Out and About

100th Book, Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Books, Out and About, Writers

Adam Christopher signing and Hang Wire Limited Edition

Next Thursday (6th March) from 6.00-7.00pm Angry Robot and Titan/Tor author Adam Christopher will be at London’s Forbidden Planet Megastore to sign his latest books:

  • ~ The Burning Dark – paperback (Titan)
  • Hang Wire – paperback (Angry Robot)
  • Hang Wire – limited edition hardback (Angry Robot)
hang wire limited edition
Hang Wire paperback (left) and limited edition hardback (right)

The limited edition hardbacks (our 100th book, folks!)

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A Newbie’s View of World Fantasy Con 2013

As most of you know, I don’t come from a scifi or fantasy publishing world; my previous role was in publicity for Irish non-fiction titles as well as crime fiction, and that oft-controversial term, literary fiction. I wasn’t utterly new to the terms SF / F / WTF (maybe I was to WTF!) as through my own personal reading, I’ve read – and loved –  Scott Lynch, Philip Pullman, and Eoin Colfer, and had the usual childhood favourites such as Narnia and Harry Potter. I love True Blood, Buffy, and Star Trek, amongst others but can’t quote you lines or tell

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Forbidden Planet, tonight at 6.00pm

Don’t forget – at London’s Forbidden Planet Megastore tonight, form 6.00pm-7.00pm, your opportunity to meet (and get books signed by):

Wesley Chu
The Lives of Tao, The Deaths of Tao

Anne Lyle
The Alchemist of Souls, The Merchant of Dreams, The Prince of Lies

Joseph D’Lacey
Black Feathers

James A Moore
Seven Forges

Emma Newman
Between Two Thorns, Any Other Name, All Is Fair

David Tallerman
Giant Thief, Crown Thief, Prince Thief

Mike Shevdon
Sixty-One Nails, The Road to Bedlam, Strangeness & Charm, The Eighth Court

Adam Christopher
Empire State,

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Meet the Angry Robots and Strange Chemists at WorldCon

Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry will be out in force again at WorldCon (LoneStarCon3) next week (in San Antonio, Texas).

If you’re going and want to get your books signed, the following authors will be there (and some of them have signing slots, as detailed below):

  • Adam Christopher – Signing Friday, 11.00am
  • Chuck Wendig – Signing Monday, 2.00pm
  • Maurice Broaddus
  • Cassandra Rose Clarke
  • Jay Posey
  • Martha Wells – Signing Thursday 4.00pm
  • Wesley Chu – Signing Saturday 11.00am
  • Madeline Ashby – Signing Thursday, 1.00pm
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One Year as an Angry Robot

Today is my one-year anniversary of joining the Angry Robot team as the North American Sales & Marketing Manager. I came to Angry Robot from a job as a field sales representative, and while the surgical scars from the upgrades have faded, the amazing feeling of being directly in the action, championing authors, and supporting our incredible Random House sales team is fresh every day.

Some highlights from the year:

  • Attending my first WorldCon in Chicago all of three weeks into the job, learning the list on my feet, meeting fans and smart readers, editors Lee Harris and Amanda
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Books, Out and About

Support your local indie bookstore

Image courtesy of Aleksa D at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Image courtesy of Aleksa D at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

We love chain bookstores, online bookstores, secondhand bookstores, bookstores that double up as coffee stores, bookstores with stationery in them, bookstores with DVDs in them, and bookstores with just books in them. Anywhere that sells books is a place we like to be.

As well as supporting the major High Street and online stores we have an ongoing love

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Adam Christopher UK Launch Event

The Age Atomic, by Adam Christopher, art & design by Will StaehleNext Thursday (4th April) sees the UK launch of Adam Christopher‘s The Age Atomic. This brilliant sequel tells the story of what happens after the events at the end of Empire State.

The book has already garnered some fantastic reviews –
CNN.com describes it as “a blast for sci-fi fans”, and Chuck Wendig says that it’s “a rare follow-up that’s better than its predecessor.”

Adam will

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EasterCon – Meet the authors

This coming weekend is EasterCon weekend. It is also Easter weekend. A happy little coincidence, there.

You’ll find various Angry Robot folk at the convention, and when they’re not in the bar, they’ll be at the following panels/panel games (Angry Robot bods highlighted):

FRIDAY 29th March

4pm – 5pm – Superheroes on Film
Faster than a speeding bullet, superheroes have escaped from comics to films and found a whole new audience! How have they changed in moving to Hollywood – is there a formula, when is it worth breaking, and what

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Emma Newman’s “Between Two Thorns” – signing and competition details

Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman, March 2013This year we’re publishing the first 3 books in Emma Newman’s Split Worlds series, beginning with Between Two Thorns (next week in the US and the following week in the UK). The author describes the book as “Downton Abbey, but with mad sorcerers and evil faeries”.

Anyone who pre-orders a copy of the paperback or eBook of Between Two Thorns will be entered into a draw, the winner of which will have a character named after them in Book

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Adam Christopher – Seven Wonders Launch

Last Thursday was New Angry Robot Book Day in the UK, and to commemorate the release of his second novel, Seven Wonders, Adam Christopher held a reading/signing session at the awesome Forbidden Planet Megastore in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue. We had 100 extremely limited edition hardback copies of the book produced (exclusive to Forbidden Planet) and by the end of the night, the majority of those editions had been sold.

If you’re quick you can still pick up a signed

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Angry Robot about to take WorldCon by Storm!

Worldcon logo large70th World Science Fiction Convention. This year (for the seventh time in its history) it’s in Chicago, and it’s called Chicon 7.

Angry Robot will be out in force!

As well as three of the Angry Robot team – Editors Lee Harris and Amanda Rutter, and North American Sales/Marketing Manager, Mike Underwood – we’ll be joined by EIGHTEEN of our authors from all three imprints – Angry Robot, Strange Chemistry and Exhibit A.

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Mike Shevdon Signing, Waterstones Bedford, UK, July 20th

The Author, Mike ShevdonMike Shevdon, author of the mind-blowing urban fantasy series The Courts of the Feyre, will be signing copies of all three books – Sixty-One Nails, The Road to Bedlam and Strangeness and Charm – at the Bedford branch of Waterstones, this Saturday, July 20th.

Where: Waterstones Booksellers, 11-13 Silver St, Bedford

When: Saturday July 20th, 10.30am to 4.00pm (approx.)

Pertinent Details: (from Mike’s

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