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Robot Round-Up, 27.04.12

Hello, hello and welcome to the latest Robot Round-Up. Here’s what we’ve spotted a selection of our awesome authors getting up to online in the past seven days:

Blackbirds, by Chuck WendigMuch, much love again this week for Chuck Wendig‘s rather superb AR debut, Blackbirds. So many new reviews, in fact, that we’re having to bullet-point them:

Clear Eyes, Full Shelves: “[An] outrageous flurry of outlandish violence (see: Tarantino) and crude

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Robot Round-Up, 05.04.12

Hello, hello and welcome to this week’s Robot Round-Up: a day earlier than usual, on the grounds that we’ve got a Long Weekend here in the UK due to the Easter double Bank Holiday. (Which is nice.)

Without further ado:

The Alchemist of Souls by Anne LyleAnne Lyle – whose debut fantasy novel of Elizabethan-era swashbuckling and intrigue, The Alchemist of Souls, is Out Now – has been interviewed by Sci-Fi Bulletin and I Will Read Books this week

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Robot Round-Up, 23.03.12

Hello! Well, another week seems to have flashed by without so much as stopping to say hello. But the good news is: that means it’s time for another Robot Round-Up! Crack open a container of your favourite beverage, put your feet up and get your finger-like link-activator ready as we take you by the hand-analogue and guide through another seven days’ worth of Angry Robot Author Activity…

Debris by Jo AndertonFirstly: Huge Congrats to Jo Anderton who has been shortlisted for the 2011 Aurealis

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Robot Round-Up, 09.03.12

Greetings, little robotlings. Are your primary limbs arranged comfortably and your comprehension-circuits fully engaged? They are? Good. Then we shall begin.

Blackbirds, by Chuck WendigChuck Wendig‘s Blackbirds is still a couple of months away from its official publication date (May 2012), but word of its extreme wonderfulness is continuing to spread around the blogosphere. The latest outpouring of advance praise comes in the form of a 10/10 rating from Hannah at Fantasy Faction, with a follow-up 8/10 from Starburst Magazine as well.

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Robot Round-Up, 10.02.12

Hello and welcome to this week’s (temporarily) minimalist version of the Robot Round-Up!

[Okay, so normally between us we take a bit of time to introduce the links, maybe extract a few choice quote-snippets, that sort of thing. But what with the SFX Weekender taking place last weekend and the inevitable post-Con lurgi taking its toll today (all together now: awwwwww, he’s got the man-flu!) I’ve just rolled two weeks’ worth of links up into a single post. And in order to save time, eyeball-strain and keyboard-wear, I’ve just gone with the basics. Your patience and understanding is most appreciated.

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Robot Round-Up, 27.01.12

Hello and, as always, welcome to the weekly round-up of links and shout-outs for folks that have been talking about Angry Robot and our Awesome Authors in the past week or so.

Also, a quick heads-up: most of the office will be disappearing off to the SFX Weekender at the back end of next week, so if the usual Round-Up doesn’t appear for some reason then that’ll be why.

Right, on with the linkaging! (What? Yes, that’s a word…)

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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 own

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Robot Round-Up, 20.01.12

Hello again, and welcome to our weekly links round-up of all the latest happenings from the Angry Robot flavoured reaches of the Internets. Or something like that. My last caffeine dose is wearing off, I probably need to re-charge. But I digress…

Empire State by Adam ChristopherEmpire State was reviewed online by Red Rook Review, The Geek Syndicate (who also ran an excerpt), The Weaving Knight and Starburst Magazine, where it was said: “This is simply one of the greatest

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Angry Robot, Competitions, Other people's business

Win Everything! All 50 Angry Robot Titles Up For Grabs with SciFiNow

Adam Christopher‘s Empire State is the 50th Angry Robot title to see the light of meat-space reality. To mark the occasion we’ve teamed up with top-notch UK sci-fi ‘zine SciFiNow to give away one of everything we’ve published so far – yes, all 50 titles – to one insanely fortunate UK or Ireland based competition entrant.

Here’s what you could win:

All 50 Angry Robot titles to January 2012

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Robot Round-Up, 13.01.12

Welcome to this week’s Robot Round-Up of what’s been happening in the AR-flavoured reaches of the Interwebs. Lots to tell you about again this week, so without further ado:

Empire State by Adam ChristopherJames Lovegrove reviewed Adam Christopher‘s Empire State for the Financial Times, saying: “If, somehow, Raymond Chandler and Philip K Dick had collaborated on a Superman story, they might well have produced this novel.” Plus: The Geek Syndicate cornered Adam last week at his UK Empire State launch at

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Robot Round-Up, 06.01.12

Hello, hello and welcome to the first Robot Round-Up of 2012. And what a lot of rounded-up stuff we’ve got to tell you about this week.

First things first: a reminder that the Angry Robot January eBooks Sale is still very much in effect. Between now and the end of January you’ll be able to pick up more than half our range of titles at half price or less, either direct from the Angry Robot Store (DRM-free ePub) or from your favourite online retailer of electronic literature, in the US, UK and beyond. Grab yourself a bargain while

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Robot Round-Up, 23.12.11

Hello and welcome to the final Robot Round-up of 2011. We’ve unchained ourselves from our desks and will be recharging our circuits for the next ten days or so, which means no round-up next week. But keep those links coming and we’ll be back in January with a fresh batch. In the meantime, here’s what’s been happing in Angry Robot world since the last round-up went live:

Empire State by Adam ChristopherIn the run-up to the official January 5th publication date, the online buzz for

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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 for

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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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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, Lauren

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Announcing… Zoo City – the movie!

After some furious behind-the-scenes negotiation, we’re delighted to announce that an option has been taken out on Zoo City. Here’s the press release, direct from the winning production team:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TOP SOUTH AFRICAN PRODUCER WINS COVETED FILM RIGHTS IN INTERNATIONAL “BID FEST” TO MULTIPLE AWARD-WINNING AND BESTELLING NOVEL ZOO CITY BY SOUTH AFRICAN AUTHOR LAUREN BEUKES

“Beukes’ energetic noir phantasmagoria, the winner of this year’s

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