansive, compelling and heartfelt new novel, An Oath of Dogs.An Oath of Dogs by Wendy N Wagner

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.

Plus as a little bonus, we’re doing something a little different in the run to the release! Because we are all a little bit in love with Hattie, Kate’s canine companion, we’re going to offer $1 to a service dog charity with each pre-order of An Oath of Dogs (up to 500 units). 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.

And if you want to check the first two chapters, they’re below:

An Oath of Dogs will be available from July 4 (US/Can) and July 6 (UK/Commonwealth).

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Solve the Puzzle: First Chapter of K W Jeter’s Grim Expectations

Grim Expectations by K W JeterTo celebrate 30 years of Steampunk, read the third in K W Jeter’s iconic steampunk triology, Grim Expectationsthe thrilling sequel to Infernal Devices and Fiendish Schemes.

Some time after the events of Fiendish Schemes, George Dower finds himself a widower, of sorts. On her deathbed, Miss McThane entrusts Dower with a small, ticking clockwork box. The box is mysteriously linked to her.

When she breathes her last, the box stops ticking and Dower is able to open it, to find hundreds of letters – written in an unknown hand, signed only with the initial S. They’re not love letters, but refer instead to the letter-writer’s ongoing search for some other person. The last is a simple note, reading “Found him”…

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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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Enter the Ark with a free sample from Patrick S. Tomlinson

TheArk_rev2017_144dpiFancy a fast paced murder mystery combined with a science fiction thriller? Then check out the first book in Patrick S Tomlinson’s Children of a Dead Earth series, The Ark.

Humankind has escaped a dying Earth and set out to find a new home among the stars aboard an immense generation spaceship, affectionately named the Ark. Bryan Benson is the Ark’s greatest living sports hero, enjoying retirement working as a detective in Avalon, his home module. The hours are good, the work is easy, and the perks can’t be beat.

But when a crew member goes missing, Benson is thrust into the centre of an ever-expanding web of deception, secrets, and violence that overturns everything he knows about living on the Ark and threatens everyone aboard. As the last remnants of humanity hurtle towards their salvation, Benson finds himself in a desperate race to unravel the conspiracy before a madman turns mankind’s home into its tomb.

We’re reissuing The Ark and second-in-series Trident’s Forge over the next couple of months with some very fancy new packaging (see above). Then, Aug 1 (US/Can) / Aug 3 (UK/Commonwealth) will see publication of the third instalment, Children of The Divide being released for the very first time. So really, there’s never been a better time to discover your new favourite series.

Read the first three chapters here: 

Like it? Why not snap up the ebook right now! Find it here for £5.49 / US$6.99.

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Step Into a New World with a Free Excerpt from A Tyranny of Queens by Foz Meadows

A Tyranny of Queens by Foz MeadowsAlmost a year ago we uncovered the extraordinary Manifold Worlds in Foz MeadowsAn Accident of Stars and now it’s time to return to Kena with the sequel A Tyranny of Queens, out now.

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?

Dive into the first two chapters now, it’s the world you’ve been waiting for:

Go through the portal… A Tyranny of Queens is available everywhere that books are found from 2 May (US/ebook) / 4 May (UK).

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Explore the Past – Free Sample of The Broken Ones by Danielle L. Jensen

The Broken Ones by Jen WilliamsDanielle L. Jensen returns this June with her stunning prequel to the Malediction trilogy, The Broken Ones, which chronicles the ill-fated love affair between Marc and Pénélope as they struggle to navigate the complex political world of Trollus.

Below Forsaken Mountain, a plot is being hatched to overthrow the tyrant king of Trollus, and Marc is the right-hand man of its leader.  His involvement is information more than one troll would kill to possess, which is why he must keep it a secret from everyone, even the girl he loves.

After accidentally ruining her sister’s chance to become queen, Pénélope is given one last opportunity by her father, the Duke d’Angoulême, to make herself useful: she must find proof that the boy she’s in love with is conspiring against the crown. If she fails, her life will be forfeit.

Marc and Pénélope must navigate the complex politics of Trollus, where powers on all sides are intent on using them as pawns, forcing them to risk everything for a chance at a life together.

Except being together may turn out to be the greatest risk of all.

We can’t wait to read more about Marc and Pénélope – two of our favourite characters from the Malediction trilogy – and how their doomed love casts shadows over future events.

You either? Well read the first two chapters right here, for FREE:

The Broken Ones is released June 1 (US/Can) and June 6 (UK/Commonwealth). Plus catch up with the rest of the Malediction Trilogy: Stolen Songbird, Hidden Huntress and Warrior Witchright now!

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Investigate a Destructive for Free – Free Sample from The Destructives by Matthew De Abaitua

Step into a future of humanity with a free sample from Mattew De Abaitua’s distinctive and thoughtful novel, The Destructives

Matthew will be at Innominate in Birmingham this coming weekend, where he’ll be taking part in various panels and holding a reading, so, if you have a membership be sure to pop along to the Salisbury Room of the Metropole Saturday night at 7PM to hear his dulcet tones.

Here’s the synopsis:

The Destructives by Matthew de Abaitua

Theodore Drown is a destructive. A recovering addict to weirdcore, he’s keeping his head down lecturing at the university of the Moon. Twenty years after the appearance of the first artificial intelligence, and humanity is stuck. The AIs or, as they preferred to be called, emergences, have left Earth and reside beyond the orbit of Mercury in a Stapledon Sphere known as the university of the sun.

The emergences were our future but they chose exile. All except one. Dr Easy remains, researching a single human life from beginning to end. Theodore’s life. One day, Theodore is approached by freelance executive Patricia to investigate an archive of data retrieved from just before the appearance of the first emergence. The secret living in that archive will take him on an adventure through a stunted future of asylum malls, corporate bloodrooms and a secret off-world colony where Theodore must choose between creating a new future for humanity or staying true to his nature, and destroying it.

Read the sample here: 

Grab it for yourself now through all forms of booksellers or get the ebook for RRP £5.49 / US$6.99

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Explore The Strange with a Free Chapter of Myth of the Maker by Bruce R Cordell

Myth of the Maker by Bruce R CordellRead the first chapter of the novel that kicked off The Strange RPG, and dive into a science fantasy like no other. Bruce R Cordell introduces us to a mind-expanding alternate world discovered by groundbreaking computer programmers in The Strange: Myth of the Maker.

Here’s the blurb:

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 Read Chapter One

The Strange: Myth of the Maker is published on 4 April (US/CAN & ebook) / 6 April (UK/RoW) wherever books are sold.

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Judgement is Coming – Free Excerpt of Dominion by Peter McLean

Our favourite foul-mouthed demon-botherer Don Drake is back in the second of Peter McLean’s Burned Man series, Dominion – A dark neo noir set beneath London, written with all the charm of your favourite British gangster movies. As the sequel to Drake and followed by the upcoming (just under a month, folks!) Damnationthere’s plenty more of this gritty urban fantasy to explore. Dominion by Peter McLean

In the tunnels deep under London, the Earth Elementals are dying.

Hunted by something they know only as the Rotman, the Elementals have no one trustworthy they can turn to. Enter Don Drake, drunken diabolist and semi-reformed hitman, and an almost-fallen angel called Trixie.

When Don learns that Rotman is actually the archdemon Bianakith, he knows this is going to be a tough job. The fiend is the foretold spirit of disease and decay whose aura corrupts everything it comes near, and even the most ancient foundations of London will crumble eventually. Now Don, Trixie and his ever-annoying patron the Burned Man have to hatch a plan to keep Bianakith from wiping out the Elementals and bringing down the city. But the Burned Man has other plans and those may have dire consequences for everyone.

The past never stays buried, and old sins must be atoned for. Judgement is coming, and its name is Dominion.

Get stuck into the world of Don Drake now: 

Dominion is available now from your favourite retailer, or you can get the ebook for RRP £5.49 / US$6.99 / CAN $7.99.

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Be Dragon Touched for Free – Exclusive Extract from Among the Fallen by NS Dolkart

Among the Fallen by N S DolkartThe Dragon Touched are back: read the first two chapters of N S Dolkart’s deep epic fantasy Among the Fallen, the sequel to Silent Hall on us!

The Gods are Drawing Battle Lines

In the wake of the battle of Silent Hall, the city of Ardis is reeling, its leaders frightened and disorganized. The remaining oracle of the god Ravennis has resurfaced there and is spreading a new gospel – one in which Ravennis is the new Lord of the Underworld. Narky is swept up in the promotion of his religion, even while the prevailing church of Magor tries to put down its upstart rivals.

In the meantime, Criton and Bandu discover a community of Dragon Touched that has survived in hiding, and with Criton’s leadership, they begin a campaign to retake their former territories with the power of God Most High at their backs.

Left to their own devices, Phaedra and Hunter go on a quest to rediscover the secrets of academic wizardry. But they soon discover that all five islanders are needed to prevent a true worldwide catastrophe. If only Criton and Narky weren’t already on opposing sides of a regional war…

Read on:

Among the Fallen is published on 4 April 2017 (US/CAN & ebook) / 6 April 2017 (UK/RoW)

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Be Hungry For It: Read the First Two Chapters of Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex Wells

Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex WellsDesert world? Check. Evil corporations? Check. A great start, add to that a gang of biker mercenaries and weird witchy powers blooming in the hard as nails heroine and you’re getting the barest taste of Alex Wells’ new novel Hunger Makes the WolfIt’s out fresh today, so why not start it now?

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The strange planet known as Tanegawa’s World is owned by TransRifts Inc, the company with the absolute monopoly on interstellar travel. Hob landed there ten years ago, a penniless orphan left behind by a rift ship. She was taken in by Nick Ravani and quickly became a member of his mercenary biker troop, the Ghost Wolves.

Ten years later, she discovers that the body of Nick’s brother out in the dunes. Worse, his daughter is missing, taken by shady beings called the Weathermen. But there are greater mysteries to be discovered – both about Hob and the strange planet she calls home.

We’ve got the first two chapters right here:

Get yourself onto Tanegawa’s World – snap up the ebook on March 2 2017.

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A Simple Quest? Free Sample of Jen William’s The Iron Ghost

The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams (US/CAN)Join the heroes of Baneswatch for The Iron Ghost the second part of Jen William’s vibrant, high fantasy series the Copper Cat.

This epic and action filled adventure was described as “The highly anticipated sequel to the entertaining The Copper Promise, which featured appealing leads with a tendency to put self-interest ahead of heroism.” by The Guardian. 

Here’s the synopsis:

Beware the dawning of a new mage…

Wydrin of Crosshaven, Sir Sebastian and Lord Aaron Frith are experienced in the perils of stirring up the old gods. They are also familiar with defeating them, and the heroes of Baneswatch are now enjoying the perks of suddenly being very much in demand for their services.

When a job comes up in the distant city of Skaldshollow, it looks like easy coin – retrieve a stolen item, admire the views, get paid. But in a place twisted and haunted by ancient magic, with the most infamous mage of them all, Joah Demonsworn, making a reappearance, our heroes soon find themselves threatened by enemies on all sides, old and new. And in the frozen mountains, the stones are walking…

So, I know you want to know more… luckily for you we have a couple of chapters for you to dive into so check them out below!

Has that piqued your interest? The Iron Ghost is available now, so go get it! 

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Time is Ticking: Read an excerpt from Infernal Devices

Infernal Devices (2017) by K W JeterThis timeless novel is a gorgeous steampunk classic. A masterclass from the father of the genre himself: K W Jeter

Infernal Devices is a classic tale of time travel, clockwork and sexual intrigue and it’s also the first book in the George Dower Trilogy, so it’s definitely worth your time to peruse the first two chapters we’ve included below.

Here’s a brief synopsis to entice you in further:

When George’s father died he left George his watchmaker’s shop – and more.

But George has little talent for watches and other infernal devices. When someone tries to steal an old device from the premises, George finds himself embroiled in a mystery of time travel, music and sexual intrigue.

Infernal Devices is available now, so what are you waiting for?

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Roll Up! Roll Up! Excerpt of Dr Potter’s Medicine Show

Dr Potter's Medicine Show by Eric Scott FischlLadies, Gentlemen and Robots! Step up and discover the strange and powerful elixir that is Dr Potter’s Medicine Show.

Here is your chance to discover more of Eric Scott Fischl’s darkly fantastical twist on historical fiction, described as “Dirty, dank, and dangerous. Dr Potter’s Medicine Show is the missing season of Carnivàle you didn’t know you needed until now.” by Adam Rakunas, Philip K Dick Award-nominated author of Windswept.

Here is the synopsis:

Dr. Alexander Potter, disgraced Civil War surgeon, now huckster and seller of snake-oil, travels the wet roads of the Pacific Northwest with a disheartened company of strongmen, illusionists, fortunetellers, and musical whores. Under the quiet command of the mysterious, merciless, and murderous Lyman Rhoades, they entertain the masses while hawking the Chock-a-saw Sagwa Tonic, a vital elixir touted to cure all ills both physical and spiritual… although, for a few unfortunate customers, the Sagwa offers something much, much worse.

For drunken dentist Josiah McDaniel, the Sagwa has taken everything from him; in the hired company of two accidental outlaws, the bickering brothers Solomon Parker and Agamemnon Rideout, he looks to revenge himself on the Elixir’s creator: Dr. Morrison Hedwith, businessman, body-thief, and secret alchemist, a man who is running out of time.

Intrigued? Read the first 3 chapters below:

Dr Potter’s Medicine Show is available now from all reputable and non-reputable retailers, including right here.

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Free Bullets In the Head: Excerpt from A Perfect Machine by Brett Savory

A Perfect Machine by Brett SavoryImagine a city where each night you get pumped full of lead, over and over until something changes inside deep you…

You can go there right now, for free! Experience the first two chapters of Brett Savory’s extraordinary, dark SF thriller A Perfect Machine.

Check out the synopsis:

Henry Kyllo is a member of a secret society called the Inferne Cutis. A Runner whose goal is to achieve full-body lead content. He is chased through the city every day by Hunters whose goal is to shoot the Runners — with the threat to both sides that if they do not participate, through a mysterious force no one understands, one of their loved ones will simply vanish from the face of the earth.

Rumours abound about what happens when a Runner achieves “ascension”, but it has supposedly never happened before, so no one knows for sure.

Except that it has happened before. And it is happening again. This time, to Henry Kyllo.

Start running now:

A Perfect Machine is available wherever books are sold, including right here, from 2nd February 2017.

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