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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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Books, Future formats, Other people's business, Technology

Boosh! Angry Robot book sharing (for free!) in the UK and Ireland

Due to our history of innovation we’re often contacted by start-up companies in the publishing realm (I love the word “realm”, don’t you? realm, realm, realm…) *ahem* Sometimes these companies bring us pie-in-the-sky ideas, or rehashes of things that exist elsewhere, but sometimes, just sometimes, we hear from someone with a really interesting idea.

Evanidus was one such company.Boosh

Evanidus are in the process of launching a new service called Boosh – it stands for Booshare, and it’s a way to spread the love of an ebook you’ve enjoyed by sharing it with

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Fan stuff, Interesting Stuff, Other people's business

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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Angry Robot, AR Authors, Other people's business, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 10.08.12

Hello, hello and welcome to your regular dose of rounded-up Angry Robot online goodness. With a scorching weekend in prospect here at AR’s UK HQ we’re all eager to be off out into the sunshine (or, more likely, down the pub for a cold one) so without further faff, here’s this week’s panoply of links to peruse.

vN by Madeline Ashby, cover Martin Bland/SpyroteknikThe reviews of vN (Out Now!), Madeline Ashby‘s astonishing

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Angry Robot, AR Authors, Other people's business, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 22.06.12

Hello, hello and welcome to the latest Robot Round-Up from your friendly, neighbourhood, Planet Conquering Robot Overlords. We’ve been enjoying the full glory of the British Summer Experience this week: three days of mixed sunshine and cloud, followed by what appears to be the onset of the monsoon season, with more scheduled for the weekend. But we care not! Our shiny, angrytonium carapaces are entirely rust-proof and particularly well-lacquered (especially round about 5.00p.m. on a Friday, eh? eh?) and so we laugh our

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Angry Robot, AR Authors, Other people's business, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 15.06.12

Hello, hello and welcome to another Robot Round-Up. We’ve got plenty of links to share this week, so let’s get to it:

The Hammer and the Blade, by Paul S KempPaul S. Kemp‘s blast of pure sword and sorcery goodness, The Hammer and the Blade is nearly upon us (next month!) and was reviewed this week by Paul (a different Paul…) at SciFi Bulletin, who said: “Kemp has a cinematic eye for detail; the final chase sequence in

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Angry Robot, AR Authors, Other people's business, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 08.06.12

Hello, hello and welcome to another of our regular Robot Round-Up link-a-thons. It’s been a short week here in the Angry Robot UK HQ, thanks to QEII’s diamond jubilee and the associated double bank-holiday. But that hasn’t stopped our authors from doing their thing, nor the massed ranks of reviewers who have been taking a look at an impressive selection of Angry Robot books this week. So, without further ado or digression:

Strangeness and Charm by Mike ShevdonMike Shevdon‘s recently-released Strangeness and Charm

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

Robot Round-Up, 01.06.12

Hello, hello and welcome to the latest Robot Round-Up from your Robot Overlords. Look, we’ll keep the intro short this week… we’ve got a four-day weekend coming up, the weather’s balmy and it’s nearly pub o’clock, so let’s just all agree to crack on with it, shall we? Good. Starting with:

Night's Engines by Trent JamiesonTrent Jamieson‘s Night’s Engines (out now in the US/CAN and in ebook, available from UK bookstores as

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

Robot Round-Up, 18.05.12

Hello, hello and welcome to the latest Robot Round-Up from your friendly, neighbourhood Robot Overlords at Angry Robot HQ. On with the links!

Blackbirds, by Chuck WendigIt’s been a Big, Big week for Chuck Wendig! A new two-book deal with our own selves here at Angry Robot, another new deal with the mighty Amazon and to ice that particular cake, we’ve caught up with a whole bunch more reviews of his current AR novel,

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Awards, Other people's business

Congratulations to John W. Campbell Award Finalist Lavie Tidhar

Osama, by Lavie Tidhar, PS Publishing editionWe’ve just heard – via the good folks at the Zeno Agency – that the marvellous mister Lavie Tidhar has been shortlisted for the prestigious John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel of the year, for his novel Osama.

The novel was originally published by PS Publishing in signed hardcover, hardcover and ebook editions, and will be published in paperback by Solaris in October.

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

Robot Round-Up, 11.05.12

Hello, hello and welcome to the latest Robot Round-Up. We’re kicking off with a couple of pieces of coverage for one of our forthcoming titles, Madeline Ashby‘s debut novel vN, which we have more than a sneaking suspicion you’ll be hearing a lot more about this summer:

Charlie Jane Anders has reviewed vN for the mighty IO9.com and under the headline “The Most Messed Up Book About Robot Consciousness Ever” draws a few comparisons to Philip K. Dick, Amy Thomson and Battlestar

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Angry Robot, Angry Robot Media, Audio, Books, Other people's business

Listen to the latest Angry Robot audiobooks!

Courtesy of those fine folk at Brilliance Audio, we have some snippets of some of the quite brilliant audiobooks they have produced of some recent Angry Robot titles.

Last month’s titles: Omega Point and Blackbirds
This month’s titles: Empire State, Giant Thief and Dead Harvest.

Click on each of the links (below) to hear about 5 minutes of each, or to download to your computer for your offline listening pleasure (by right-clicking and saving, or doing what you usually do with these things #techie).

These titles can be ordered as downloads or on CD from Audible (UK /

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