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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 than he anticipated, in the form of scientist Elise Kim.

We’re absolutely delighted that our Wes has reached the dizzying heights of film adaptation and we’re already planning a UK screening party for our friends, when the time comes. There will be popcorn, so much popcorn.

If you want to get in on the action pre-big screen, you really should buy a copy of the book here and its sequel, Time Siege here. (UK/Commonwealth residents only, US/Can residents can buy the novel from Tor Books.)

Here’s the full synopsis:

In a future when Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humanity has spread into the outer solar system to survive, the tightly controlled use of time travel holds the key to maintaining a fragile existence among the other planets and their moons. James Griffin-Mars is a chronman – a convicted criminal recruited for his unique psychological makeup to undertake the most dangerous job there is: missions into Earth’s past to recover resources and treasure without altering the timeline. Most chronmen never reach old age, and James is reaching his breaking point.

On his final mission, James meets scientist Elise Kim, who is fated to die during the destruction of an oceanic rig. Against his training and common sense, James brings her back to the future with him, saving her life, but turning them both into fugitives. Remaining free means losing themselves in the wild and poisonous wastes of Earth, and discovering what hope may yet remain for humanity’s home world.

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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 picture below). Thanks for everything Matt!

Secondly long time Robot, Gav Thorpe won the Legend award for best novel for Warbeast (Black Library). See, we always knew you were a legend, Gav and now you’ve the trophy to prove it! Luckily, as a local, Gav was around to collect the award and wandered off at the end of the night looking a bit shady clasping four foot axe.

Congratulations to both on such wonderful wins!

Now, to get this Morningstar Award in the post. *Searches for bubblewrap*

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Graft Shortlisted for the Philip K Dick Award

FUCK YES DO WE HAVE GOOD NEWS!

*Blows klaxon*

The stunning Graft by Matt Hill – a searing, gritty tale of a near future city where human trafficking and transhumanism go hand-in-hand – has been chosen as one of the six titles nominated for the 2017 Philip K. Dick Award!

The Philip K. Dick Award is presented annually with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust for distinguished science fiction published in paperback in the US during the previous calendar year. The award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust.

The winner of the award will be announced at NorwesCon40, which takes place in Seattle 13 -16 April 2017.

To celebrate this frankly wonderful turn of events, for the next week we’re offering the ebook for just £1.99 / $2.45 through the website. Just click here to pick up your copy.


Graft isn’t the first Angry Robot title to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. Last year Windswept by Adam Rakunas and was won by another Angry Robot, Ramez Naam, for Apex. Previous nominations include Rod Duncan and Cassandra Rose Clark.

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