Interviews, Out and About, Writers

Lauren Beukes and Angry Robot are in London later this month

A brief reminder – Lauren Beukes (author of the fantastic, critically-acclaimed Moxyland) is making a rare visit to the UK this month from her native South Africa, and we’ve lined up three events where you can meet her, and get your books signed.

Not only that, to celebrate her visit we’ve teamed up with Forbidden Planet to bring you an Angry Robot first – a limited edition hardcover of her forthcoming novel, Zoo City. It’s

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Angry Robot, Reviews, Writers

It’s LB in O and UK (with some added ZC) – she’s a Toy-Loving Word Ninja!

If you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few weeks, you may not know that Moxyland author Lauren Beukes is coming to the UK next month, where she’ll be signing copies of her limited edition hardback of her new novel, Zoo City.

This month she’s the subject of an interview in O Magazine where she talks about books that made a difference to her.

When I was a child, my mother used to threaten to tie my eyelashes together to

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Books, Writers

MEET LAUREN BEUKES and get your Limited Edition signed Zoo City hardback

At the end of July, Angry Robot’s very own Lauren Beukes will be visiting the UK. It’s not often Lauren gets to visit, so to celebrate, we’re releasing a limited edition collectable hardback version of her next novel, Zoo City. We’ve never done this before, so the book is likely to sell out quite quickly, and at only £20 it’s a bargain!

The limited edition will be exclusive to Forbidden Planet in the UK, and you can

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Author Appearances, Writers

An Evening with the stars and SFX

Fancy mingling with some of the brightest stars shining in the SF literary firmament? Well, now’s your chance!

On Monday 10th May at Waterstones, Piccadilly, SFX Magazine are hosting an event to celebrate the launch of their SFX Summer of Reading.

Angry Robot’s very own Dan Abnett is one of the special guests. Also present will be Adam Roberts, China Miéville, Graham McNeill, Michael Cobley, Stephen Hunt

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Interviews, Writers

Pinky and the Brain have moved into publishing

Once again you have Mr Guy Adams to thank for today’s post heading. He’s talking about Angry Robot, of course, but just as importantly you can read his latest interview at Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review:

GFBR: When you started writing ‘The World House’ which came first, the world or the plot?

Guy Adams: The world. Whenever I write plot tends to come last. I always start with ideas and flavours, maybe even little scenes —

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Angry Robot, Interviews, Other people's business, Reviews, Writers

Interviews, News, Reviews and Pews

Ok, I lied about the pews.

In this month’s SciFi Now magazine, there are features on and by three different Angry Robot authors – Guy Adams talks about how he writes, Maurice Broaddus explains his particular methods of research, and Dan Abnett is quizzed about his forthcoming book, Embedded. Well worth picking up, and in UK newsagents now.

Over at Temple Library Reviews Lauren Beukes is interviewed

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Interviews, Other people's business, Writers

A fabulous interview with Maurice Broaddus

On the Amazon.com blog, Omnivoracious, writer, editor and all-round good egg Jeff Vandermeer interviews Maurice Broaddus, talking about faith, and the ways in which it informs his writing.

It’s a fascinating interview, and well worth 10 minutes of your time.

Amazon.com: Are there forms of fantastical or horror fiction that lend themselves more readily than others to religious issues?

Maurice Broaddus: I think horror naturally lends itself to religious issues. The first question I get asked is how I can

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Books, Interviews, Writers

Where do YOU write?

Over at the ever-excellent Book Chick City, Tim Waggoner (author of Nekropolis and Dead Streets) explains, as the guest writer in the latest in a new series, Where Stories Are Made.

Once during a week-long writers’ conference where I was one of the instructors, the faculty gave a reading and afterward did Q&A with the audience. One person asked me when I write, and I truthfully answered that I was working on a scene for my

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Books, Writers

Dead Bad Things – The Anatomy of Horror

This summer we publish Gary McMahon‘s dark and disturbing horror novel, Pretty Little Dead Things. We love this book – it’s everything we want in a horror, so we’re really looking forward to reading the follow-up, Dead Bad Things when it’s written.

Gary has decided to keep a journal to document the progress of the book, and it promises to be a fascinating read. The first part is online now at his

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Interesting Stuff, Other people's business, Writers

SciFi Now Magazine

This month’s issue of SciFi Now magazine (issue 38) has just hit the shops in the UK.

SciFi Now have an excellent monthly section called Library. As you would expect, it’s devoted to the written word. One regular mini-feature within Library is The Inside Scoop, where authors talk about their writing process. This month it’s the turn of Kaaron Warren. It’s a short piece, but makes for very interesting reading. You can pick up SciFi Now

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Angry Robot, Awards, Books, Conventions, Writers

Hugos there?

Over at Whatever, John Scalzi has invited people to recommend authors and works for the current round of Hugo nominations.

For those of you who are eligible to vote in this year’s Hugos, this is the list of Angry Robot people and titles that are eligible for consideration.

Best Novel
* Slights by Kaaron Warren
* Book of Secrets by Chris Roberson
* Nekropolis by Tim Waggoner
* Kell’s Legend by Andy Remic
* Angel of Death by J Robert King
* Triumff: Her

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This week’s signing, plus competition reminder

ServantUnderworld-front-72dEdge-front-72dpiRemember that this Friday at 6.00pm, there is an opportunity to meet with Angry Robot authors Aliette de Bodard and John Meaney at the Forbidden Planet Megastore in London. You can pick up signed copies of their books (Aliette’s Servant of the Underworld and John’s Edge – written under his alter-ego’s name: Thomas Blackthorne).

While there you can pick

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Books, Writers

The Father of Steampunk signs with Angry Robot

Did you read the excellent piece in yesterday’s Guardian about steampunk? It got us very excited! It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the genre, so we’re always looking out for great examples!

Not our cover...

KW Jeter coined the term Steampunk, but unbelievably his classic novels Infernal Devices and Morlock Night have been out of print since the early 1980s. Angry

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Books, Future formats, Interesting Stuff, Interviews, Other people's business, Reviews, Writers

Mass debates on cover art

(Just don’t read that out loud if you’re in polite company).

King's Justice - not in stores till Nov 2010. Sorry.There has been a lot of conversations online recently concerning cover art, and the depiction of black characters as part of the overall design. Angry Robot author Maurice Broaddus has written about it on his blog. Not surprising, as his Knights of Breton Court trilogy for Angry Robot

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A two-author signing, and WIN immortality by being killed!

Aka Thomas BlackthorneAliette-bw_pic-webOn Friday 12th February at the superb Forbidden Planet Megastore in Shaftesbury Avenue, London, join John Meaney (aka Thomas Blackthorne) and Aliette de Bodard for a signing session. This is a rare opportunity to meet Aliette, who isn’t in the UK very often. She will be on hand to sign her already-acclaimed debut novel, Servant of the Underworld  and John will

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