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Sometimes we send our books to other authors we think might like them. Often, we ask for a quote for the book. Occasionally we get a quote back that is just so perfect, from just the right person, we wonder if that person was taking a peek inside our heads when they wrote it.
The mighty Charlie Stross has this (and much else) to say about our very own Moxyland:
the larval form of a new kind of SF munching its way
That Andy Remic! tsk! Not content with selling a gazillion books, forging his own axe from the iron extracted from his own blood, and generally scaring the neighbourhood kids, now he’s only gone and formed a writers’ consortium type thing! Where does he find the time? (As long as he finishes the next couple of Kell’s Legend books we don’t mind – they’re huge fun!)
His latest project? The
We will be offering free sample chapters of all of our titles prior to release.
All rights reserved.
However, feel free to share this sample chapter with anyone you wish, or to post it on your own site. And if
When someone as talented and as prolific as this chap sits in front of a camera and talks about writing, if you have any interest whatsoever in the craft, you owe it to yourself to watch and listen.
Ladies and gentlefolk, Mr Dan Abnett…
It’s hard to believe after all this time that we’re so close to launch. Yes, good people of the United Kingdom and Australia, Angry Robot will be in all good bookshops near you just six weeks from today!
Still plenty of things for us all to be getting on with here at Angry Robot HQ, though – final cover designs, review copies, interviews and assorted promotional gubbins…
Good job none of us are going away on holiday, then, really… 🙂
So – July 1st. Do make sure it’s in your diaries, won’t you?
It’s a hard life, working in the Angry Robot Office. Yes, we get to choose the books we want to publish, which means that we’re pretty much guaranteed to be more than enamoured by our entire list. And yes, we get to work with some of the best cover artists in the business, and gradually get to see the book encapsulated in a single image. In fact, this is part of what makes working at Angry Robot such hard work. There will come
This little fellah goes by the name of Moxy.
It’s a bit of a stretch to suggest that he’s the star of Moxyland (though we’d never tell him that to his face – he may look cute, but just look at those teeth!) but he’s certainly an important part of the book.
Moxy was made by a women’s collective in his native South Africa, and we believe he hopped into the cargo hold on a commercial flight some weeks later.
Yes, proud to be short, goshdarnit! (Apologies for the language). It’s true, I’m not the loftiest of individuals – more an R2D2 than a C3PO, but I’m not talking about my stature.
The lovely folk over at Suite101 asked me to write a guest blog about my love of short stories, and as a devourer of short fiction (and a publisher, through Hub Magazine), I was more than happy to oblige. Read the blog entry here.
The Angry Robot “Name that Droid” competition has finished, and we will be announcing the winner in a few weeks.
Meanwhile, if you fancy getting a droid named after your good self, why not head on over to CyborgName.com.
I punched in Marco’s name, and pretty much got his job description thrown back at me, as a result!
It even successfully predicted my
We are thrilled – nay, delighted – to announce the first Angry Robot Site of the Month.
The Site of the Month is awarded to the website that fulfils our distinctly random criteria for the month, or one which we just think is plain excellent. Our criteria for choosing is likely to change month-on-month, and is largely dependant on how we feel at the time.
Our first Site of the Month is SF Signal.
An excellent mix
MonsterLibrarian.com was set up to help advise libraries of all types develop their horror fiction (in part to help reluctant readers) and to encourage horror fans to expand their interests beyond movies and TV. The site recently reviewed Tim Waggoner’s rather excellent Nekropolis and had this to say:
Nekropolis would be a great addition to any library. Fans of the paranormal will also enjoy
We’re over the moon to welcome British science fiction writer COLIN HARVEY to our happy but metallic band. The Bristol-based author has signed up with us for two novels, the first of which – WINTER SONG – will be appearing as soon as October this year, with the second to follow in May 2010.
Colin has for some years been an active contributor British small presses and blogs, and he is a regular reviewer
That headline pretty much says it all. We were delighted to learn that Angry Robot author Chris Roberson has been nominated for the prestigious award for excellence in alternate history, for his fine Chinese-in-space SF novel The Dragon’s Nine Sons. Coincidentally, that book was published by Solaris, Marco’s old stamping ground, and whose new boss, George Mann is also nominated (hey George). The winner will be
In September this year (UK) and February 2010 (everywhere else) we’re publishing J Robert King’s astonishing new novel, Angel of Death, in which the harvester of souls who cares for the dead of Chicago decides to wander away from the path that has been set out for him, when he is assigned to take the life of a human he has fallen for.
Rob has created a short introduction to the book, which you can see here.
Over at The Fiction Desk they’re running a new regular feature covering publisher websites, and their accessibility/useability.
If you do find your way to the site, it’s a pretty good design. The primary feature is the blog, which is a great example of a publisher blog: regular posts with a combination of their own