Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Conventions, Robots at large, scifi, Writers

BYOR (Bring your own robot)

You know, for a science fiction convention, there has been a distinct lack of robots at WorldCon. Good job, then, that we decided to bring our own.

Angstrom the Angry Robot has had his anger chip removed, though as part of a mad experiment, and we have installed a gigolo chip installed, instead. This is him chatting with author Lauren Beukes at the tremendous Angry Robot party at WorldCon in Montreal last night.

Lauren left the party early, and coincidentally, Angstrom left a discreet 10 minutes later. No insinuations – just sayin’…

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Conventions, Robots at large

Montreal Smoked Robot

conventioncenterYes, we’re at Anticipation, the fabulous 2009 Science Fiction Worldcon, held in the convention centre here in the sunny city of Montreal, Canada. The Angry Robot crew are here in force – as well as Lee and yrs trly, we have Kaaron Warren, Lauren Beukes, Colin Harvey and latest signing Aliette de Bodard. And also, it seems, a legion of admiring followers. Thanks to everyone who has made us so welcome here already.

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Moxyland Short Story Competition

Ooh, now this is quite exciting!

We’re about to launch a new Short Story competition based around Lauren Beukes’ wonderful debut novel, Moxyland. Entrants must set their story in the  Moxyland universe, so if you haven’t read it yet, now is your chance!

Moxyland-frontYou can buy a copy from all good online booksellers (including for just £4.99), as well as various bookshops in the UK. We will also be publishing the

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Angry Robot, Writers

Angry Robot signs Aliette de Bodard & Lavie Tidhar

Yes, it certainly was damn hard to keep this news under wraps, but now it is time, at last, to talk of great things. Namely, that Angry Robot has signed two of the absolute hottest up-and-coming fantasy writers.

Aliette de BodardALIETTE DE BODARD is a writer and computer specialist whose short fiction has already brought her a John W Campbell Award nomination, for best newcomer. Living in Paris, Aliette is French, of Vietnamese extraction,

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Conventions, Robots at large, Writers

An author, a publisher and an agent walk into a bar…

Aliette-bw_pic-webFor French writer Aliette de Bodard, it was just  another of those annoying airport delays that plague us all from time to time. But it turned out to be just the break she needed.

Forced to spend an extra day in Canada at Calgary airport on her way back from the World Fantasy Convention last November, she fell in with a couple of cheery Brits. They got talking, and the pair mentioned they were setting up a new

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Conventions

Worldcon – Angry Robot Party: the invite

Be there or be killedHere’s your invite for the Angry Robot party at Worldcon. Come along and celebrate both our recent British and Australian launch, and look forward to our upcoming US/Canadian launch. Meet our large, metallic and decidedly miffed companion. Rub up against a selection of gorgeous writers who are rather more famous than you are. Or just come by and drink all our beer as you drift from one party to the

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Interviews, Writers

Twenty Minutes With Tim Waggoner

As you may have seen, all Angry Robot books come with our equivalent of DVD Extras, those sometimes fascinating, sometimes trivial additional sections that round out your viewing experience. In our world that means the first chapter of book two, if available; an interview; some background on the writing of the book; appendices and other authorial notes. Our title Moxyland even has some templates for stencils to create your own Moxy graffiti, not of course that we condone defacing public buildings in the slightest.

In the flurry to get out stuff out and in your hands, we sometimes end

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eBooks and eBook Readers

coolerebookWe’re perilously close to being able to tell you a little bit more about our own eBook plans, but in the meantime, head on over to the SFX website where I talk a little about eBooks (and their future) in the first in a short series of blogs about the format.

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Books, Writers

Two more signings

Publisher possibly “out of his mind”

Last month Angry Robot overlord Marc Gascoigne announced the signing of not one, not two, but three new authors to our list who … well, OK, we admit it, who all had names beginning with M. Yes, it was all just a spooky coincidence but a bit of fun, so yeah, we ran with it.

Today, he now claims, he’s signed two authors whose names begin with G. Ah. Surely MG is just messing with our minds now. What is this, some kind of

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Conventions, Robot Business, Robots at large

Neil Gaiman

gaimanNext Thursday Marco and I will be heading off to Montreal for Anticipation – the 67th World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon).

While we’re there, we’re hosting an Angry Robot Launch Party on the Friday night, and at some time between 7.00pm and 8.00pm, the mighty Neil Gaiman will be dropping by to give a little talk to our guests, along with an additional, mystery guest! Believe me, if you’re at WorldCon next weekend, you won’t want to miss this one!

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A pig of a week

bookofmonthWell, you may have noticed a distinct reduction in the amount of posts, lately, as I had to take time off to look after various family members who had undergone operations, or (in the case of my 5 year-old daughter) suffered through a thoroughly depressing bout of swine flu!

Today, therefore, was my first day of freedom! Back to work with a vengeance, and able to leave the house at lunchtime to grab a quick snack away from formerly sick people.

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Slights launches in Fiji

Coming to Fiji today!
Coming to Fiji today!

Angry Robot’s goal is to be a genuinely global  genre imprint, and when we were lucky enough to sign up the wonderful Kaaron Warren for her first three novels we knew we’d partially fulfilled our aim.

An Australian by upbringing, Kaaron now resides in Fiji, which is a long, loooong way from the London/Nottingham bases of the Robot.

Today, the incredible Slights is launching in Fiji, and they’re putting on quite

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A Champagne Moment

Photographer: Toby Madden
Photographer: Toby Madden

Last night all 3 Angry Roboteers attended the Annual HarperCollins Author Party. It’s an event held to celebrate our authors, and to recognise that they are the reason we are able to continue to produce the excellent books that have made HarperCollins one of the world’s leading publishers.

The event was held at the astonishingly beautiful Victoria & Albert Museum. the photograph to the left shows the garden area that we

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