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Rod Duncan Wins Leicester Book of the Year Award

The Queen of All Crows by Rod DuncanLast night, at a wonderful ceremony in Leicester city centre the Leicester Book of the Year Award was bestowed upon Rod Duncan‘s fantastic novel, The Queen of All Crows.

The novel follows one of our favourite heroines of all time, Elizabeth Barnabus, from the adventures of The Fall of The Gas-Lit Empire series into this, the start of a new series, as she makes her way

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Author Appearances, Fan stuff, Hell Yes

NEWCASTLE: Cameron Johnston and RJ Barker in Conversation

Newcastle, listen up! Cameron Johnston, author of -just-this-month-released novel The Traitor God, and RJ Barker, author of Age of Assassins and sequel Blood of Assassins will be in conversation at Forbidden Planet Newcastle THIS THURSDAY from 6 – 7PM.

The pair will be chatting about their writing processes and their journey to published authors, epic fantasy, grimdark, magic, gods, fighting and anything else that takes their fancy. This will be accompanied by short readings from both parties and followed by a signing session.

For more details about the event just head on over to the Forbidden Planet

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Cover Art, Hell Yes

Cover Reveal: Daughters of Forgotten Light

Given that most of you squishy readers aren’t imprisoned on a deep space penal colony, you’re free to take a look at the brand spanking new cover of Sean Grigsby’s Daughters of Forgotten Light!!

Daughters of Forgotten Light follows Lena “Horror” Horowitz as she leads her vicious gang on the floating penal colony of Oubliette. But when a delivery from Earth brings some surprises and politicians from Earth start interfering Lena’s life gets a lot more difficult.

Huge, huge thanks as always to the incredibly talented John Coulthart, who created this beautiful cover!

To see the full cover

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We’ve Been Shortlisted for A Locus Award!

The Stars Are Legion by Kameron HurleyGood news, Robot fans! Not only has our Kameron Hurley‘s The Stars Are Legion been shortlisted for Best Sc-Fi Novel at the Locus Awards, we’ve been shortlisted for Best Publisher!

Yeeeeeyyyyyyyyy!

The Locus Awards are chosen by a survey of readers in an open online poll, which runs from February 1 to April 15. Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 22-24, 2018.

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An Accident of Stars Shortlisted for the Norma K Hemming Award!

We have more award good news!

The wonderful An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows has been shortlisted for the Norma K Hemming Award for Long Work!

In its own words, the award, presented by The Australian Science Fiction Foundation (ASFF), is given to mark excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a speculative fiction work by Australian citizens and/or residents.

Foz has also been shortlisted for the Short Fiction award with her

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Awards, Hell Yes, Interesting Stuff, On Sale

Hunger Makes the Wolf, Winner of The Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award!

Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex WellsWE BRING GOOD NEWS, MEATSACKS!!

Alex Wells (or Acks, as you might know them) took home The Kitschies Golden Tentacle for Best Debut award last night!!

The Red Tentacle was awarded to Nina Allan for The Rift and the Inky to Jack Smyth for his cover illustration for The History of Bees.

The Kitschies, sponsored by Blackwell’s, is one of the UK’s finest literary awards, with previous winners

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Awards, Conventions, Hell Yes, Interesting Stuff

Hugo(ish) Nominations!

Robots!! Join with us and celebrate the wonders that are Jeannette Ng and Foz Meadows!

Angry Robot Author Jeannette NgWhy, do you ask? Well, in case you’ve missed it, both authors have been shortlisted in this year’s Hugo Awards!

The brilliant Jeannette has been nominated for a John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer for her debut novel Under the Pendulum Sun. Though the Campbell Award isn’t technically a Hugo it does come with a tiara more

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Conventions, Fan stuff, Hell Yes, Out and About

We’re at ECCC!

THE ROBOTS ARE INVADING! 

You heard us, we’re swarming in on Emerald City Comic Con with a whole orbital-death-platform-load of authors, and we’re going to be bringing the FIRE!!!*

You can catch the Robot team at booth #1816 throughout the whole shebang. However, we’ve individual authors at panels all weekend. Below is a list of who’s going to be in attendance, with links to their schedules, where possible:

Adam Rakunas (Windswept / Like

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Make Angry Robot Your Cheap Date This Valentine’s

Hate Valentine’s Day? Not in the mood to go out and watch couples snogging in a corner? Fancy staying in with an excellent book instead?  Well, let Angry Robot be your cheap date!

For just £1 (or the equivalent) we’ll send you a surprise book to curl up with on the 14th.

It might not be able to draw you a hot bath and cover you in chocolate but we can promise you’ll traverse universes, see amazing

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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

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Future formats, Hell Yes, Interesting Stuff, Other people's business

Time Salvager Primed for Movie

Time Salvager by Wesley Chu*SUPER EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT KLAXON*

You may have seen the news on Den of Geek that Zak Olkewicz is currently adapting Wesley Chu’s Time Salvager for director Michael Bay.

Bay, probably most famous for Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and the Transformers franchise will be taking on Wes’ tale of chronman James, who returns to past earth one final time in order to recover resources but ends up bringing back more

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Author Appearances, Awards, Hell Yes

Megan E O’Keefe wins the Morningstar award!

Glad tidings from Derby! This weekend, at a wonderful ceremony during the EdgeLit literary festival, the Gemmell Award for Fantasy 2016 winners were announced. We’ve got to tell you, we were absolutely delighted!

Firstly, our Megan E O’Keefe, author of Steal the Sky (part of the Scorched Continent series, which also includes Break the Chains and Inherit the Flame) won the Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Debut! *Throws glitter* Alas, Megan couldn’t make the ceremony, what with living in California AND spending the weekend celebrating her birthday but the wonderful Matt Dovey collected on her behalf (see

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