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

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Other people's business, Reviews, scifi

Beware – the future predicted is almost here!

moxyyland-front-72dpi-actualThat’s Toby on the left of the group shot on the cover of Moxyland. He’s a roguish slacker, living off his mother, while streamcasting his daily blog direct from his jacket, made from smartfabric. His jacket is the camera, and it is always on and broadcasting. What a twat.

A great idea? Definitely. Science fiction? Oh, yes. Impossible? Well, not so much… (and very soon not so sci-fi, which is kind of the point of the book).

MIT researchers developed light-detecting

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Angry Robot

Culture Café

logo_ccIt’s fair to say that Angry Robot is getting a fair amount of coverage in SF circles at the moment. We’ve also had a lot of interest from overseas. The latest feature to be written about us can be found over at Culture Café – a French site dealing with all things interesting and of cultural significance. If you can read French, the feature can be found here. Actually, it can be found there even if you don’t read French, but it may be of less

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Angry Robot, Books, Reviews

Weekend Reviews, and stuff.

Well, another great few days for reviews – if this keeps up, we’ll have to start considering dropping the “Angry” from Angry Robot;  maybe upgrade it temporarily to Slightly Miffed Robot – our equivalent of defcon 3.

Moxyland-frontFirst off the block, a review of Moxyland from Not Free SF Reader:

A rich kid that is an independent media producer, a walking corporate advertisement addicted photographer, a street activist, and a corporate programmer with subversive sympathies. All of whom

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Interviews, Writers

Interview with Lauren Beukes

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.

We all know Lauren (left) as the talented author of Moxyland, but did you know that she also surfs professionally? No? Well, that’s because I just made it up, but she does have a lot of interesting things to say

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Angry Robot, robots, scifi

Her antennae had the cutest curl

robotheartHokus Bloke (aka Neil Gardner, the owner of the UK’s longest-established independent radio company, Ladbroke Productions) is an interesting character. On his personal blog he produces a new poem on a daily basis.

Yesterday, in honour of the Angry Robot launch he gave us “Robot Love” (without, thankfully, any lurid descriptions of hydraulic pump-action appendages).

Meanwhile, talking of appendages, Angry Robot head honco (what is a “honcho”, exactly?) Marc G popped up on Suite

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Angry Robot


Champagne bottle ready for celebrationA bit of a mammoth post, this morning, but with good reason – Angry Robot officially launched in the UK and Australia today.

Books are out, and selling. Champagne corks have popped, and Supreme Commander Marc Gascoigne bought cake!

It’s less than a year since Marco came onboard to set up the imprint, and six months since I joined him here at The Fortress of Cybernetic Rage. Less than a

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Seen in the wild

slights-whSee that? Number 57 in the WHSmith Travel charts.

This book wasn’t on the shelves at the weekend, but first thing this morning at York train station, Kaaron Warren‘s astonishing debut novel, Slights, is not only on display, but they only have one copy left!

Pretty good for a book that doesn’t officially launch until the day after tomorrow!

You’ll see Slights and Moxyland in bookshops across the UK and Australia from this week, and there

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Books, Reviews

Thick and Fast

moxyyland-front-72dpi-actualNo, I’m not talking about me, but the rate at which reviews are starting to come in for our first set of books. Next off the starting block – Moxyland by Lauren Beukes.

Moxyland essentially deals with technical progress and how on it’s current track could quite easily result in complete loss of personal freedom, think a very adult version of Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother mixed with Bladerunner, then peppered with “V” for Vendetta and topped off with

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Robot Army Website of the Month

DBIt’s that time again, when we announce our Website of the Month.

Dave Brendon’s Fantasy & SciFi Weblog is a good example of a genre blog.

The design is simple, and although the white/grey on black sometimes prevents the reading experience from being as enjoyable as it could be, there is always a lot of excellent content on the site – author interviews, competitions, news reports and reviews – and this more than makes up for it!


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Slights Review at The Book Smugglers

Slights - in UK stores 1 July 09I’m not sure how to write this review.

I don’t think I have the words to describe how dark and depraved and strangely, perversely heartbreaking Slights is.

Head on over to The Book Smugglers for the latest review of Slights (launched in the UK and Australia on July 1st, US and Canada October 1st).

As well as being extremely positive about the

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