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Open Door, Submissions, Writers

Open the Doors…

Now that our new leader has settled in and learned where the kettle is, she’s opening the doors to the proverbial castle – we’re thrilled to announce that we’re holding an open submission period for the entire month of May. We’d love to see your weird and wonderful SFF novels. We’re looking for stories well told, stories we haven’t heard before, stories with a message, but most importantly we’d love to hear from writers of colour and LGBTQ authors. Send us your darlings – we’ll read every one.

Due to the volume we expect (and hope!) to have we won’t

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Author Appearances, Writers

Cameron Johnston Epic Fantasy Adventures

Angry Robot author Cameron JohnstonIf you fleshy humans haven’t already melted in this heat then, to reward your robot-like survival skills, we have a treat for you! The fantastic  Cameron Johnston, author of The Traitor God will be at Glasgow Waterstones on Argyle Street to talk about fantasy and sign books!

On the 20th September Cameron will appear (possibly out of the ether) alongside Anna Stephens, author of Godblind, and Anna Smith Spark, author of The Court of

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Conventions, Robot Army, Writers

Robots at CONvergence!

For all you lucky humans attending CONvergence this week we have Robots taking over the con in their excitement to see and chat to you, YES YOU! Luckily we managed to restrain them from their usual deathly leanings, once we assured them you’re on our side and will be buying many books. Cos you all will be, right? RIGHT? *stares*

Over the weekend our authors will be taking part in a variety of signings,

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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

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Book Announcements, Writers

New Author Announcement: Jasmine Gower

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Listen up you ritzy lot; do we  have some sockdollager news for you! Robot HQ has a new author in its midst: Jasmine Gower

Jasmine hails from Portland, Oregon and was drawn toward writing years before amidst a childhood of fantasy novels and 90s video games! Plus she has a passion for exploring themes of gender, sexuality, and disability through the conventions of speculative fiction and fantasy worldbuilding.

We’re very excited to

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Author Appearances, Book Announcements, Guest Posts, Writers

New Author: Micah Yongo

We’re super excited and delighted to announce a new signing, author Micah YongoAR author Micah Yongo! *Crowd goes wild*
*Robot dance*

Micah is an author from Manchester, UK. You can find him over on his blog, The Mancophile, or on Twitter.

Micah’s debut novel, Lost Gods, will be hitting bookshelves in April 2018. We can’t wait to share with you this wonderful epic fantasy, steeped in African folklore and featuring a young assassin

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Writers

Talk Tuesday To Us: Meet N S Dolkart!

Howdy Robots!

Behind a tree 10.15.13We’ve got a brand new feature for you over the summer months: Fresh Meat Mondays. (What’s that you say, it’s Tuesday? Well, um…. Oh look, the Goodyear blimp! *sound of metal feet running away*)

Aaanyway, every week we’ll be getting to know one the many lovely new authors we’ve picked up by forcing them to send us a funny pic and answer 10 random questions. First up is the delightful

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Book Announcements, Books, Writers

Welcome new Angry Robot author, Jen Williams

The name Jen Williams may already be known to UK-based Robots, as her fabulous fantasy series that started with The Copper Promise has been published over here to great acclaim by Headline. As big fans of the Copper Cat series, we were thoroughly delighted to snap up US and Canadian rights, and now we can announce that we will be publishing The Copper Promise there next summer, with The Iron Ghost to follow soon after.

Jen WilliamsWithout even

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Author Appearances, Out and About, Writers

Adam Christopher Live!

AdamChristopher ©DCSterneA typo while writing the subject of this blog post had me writing Adam Christopher Lives! which is the cry that emanated from the mad scientist who created Adam all those years ago, and possibly the subject of a different article.

This one, however, is to tell you of the next British Fantasy Society Open Night, in which Adam is the Guest Author. He will be interviewed by Gillian Redfearn, the Publishing Director of Gollancz. Don’t think we’re not keeping an eye on you, Gillian… 🙂

You can

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Author Appearances, Guest Posts, Writers

Celebrating IWD: Anne Lyle

Part Three of our celebration of International Women’s Day comes from Anne Lyle. Any Doctor Who fans out there are really going to enjoy this one!

Doctor Who Girl

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Anne Lyle

Last year we celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the world’s longest-running SF TV show. We were also treated to a new Doctor in the shape of Peter Capaldi, whose costume and publicity photos owed more than a little to his 70s predecessor, Jon Pertwee.

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100th Book, Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Books, Out and About, Writers

Adam Christopher signing and Hang Wire Limited Edition

Next Thursday (6th March) from 6.00-7.00pm Angry Robot and Titan/Tor author Adam Christopher will be at London’s Forbidden Planet Megastore to sign his latest books:

  • ~ The Burning Dark – paperback (Titan)
  • Hang Wire – paperback (Angry Robot)
  • Hang Wire – limited edition hardback (Angry Robot)

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Hang Wire paperback (left) and limited edition hardback (right)

The limited edition hardbacks (our

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Angry Robot, Awards, Cover Art, Writers

The Annual Awards Eligibility Post

As has now become customary, we’re listing below the books we published last year that are eligible for various awards. Being British, however, we’re doing it furtively, and we’re looking up every now and then to make sure no-one’s watching us.

As ever, this list is provided purely as an aide-mémoire, not as a list of recommendations – if you’ve read the works below and consider them to be award-worthy, the authors would be thrilled if you would consider nominating/voting for them. If you haven’t read them, they’re all available from your favourite offline or online store.

Here are the books

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