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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, Author Appearances, Other people's business

Dan Abnett lunchtime signing, Waterstone’s Plymouth, Saturday 26th Nov


This signing has had to be cancelled, due to impending deadlines, ferocious dragons, and other writerly dangers.


Dan Abnett – Angry Robot author of the thoroughly modern Elizabethan adventure novel Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero and the hard-hitting military-sf thriller Embedded – will (now not) be signing copies of his latest published works at Waterstone’s, New George Street, Plymouth, on Saturday November 26th from 11.00 a.m. through to 2.00 p.m.

Further details available from Waterstones.com.

[And yes, technically, this event has been organised by the fine folks at Black Library

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

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, 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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Competitions, Freebies, Other people's business

Mistification – Competition

mistificationKaaron Warren’s wonderful 3rd novel, Mistification is out now in the UK and launches in the US and Canada later this month. As Kaaron lives waaaaay across the other side of the world, she’s noticed a few people have received their copies before she’s even held one, herself!

To celebrate the book’s journey across the planet, she announced on Twitter today that she’s going to run a little contest:

The first person in each country to prove to

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Angry Robot, Books, Interesting Stuff, Other people's business

Putting South African Science Fiction on the map

There’s a great feature about South African science fiction over at The Guardian, today. Unsurprisingly, our very own Lauren Beukes features quite prominently, being described as having “heralded something of a coming of age for South African speculative fiction.”

It’s a good read, and well worth ten minutes of your time.

While we’re on the subject of Lauren, her quite brilliant Zoo City has just been reviewed over at the SciFi

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Author Appearances, Other people's business

Genre for Japan – Bidding Now Open

The Genre for Japan auction is now live. With 137 lots available to bid on (including a few from Angry Robot and our authors) there is something for everyone.

  • * Want to be named in someone else’s next novel? Check
  • * Want a rare, signed ARC from some of the best in the business? Check
  • * Want a year’s worth of your favourite reading matter? Check
  • * Want a professional critique on
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Other people's business

Genre For Japan

We’re all aware of the tragic events in Japan in recent weeks. On seeing other communities starting to work together to raise much-needed relief funds, one book blogger stood tall and said “We should do something, too”. Step forward, Amanda Rutter of Floor to Ceiling Books.

Amanda assembled a crack squad comprising Jenni Hill, Louise Morgan, Alasdair Stuart, Ro Smith and Robert Mulligan, and then set out to contact

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Angry Robot, Awards, Other people's business, Reviews

Some more love for Lavie

Lavie Tidhar‘s fabulous debut novel – steampunk romp, The Bookman – continues to get rave reviews, a year after it was first published in the UK. There’s a wonderfully enthusiastic review over at Book Wins.

This has all the makings of an awesome read. And it is. If you like steampunk victorian england then this is a must read.

Also, this review of The Bookman recently popped up on GoodReads:

Confusing experience rating this one.

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Angry Robot, Future formats, General skiffy bollocks, Interesting Stuff, Interviews, Other people's business, Out and About, Writers

Advent Calendar Day 7 & More Un:Bound Video News

Advent Calendar
Today’s Advent Calendar surprise is courtesy of Tim Waggoner (author of Nekropolis and Dead Streets). It may not be the most uplifting Christmas message you’ll read, but it’s certainly one of the most honest!

Un:Bound Video
After a few teething problems, the team at Un:Bound have launched their pilot video magazine, Un:Bound Video Editions. There’s a lot crammed into the half-hour, including a behind-the-scenes at Tor, some author interviews, Alasdair Stuart being kind and mean at the same time, and yours truly, giving the first in a series of publishing tips.

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Angry Robot, Awards, Books, General skiffy bollocks, Interesting Stuff, Other people's business, Robots at large

Advent Calendar Day 6, Un:Bound Video Trailer, Nebula Awards

Advent Calendar
Today’s Advent Calendar treat has not 1, not 3, not 4, but 2 (count ’em – two!) pieces of flash fiction from one of our merry band of authors.

Un:Bound Video Trailer
Those crazy folk over at Un:Bound (a great genre book blog) have decided to create a video series call Un:Bound Video Editions (UBVE). The first edition goes live sometime tonight, but check out the trailer, below. (And who is that handsome chap in the glasses? No, not him – the other one…)

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