Angry Robot, Books, Reviews

PW starred review (and Pick of the Week!) for Slights

Picture 1Yes, we’re getting quite a few of these tasty reviews, because Slights is a genuinely wonderful book, and of course you should all buy it and read it as soon as you are able.

But this one is in Publisher’s Weekly. Yes, the Bible of the US publishing industry. Yes, read by every bookstore owner and stock buyer across North America.

So what do they say? Oh, how it’s great, fabulous, a wonderfully assured

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Angel of Death Sample Chapter

angelofdeath-front-72dpi-actual1We will be offering free sample chapters of all of our titles prior to release, and to show you just how much we love you. Have you done something to your hair? It looks wonderful.

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We Sold Out

Slights - in UK stores 1 July 09moxyyland-front-72dpi-actualNo, not to “The Man”. We couriered a whole bunch of Moxyland and Slights to WorldCon, and Chapters (Canadian bookseller extraordinaire) sold out within days!

Now, if you’re in the US or Canada and want a copy of either book (or any of our other

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Angry Robot, Conventions, Interviews, Writers

Meet our latest signing

Ms AlietteThe recent news that Angry Robot has signed up Aliette de Bodard for her debut novel, and a couple more to follow, was acclaimed across the white-hot core of the SF industry. The movers and shakers at the very heart of things know her from a selection of perfectly poised, finely machined short stories. But for those of you who have yet to make her acquaintance, here’s a clutch of ideas to help:

1) Get

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Books, Reviews

Book of Secrets review

Book of SecretsStill wondering whether to pick up Chris Roberson‘s wonderful Book of Secrets? Well, wonder no more. Liz de Jager from My Favourite Books has read it, and thinks it’s the bees knees, the cat’s whiskers, the dog’s boll…


Perhaps I’ll just let Liz tell it…

I love thrillers and action adventure novels and quest novels and I dislike people messing around with the genre for the heck of it… I was therefore very

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Nekropolis trailer

Don’t forget – Tim Waggoner‘s superb Nekropolis is out now from all good bookshops in the UK and Australia! You can also order a copy online from for only £5.99!

While you’re waiting for the book to arrive, whet your appetite with this trailer, narrated by the mighty Tim, himself!

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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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