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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

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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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An Oath of Dogs Pre-Order Campaign: Update

An Oath of Dogs by Wendy N Wagner

Back in March we showed off the breathtaking cover for Wendy N Wagner‘s An Oath of Dogs (all credit to the exceptional Joey Hi-Fi), and at the same time let you know that for each pre-order of the novel we’d be donating $1 to Freedom Service Dogs of America, a national charity which provides assistance dogs for people in need.

So, to keep you

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Angry Robot Media, Future formats, Hell Yes, Interesting Stuff, News, Other people's business, TV and Film

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

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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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Robots invade China – all books now on Dangdang!

 

Angry Robot books on DangdangA message comes in from a distant frontier… Robot forces are advancing on all fronts. As of today, the Chinese censors has finished poring through all our files for subversive messages, and we’re very pleased to announce that the Angry Robot list is now available on the Chinese ebook platform Dangdang.

Cue a billion hats thrown into the air as one, as discordant electronic choirs lead the singing of the Angry Robot theme tune, cunningly rearranged for erhu

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Friday Afternoon Angry Robot Deep-Dreaming Insanity

Yeah, it’s Friday afternoon in the Angry Robot office (YMMV), so it was inevitable that we were going to goof about for an hour or two, and run some of our recent and upcoming book covers through Deep Dream.

Do you know it – Google’s new software algorithm that attempts to mimic what happens in the human subconscious during dream states? It’s a bit limited at the moment: it really only draws on images of dogs and eyeballs right now – but it’s still damn freaky and we had a blast revealing the Cthulhu-esque subliminals lurking just behind our cover

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Look what we found in the AR archive

In spring, like so many people, one’s thoughts turn to tidying up a bit, i.e. spring cleaning. Our bristling orbital death platform has been looking a bit dusty and ramshackle of late – books and body parts everywhere, of course, but also crates of a less identifiable nature.

Right at the bottom of the most distant stack, in a wooden chest marked in a font of a distinctly pre-millenial variety (how you get Comic Sans on the side of an oak case I’ve no idea), we made a delighted discovery. In short, we found mint copies of some of Angry

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Read our Reddit

Last night (10pm-midnight GMT, 5pm-7pm EST) Angry Robot’s North American Sales & Marketing Manager, Mike Underwood, joined forces with Senior Editor Lee Harris to answer questions at r/Fantasy over at Reddit about Angry Robot, publishing in general, and socks*. There were lots of excellent questions, and very few rubbish ones.

Head on over to reddit.com/r/fantasy to read some of the responses…

 

*That one’s a lie.

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Ebook Bundling Announcement: Clonefiles US

PRESS RELEASE: 30 JANUARY 2014: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Angry Robot Books brings ebook bundling program to the USA

KEY NOTE: In 2012, Angry Robot Books began partnering with Indie bookshops in the UK to offer free ebook bundling via the Clonefiles initiative. Angry Robot has been giving DRM-free ebook editions free as companions to all physical books sold at participating Clonefiles stores. Now, Clonefiles is coming to North America.

AR ClonefilesDETAILS: With BitLit as

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Epilepsy Action: The Story Behind the Book

Hey guys, today I’m here to share a wonderful project undertaken by Upcoming4.me. They have put together an ebook of Story Insides including some of Angry Robot authors, with proceeds for the Epilepsy Action Charity. This book is a fascinating collection which features forty non-fiction essays on writing and editing speculative fiction by published authors! It contains essays from our own wonderful authors:  Lee Batterby, Freya Robertson, Mike Shevdon and Jo Anderton. This is such a wonderful idea and here is a little information about the book:

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Diverse Worlds Grant Fundraiser

Two of the publicists at Little, Brown are running a marathon to fund a new grant that will support diversity in science fiction and fantasy literature.

Ellen B Wright and Faye Bi are aiming to raise $5,000 between them, but come on – I think we can help them do much better than that, don’t you? Their total currently stands (at the time of writing this blog) at $1,380.

You can find the full details (and donate) here, but in their own words:

We’ve created this marathon fundraiser on

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Introducing : Clonefiles USA

This past weekend at The World Science Fiction Convention in San Antonio, Texas, we announced the launch of Clonefiles in the USA.

Clonefiles is a programme where you buy the paperback from a participating independent bookstore, and get the ebook absolutely free!

This was trialled in the UK last year, and the success of the pilot has encouraged us to do the same in the USA.

It’s also gratifying to see that the giants still follow where Angry Robot innovates… 😀

More details of the US Clonefiles initiative to follow, very soon…

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