The wonderful and inspiring Robot that is Jeannette Ng delivered a fantastic acceptance speech at Worldcon 2019 after winning the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer at the Hugo Award Ceremony on 18th August. We couldn’t be prouder of her and the statements she made. We stand with her always – “Stale. Sterile. Male. White” no more.
Robots at large
Hear Ye. Hear Ye. The Robots will be descending on Fantasycon 2018 this weekend for all things bookish and delightful!
Yes that’s right, we’ll be firing up our hoverboards and heading for The Queen’s Hotel in Chester from the 19th – 21st October. Not only have we got authors taking part in panels, but our very own publicity manager, Penny will be playing some late night D&D with other writerly folks (keep an eye on Twitter/Instagram for photos and possible videos).
Also, the con is home of the British Fantasy Awards and our very own Jeannette Ng is nominated for Best
That’s right, the Locus senior editor, winner of too-many-awards-to-mention and fantasy/sci-fi author will answer almost ANYTHING you ask of him, though probably not *that*, or *THAT* but definitely that.
If you fancy getting in on the fun, head over to r/sciencefiction this Thursday,
Londoners! Make sure you’re around Wednesday, November 8, as the wondrously smart and fun Matthew De Abaitua will be appearing at Unsung Live at The Star of Kings in King’s Cross.
Go on down, grab a pint and catch up on some of the best sci-fi and fantasy around.
Click on the button below for more details:
Whirr, buzz and whoop, it’s convention time again!
We’re at the 75th Worldcon in Helsiniki for a global scale invasion!
Our invasion force will be infiltrating the convention, signing, reading, talking and briefing the Robot Army ready for the takeover!
Below is the mission statement of which members of the Army to report to and when you are briefed. (Assuming nobody foils our plots and forces us to change our schemes, these things can be subject to change, you know.)
As well as our
Hallå, Swedish fans!
Hope you’re all well and excited for KONTUR, the annual Swedish SFF convention. Do you know who else is excited? Kameron Hurley, that’s who. Kameron will be attending the convention as Guest of Honour alongside Ann Leckie and Siri Pettersen.
Though fear not, Kameron fans in Stockholm and Göteborg! Kameron will be swinging by the Science Fiction Bokhandelns
Matthew De Abaitua will be heading up to Liverpool Saturday (May 13) to take part in a panel as part of the Writing On the Wall festival.
The event is called Tax the Robots and… well the festival programmers can do a much better job of explaining the day than we can, so without further ado:
The term “robot” was coined by Czechoslovakian playwright Karel Capek in 1920 — “robota” being a Czech word for
It was a cold Tuesday morning when the Angry Robot team got into a car together to take a trip down south.
We were off to the printers for the day!
The journey was long and arduous, through freezing fog, until we emerged to glorious
The Robots are descending on Innominate – the 68th British National Science Fiction Convention!
Known as Eastercon, this year it’s being held across 14 to 17 April 2017 at Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. And it’s the best place to share in your love of science fiction, fantasy, horror and other geeky things with authors, artists, publishers and other fans too!
Sorry to report but the Robots are a little rust-tinged and creaky this morning, as we attempt to kickstart ailing battery packs back to life after a splendid weekend at the UK Fantasycon, organised by the British Fantasy Society. Held in the once-majestic shambolic splendour of the Grand Hotel in Scarborough, a combination of wonderful people, fine autumnal seaside weather and us winning the Best Independent Publisher 2016 award made
A dispatch from our own Robot-at-Large, Mike Underwood:
“The first week of July, Phil Jourdan and I strapped into our Robot Rockets and hurtled through the sky toward the Twin Cities for CONvergence, an excellent fan-run convention totalling around 7000 fabulous fans. But we were far from alone. Seven of our intrepid authors joined us for a weekend of spreading the word about All Things Angry and Robotic.
Anne Lyle, Alyc Helms, Carrie Patel, Craig Cormick, Ishbelle Bee, Patrick S Tomlinson, and Wesley Chu (a CONvergence Guest of Honor!) formed our Angry Robot author detachment for the weekend, speaking
It’s something of a bittersweet day here on the otherwise empty flight deck of our orbital leviathan. Our lovely colleague Caroline Lambe (right) is leaving us, if only temporarily, to have her first baby. We shall miss both her massively capable wrangling of AR’s promotions and publicity campaigns, and her occasional intimations that Ireland truly is the best country on earth, with equal sorrow. We love her and we’ll miss her.
Obviously, even at this
Attention, Robot Army!
The playlist is also embedded here, for your viewing pleasure. Partake of all of the robotic wisdom and wisecracking from the comfort of your cubicle, cabana, or wireless-enabled mobile artillery platform.
Last night was our fourth Angry Robot Live! We talked about Scope and Scale in Fantasy.
If you missed the live show, you can watch the whole thing here. Please note that you’ll want to turn up the volume for the first 23 or so minutes, as Kameron’s audio was soft until she switched over to a different mic.
Much fun was had by all!
During the panel, Kameron mentioned Universe Sandbox.
And this is me waving goodbye to dozens of
It’s that time again, folks – time for Angry Robot Live!
This month, we’re bringing you a discussion of Scope and Scale in Fantasy – from the intense back-alley tales of sword & sorcery to the world-breaking sagas of epic fantasy, the genre spans a huge range in terms of scope. Our panel will discuss the benefits and tradeoffs of operating at different scales, and we’ll dig into what makes tales at the different levels of scope powerful in their own ways.
The panel includes:
Kameron Hurley, Kitsschie and Sydney J. Bounds Award-winner and nominee for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus
Hello, all! Mike here, with news of our third Angry Robot Live! panel.
On Wednesday, at 11:30AM PDT/2:30PM EDT/7:30PM BST, we’re going to be talking about series writing (how to do it, why to do it, how not to do it), with four fantastic Angry Robot authors:
Adam Christopher, Sir Julius Vogel-award-winner and author of Empire State, The Age Atomic, Seven Wonders, Hang Wire, and others.
Anne Lyle, Syndey J. Bounds-nominated author of The Alchemist of Souls, The Merchant of Dreams, and The Prince of Lies.
Carrie Patel, author of the forthcoming The