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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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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Writers

Madeline Ashby in new Angry Robot deal!

We are delighted to announce that Madeline Ashby has signed on for, not just one but, two new books with Angry Robot!

Company Town will be published in late 2014 and Rev, the sequel to vN and iD will follow in 2015! The worldwide rights deal was negotiated by Senior Editor Lee Harris and Monica Pacheco of Anne McDermid and Associates.

For rights details, please contact our Rights Executive, Suzannah Brooksbank: sbrooksbank@ospreypublishing.com

The Author, Madeline Ashby

Madeline Ashby:

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Author Appearances, Open Door, Writers

Open Door – a personal story from Wesley Chu

As you probably know by now, we’re currently running an Open Door period for unagented submissions.

We’ve found a fair few excellent authors through this process, and in August we told you about a few of them.

Tomorrow, we publish Open Door author Wesley Chu’s second book, The Deaths of Tao.

In Wes’s words:

The Author - Wesley Chu

Eighteen months ago, the raging automatons and I made an alliance to take over the world. With their massive droid army and worldwide distribution, and my Kung-Fu grip and bravely stupid bravery, we’ve embarked on

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Author Appearances, Books, Writers

Meet the Holy Trinity of Steampunk in London – This Saturday

At 1.00pm this Saturday 26th October at the Forbidden Planet Megastore in London (UK), three giants of steampunk are gathering. Come along, and get some books to be signed.

Infernal Devices - Large

First up, KW Jeter. KW is the author who originally coined the term “steampunk” and he’ll be there to sign copies of all of his books, including Limited Edition Hardbacks (limited to 100 copies for sale) of his classic works, Morlock Night and Infernal Devices (published by Angry

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Conventions, Out and About, Writers

Meet the Angry Robots and Strange Chemists at WorldCon

Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry will be out in force again at WorldCon (LoneStarCon3) next week (in San Antonio, Texas).

If you’re going and want to get your books signed, the following authors will be there (and some of them have signing slots, as detailed below):

  • Adam Christopher – Signing Friday, 11.00am
  • Chuck Wendig – Signing Monday, 2.00pm
  • Maurice Broaddus
  • Cassandra Rose Clarke
  • Jay Posey
  • Martha Wells – Signing Thursday 4.00pm
  • Wesley Chu – Signing Saturday 11.00am
  • Madeline Ashby – Signing Thursday, 1.00pm
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Author Appearances, Writers

Meet New Angry Robot Author, Anna Kashina

Angry Robot is thrilled to announce the acquisition of two epic fantasy books from
Anna Kashina

The deal for worldwide rights was negotiated by Angry Robot Senior Editor Lee Harris and Kashina’s agent, Michael Harriot of Folio Literary Management, and includes a two-book series, The Majat Code. Book I, Blades of the Old Empire, will be published in March 2014, and the as-yet-untitled sequel will follow in July 2014.

Ania-BOOK

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Author Appearances, Books, Robot Business, Writers

A third Angry Robot book for Ramez Naam

Ramez Naam Following the stella success of Ramez Naam‘s Nexus, we are delighted to announce the acquisition of the third book in the series for the man touted as Michael Crichton’s successor.

The as-yet unnamed book is the follow-up to 2013’s Nexus and Crux, and will be published in late 2014.

The deal, which is for worldwide English and translation rights, was agreed between Angry Robot Senior Editor Lee Harris and Lucienne Diver of the

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Author Appearances, Books, Writers

Chuck Wendig signs on for two more books!

Chuck WendigWe can’t get enough of that Mr Wendig, here at Angry Robot, which is why we refused to unlock his writing cell door, despite previous assurances to the contrary. He’s just going to have to write more for us! Bwahahahaaaaaaaaa!

*ahem*

Aaaaanyway. Chuck has graciously agreed to write another couple of books for us (bringing the current total to six!), beginning with Bloody Brides – the sequel to The Blue Blazes (out next Tuesday in eBook worldwide, and in paperback in the

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Angry Robot, Awards, Writers

2013 Locus Award Finalists

vN by Madeline Ashby, cover Martin Bland/SpyroteknikLast night (well, last night in the UK – yesterday afternoon in the US) this year’s Locus Award finalists were announced, and we’re delighted to announce that Madeline Ashby’s vN has been shortlisted in the Best First Novel category, and Angry Robot author Aliette de Bodard has been shortlisted in both Best Novella and Best Short Story categories!

Not only that, but Angry Robot has been shortlisted for Best Publisher.

The competition

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Books, Cover Art, Out and About, Writers

Adam Christopher UK Launch Event

The Age Atomic, by Adam Christopher, art & design by Will StaehleNext Thursday (4th April) sees the UK launch of Adam Christopher‘s The Age Atomic. This brilliant sequel tells the story of what happens after the events at the end of Empire State.

The book has already garnered some fantastic reviews –
CNN.com describes it as “a blast for sci-fi fans”, and Chuck Wendig says that it’s “a rare follow-up that’s better than its predecessor.”

Adam will

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Out and About, Writers

EasterCon – Meet the authors

This coming weekend is EasterCon weekend. It is also Easter weekend. A happy little coincidence, there.

You’ll find various Angry Robot folk at the convention, and when they’re not in the bar, they’ll be at the following panels/panel games (Angry Robot bods highlighted):

FRIDAY 29th March

4pm – 5pm – Superheroes on Film
Faster than a speeding bullet, superheroes have escaped from comics to films and found a whole new audience! How have they changed in moving to Hollywood – is there a formula, when is it worth breaking, and what

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Out and About, Writers

Edge-Lit Convention – Come and Meet us!

This Saturday at the Quad in Derby, the first Edge-Lit Festival/Convention takes place. Angry Robot will be there (of course), so do come say “Hi.” Or even better, come say “Hi. I just found this £50 note – is it yours?”

Yes. Yes, it is.

You can find the full schedule of events here, but these are the panels and workshops with an Angry Robot or two in attendance (Angry Robot peeps in bold):

11.00am
The Writer and the Internet
Anne Lyle, Emma Newman, Mark Yon (mod)

12.00 Noon
Are We Still

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Books, On Sale, Writers

Angry Robot signs Emma Newman

We’ve just concluded a deal with Emma Newman (via her fabulous agent, Jennifer Udden at the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York) for three books in Emma’s Split Worlds urban fantasy series, and the first one – Between Two Thorns – will be published in March next year, and we couldn’t be more delighted. The series is fabulous, but you probably already guessed that.

Emma’s reaction to the deal was “I still can’t believe this is happening –

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