Not content with being the superlative wordsmith behind such upcoming Angry Robot titles as Vegas Knights and Amortals, the deeply talented Matt Forbeck has just revealed that he has another string to his bow. Just going into US toy stores, from Playmates Toys, is this incredible Star Trek utility belt… which has among its many features a whole bunch of electronically-controlled missions for those wearing it. And you can guess which superstar did all the logic design
Over at Luke reviews, Andy tells of his influences, his inspirations, and his intentions. Probably a few other things beginning with the letter “i”, too, but my dinner’s about to be served up, so I’m not going to hunt for more…
I started off writing fantasy a long time ago. Then I wrote SF and thrillers, was published in that arena and quickly pigeon-holed; after
Next week sees the publication of Colin Harvey‘s Winter Song and Dan Abnett’s Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero. To celebrate the launch of the former, we’ve arranged for copies to be distributed at BristolCon tomorrow – if you’re one of the first 40 people to pop along to see Colin, you can pick up a free copy and get it signed at the same time!
If you’re number 41 or more,
Writer, comic scripter, TV show adapter, audio book dramatiser and all-round all-rounder Dan Abnett has a new book out October 1st. It’s called Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero and it is the very definition of a “crossover” title, a veritable mash-up of alternate history, swashbuckling, satire, alchemical magick, and the most punch-worthy puns known to Mankind. Which all means that over the next few days and weeks, we get to enjoy plenty of words
one of the stand-outs for me this year was Sixty One Nails by Mike Shevdon, coming out through Angry Robot… Mike read the first chapter at the Convention and the novel’s combination of pace, invention and that unique, quintessentially English quality that takes in everything from the Green Man to the bizarre, and true, history of London looks set to make it a hit.
We agree, but then, we
Well, how much fun was that? I’ll tell you: lots.
I’ve mentioned elsewhere how much FantasyCon means to me, so I won’t go into it again, here. Suffice to say, it was as enjoyable as ever, and it was gratifying to see (and hear) so much Robot love.*
Lavie Tidhar (who publishes The Bookman with Angry Robot in January 2010) has edited an anthology of World SF. Over at SF Signal he explains what World SF is, and why he chose to take on this particular project.
I read a lot of American SF, but I think my heart will always belong to PKD because he was the only
The flurry of new signings to Angry Robot continues unabated, with not one but two new deals announced today.
First up, we have a matching pair of extraordinary near-future thrillers, EDGE and POINT. In the former, we find ourselves in a decaying UK. The government’s response to decades of uncontrollable knife crime has been to legalise duelling, turning fighting with blades into a legitimate activity. The pinnacle of this new “sport” is the primetime TV show Knife Edge, in which have-a-go members of the public can compete against trained knifemen for ever greater rewards. So you know just what our
We’re delighted to announce that British author and anthologist IAN WHATES is the latest signing to Angry Robot.
He will be writing a series of novels set in one of the most extraordinary fantasy settings since Gormenghast – the vertical city of Thaiburley. From its towering palatial heights to the dregs who dwell in The City Below, it’s an incredible creation. When Tom, a teenage street thief from the depths, ventures into the uppermost levels to impress a girl, the last thing he expects to do is witness a murder. Accused of the crime, he must use all of
How about that for a cover! And Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero reads as good as it looks.
Last week we told you that the My Favourite Books blog had hosted the first 5 chapters of Tim Waggoner’s wonderful urban fantasy, Nekropolis. Read Chapter 1 here, then move swiftly onto chapters 2, 3, 4 and 5.
MFB are not the only ones to have a series of great Angry Robot extracts, though – no, sirree!
We like to think we do things differently from other publishers – the way we acquire titles, the way we promote our authors, and the way we dance around the office when we think nobody else is watching.
We apply the same approach to our imprint launch events. Last month – a full half year or so before our books reach Canada and the US – we held our Canada/US launch at WorldCon. Next month – a good 3 months after our first books hit the UK shelves – we’re having our official UK launch event.
Publishers Weekly recently relaunched Genreville – their excellent blog centred on all things genre. Today they launch Genreville TV – and their first item is an interview with Angry Robot debut novelist, Kaaron Warren.
I talk a little bit—a lot about the outsiders, in my fiction, what kinds of people sit within the worlds that I’m creating and talking about and trying to make that world seem very real and natural, rather than—I don’t usually write as an outsider, I usually write as an insider, but within that world I’m often talking about the person who’s
Dan sat down and answered a bunch of questions from his fans about his work and his writing processes. Here, he talks about his forthcoming books for Angry Robot.
Video by Adelie High.
Interested in finding out abour Mr A’s reading habits? Where he gets his inspiration from? Well, Adelie High has posted the latest in a series of interviews with Dan – pop over to Adelie’s channel on YouTube for many more.
The recent news that Angry Robot has signed up Aliette de Bodard for her debut novel, and a couple more to follow, was acclaimed across the white-hot core of the SF industry. The movers and shakers at the very heart of things know her from a selection of perfectly poised, finely machined short stories. But for those of you who have yet to make her acquaintance, here’s a clutch of ideas to help: