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Jeannette Ng: Moon Festival

Moon Festival, also known as Mid Autumn Festival, falls on the 4th of October this year. It is the 15th Day of the Eighth Month[1] by the Chinese reckoning. It is when the moon is the roundest and we are meant to sip tea, eat mooncake and admire the moon.

This occurs just between the two book birthdays of my debut novel, Under the Pendulum Sun. I know these days

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Wesley Chu on Open Doors

As you know, we’re about to embark on our #AROpenDoor2017 (yes, we’ve hashtagged it, go with us on this). So far we’ve told you what we want, what we don’t want, and given you some top notch, high quality robot GIFs, you lucky ducks!

But what about author experience of the process? Well right now, for your reading pleasure, we’ve a little blog post from our 2011 Open Door alumni, Wesley Chu. You may know Wes’ name as he now has three successful series under his belt, with one currently in development for TV and the another for the big

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Smoke Eaters: Blowing Your Mind from March 2018

Angry Robot author Sean Grigsby

We’re so super excited to announce our new acquisition, due to be released in March 2018!

It’s called Smoke Eaters and it’ll be hitting shelves in March 2018!

Here’s the synopsis:

When dragons rise from the earth, firefighters are humanity’s last line of defence, in this wild near-future fantasy.

Firefighter Cole Brannigan is on the verge of retirement after 30 years on the job, and a decade fighting dragons. But during his

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New Author: Micah Yongo

We’re super excited and delighted to announce a new signing, author Micah YongoAR author Micah Yongo! *Crowd goes wild*
*Robot dance*

Micah is an author from Manchester, UK. You can find him over on his blog, The Mancophile, or on Twitter.

Micah’s debut novel, Lost Gods, will be hitting bookshelves in April 2018. We can’t wait to share with you this wonderful epic fantasy, steeped in African folklore and featuring a young assassin hunted by his

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Alyc Helms: Achievement Unlocked

Yesterday we announced the exciting news that we have signed Alyc Helms as an Angry Robot author, with her debut novel – The Dragons of Heaven – due for publication in Spring of 2015. Alyc has written an insightful piece on her blog about her journey to publication which we have extracted here. For the full piece, click through to this page. Over to Alyc…

The exciting news that I’ve been sitting on since early January is that Angry Robot offered for my novel The Dragons of Heaven and an as-yet unnamed sequel,

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Backlist Boost

ATTENTION: Bloggers, Podcasters, Interviewers:

Is there a burning question that you wish you’d asked an author when their book first came out?

Did you read an interview or blog post – after your post – which brought more questions or ideas to you?

Or did you simply not have time to chat with a certain author and would now like to?

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Guest Post: Short Story from James A. Moore

The wonderful James A. Moore has written an exclusive short story for all you fans of the Fellein Empire. Did you love Seven Forges and can’t wait until The Blasted Lands is released? Immerse yourself in the mountainous world, and count the days down until The Blasted Lands is published, which is currently 38 days, 8 hours, 23 minutes, and 32, 31, 30, 29, 28…. seconds.

When Korwa Fell

By James A. Moore

Captain Merros Dulver glanced over at the rider closest to him as they headed for Fellein from the Seven Forges. The journey was a long one

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Guest Post: Marianne de Pierres on Nate Sixkiller

When Tor.com reviewed Peacemaker, apart from praising its pacing, themes, narrative, and characters, it also started a conversation on the origins of Nate’s surname, Sixkiller. Over to Marianne, for more on the origins of Sixkiller:

Nate Sixkiller

It’s always fascinating to hear how authors conceive the names in their stories, and I wrote a lengthy piece about my process over at Sons of Corax. In PEACEMAKER, one of the main characters is called Nate Sixkiller. His name, in particular, has prompted some discussion, so Caroline (Angry Robot’s divine publicist) invited me to share the background on it.

When

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Guest Post: Wesley Chu on his book anniversary

On April 30th, 2013, The Lives of Tao was released upon the world. Today is officially my one year anniversary of being a published author. To be honest, this date crept up on me when I sat down to write this post. So much has happened. How could it have only been a year?

Not gonna lie;I feel like I’ve been playing this writing game for a long time now, as if I was living dog years or maybe fruit fly lives or what not. I couldn’t quite figure out how the past year felt so different from the ones

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Guest Post: Ferrett Steinmetz

When I was fifteen, my parents dragged me to a book release party.  Not that I knew it was a book release party; I was, like every fifteen-year-old kid, self-centered to the point that I wore my colon as a hat.  It was at the Goldsteins’ house, so I assumed it was another party celebrating the fact that brave Mrs. Goldstein had survived yet another round of brain surgery. 

But no.  Mrs. Goldstein – a clear-eyed woman who walked with the help of a cane – pressed a hardcover book into my hand.

“I wrote this,” she told

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Celebrating IWD: Anne Lyle

Part Three of our celebration of International Women’s Day comes from Anne Lyle. Any Doctor Who fans out there are really going to enjoy this one!

Doctor Who Girl

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Anne Lyle

Last year we celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the world’s longest-running SF TV show. We were also treated to a new Doctor in the shape of Peter Capaldi, whose costume and publicity photos owed more than a little to his 70s predecessor, Jon Pertwee. Perhaps because of

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Celebrating IWD: Cassandra Rose Clarke

Today’s International Women’s Day piece comes from our Philip K Dick Award nominated author Cassandra Clarke!

“Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth”

The Author, Cassandra Rose Clarke
Cassandra Rose Clarke

It’s a blazingly hot day, June 1993. I’m nine years old and this memory is the only one I have of that particular summer, although I can certainly fill in the blanks with memories from other years—swimming pools

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Celebrating IWD: Ishbelle Bee

Continuing our celebration of International Women’s Day, today’s piece comes from one of our newest authors – Ishbelle Bee

Ripley

In Space Only Men Scream

 “That’s the only way. We’ll move in pairs. We’ll go step by step and cut off every bulkhead and every vent until we have it cornered. And then we’ll blow it the fuck out into space! Is that acceptable to you?

The Author, Ishbelle Bee
Ishbelle Bee

One of the most

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Celebrating IWD: Anna Kashina

Here is the first of our posts celebrating International Women’s Day!

Female Protagonists in Traditional Fantasy.

 

The Author, Anna-Kashina
Anna Kashina

Like many fantasy readers, I have grown up reading “The Lord of the Rings”. I adored these books and found myself deeply submerged into the worlds they opened to my imagination. For the longest time I took it for granted that many classical fantasies did not have any major

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Guest Post: Chillin’ – and not chillin’ – at the Key West Literary Festival

Please welcome Craig Cormick to the blog as he chats about his recent experience at the Key West Literary Seminar. Craig’s book, The Shadow Master, will be available on 24 June.

The Author, Craig CormickSo what makes a REALLY good readers/writers conference?  I’ll let you in on a terrific secret: Key West.

But first the back story: So I was looking for a top-notch literary festival or workshop to go to, to put a bit of a recharge into the writing batteries.

Number one

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