Angry Robot, Awards

Congratulations to Australian Shadows Award Nominee Lee Battersby!

The Corpse-Rat King, by Lee BattersbyHot on the heels of the news that Jo Anderton has been shortlisted for three Aurealis Awarda comes news of another Angry Robot author with an Australian award nomination.

This time the shortlistee is Mr Lee Battersby, whose debut novel The Corpse-Rat King is one of three books shortlisted for the 2012 Australian Shadows Award – awarded to “the stories and collections that best typify the horror genre, delivering a sense

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Books

New Epic Fantasy coming from Angry Robot

Freya RobertsonWe are delighted Рnay, ecstatic Рto announce that we have bought the worldwide rights to a fantasy duology by Freya Robertson, beginning with Heartwood.

Freya is a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy, as well as a dedicated gamer. She has a deep and abiding fascination for the history and archaeology of the middle ages and spent many hours as a teenager writing out notecards detailing the battles of the Wars of the Roses,

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Angry Robot, Awards

Congratulations to Triple Aurealis Award Nominee Jo Anderton!

Suited by Jo Anderton, art by Dominic HarmanSpecFaction NSW, the organising body for the Aurealis Awards – recognising the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers – have announced the 2012 shortlisted finalists and we’re delighted to report that Jo Anderton has been nominated in the Best Science Fiction Novel Category for Suited.

Jo has also been shortlisted in both the Best Fantasy Short Story and Best Horror Short Story categories

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Angry Robot

Adam Christopher – Nom-Nom-Nom

Empire State by Adam ChristopherNo, we’re not suggesting he’s good enough to eat (though his books certainly are!), we’d just like to point out that as a New Zealander, Adam is eligible to be nom-nom-nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards. Anyone can nominate, and the closing date is March 31st. The SJV awards are presented for various endeavours in SF/F/WTF by New Zealand writers.

So, if you have read – and enjoyed – Empire State or

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances

Adam Christopher Launching The Age Atomic, Forbidden Planet London, April 4th

The Age Atomic, by Adam Christopher, art & design by Will StaehleApril 4th is the publication date of Adam Christopher‘s brand new novel The Age Atomic; the power-packed sequel to Adam’s terrific 2012 debut Empire State.

Adam will be reading from and signing copies of The Age Atomic at the launch event hosted by Forbidden Planet Megastore on Shaftesbury Avenue in London, from 6.00 – 7.00 p.m. on Thursday 4th April.

As well as the

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Edinburgh and London Launches for Joseph D’Lacey’s Black Feathers

This is Horror Black Feathers launch posterApril 4th is the official publication date of Joseph D’Lacey‘s brand new post-eco-apocalyptic dark fantasy Black Feathers and Joseph is marking the occasion with two launch events in the week leading up to publication.

The first of these is the Edinburgh Launch, in association with This is Horror and Blackwells Edinburgh South Bridge on Saturday 30th March. The event, which runs from 3.00 – 5.00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, is a triple horror author show with Joseph’s fellow Angry Roboteer Gary McMahon,

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Books, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 15.03.13

Hello and welcome to our regular round-up of all the Angry Robot flavoured online activity and coverage that we’ve spotted since the last round-up. Getting things under-way this week, he have:

Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman, March 2013More reviews of the first part of Emma Newman‘s fabulous The Split Worlds urban fantasy series Between Two Thorns:
• Paul Weimer, writing for the mighty SF Signal said it was: “An enchanting novel from Emma Newman, an

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Angry Robot, Rock'n'Roll

Ramez Naam’s Nexus – Screen Rights Acquired by Paramount Pictures

Nexus by Ramez NaamThe news broke on Twitter last night, via and we’re delighted to confirm that it’s all true: the screen rights to Ramez Naam‘s debut sci-fi thriller Nexus have indeed been acquired by the mighty Paramount Pictures.

It’s early days yet, of course, and a rights acquisition doesn’t always mean that a movie will definitely follow… but in this case, the prospects might be more promising. reports that: “The project will be

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