Events, Robot Business

It’s the Final Countdown…

It’s hard to believe after all this time that we’re so close to launch. Yes, good people of the United Kingdom and Australia, Angry Robot will be in all good bookshops near you just six weeks from today!

Still plenty of things for us all to be getting on with here at Angry Robot HQ, though – final cover designs, review copies, interviews and assorted promotional gubbins…


Good job none of us are going away on holiday, then, really… 🙂

So – July 1st. Do make sure it’s in your diaries, won’t you?

More →


Cover of Death!

angelofdeath-front-72dpi-actualIt’s a hard life, working in the Angry Robot Office. Yes, we get to choose the books we want to publish, which means that we’re pretty much guaranteed to be more than enamoured by our entire list. And yes, we get to work with some of the best cover artists in the business, and gradually get to see the book encapsulated in a single image. In fact, this is part of what makes working at Angry Robot such hard work. There will come

More →
Angry Robot, Books, General skiffy bollocks

Meet Moxy

moxylaptopsmThis little fellah goes by the name of Moxy.

It’s a bit of a stretch to suggest that he’s the star of Moxyland (though we’d never tell him that to his face – he may look cute, but just look at those teeth!) but he’s certainly an important part of the book.

Moxy was made by a women’s collective in his native South Africa, and we believe he hopped into the cargo hold on a commercial flight some weeks later.

The thing about Moxy, though, is that he’s virtual. He’s

More →
Other people's business

Proud to be Short

suite101Yes, proud to be short, goshdarnit! (Apologies for the language). It’s true, I’m not the loftiest of individuals – more an R2D2 than a C3PO, but I’m not talking about my stature.

The lovely folk over at Suite101 asked me to write a guest blog about my love of short stories, and as a devourer of short fiction (and a publisher, through Hub Magazine), I was more than happy to oblige. Read the blog entry here.

More →
Angry Robot, General skiffy bollocks, robots

Name That Droid

handyvac-marcoThe Angry Robot “Name that Droid” competition has finished, and we will be announcing the winner in a few weeks.

Meanwhile, if you fancy getting a droid named after your good self, why not head on over to

I punched in Marco’s name, and pretty much got his job description thrown back at me, as a result!edox-lee


It even successfully predicted my love of travelling.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


More →
Angry Robot

Angry Robot Site of the Month

sfsignal-biglogo00We are thrilled – nay, delighted – to announce the first Angry Robot Site of the Month.

The Site of the Month is awarded to the website that fulfils our distinctly random criteria for the month, or one which we just think is plain excellent. Our criteria for choosing is likely to change month-on-month, and is largely dependant on how we feel at the time.

Our first Site of the Month is SF Signal.

An excellent mix of news, reviews and

More →

Creature Feature: The Monster Librarian was set up to help advise libraries of all types develop their horror fiction (in part to help reluctant readers) and to encourage horror fans to expand their interests beyond movies and TV. The site recently reviewed Tim Waggoner’s rather excellent Nekropolis and had this to say:

Nekropolis would be a great addition to any library. Fans of the paranormal will also enjoy timwaggoner-picNekropolis, as it crosses

More →

Colin Harvey is an Angry Robot

Colin Harvey plays it coolWe’re over the moon to welcome British science fiction writer COLIN HARVEY to our happy but metallic band. The Bristol-based author has signed up with us for two novels, the first of which – WINTER SONG – will be appearing as soon as October this year, with the second to follow in May 2010.

Colin has for some years been an active contributor British small presses and blogs, and he is a regular reviewer for Strange Horizons, but these novels

More →
Books, General skiffy bollocks, News

Chris Roberson nominated for Sidewise Award

Book of Secrets - August UK, October USThat headline pretty much says it all. We were delighted to learn that Angry Robot author Chris Roberson has been nominated for the prestigious award for excellence in alternate history, for his fine Chinese-in-space SF novel The Dragon’s Nine Sons. Coincidentally, that book was published by Solaris, Marco’s old stamping ground, and whose new boss, George Mann is also nominated (hey George). The winner will be

More →
Angry Robot Media, Books

J Robert King talks about Angel of Death

jrkIn September this year (UK) and February 2010 (everywhere else) we’re publishing J Robert King’s astonishing new novel, Angel of Death, in which the harvester of souls who cares for the dead of Chicago decides to wander away from the path that has been set out for him, when he is assigned to take the life of a human he has fallen for.

Rob has created a short introduction to the book, which you can see here. Keep an eye out for this one –

More →
Angry Robot, Robot Business

We’re feeling loved

angry-robotA lot of people are talking about / blogging about Angry Robot, and our first collection of books, so we’d like to highlight one or two.

Over at The Fiction Desk they’re running a new regular feature covering publisher websites, and their accessibility/useability.

If you do find your way to the site, it’s a pretty good design. The primary feature is the blog, which is a great example of a publisher blog: regular posts with a combination of their own news, publishing insights, and genre chatter…

They have

More →

Kiss My Shiny Metal Axe!

Andy Remic, and friend
Andy Remic, and friend

Since working on the Kell’s Legend books, Remic has taken to creeping around local forests like a modern day Grendel, sporting his huge axe Ilanna (50KG of raw steel), hunting his own food and eating it raw, like a proper fantasy hero should.

The last person to see Remic alive was Trelltongue the Bastard, who subsequently penned a violent sonnet about Remic heading on a mission to track down the terrible

More →
Robot Business

Robo-Controller, interviewed

MG, AR's EDWhen Memesis Virtualis asked Angry Robot’s head honcho Marc “Marco” Gascoigne to talk about some of our new titles, he was a little shy, at least at first. He’s always been a bit of an introvert, you see, but the promise of a free Cadbury Wispa and a half of Stella soon brought the bashful little petal out of his shell.

Damn, this is such fun, and to be honest we keep chuckling maniacally as we contemplate all the reactions we’re going to get when our range hits

More →

Nekropolis Review (Time Capsule version)

nekropolis-rough30cm-72dpiTim Waggoner’s Nekropolis, as many of you know, was originally published in novella form (as “Necropolis”, with a hero called Matthew Adrion rather than Matt Richter) back in 2004, before being picked up by Angry Robot, and expanded to full novel-length as the first part of a new series.

Bewildering Stories reviewed the original book, and (unsurprisingly) rather liked it, describing is as “a classic” (their italics, not ours).

Tim Waggoner’s book surely features one of the most unusual heroes in the

More →