NEW AND UPCOMING BOOKS

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

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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,

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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,

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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

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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

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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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Angry Robot Media, Future formats

Kaaron Warren – online convention appearance

Kaaron WarrenAs you may have picked up, we adore the writing of Kaaron Warren, to such an extent that we bought three novels from her without so much as a pause for breath. But Kaaron currently lives in Fiji, which is great for her but not so hot for meet’n’greet promotion.

However there’s now a way to find out a lot more about her, with a her upcoming appearance at Flycon 2009 – an online sf/fantasy convention and it’s

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Angry Robot, News

Traditional “Waa-hooh! The first proofs have arrived” posting

Proofs, fuck yeah, etcWrites itself, really. Piece of cake, this blogging lark. I don’t why people make such a fuss about it.

What we can tell you that isn’t blindingly obvious? Yes, that’s a corporate proof design based on our logo and not the actual finished book covers. These are super-limited and you haven’t got a prayer of snagging one — unless you go join our Robot Army of bloggers and reviewers, and help spread

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Books, Robot Business, Writers

Launch Titles Announced!

 

robotthumbsmNot content with launching our new website today, we also have news of our first four books!

Angry Robot launches in the UK in July 2009, and in the US and the rest of the world from September. Ebook editions will be available worldwide from July. Our first titles are a mix of genres, from street smart neat-future thriller to ultradark horror to wild modern fantasy. Our authors, too, fulfil our mission: two men and two women, two new writers

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Angry Robot Media, Books, Robot Army

Welcome to our new home…

For those of you who have been following us at our previous site, and to every new reader, welcome!

We’ve been beavering away behind the scenes for many months (well, I have for two, but Marco and Chris have a significant head start on me), and you can now read copious details of our first books and our authors.

Tomorrow we receive our first ARCs, and they’ll be sent out over the next week or so to UK-based reviewers – we launch in the UK in July (actually, our July books are out on June 25th) and in

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Angry Robot

Thought you might like to see this…

greyred_on_black_10cm_72dpiRather a smart little thing. We’ve had it for a little while, actually, but now’s a good time to show it off.

Also worth showing off: our new website will be up on Monday. It includes details of our first releases and how you can sign-up for our robot army. Busy people, us.

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Future formats

Six words, no more, no less

The concept of Six Word Stories apparently started, or at least gathered a great apocryphal origin, when someone bet Ernest Hemingway he couldn’t tell a story in such a short space. The response of the great man – “For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.” – still carries a real punch today, where in these times of Twittering and Flash fiction the six worders have made a real comeback.

Check out all the best recent Science Fiction entries, including this cracker from Alan Moore:

Machine. Unexpectedly, I’d invented a time

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Other people's business

New Blog at SFX

A quick plug for my new blog elsewhere in the cyberverse. I was recently chosen as one of 12 volunteer bloggers for SFX – the best-selling British genre features magazine.

Head on over to SFX Magazine to see my thoughts on audio drama, and the season of SF audio currently airing on Radio 4 and Radio 7…

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Writers

Philip José Farmer

Sex in Science Fiction

Image of the Beast by Philip José Farmer
Image of the Beast by Philip José Farmer

It’s not common to find scenes of a sexual nature in science fiction, horror or fantasy books – it’s not unusual, but it’s not common.

What does it matter? Why should a book contain a sex scene? Well, the answer (and it’s the answer to any similar question) is: it should contain such a scene if the scene is important. If it’s an event that moves the

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