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Robot Business

Vacancy: Commissioning Editor

VACANCY: COMMISSIONING EDITOR (POSTED: 7 NOV 18 | CLOSING DATE: NOON GMT, MON 3 DEC 18)

Watkins Media Limited is seeking a dynamic Commissioning Editor to oversee the Angry Robot science fiction list.

We are looking for an experienced, driven and creative editor to continue Angry Robot’s award-winning list of SF and fantasy novels. You should be familiar with the SF publishing world and its authors, both established and upcoming. You will need to demonstrate skill in acquiring the right books to publish, and in overseeing their editing and development. Care and development of

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Robot Business

Big News from our Head Robot

Today all the little Robots are tilting their heads under Respectful Sadness Setting 004, as they digest the following webcast from AR headquarters:

Marc Gascoigne, founder and publisher of Angry Robot Books, has announced that he will be leaving the imprint at the end of the year. “After more than ten years building AR up into a popular, worldwide sci-fi imprint, it’s time for a new challenge. I’m looking forward

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Angry Robot, Cover Art, Robot Business

The Sisters Mederos to Germany PLUS Fog Season Cover Reveal

Happy Friday, humans!

We’ve got some good news for all fans of Patrice Sarath’s The Sisters Mederos: the crack team at Watkins Media have sold German rights to the novel to Feder & Schwert GmbH. So, if your German is up to scratch  and you want to read The Sisters Mederos in both English and German then you’ll soon be in luck. Or, if you have any friends who would prefer to read this intriguing, sororal, magical novel in their mother tongue, let them know!

Now, the good news isn’t over. While we have you, we wanted to captialise

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Angry Robot, Robot Business

A New Addition to the Robot Clan

Listen up meaty friends, the other day we had a bit of a shuffle around at Robot Towers and decided we needed some fresh metal. In the most wonderfully Lovecraftian way, we extended our tentacles into the Eldritch void and dragged something bright and shiny back through the æther. That bright and shiny person is Lottie and she started today!

The eagle-eyed among you might recognise Lottie as our former intern. After a stint at Black

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Book Announcements, Conventions, Robot Business

The Traitor God in Translation

The Traitor God by Cameron JohnstonWe’ve got some great news for our buddies over in Europe! Excellent grimdark novel The Traitor God by Cameron Johnston is going to be translated into both Hungarian and Czech!

In Hungary the translation rights have been acquired by Főnix Könyvműhely, with the book being published sometime within the next year. Czech folks will see the translation published by Euromedia Group sometime within the next two.

We told Cameron, and once he’d woken

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Author Appearances, Book Announcements, Cover Art, Robot Business, Writers

NEW AUTHOR: Lauren C Teffeau

AR Author Lauren C TeffeauWE have really rather exciting news, Robot pals! We’ve signed excellent human (now turned Robot) Lauren Teffeau for a novel! Implanted is a vibrant sci-fi cyberpunk adventure featuring a hopeful and compelling future in the aftermath of climate apocalypse (and a bit of romance, too).

Sounds great, right? We’re so excited for you to read it come August! Until then, here’s the synopsis:

When college student Emery Driscoll is blackmailed into being a courier for a

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Author Appearances, Book Announcements, Robot Business

New Author Announcement: Jaine Fenn

AR Author Jaine Fenn, photo by James Cooke
AR Author Jaine Fenn, photo by James Cooke

WHOOT!!! Break out the champagne and get ready to get down with a great book, because we’ve just signed Jaine Fenn!

You might recognise the name of Jaine, and that’s probably because she has previous works under her belt, namely the acclaimed Gollancz series, Hidden Empire.

And now, this September we’ll be publishing Jaine’s science-fantasy novel

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Author Appearances, Book Announcements, Robot Business

New Author Alert! Cameron Johnston

Howdy folks, Angry Robot author Cameron Johnston

Get out your welcome banner and shake up that champagne because we’ve got a new announcement: Cameron Johnston has agreed to a full brain augmentation, the insertion of various tracking devices and lasers and has joined the Angry Robot team! We’re bloody delighted to have him, especially as we hear h̶e̶’̶s̶ ̶a̶ ̶h̶i̶g̶h̶-̶l̶e̶v̶e̶l̶ ̶m̶a̶g̶e̶… uh, has a lot of cool things to say.

To find out more about Cameron and his forthcoming

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Angry Robot, Robot Business

Pre-Orders Now Available Through Our Website

It’s time to celebrate and re-pledge your fealty to the metallic Overlords!

“Why?” we hear you cry!

Well, let us lay this mind-numbingly amazing good news at your feet. YOU CAN NOW PRE-ORDER ALL OF OUR RELEASES DIRECTLY FROM THE WEBSITE!

*confetti canon explodes*

So now you don’t need to go anywhere else to get your hands/paws/claws on some of the best F, SF and WTF fiction around – not that you’d want to anyway…

Why not

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Angry Robot, Robot Business

Introducing Penny Reeve to the Angry Robot Team

Some of our more eagle-eyed readers may have already spotted the name, Penny, floating around on blog posts; Penny has been interning with us since February but I am delighted to introduce her now as our newest team member.

Starting immediately for a handover period, Penny has joined as maternity cover for my role as Publicity Manager. I will be finishing up on Friday, 29 May, but until then Penny and I will be promoting all that is strange and wonderful about Angry Robot Books, our authors, and, of course, books!

Penny comes to us from a public relations background and

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Author Appearances, Exhibit A, Robots at large, Strange Chemistry

Phoenix Comic-Con report

At the start of the month, Senior Editor Lee Harris and Exhibit A editor Bryon Quertermous and I all climbed into our Angry Robotic jets and hurtled through the sky to Phoenix, Arizona, where we promptly melted.

End of story.

Not quite. The heat was intense, and it put our cooling systems into over-drive, but we managed to make our way to the convention center for Phoenix Comic-Con.

We had a booth in author’s alley, proud neighbors to many of the members of the illustrious Taco Chuch. We were excited to be supporting three Angry Robot authors (Wesley Chu, Jay

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Author Appearances, Books, Exhibit A, Freebies, General skiffy bollocks, Strange Chemistry

Total Film eBook Promo: Get Ramez Naam’s Nexus for FREE!

total-film-magazine-4367-a-1389784791-470-75January’s issue of Total Film not only features on-set exclusives for Spider-Man 2, interviews with Colin Farrell, and reviews of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug but excitedly, there is a FREE eBook of Ramez Naam‘s Nexus for every reader!

In 2013, the screen rights to Nexus, Ramez’s nanotech mind-control novel, were acquired by Paramount Pictures, with the project to be produced by Mary Parent and Cale Boyter through their Disruption label and More →

Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Awards, Books, Exhibit A, Freebies, General skiffy bollocks, Robot Army, Strange Chemistry

Team Robot Blogger Award

As most of you are probably aware, we here at Robot HQ adore our blogs, bloggers, readers of blogs, and all things related. We really appreciate everything they do to help us promote our books, authors, and indeed Angry Robot, Strange Chemistry, and Exhibit A. With today being Thanksgiving, we thought it was the perfect time to announce our Team Robot Blogger Award. We want to give back to those bloggers who work tirelessly, for no financial gain, and in their own free time, to read more books than we can even publish, and spread the word

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