Short Fiction

Angry Robot, Short Fiction

Short Story Exclusive from Rik Hoskin

In anticipation of Rik Hoskin’s smashing superhero-fantasy hit this summer, he has kindly penned a wonderful short story for you all to enjoy. If you like what you read, may we humbly (and yet strongly) suggest you pre-order Bystander 27, out 11th August.

 

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A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN
Rik Hoskin

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Author Appearances, Christmas, Interesting Stuff, Kill Em All!, Short Fiction

CHRISTMAS DEATH MATCH Flash Fic

You know your pals at Angry Robot, we just love getting festive. We also just love death, awful, foul murder most horrid.

This holiday season we wanted to bring you something that smushes our two favourite things together in a perfect unholy matrimony, with a festive bow just slapped on the top right there. So friends, we bring you CHRISTMAS DEATH MATCH FLASH FIC.

From this Tuesday we’ll be pitching some of

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Short Fiction

The Chiswick Cannibals – A Christmas Story by Ishbelle Bee

We’re starting to get all Christmassy on the orbital death platform. We’ve strung up vile humans fairy lights, wrapped tinsel around the lasers, hung a wreath over the mainframe and even attached a single, tiny bauble to each end of editorial assistant Nick’s moustache. It’s all looking rather festive!

We hope you’re all feeling similarly jolly. If not, here’s a Christmas story by Ishbelle Bee, author of dark fairy tales The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath and

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Short Fiction

Matthew De Abaitua Writes Short for New Scientist

If Then by Matthew de AbaituaAuthor, lecturer and all-round ridiculously intelligent man Matthew De Abaitua is lending his voice to New Scientist, with a festive short story to be featured in its December issue.

The story takes place in the same brilliant post-emergence universe as Matthew’s If Then and The Destructivesfinally bringing readers to the University of the Sun (the new home of the AI ’emergences’, far away from their sort-of parents, humanity).

While you’re eagerly waiting

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Angry Robot, Short Fiction

Lying Like Cards: A Marius don Hellespont fix, by Lee Battersby

Gentle readersThe Marching Dead by Lee Battersby, April 2013, on this, the eve of the official publication date of The Marching Dead – sequel to The Corpse-Rat King and therefore the second novel to recount the misadventures of renowned scoundrel Marius don Hellespont, as told to us by the greatly esteemed and utterly unscoundrely Mr Lee Battersby – Angry Robot is delighted to present this short tale, by way of aperitif before tomorrow’s main event… enjoy!

Angry Robot, Guest Posts, Short Fiction

The Alchemist’s Friend, by Emma Newman, a Split Worlds Short Story

We’re delighted to present a brand new short story by recently-signed Angry Robot Author Emma Newman.

Emma has been writing and releasing a series of completely free short stories set in The Split Worlds, as part of the build-up to the release of her Angry Robot debut, Between Two Thorns, which we’re publishing in March 2013.

This is the twenty-seventh tale in a year and a day of weekly short stories set in The Split Worlds. If you would like Emma to read it to you instead, you can listen to a recorded version at SoundCloud.com.

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