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A bunch of Angry Robot worldy wide webby links

robotworldHere are a bunch of links related to Angry Robot stuff we’ve gathered over the last couple of days. Grab a chocolate chip cookie and enjoy…

SF Signal Mind Meld on memorable SF/F book covers (with Lee Harris plus assorted better company)

Mike Shevdon tells us about the Knights Templar in his latest blog post.

Review of Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero at PornoKitsch

the book had me chuckling from start to finish in

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General skiffy bollocks

I turn my back for 5 minutes…

Ok, I’ve been away for a week, sunning myself on the sunny Greek island of Zakynthos. Typically, for a parent I spent far too much time ensuring the kids were fine, and far too little time remembering to reapply my own suncream. Still – it was a good way to point out to my 5-year-old (who hates having the stuff applied) what you’ll look like if you don’t let Mummy or Daddy put your suncream on. The screams under the lukewarm shower at the end of the day were partly to underline the message, you understand.

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Competitions, Future formats, General skiffy bollocks

Twitter Competition Results

robottype1Two days ago, to celebrate reaching 500 followers on Twitter, we launched a Twitter short story competition. The rules were: Write a single-tweet short story about a robot – any robot – and Tweet it. The tweet must include @angryrobotbooks so we can see it.

Simple, yes? Not so much – just try writing a story in 140 characters or less! Nevertheless, we were inundated with entries! So many, in fact, that we had to have our submissions ‘bot

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Angry Robot, Books, General skiffy bollocks

Meet Moxy

moxylaptopsmThis little fellah goes by the name of Moxy.

It’s a bit of a stretch to suggest that he’s the star of Moxyland (though we’d never tell him that to his face – he may look cute, but just look at those teeth!) but he’s certainly an important part of the book.

Moxy was made by a women’s collective in his native South Africa, and we believe he hopped into the cargo hold on a commercial flight some weeks later.

The thing

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Angry Robot, General skiffy bollocks, robots

Name That Droid

handyvac-marcoThe Angry Robot “Name that Droid” competition has finished, and we will be announcing the winner in a few weeks.

Meanwhile, if you fancy getting a droid named after your good self, why not head on over to CyborgName.com.

I punched in Marco’s name, and pretty much got his job description thrown back at me, as a result!edox-lee

 

It even successfully predicted my

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Books, General skiffy bollocks

Chris Roberson nominated for Sidewise Award

Book of Secrets - August UK, October USThat headline pretty much says it all. We were delighted to learn that Angry Robot author Chris Roberson has been nominated for the prestigious award for excellence in alternate history, for his fine Chinese-in-space SF novel The Dragon’s Nine Sons. Coincidentally, that book was published by Solaris, Marco’s old stamping ground, and whose new boss, George Mann is also nominated (hey George). The winner will be

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Books, Future formats, General skiffy bollocks

Fiction Crossing Boundaries

spacewoolWe are absolutely delighted to announce our first truly crossover novel. We’re a huge fan of the crossover, and have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you something truly special and innovative. Something that will make other publishers think Why didn’t I think of that?

Novels that cross genre boundaries are not new, but with the release of Perl One (1 December, 2009) we’re not just crossing genres, we’re crossing media! Perl One is a space opera, huge in scope,

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