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In stores today: Dan Abnett’s “Triumff” & Colin Harvey’s “Winter Song”

Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero. Oh yes.Christmas comes a little early today. Well, it came this week, because as usual some of our lovely bookstores have been sticking them on shelves the moment they got them, and who can blame them when the books are as desirable as these, mm?

In the fantasy corner, TRIUMFF: HER MAJESTY’S HERO by that outstanding gentleman and wit, Dan Abnett esq. How the hell to describe this one… get

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Angel of Death – First Reviews

angelofdeath-front-72dpi-actual1Angel of Death is a special book – it’s a book that grabs you, drags you in, and doesn’t let go until it’s had its wicked way with you. And it doesn’t buy you dinner, first!

We’ve had the first couple of reviews in, and boy, do they agree! J Robert King has done an astonishing job with this book!

Gillian Pollack tells us:

Angel of Death and Kaaron Warren’s Slights are my best reads of the year… don’t pick it up when you’re supposed to be doing

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Moxyland Short Story Competition

robottype1There’s still plenty of time to enter the Moxyland short story competition. We’re running a competition to write a short story based in Lauren BeukesMoxyland world. The three winning entries will be published in Lauren’s next book, Zoo City (May 2010).

There have been a few entries already, but there’s always room for more!

Full details over at Authonomy – and if you haven’t yet read Moxyland, you

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Slights launches in Fiji

Coming to Fiji today!
Coming to Fiji today!

Angry Robot’s goal is to be a genuinely global  genre imprint, and when we were lucky enough to sign up the wonderful Kaaron Warren for her first three novels we knew we’d partially fulfilled our aim.

An Australian by upbringing, Kaaron now resides in Fiji, which is a long, loooong way from the London/Nottingham bases of the Robot.

Today, the incredible Slights is launching in Fiji, and they’re putting

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A Champagne Moment

Photographer: Toby Madden
Photographer: Toby Madden

Last night all 3 Angry Roboteers attended the Annual HarperCollins Author Party. It’s an event held to celebrate our authors, and to recognise that they are the reason we are able to continue to produce the excellent books that have made HarperCollins one of the world’s leading publishers.

The event was held at the astonishingly beautiful Victoria & Albert Museum. the photograph to the left shows the garden area

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Robot Army Website of the Month

DBIt’s that time again, when we announce our Website of the Month.

Dave Brendon’s Fantasy & SciFi Weblog is a good example of a genre blog.

The design is simple, and although the white/grey on black sometimes prevents the reading experience from being as enjoyable as it could be, there is always a lot of excellent content on the site – author interviews, competitions, news reports and reviews – and this more than makes up for it!

Dave Brendon

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Moxyland – Free sample

moxyyland-front-72dpi-actualWe will be offering free sample chapters of all of our titles prior to release.

Our second free sample is Moxyland by Lauren Beukes.
UK/Aus/eBook: 1 July ‘09. US/Canada: 1 October ‘09.

All rights reserved.
However, feel free to share this sample chapter with anyone you wish, or to post it on your own site. And if you like this, buy Lauren’s book. 

You can pre-order Moxyland from Play.com for only £5.99!

Free Sample
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So, uhhhh… Hi.

Well, I’ve been an angry robot for 3 weeks, now, and this is my first post (expect a lot more in future). I meant to post a “Hi, I’m Lee” message a couple of weeks ago, but things have been extraordinarily busy over the last few weeks.

It already feels like I’ve been here for months, but in a good way. Setting up a new publishing division was always going to be hard work. Luckily, Marco has been beavering away behind the scenes for the last few months, so I was able to walk into a role that straight away

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Follow the Robot on Twitter

The Robot Tweets
The Robot Tweets
Where this is going to go I can’t exactly tell, but in our all-round embrace of the social media age (ie, er, this blog), I thought the Robot gang should be able to tweet to the world whenever and however we want to.

So we have a Twitter account, and may even use it over the months and years ahead. Follow us, if you do such a thing, and we promise to follow you back…

Even

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What the Boss said…

After posting last week on our C.E.O’s upcoming speech at Kings College London, it’s with a sense of renewed excitement I can report back on what she said:

She described the linear model of a publisher producing books to be ultimately consumed by a retailer as “becoming circular”. Readers are now playing a greater part in the publishing process, interacting with one another, the authors and producing content themselves. “We need to have two models to deal with that therefore – what we do now, adding value by selecting, nuturing, marketing and finally selling content to the consumer –

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The times they are a changin…

There’s lots of scope for change in the world of SF&F publishing – lots of new things to do, lots of new ways of operating.

But when it comes to the big decisions, basically there’s only two things you can do in business (and publishing is a business, for better or worse) – diversify or rationalise. Angry Robot is a product of a decision to diversify – creating a parallel space to HarperCollins‘ Voyager imprint, and the individual publishing of Tolkien, in which to work with different publishing and business models.

And if we think diversification is the way

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Angry Buttons

Angry Robot magnet by Dustbuster
Angry Robot magnet by Dustbuster
Nowt to do with us, but the merch world is already nicely replete with Angry Robot goods.

Check out the cool consumer-generated stuff over on Zazzle – we’ll be hitting the world with our own branding sometime in the not-too-distant (but not right now!) future. The Robot-man cometh…

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Robots rrrock – pt.2

We’ve talked about Yeasayer, and we’ve talked about Joe Meek, but what about a whole band made up of Robots?

These guys rock, and their rider’s just a can of WD40 and two spare nuts:

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