Interesting Stuff

Interesting Stuff

The Copyeditor – what they do

When we buy – or commission – a book from an author, there’s still a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes before you get to pick it up at your local indie or chain store – or download it from your favourite online retailer.

The book is assigned an editor, and the editor works with the author to make the book everything the author intended it to be. That’s a very vague statement, so we’ll come

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Angry Robot, Freebies, Future formats, Interesting Stuff, On Sale

Free Samples of Every Angry Robot Book

We don’t always blow our own trumpet, so having spent a few, slightly tedious hours on a very hot day assembling the latest batch of samplers of some upcoming Angry Robot titles, we thought it worth reminding all you deeply lovely AR readers that we do, as standard, offer a free excerpt from every single one of our books.

Ebooks, Arrrrrrr!There’s a lot of talk about eBook piracy at the moment. And there are all sorts of reasons. Some of

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Interesting Stuff, Other people's business

Chuck Wendig asks: “How Will You Die?”

In Chuck Wendig’s Angry Robot debut, Blackbirds (May 2012), Miriam Black knows how you will die. All it takes is a briefest moment of skin-on-skin contact and she’ll have a flash, a vision, of the exact time and method of your passing.

Skull & CrossbonesA couple of weeks ago, Chuck launched a Tumblr site, This is How You Die, a collaborative trans-media project intended to explore the themes of the novel by inviting readers to submit their

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Angry Robot, Cover Art, Interesting Stuff

Cover art first look – The Hammer & the Blade

{ click for a closer look – warning: insane level of detail }

In July we’re publishing the first in Paul S Kemp’s exciting new fantasy series, The Hammer & the Blade. It tells of renowned treasure hunters and adventurers Egil (he’s the burly bastard priest with an uncanny way of getting believers to fall in line) and Nix (no lock unpicked, no treasure unsnaffled, no serving wench unfondled) and lo, here they are.

This stunning

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Angry Robot, Interesting Stuff, Other people's business, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 16.12.11

Welcome once again to our regular Friday round-up of all that’s new and interesting in the world of Angry Robot. This week we kick off with:

Our very own Lee Harris has been interviewed by Spooky Reads as part of a new series of interviews with UK genre publishing folk about the current state of and future prospects for the publishing industry.

Debris, by Jo AndertonJo Anderton‘s Debris has been named one of US periodical Library Journal‘s SF/Fantasy Books of the Year

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Angry Robot, Interesting Stuff, Other people's business, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 09.12.11

Hello, hello, hello and welcome to the latest Angry Robot Links round-up. It’s been another busy, busy week on the Interwebs, so without further palaver and to-do:

SFBook.com have announced the shortlist for their SFBook of the Year 2011 poll and two of those titles are ours: Dan Abnett‘s Embedded and Maurice Broaddus‘s King’s War. Both brilliant books, of course, and both deserving of at least few hundred more votes, we reckon. >cough< You’re still here..?

Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero. by Dan Abnett

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Angry Robot, Interesting Stuff, Other people's business, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 02.12.11

Hello and welcome to our regular round-up of Angry Robot author activity from around the Internets. Without further ado, here’s this week’s selection:

Jo Anderton was interviewed by David Conyers on the subject of her short story ‘Out Hunting For Teeth’, which will be appearing in issue #6 of Midnight Echo, the Australian Horror Writers Association magazine.

Zoo City, by Lauren Beukes (UK Paperback)In the wake of this week’s announcement of the Zoo City TV/Movie rights deal,

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Angry Robot, Interesting Stuff, Other people's business, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 25.11.11

It’s been a busy, busy week in the Angry Robot themed bits of the Interwebs, so without further ado, here’s what we’ve spotted, bookmarked, earmarked or hypothetically scent-marked since our last round-up piece:

Debris, by Jo AndertonJo Anderton‘s Debris made it into Library Journal‘s Top 10 SF/F of 2011 list, along with the comment: “An accomplished debut reminiscent of the visionary works of China Miéville.”

Debris was also reviewed at Dragonpage.com, where reviewer Laith Preston said: “I would highly recommend

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Angry Robot, Interesting Stuff, Other people's business, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 18.11.11

Welcome to the latest Angry Robot links round-up. It’s been a pretty titanic week here at AR HQ with the announcement of our first two Open Door author signings and the launch next year of our new YA imprint, Strange Chemistry. And here’s what else we’ve spotted around the interwebs since last week’s round-up:

The World House: Restoration by Guy AdamsSciFiBulletin.com has run reviews of both The World House (“An unusual and captivating tale of altered reality.”) and The

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Robot Round-Up 11.11.11

Welcome to our latest round-up of what’s been happening in the online world of Angry Robot:

Another six Angry Robot Authors have been announced as attendees at next February’s SFX Weekender. Anne Lyle, Peter Crowther, Andy Remic, Gav Thorpe, Lavie Tidhar and David Tallerman, will be joining Dan Abnett, Adam Christopher and Guy Haley, who have already confirmed their attendance. Ticket information for what promises to be a cracking get-together at Prestatyn Sands, is available via www.sfxweekender.com/tickets.

Debris, by Jo AndertonJo Anderton

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Interesting Stuff, Podcast, Writers

A chat with Maurice Broaddus (Podcast)

Our Man in New York caught up with Maurice Broaddus last week, and chatted about the conclusion of his extraordinary Knights of Breton Court trilogy, and his future plans.

So, pop the kettle on, put a couple of biccies* on a plate, and listen in.

Theme tune from the wonderful John Anealio.

To download this podcast, right click here and save.

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Angry Robot, Interesting Stuff

Darren Turpin joins Angry Robot

We have fresh flesh! We are delighted to announce that Little, Brown’s Online Marketing Manager Darren Turpin will be joining SF & fantasy imprint Angry Robot from 7th November, as Marketing & Digital Manager.

Turpin will report to Angry Robot publishing director Marc Gascoigne, and work on promoting the full range of Angry Robot titles, as well as developing some currently unannounced new digital initiatives. (Yay, secret stuff!) Turpin had been at Little, Brown

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Interesting Stuff, Other people's business

Support the World SF Travel Fund

He’s a busy bee, that Mr Lavie Tidhar. Not content with running the World Fantasy Award nominated World SF Site, and writing a bunch of kickass books for us and other publishers, he’s just set up the World SF Travel Fund.

According to the World SF Travel Fund website:

A combination of genre professionals and fans from the international scene and the United States have gathered together to create the World SF Travel Fund.

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Angry Robot, Interesting Stuff, Robot Business

Now recruiting – new member of the Angry Robot team wanted

Angry Robot Books – you know, us: the award-winning new publishers of SF, Fantasy and beyond – are expanding. To that end, we have a vacancy for a … well, let’s call it an Ebook & Marketing Manager.

The thing is, no one at Angry Robot just does one thing. We’re not that sort of company. We like multi-taskers who can turn their hand to more than one role. This is essential as we grow

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