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AMAZING news from Angry Robot on this most special day!

Angry Robot is delighted – nay, thrilled – to announce another amazing project, which is destined to pave the way forward for publishing from now until…

Oh, you know… Whatever. It’s April 1st. Let’s just assume we’ve come up with an Oh My God Most Amazing, Yah prank, and posted it here, and that you fell for it for about 6 seconds before glancing at the date in the top left of this post, and mentally kicking yourself, before saying, “Oh, those most angry of robots – what a wacky crew! They sure done got me!”

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Angry Robot, General skiffy bollocks, Interesting Stuff

Ebook Bundling Announcement: Clonefiles US

PRESS RELEASE: 30 JANUARY 2014: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Angry Robot Books brings ebook bundling program to the USA

KEY NOTE: In 2012, Angry Robot Books began partnering with Indie bookshops in the UK to offer free ebook bundling via the Clonefiles initiative. Angry Robot has been giving DRM-free ebook editions free as companions to all physical books sold at participating Clonefiles stores. Now, Clonefiles is coming to North America.

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Author Appearances, General skiffy bollocks

Kameron Hurley Joins Angry Robot in Two-Book Deal

*PRESS RELEASE: 28 January 2014: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*

Angry Robot Signs Award-Winning Author Kameron Hurley in Two-Book Deal

Angry Robot is excited to announce the signing of Kameron Hurley – the award-winning author of God’s War – for at least two books in the Worldbreaker Saga. Book 1, The Mirror Empire, will be published worldwide in September this year, with the sequel to follow a year later. The worldwide rights deal was negotiated between Senior Editor, Lee Harris and Hannah Bowman of Liza Dawson Associates.

On the eve of a catastrophic event, three

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Author Appearances, Books, Exhibit A, Freebies, General skiffy bollocks, Strange Chemistry

Total Film eBook Promo: Get Ramez Naam’s Nexus for FREE!

total-film-magazine-4367-a-1389784791-470-75January’s issue of Total Film not only features on-set exclusives for Spider-Man 2, interviews with Colin Farrell, and reviews of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug but excitedly, there is a FREE eBook of Ramez Naam‘s Nexus for every reader!

In 2013, the screen rights to Nexus, Ramez’s nanotech mind-control novel, were acquired by Paramount Pictures, with the project to be produced by Mary Parent and Cale Boyter through their Disruption label and More →

Author Appearances, General skiffy bollocks

The Science of Nexus & Crux: Ramez Naam at TEDxRainier

Ever wondered about the science behind Ramez Naam‘s Nexus and Crux? This video’s definitely for you: Ramez giving his TedxRainier talk on the science of linking human minds.

Ramez also has a brief post on this talk over on his site, and here’s your handy link.

(Hanky alert: just wait until you see the baby’s face when he hears for the first time…)

 

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12 Days, Angry Robot, Christmas, General skiffy bollocks

An Irish Christmas

As part of our authors’ 12 Days of Christmas, which will start on Friday 13, the AR/SC/EA team have been given space to blather on about what Christmas means to them. First up, here’s Publicity Manager Caroline Lambe – feeling strange, writing about herself in the third person but how and ever.

Remember to check out each day’s post to discover whose books are reduced to £1 in our Pre-Christmas Sale of Madness!

This is nostalgic indulgence, but for those with an interest, here’s what an Irish Christmas means to me.

There are many

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Awards, Books, Exhibit A, Freebies, General skiffy bollocks, Robot Army, Strange Chemistry

Team Robot Blogger Award

As most of you are probably aware, we here at Robot HQ adore our blogs, bloggers, readers of blogs, and all things related. We really appreciate everything they do to help us promote our books, authors, and indeed Angry Robot, Strange Chemistry, and Exhibit A. With today being Thanksgiving, we thought it was the perfect time to announce our Team Robot Blogger Award. We want to give back to those bloggers who work tirelessly, for no financial gain, and in their own free time, to read more books than we can even publish, and spread the word

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Author Appearances, Awards, Fan stuff, General skiffy bollocks

Atwood, Hamilton, Scalzi AND WESLEY CHU: Goodreads Choice Awards Nominees

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Well, well, post-WFC slump, we laugh in your face! Because we came back to work to the wonderful news that Wesley Chu‘s The Lives of Tao has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2013 for Best SciFi! Wes is amongst some of the finest writers including Margaret Atwood, Peter F. Hamilton, John Scalzi, and Orson Scott Card, and damn, does he deserve to be there.

Here’s how Goodreads select their nominees:

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Author Appearances, General skiffy bollocks, Interesting Stuff, Strange Chemistry

So You Want To Be An Open Door Success?

Hi folks,

The Open Door process was brought in by Angry Robot a few years ago, and whilst we know – and celebrate – our authors that made it through, we realised that you, the lovely reader or busily-searching-for-publishing-deal author, mightn’t be aware which of our wonderful authors came through the process.  So, we’re taking a moment to mark those authors who made it through, and hear their thoughts on it. Strange Chemistry are currently running an Open Door at the minute, so do head over if YA SF/F/WTF is right up your alley! But for now, over to Amanda,

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Angry Robot, Cover Art, General skiffy bollocks, Interesting Stuff, Interviews

A natter with Damned Busters cover artist Tom Gauld

So look, everyone is saying that Matthew Hughes’ first novel for Angry Robot, The Damned Busters, is bloody great fun. And they are wise to say such a thing, for it be true.

But perhaps as much attention has been paid – by those who’ve seen the physical editions at least – to the fab cover from cartoonist and illustrator Tom Gauld. In the UK, trendy bookish types like us know

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How do you find us? The December edition.

Every now and then we look at our web stats and post a list of the search terms that people use to find their way to our site. Here are some of our favourite ones from December (our comments in parentheses) (and to the person looking for maps – I hope you find where you’re going):

  • map of usa and canada (eh? This is a publisher’s website!)
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Angry Robot, Future formats, General skiffy bollocks, Interesting Stuff, Interviews, Other people's business, Out and About, Writers

Advent Calendar Day 7 & More Un:Bound Video News

Advent Calendar
Today’s Advent Calendar surprise is courtesy of Tim Waggoner (author of Nekropolis and Dead Streets). It may not be the most uplifting Christmas message you’ll read, but it’s certainly one of the most honest!

Un:Bound Video
After a few teething problems, the team at Un:Bound have launched their pilot video magazine, Un:Bound Video Editions. There’s a lot crammed into the half-hour, including a behind-the-scenes at Tor, some author interviews, Alasdair Stuart being kind and mean at the same time, and yours truly, giving the first in a series of publishing tips.

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Angry Robot, Awards, Books, General skiffy bollocks, Interesting Stuff, Other people's business, Robots at large

Advent Calendar Day 6, Un:Bound Video Trailer, Nebula Awards

Advent Calendar
Today’s Advent Calendar treat has not 1, not 3, not 4, but 2 (count ’em – two!) pieces of flash fiction from one of our merry band of authors.

Un:Bound Video Trailer
Those crazy folk over at Un:Bound (a great genre book blog) have decided to create a video series call Un:Bound Video Editions (UBVE). The first edition goes live sometime tonight, but check out the trailer, below. (And who is that handsome chap in the glasses? No, not him – the other one…)

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