Interesting Stuff

Interesting Stuff

Angry Robot July Reading Challenge

This July Angry Robot is turning nine (NINE!!!) years old! Imagine.

To celebrate, we thought we’d do one of those reading challenges that everyone enjoys so much, with the aim that our favourite snaps from the Robot Army will win lots of fun book prizes!

Below you’ll find the challenge which, as we’re nine, we created by consulting our favourite nine year old. They came up with the suggestions and we maybe helped a little bit.

The rules are simple. Each day snap a photo along the lines of the day’s theme. Feel free to use as much artistic license

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Awards, Hell Yes, Interesting Stuff

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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Awards, Hell Yes, Interesting Stuff

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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Awards, Hell Yes, Interesting Stuff

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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General skiffy bollocks, Hell Yes, Interesting Stuff, On Sale, WTF

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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Angry Robot, Charity, Interesting Stuff

Pre-order Smoke Eaters, Help Firefighters

Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby

We do like a good charity and finding a way to support one through book sales is one of our favourite things to do. After last year’s campaign to support Freedom Service Dogs of America with a pre-order campaign for Wendy N Wagner’s An Oath of Dogs we’re going to do another pre-order campaign, this time for Sean Grigsby‘s Smoke Eaters!

It seems apt, seeing

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Author Appearances, Christmas, Interesting Stuff, Kill Em All!, Short Fiction

CHRISTMAS DEATH MATCH Flash Fic

You know your pals at Angry Robot, we just love getting festive. We also just love death, awful, foul murder most horrid.

This holiday season we wanted to bring you something that smushes our two favourite things together in a perfect unholy matrimony, with a festive bow just slapped on the top right there. So friends, we bring you CHRISTMAS DEATH MATCH FLASH FIC.

From this Tuesday we’ll be pitching some of our finest scribes

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Angry Robot, Interesting Stuff

AR Books: Available in Large Prints and Braille NOW!

The BIGGER the BETTER, right?!

Here’s some exciting news – we now have 21 of our brilliant books on Read How You Want, a fabulous website where you can access a bunch of our awesome stories in large print and in braille!

Each title will be available by the end of November and include, but aren’t limited to:

Numenera: The Night Clave by Shanna Germain & Monte Cook
Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng
The Trials of Solomon Parker by Eric Scott Fischl
The Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt
Nanoshock by K.C. Alexander
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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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Angry Robot, Interesting Stuff

Angry Robot Books: Now Available in Large Print and Braille

Good tidings!

We have a most excellent announcement straight from your Robot Overlords, circulating high on their orbital death platform: some of our lovely, lovely books are now available to those hard of sight, in both large print formate and braille.

Currently 36 of our favourite titles are available both in braille and large print (in a variety of text sizes/boldness) so we can spread more of our lovely books to the world.

The list currently includes books such as:

Dr Potter’s Medicine Show by Eric Scott Fischl

Drake and Dominion by Peter McLean

 Kojiki by Keith

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