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AMA: Tim Pratt

Angry Robot author Tim Pratt

Hold onto your mental and spiritual faculties people as Tim Pratt, author of The Wrong Stars is about to do take part in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything).

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, November 16

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Angry Robot, AR Authors, Book Announcement, Cover Art, scifi

Welcome to… Quietus

Oh, isn’t today a lovely day for a new book announcement? It’s getting a little colder outside, we’re all starting to close in for the winter and we need a little something to look forward to, once the sun starts to shine on the other side. And that sliver of light, folks, the one you see burning brightly on the other side has a name… Quietus. And it’s hitting shelves in March 2018.

Tristan Palmgren‘s debut novel, which features an anthropologist from another universe visit one of the darkest periods of human history in a bid to learn the

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Angry Robot, Angry Robot Media, scifi

“Chameleon” – a short film

Eight months ago, Angry Robot author Colin Harvey died of a stroke. We think of him often, and continue to mourn the loss of a great talent, and a greater man.

We were delighted, therefore, when we heard from Sam Lemberg. With the permission of Colin’s widow, he has created a short film based on Colin’s short story, Chameleon.

If you have five minutes free, we wholeheartedly recommend using them to watch this film. A short Q&A with the filmmaker, follows. We think Colin would have been delighted.

A Q&A with Sam Lemberg

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Angry Robot, Events, Robots at large, scifi, WorldCon, Writers

BYOR (Bring your own robot)

You know, for a science fiction convention, there has been a distinct lack of robots at WorldCon. Good job, then, that we decided to bring our own.

Angstrom the Angry Robot has had his anger chip removed, though as part of a mad experiment, and we have installed a gigolo chip installed, instead. This is him chatting with author Lauren Beukes at the tremendous Angry Robot party at WorldCon in Montreal last night.

Lauren left the party early, and coincidentally, Angstrom left a discreet 10 minutes later. No insinuations – just sayin’…

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Other people's business, Reviews, scifi

Beware – the future predicted is almost here!

moxyyland-front-72dpi-actualThat’s Toby on the left of the group shot on the cover of Moxyland. He’s a roguish slacker, living off his mother, while streamcasting his daily blog direct from his jacket, made from smartfabric. His jacket is the camera, and it is always on and broadcasting. What a twat.

A great idea? Definitely. Science fiction? Oh, yes. Impossible? Well, not so much… (and very soon not so sci-fi, which is kind of the point of the book).

MIT researchers developed light-detecting fibers

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Angry Robot, robots, scifi

Her antennae had the cutest curl

robotheartHokus Bloke (aka Neil Gardner, the owner of the UK’s longest-established independent radio company, Ladbroke Productions) is an interesting character. On his personal blog he produces a new poem on a daily basis.

Yesterday, in honour of the Angry Robot launch he gave us “Robot Love” (without, thankfully, any lurid descriptions of hydraulic pump-action appendages).

Meanwhile, talking of appendages, Angry Robot head honco (what is a “honcho”, exactly?) Marc G popped up on Suite 101 talking more

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Angry Robot, News, scifi

A week in the life of an Angry Robot

scifinowSciFi Now Magazine – one of the UK’s premier genre titles (also available worldwide) asked me what it is I actually do in the Angry Robot office.

I’m not sure if they were genuinely curious, or if they doubted I did anything other than sip exotic cocktails all day while listening to live jazz played by a quartet of meerkats that live in the corner of the room.

(For the record, that isn’t true – it only happens on Tuesdays).

If – like the charming editors at this august periodical – you

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