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Strange Chemistry Sale

strange chemistry

Looking for something for a younger reader, or just seeking a wonderful story for yourself? Look no further! We’ve knocked the price down on all of our Strange Chemistry books to just £2.99. Young adult fantasy and science-fiction for everyone!


 

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Drop Everything and Read Day

Drop Everything and ReadWe’ve partnered up with Amazon.com for a flash sale on 12 April for Drop Everything and Read Day – a great day to sit down and read a book, or at least grab a book so you can read it later.

The amazing books below will be knocked down to $2.50 for the paperback edition, click the titles and covers to find them on Amazon.com. Snap ’em up before they run out, and don’t forget: drop everything!

Steal The Sky by Megan O'KeefeSeven Forges by James A. Moore, artwork by Alejandro ColucciThe Blasted Lands by James A. MooreNecrotech by K. C. AlexanderKojiki by Keith Yatsuhashi

The Deaths Of Tao by Wesley ChuThe Buried Life, by Carrie PatelThe Copper Promise by Jen Williams (US/CAN)Unseemly Science by Rod DuncanBlades Of The Old Empire, by Anna Kashina

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StoryBundle: The Steampunk Bundle

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Dearest robot pals, how would you like to get your hands on some of the best steampunk novels around? You would, would you? Well, the chance is upon you with StoryBundle‘s steampunk offer!

Curated by author Cat Rambo, the bundle is a collection of eleven fine novels from some of the genre’s most beloved authors, including our very own Lavie Tidhar. The bundle offer is available now and lasts for the next 22 days.

Here’s what Cat had to say on the deal:

“I have always loved steampunk, even before anyone knew it by that name, back when I first encountered a television show, The Wild Wild West, featuring clockwork assassins and mad scientists, and the two brave agents fighting them as they traveled across the country in their custom railroad car. So when I got a chance to curate a bundle for StoryBundle, my first thought was, of course, to use that as my organizing principle, particularly since it gave me a chance to showcase some of my particular favorites.

This bundle includes both steampunk set in our own world as well as some set in secondary worlds. I used it as an excuse to talk to some of my favorite indie writers, like Lindsay Buroker and Frank Tuttle, who’d produced two series I loved and thought showed steampunk at its most imaginative. I got to pull in some of the writers that I’d published work from while editing Fantasy Magazine, such as Genevieve Valentine and Lavie Tidhar. Every book in the bundle is a solid read, presenting books that I hope you enjoy as much as I did. I’ve tried to include some series as well, so you’ve got something to explore even after you’re done with these books. And I’ve included a few anthologies, samplers of even more writers whose work you can pursue.

Many of these books to me seem to justify the “punk” in steampunk. They’re works that question established norms and turn them on their heads, works that look at issues of industrialization and how they intersect with race, class, and gender in interesting and often entertaining ways, works that take history as their launching point and spin an alternate reality. That’s something I’ve tried to do with my steampunk stories, providing protagonists who are black, Native American, trans, bisexual, on the spectrum, and additional “others” and this bundle lives up to that vision.

And StoryBundle’s a cool form of alternative publishing, letting indie and small press authors join together to present bundles that pack a whole lot of reading into a price that you choose (as long as it’s $5 or above). For that $5 you get the basic bundle of five books in any eBook format. $15 (or more if you want to support the writers even further) gets you the bonus books as well.”

So, by parting with your monies to support indie and small press authors you can get some or all of these titles:

The Alchemy of Stone – Ekaterina Sedia
The Bookman – Lavie Tidhar
City of the Saints – D J Butler
Altered America:Steampunk Stories – Cat Rambo
All The Paths of Shadow – Frank Tuttle
The Emperor’s Edge series: Books 1 – 3 – Lindsay Buroker
Ghost in the Cogs – edited by Scott Gable & C. Dombrowski
Blood Ties – Quincy J Allen
Mechanique – Genevieve Valentine
The SEA is Ours – Jaymee Goh and Joyce Chng
Best of Penny Dread Tales – edited by Kevin J. Anderson and Quincy J. Allen

Pretty good, right? So strap on your cogs and prepare to take flight! The link is right here.

 

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Stolen Songbird Sale!

Say that three times fast.

Here at Angry Robot headquarters, we’re busily preparing for the release of Hidden Huntress, the second book in The Malediction Trilogy by Danielle L. Jensen, coming this June.

The first book in the trilogy, the amazing Stolen Songbird (a Goodreads Choice Award Finalist) is on mega-discount right now, selling for just $.99 in ebook this week.

Pick up your copy of Stolen Songbird today, or if you already have a copy, grab a copy for a friend so you can both read Hidden Huntress together. And while you’re at it, you can pre-order Hidden Huntress and get it the second the book is available.

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen Hidden Huntress by Danielle L Jensen

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Nexus and Crux ebooks – half price!

Nexus, by Ramez Naam
We already knew that Nexus by Ramez Naam was shortlisted for the Kistchies Red Tentacle Award.

Last week we discovered that Nexus was is also shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award.

And this morning, we were told that both Nexus and its sequel Crux have been shortlisted for the Prometheus Award!

Come on, Ramez – give some other folk a chance!

Anyway, to celebrate the awesomeness that is both Nexus and Crux, we have decided to have a time-limited HALF-PRICE offer on the ebooks.

Crux by Ramez Naam

From now until the end of the month:
Kindle readers in the UK can pick up a copy of Nexus and Crux at Amazon.co.uk for just £2.74 per book! (List price is £5.49).

Kindle readers everywhere else, and those who use non-Kindle ebook readers can pick up a copy of Nexus and/or Crux for the same price at the Robot Trading Company.

(£2.74 at the Robot Trading company equates to approximately US$3.70, so not quite half price, but pretty darned close!)

Go get them now, while the price is low!

 

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The Continued Adventures of Remic’s Wolf Pack

Back in February Andy Remic offered a free Wolf Pack to reviewers and bloggers who had reviewed his fantastic fantasy novel The Iron Wolves.

The pack included a lollypop, five bookmarks, a signed photo and an Iron Wolves t-shirt! (Modelled very impressively at the time by Mr Remic himself).

Wolf Pack Promo

Now the Wolf Pack has begun to return to their leader (with bloggers and reviewers receiving their t-shirts) and we can bring you first photo of one being worn by someone who didn’t write the book: Phil Witvliet of Grimdark reader with his dog Pluto!

Phil Witvliet & Pluto - wolf pack

Hopefully we’ll see more wolves returning home in the future so we can bring you photos of the entire pack, but for now we think Phil and Pluto set a high bar for the others!

*Once again we use the term “Modelled” in the broadest possible sense*

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Empire State – The Best Book of 2012! (eBook offer)

Well, what a lovely thing to wake up to – this morning, the latest issue of the mighty SciFi Now Magazine hits the newsstands, and it includes their annual SciFi Now Awards.

And guess what won the Books category? Oh, you already read the headline, above and saw the image – yes, it’s Empire State – the amazing debut novel from Adam Christopher!

Empire State by Adam ChristopherTo celebrate Adam’s win we’re offering the ePub version* of Empire State at 25% off its normal price – until Sunday, only. And, ok – you’ve twisted our metallic limbs – you can have his standalone superhero novel – Seven Wonders – for 25% off, too, if you like.

That’s just £4.12 for the Best Book of 2012! (Or approximately US$5.50, depending on currency conversion rates at the time of purchase).

To get your discount, simply add Adam’s book/s to your shopping basket at RobotTradingCompany.com and enter the code: sfnow2012 at the checkout.

You can pick up a copy of SciFi Now at all good newsagents, or direct from their website (physical or digital editions available).

And why did Empire State win? Well, read what these folk had to say about it, earlier this year:

Empire State is highly recommended to those who like their sci-fi dark, pacey and woven tight by multiple threads of intrigue.”
– SciFiNow

“As captivating as a kaleidoscope… just feel it in all its weird glory.”
– Cory Doctorow, author of Makers and Little Brother

Empire State is an excellent, involving read, and it fully deserves to be the start of a new universe.”
Paul Cornell, Doctor Who scriptwriter, and author of London Falling, Wolverine and Demon Knights

“A daring, dreamlike, almost hallucinatory thriller, one that plays with the conventions of pulp fiction and superheroes like a cat with a ball of yarn.”
– Kurt Busiek, Eisner Award-winning writer of Astro City and Marvels

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*Kindle users can easily convert the ePub using the free eBook tool, Calibre.

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Special Offer from Ramez Naam: Pre-Order Nexus, get More Than Human ebook, Free!

Ramez Naam‘s debut science fiction novel, Nexus is one of the books that we’re publishing in January 2013 (although it will be available in US/CAN and ebook editions from December 18th 2012) and he’s making the following pre-order special offer to encourage you to put in an early order with your favourite bookseller or online retailer:

More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement by Ramez NaamBuy Nexus before December 31st January 31st (offer extended!), and get a FREE e-copy of Ramez Naam’s H.G. Wells Award-winning non-fiction book More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement.

Here’s how:

1. Pre-Order Nexus from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or any other retailer (see the Nexus catalogue page for retailer links)

2. Email your receipt or purchase confirmation to nexus@morethanhuman.org

3. Receive your free ecopy of More Than Human by email within 48 hours!

See Ramez’s website for full details and information on More Than Human.

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Grab Yourself a Humble eBook Bundle!

Angry Robot is proud to be participating in the latest charity bundling offer from the good people at Humble Bundle, the Humble eBbook Bundle.

The Humble eBook Bundle

Here’s the promo video:

And here are the details of the deal:

Head on over to www.humblebundle.com and you can purchase and download a bundle of six top-notch ebooks, for whatever price you choose to pay:

Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow – an intense story of youthful techno-defiance.
Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi – a hard-hitting collection of 11 impactful stories.
Zoo City by our very own Lauren Beukes – suspect you may know about this (Arthur C Clarke Award-winning) cracker.
Invasion: The Secret World Chronicle by Mercedes Lackey, Steve Libby, Dennis Lee, and Cody Martin – a modern military superhero saga packed with bonus content.
Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link – a delightful fantasy collection of 11 stories.
Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link – the cross-genre follow-up to Stranger Things Happen [MG ~ Along with Zoo City, two of my favourite books, like, ever.]

What’s more, if you choose to pay more than the average price for the bundle – which, at time of editing is a mere $13.15 – you will also receive two bonus ebooks:

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi – a science fiction war epic.
Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean – an ethereal graphic novel of a man’s last days.

EDIT 17.10.12 Five top-notch webcomic collections have been added to the Humble Ebook Bundle. So now you get 13 ebooks if you pay the average price or more.

Come on, that lot’s got to be worth more than $13.15 surely? Talk about a bargain!

The Humble eBook Bundle also comes with the added bonus of that warm, glowy feeling you get from knowing you’ve Done Good in the process of nabbing yourself a bargain, because as part of the purchase process, you can optionally allocate a part (or all) of their purchase to three fantastic charities:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (Internet freedom non-profit)
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (writers advocacy non-profit)
Child’s Play Charity (providing for kids in hospitals in the form of technology and games)

The Humble Bundle folks tell us: “All of the books are available completely DRM-free for a wide range of eBook readers, mobile devices, and desktop computers. We’ve also been working hard to make sure all the books are available in PDF, ePub (open ebook standard), and MOBI (Amazon Kindle) formats.”

It’s a fantastic opportunity to grab yourself eight great ebooks and support the important work of the three charities mentioned above as well. What are you waiting for?

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Supporting Independent Booksellers

Here in the UK this week it’s Independent Booksellers’ Week. Indie booksellers are the lifeblood of the community, and as an independent publisher, we’re committed to supporting our friends on the high street.

Welcome to the Angry Robot Clonefiles initiative.

We sometimes feel our customers are having to choose between a physical book and an e-format, when what probably suits them best is to have both in the same package, and so we are going to start giving away the digital version of each of our novels free with the physical paperback, in selected indie bookstores.

We’re partnering with Mostly Books of Abingdon, Oxfordshire in the first phase of the new Clonefiles programme. From July 4th, Customers who buy Angry Robot novels from Mostly Books will be sent the DRM-free eBook version (the Clonefile) of the book as part of the sale, allowing them to read the novel on paper, on their Kindle, or on their ePub-based eBook reader. This Clonefile means that customers at Mostly Books can buy Angry Robot’s books and enjoy them in whatever format they prefer, whether physical or electronic!

We’ve always been champions of DRM-free eBook publishing and have always been eager to experiment with new business and distribution models. A dual-format offering for Indies seems like a natural extension of our customer-first ethos and a great way for Angry Robot to show our love for the UK’s fantastic Indie bookshop scene.

Mark Thornton of Mostly Books said, “As an indie bookshop, we offer a great browsing experience and discoverability and it is difficult to see really innovative ways that we can offer our customers a really valuable service with ebooks. But this is a bold and brilliant idea we think our customers will get excited about. It really offers an imaginative solution that plays to all our strengths.”

Following this pilot phase, we will be opening up the scheme to other independent bookstores, who will be contacted over the coming weeks and months (though enquiries from interested stores are welcomed).

Bookstores wishing to enquire about taking part in the programme should contact Angry Robot’s UK Sales Manager, Roland Briscoe at: indie@angryrobotbooks.com or visit our Clonefiles page.

These ARE the clones you’re looking for!

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Angry Robot signs Emma Newman

We’ve just concluded a deal with Emma Newman (via her fabulous agent, Jennifer Udden at the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York) for three books in Emma’s Split Worlds urban fantasy series, and the first one – Between Two Thorns – will be published in March next year, and we couldn’t be more delighted. The series is fabulous, but you probably already guessed that.

Emma’s reaction to the deal was “I still can’t believe this is happening – in fact, I think that’s all I’ve been saying since I got the magical phone call! The Split Worlds series is the most ambitious project I’ve ever worked on, and I am thrilled I have the opportunity to work with Angry Robot to develop it to its full potential. I’ve been a fan of Angry Robot’s list for a long time now, and am very excited my books will become part of it.”

Emmapedia
Emma Newman was born in a tiny coastal village in Cornwall during one of the hottest summers on record. Four years later she started to write stories and never stopped until she penned a short story that secured her a place at Oxford University to read Experimental Psychology.

In 2011 Emma embarked on an ambitious project to write and distribute one short story per week – all of them set in her Split Worlds milieu – completely free to her mailing list subscribers.

A debut short-story collection, From Dark Places, was published in 2011 and her debut post-apocalyptic novel for young adults, 20 Years Later, was published just one year later – presumably Emma didn’t want to wait another nineteen… Emma is also a professional audiobook narrator.

She now lives in Somerset with her husband, son and far too many books.

You can find Emma online at enewman.co.uk and splitworlds.com or on Twitter @EmApocalyptic.

About the series
The Split Worlds is an urban fantasy setting with gritty noir, fantastical magic, evil faeries and people just trying to drink their tea in peace.

Dynastic families feud across the ages, furthering the agendas of their powerful supernatural patrons. Opposing secret courts wage clandestine wars to establish their control over humanity. Innocents are protected by monsters and the beautiful ones are seldom what they seem…

In the first book in the series, Between Two Thorns, something is wrong in Aquae Sulis, Bath’s secret mirror city. The new season is starting and the Master of Ceremonies is missing. Max, an Arbiter of the Split Worlds Treaty, is assigned with the task of finding him with no one to help but a dislocated soul and a mad sorcerer. There is a witness but his memories have been bound by magical chains only the enemy can break. A rebellious woman trying to escape her family may prove to be the ally Max needs. But can she be trusted? And why does she want to give up eternal youth and the life of privilege she’s been born into?

This is going to be so cool!

Emma has already guest-blogged with our very own Adam Christopher, and tells a little more about how the deal came about, so go read…

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Day Against DRM: 50% off All Angry Robot eBooks at RobotTradingCompany.com

International Day Against DRMToday is the International Day Against DRM.

Here at Angry Robot we’ve never inflicted DRM on our eBooks, preferring to trust our customers and readers instead – and we must say it’s most gratifying to see folks like Tor / Forge and co. catching up at long last… 😉

Anyhow, to mark the occasion, here’s a bit of a special offer for you: if you buy any of our DRM-free ePub-format eBooks from the Robot Trading Company in the next 24 hours you can get a mahoosive 50% discount.

Here’s how:

First, add lots of eBooks to your basket, then:

1. Enter the coupon code ‘DRMFREE’ in the (coupon / voucher) box

2. Click the ‘Update Basket’ button

Books. Basket. Coupon Code. Update. Easy.

3. Checkout, download and enjoy!

The Rules:

1. Offer expires at Noon, BST on Saturday May 5th 2012 (or whenever one of us remembers to log in and switch the coupon code off again – if you’re reading this on early Saturday afternoon then give it a go – you never know…)
2. Offer applies to all Angry Robot eBook novels and omnibus editions currently available via the Robot Trading Company website.
3. Offer does not apply to subscription packages (which are insanely good value all on their ownsome) or short stories (which are pretty darn cheap already, at 10 for £3.49).

What are you waiting for? GO, fill your eBoots with eBooks! Go NOW!

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ARWebstore Special Offer: 50% off eligible Ditmar Award titles

It’s Ditmar Award season again, as Australian fandom gears up to nominate and vote on its favourite genre fiction of 2011. The Ditmars have been awarded annually since 1969 at the Australian Natcon – this year it’s Continuum 8: Craftonomicon in Melbourne – to recognise achievement in Australian science fiction (including fantasy and horror) and science fiction fandom.

This year we have three terrific titles by three awesome authors that are eligible for Ditmar Award nomination:

Mistification, by Kaaron WarrenRoil, by Trent JamiesonDebris, by Jo Anderton

Mistification by Kaaron Warren
Roil by Trent Jamieson
Debris by Jo Anderton

To make it a little easier on the pocket for folks to sample these three fine novels, we’ve reduced them all in price on the Angry Robot Webstore. You can now get a DRM-free ePub edition of Mistification, Roil or Debris for just £2.25, which exchanges to roughly A$3.43 or US$3.55. That’s a bargain in anyone’s book, surely?

Visit the Ditmar 2011 section of the Angry Robot Webstore for more info on all three titles and handy ‘Add to Basket’ buttons…

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The End is Nigh! (A Cautionary Tale…)

“Tell me, Grandad, what did you do in the Last Days?”

The old man settled himself a little more comfortably in his hovva-chair (his robo-prosthetic was giving him gyp, despite the balmy 58 celsius showing on the outdoor-temperature-o-meter).

“The Last Days? You mean the Last Days of the Great Angry Robot January eBook Sale of 2012?”

“Oh, Grandad, you know that’s what I mean.”

The old man tousled his granddaughter’s sandy hair (the kid had been playing in the reclamation pits again).

“Well, Granddaughter, I’m afraid I was a fool. Rather than grabbing as many bargains as I could when I had the chance, I just sat and played Angry Birds on my iPad – remember those funny old non-holo models? – and missed my opportunity.”

“Oh, Grandad! But there’s a happy ending, isn’t there?”

The old man smiled, and there was a twinkle in his remaining eye (as the cataract-away auto-lenses clicked and whirred).

“Well, luckily for me, your Grandma was a good and clever woman. She downloaded one of everything those Angry Robot folks put in their sale, at less than the price of a pint each, and we were able to enjoy hours and hours of top-quality SF/F/WTF? fiction for years and years to come. Yes, she was a good, clever, wise woman, your Grandma. Definitely wasn’t stupid. Knew a bargain when she saw one, yes sirree.”

They both looked over at the floating brain-in-a-jar on the mantelpiece and smiled fondly.

“Now, you young whipper-snapper, go give your Grandma a polish and then dust off my old Kindle Mk16 for me. I got me some re-reading to do.”

“Oh, Grandad, you’re so crazy and old-fashioned! Can’t you just sideload them straight to your cerebral cortex like everyone else?”

The old man winked and smiled his crinkliest smile.

“Sod off and play in the hover-traffic, you cheeky little git.”

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That’s right, folks! Over half our titles are still available at half their usual price, but the Angry Robot January eBook Sale ends at midnight, January 31st (or as near as dammit, depending on how quickly we can get into the ecommerce software and change all the prices back… but lunchtime on Feb 1st? Forget it, pal! Those low, low prices are gone!).

Visit The Angry Robot Webstore for all your bargain ePub needs, or visit your local e-branch of global online megamarts like Amazon or Barnes & Noble to grab a Kindle / Nook version.

(Don’t be like Grandad! Think brain-in-a-jar!)

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Stuff Your Kindle or Fill Your Nook in the Angry Robot January eBooks Sale

January Sale!That’s right! In the best tradition of purveyors of quality merchandise everywhere, we’re having a January sale. And likewise in the best tradition of purveyors of (etc. etc.) we’ve dropped the prices of our sale items a little early (as of… now!) with said lower price-points remaining in force until the end of January.

Which means that an impressive selection of our ebook titles – all our 2009 and 2010 titles, plus a few 2011 debuts – have been reduced in price, not only at the Angry Robot Store* but also on the virtual shelves of a number of major online retailers – including Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and Amazon.co.uk, among others.

So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to your eBook store of choice, dig around, see what you can find! And be prepared to stuff your Kindle or fill your Nook (or, indeed, cram your Kobo or burst your eReader, if you’re that way inclined) with lots and lots of lovely Angry Robot eBooks.

You know it makes sense.

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* Please note: eBooks from the Angry Robot Store are sold in ePub format, so the files need to be converted to .mobi format first, using something like the Calibre free ebook conversion utility which can be downloaded from calibre-ebook.com. Or buy Kindle files from your local Amazon store.

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