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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

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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

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Books

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

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Writers

Kaaron Warren Interview

seamonkeysIn all the excitement of EasterCon, I forgot to post a link to this excellent interview with our very own Kaaron Warren. It’s a fascinating read, and you’ll get to find out what Kaaron was talking about when she wrote:

“any zombies which come will be so fascinated by the sea monkeys they’ll leave us alone.”

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Events

Please leave a message after the beep…

984475_beer_frostIt’s convention time again, which means that after today there’ll be no-one in the Angry Robot office until after Easter, so if you’re waiting for an email from us, it’s probably going to be after Tuesday 14th.

Marco and I will both be at EasterCon for the entire event, sitting on panels, and sitting on stools. Please come over and say “Hi”.

If you’re an author it’s an absolute categorical truth that we can’t be bought with beer and wine. Honestly. I mean, I’m not going to say “so

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Angry Robot, Books, News, Writers

New meat for your metal masters

ANGRY ROBOT have been busy signing more brilliant authors for its upcoming SF/F/WTF?! imprint, due to launch in July 2009. No flannel, here they are…

J Robert KingAward-winning US author J ROBERT KING has been snapped up for two novels brimming with wild creativity and extraordinary ideas. He calls his books “metaphysical suspense” — don’t worry, that just means they blow your imagination apart while at the same time freezing your blood.

Rob’s debut for Angry Robot, the fabulously named THE ANGEL OF DEATH, does exactly that.

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Angry Robot Media, Books, Future formats, General skiffy bollocks

Fiction Crossing Boundaries

spacewoolWe are absolutely delighted to announce our first truly crossover novel. We’re a huge fan of the crossover, and have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you something truly special and innovative. Something that will make other publishers think Why didn’t I think of that?

Novels that cross genre boundaries are not new, but with the release of Perl One (1 December, 2009) we’re not just crossing genres, we’re crossing media! Perl One is a space opera, huge in scope, with one big difference

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Angry Robot, Books

Slights – the cover

Slights - in UK stores 1 July 09 [Click to see larger.]

Well, if you’ve got it, you should definitely flaunt it. Photo by the lovely Stefan Kopinski, design by Argh!, cute little girl-demon second right from the depths of some hell you really don’t want to end up.

Slights will be published in the UK on 1st July 09, with a US edition following in September.

That incredible quote, by the way, is

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General skiffy bollocks, Writers

Join the circus like you wanted to when you were a kid…

 

Photographer: Fiona Royds. Creative Director: Georgia Gardner. Used by kind permission of Obrigado Magazine.
Photographer: Fiona Royds. Creative Director: Georgia Gardner. Used by kind permission of Obrigado Magazine.

I’m currently on holiday in the wilds of Wales (have you seen the Torchwood episode “Countrycide”? I think they based it on the locals). It’s currently raining, and if the wind was any faster they’d be giving it a name.

So, I logged on and checked my email (I know, I know, I’m supposed

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Books, News

Dan Abnett joins our robot horde

Dan Abnett, writing stuffToday, we are delighted to announce we’ve signed noted SF & Fantasy author Dan Abnett for three original novels, for a substantial five-figure advance.

Dan made his name in the tie-in SF and Fantasy fiction field, selling more than 1.2 million copies in English language of his Warhammer 40,000 novels for Games Workshop’s Black Library imprint. They’ve also been translated into ten other languages. He’s also recently made the UK fiction charts with

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Books, General

Review copies have flown the nest

Package of booksThe first review copies  of our 4 launch titles will be hitting the doormats of some of the nation’s reviewers today and tomorrow, with more to follow.

Electronic review copies will also be winging their way towards our Robot Army in the next day or two, as well, though some Robot Army recruits will also be given the opportunity to receive physical copies.

It’s all go here, you know… 🙂

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