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Open Door 2017 – latest update

Update time! As we said at the time, it was going to take us a fair old while to work through all of the 1,066 full novels submitted to the Open Door. For all of you who are waiting patiently for us to dig down the pile to your own opus, we thank you.

We’re down to about 400 entries. Most of those are books we’ve simply not got to yet – and we note that close

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Awards, Hell Yes, Interesting Stuff, Kameron Hurley, News

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. We’ll be

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Angry Robot, AR Authors, New Robot Author, News

Myke Cole Joins The Robot Ranks

AR Author Myke Cole
Photo credit: Karsten Moran

We have some exciting news for you fleshy readers today! Myke Cole, author of the Shadow Ops series and Tor Publishing’s The Armoured Saint will be joining us here at Angry Robot with his own contribution to the robot uprising, the beginning of a military space opera series the likes fall of which we have never seen before.

You’ve suffered alongside characters through fights, rebellions, intergalactic wars, maybe even

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Awards, Hell Yes, Interesting Stuff, News, Price Promotion

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 such as

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Angry Robot, AR Authors, Awards, Hell Yes, Interesting Stuff, News, WorldCon

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

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Angry Robot, AR Authors, Book Announcement, News

NEW BOOKS! Sean Grigsby’s ON FIRE

Angry Robot author Sean GrigsbyMORE GOOD NEWS FROM ROBOT TOWERS!

*Brass band breaks into song, confetti falls from impossible heights*

Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby has been setting the book world alight (heh), described as “an exciting story that breathes new life into the urban fantasy genre” in a Publishers Weekly starred review and “a treat” by Jason M. Hough, as well as gaining a whole batch of other lovely words from various lovely people.

And now we’re here to tell

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AR Authors, Cover Art, New Robot Author, News, Robot Business, Writers

NEW AUTHOR: Lauren C Teffeau

AR Author Lauren C TeffeauWE have really rather exciting news, Robot pals! We’ve signed excellent human (now turned Robot) Lauren Teffeau for a novel! Implanted is a vibrant sci-fi cyberpunk adventure featuring a hopeful and compelling future in the aftermath of climate apocalypse (and a bit of romance, too).

Sounds great, right? We’re so excited for you to read it come August! Until then, here’s the synopsis:

When college student Emery Driscoll is blackmailed into being a courier for a clandestine organisation,

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Book Announcement, Cover Art, News

Cover Reveal & Announcement: TERMINUS

First came Quietus but as these things go it had to be followed by Terminus.

That’s right, we loved Tristan Palmgren‘s inter-dimensional space opera Quietus so much that we had to have a second book! That book is Terminus and it will be available for your eyeholes this November!

Below is a sneak peek, but head over to the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog for the full synopsis and a look at the beautiful new cover by Dominic Harman!


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AR Authors, Book Announcement, New Robot Author, News, Robot Business

New Author Announcement: Jaine Fenn

AR Author Jaine Fenn, photo by James Cooke
AR Author Jaine Fenn, photo by James Cooke

WHOOT!!! Break out the champagne and get ready to get down with a great book, because we’ve just signed Jaine Fenn!

You might recognise the name of Jaine, and that’s probably because she has previous works under her belt, namely the acclaimed Gollancz series, Hidden Empire.

And now, this September we’ll be publishing Jaine’s science-fantasy novel Hidden Sun,

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Angry Robot, News, Offers, Price Promotion

A Hunka-Hunka Robot Love

Robot Legion, hail yourselves!

We have good news for you: Angry Robot will be starring in its very own ebook Humble Bundle! *squees*

And, just because we want to show you all how much we love you we’re doing it on Valentine’s Day – and for the two weeks thereafter – because nothing says love like the warm embrace of a book.

If you’re not au fait on what Humble Bundle is let

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Angry Robot, Interesting Stuff, News

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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AMA, News, Robots at large, scifi

AMA: Tim Pratt

Angry Robot author Tim Pratt

Hold onto your mental and spiritual faculties people as Tim Pratt, author of The Wrong Stars is about to do take part in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything).

That’s right, the Locus senior editor, winner of too-many-awards-to-mention and fantasy/sci-fi author will answer almost ANYTHING you ask of him, though probably not *that*, or *THAT* but definitely that.

If you fancy getting in on the fun, head over to r/sciencefiction this Thursday, November 16

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Angry Robot, Book Announcement, Danielle L. Jensen, News, Offers

NEW THINGS: Omnibuses To Rock Your World

Good news, Robot fans: we’ve created some pretty gosh-darn wonderful ebook omnibuses!

That’s right, in November you can treat yourself to omnibuses of The Malediction Novels by Danielle L Jensen, The Seven Forges Novels by James A Moore and The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire series by Rod Duncan.

Excitingly, in January you can also purchase the first novel in Rod’s Map of Unknown Things series, The Queen of All Crows, which features our most wonderful Elizabeth – protagonist of the Gas-Lit Empire. The second novel in James’ The Tides of War series

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Angry Robot, Charity, Cover Art, Interesting Stuff, News

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, AR Authors, Book Announcement, Guest Posts, Hell Yes, New Robot Author, News

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 during his

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Angry Robot, AR Authors, Books, Charity, News

Angry Robot Support Hurricane Relief Bookstore

To say it’s been a bit shit for those affected by the hurricanes is very much an understatement. But Hurricane Relief Bookstore (brainchild of Fireside Fiction Company) has come up with a bit of a novel (fnar) way for you to help those affected in Houston, Florida and the Caribbean; donate money in return for a sparkly new book: an online bookstore.

Prices for your favourite title vary, but 100% of profits will be to charity. The list includes Angry Robot titles by wonderful authors such as Dan Abnett, Kameron Hurley, Wesley Chu, Jay Posey and

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