Gates of the Dead - James A. Moore
The Outlaw & the Upstart King - Rod Duncan
The Fall of Io - Wesley Chu
Incoming! An Angry Robot 2019 Sampler - Wesley Chu
Terminus - Tristan Palmgren
The Subjugate - Amanda Bridgeman
Pulped Fiction: an Angry Robot Sampler - Sean Grigsby
Time’s Children - D B Jackson
A Breach in the Heavens - N. S. Dolkart
“Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.”
erm… Jane Austen, actually
(December 1st, 2008, Nottingham UK) Angry Robot, the upcoming contemporary SF and fantasy imprint from HarperCollins, has announced a new recruit. Lee Harris joins the Nottingham-based team as Assistant Editor from January.
Lee made his name in SF circles as founder of Hub, the weekly newsletter that has delivered a short story and reviews to its ten thousand subscribers every Friday for several years. He is also the editor of Prism, the newsletter of the British Fantasy Society.
On this most special day of all days (apologies to web users outside of the US, but this celebration is not available in your territory), we give thanks to all those pioneering research that may bring the day when we literally embrace our shiny metal masters one bunny hop closer.
What we’ve always wanted — the Shakeutron robot urinal
Creepy, creepy real life robots.
Blah blah blah robot
We love that cheeky scamp Warren Ellis, not least because now and again he does stuff like this — the three real laws of robotics:
1. Robots couldn’t really give a fuck if you live or die …
2. Robots do not want to have sex with you. Are you listening, Japan? …
3. What, you can’t count higher than three? … You can go now.
Read the whole thing chez Ellis, meat bag.
At World Fantasy Con this year I heard a great deal about Crossover. (What did you think I meant? For shame…) It’s not that new a term, but more and more people are using it. For a while we at Angry Robot, along with others from other imprints, have been debating our thoughts on just what to call what might even turn out to be a whole new genre of fiction.
It’s that stuff
This is too good not to share… this glimpse into all our futures was forwarded by the whirlwind that is Sharyn November, editor over at Firebird, Penguin’s US-based YA fantasy imprint. Cheers, m’dear.
Where this is going to go I can’t exactly tell, but in our all-round embrace of the social media age (ie, er, this blog), I thought the Robot gang should be able to tweet to the world whenever and however we want to.
So we have a Twitter account, and may even use it over the months and years ahead. Follow us, if you do such a thing, and we promise to follow you back…
Even if we
After posting last week on our C.E.O’s upcoming speech at Kings College London, it’s with a sense of renewed excitement I can report back on what she said:
She described the linear model of a publisher producing books to be ultimately consumed by a retailer as “becoming circular”. Readers are now playing a greater part in the publishing process, interacting with one another, the authors and producing content themselves. “We need to have two models to deal with that therefore – what we do now, adding value by selecting, nuturing, marketing and finally selling content to the consumer –
So good morning Mr. President…
After a relatively sleepless night watching the votes come in, it’s heartening to know that some super-university geeks contributed to Obama’s cause by building a Robot version of him:
This excites me, for two simple reasons.
1. Jeff rocks – Cities of Saints and Madmen is one of the most surprising books I’ve read out of genre for
At Angry Robot we want to publish the best new titles for the future of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror and all points in-between.
Calgary in Canada – which is where I am right now – is a looong way from the UK, so many hours behind that it feels like the con’s only just started while it’s actually day three already. So why come all this way? Because World Fantasy is possibly the best con around, at least for us publishing types. It’s fairly compact – maybe 1200 folks, and well over half of these are writers, artists and editors. It’s
As Marc’s been looking towards our first batch of acquisitions (news coming soon!), it’s been very clear there’s a brewing trend for a next wave of horror writers out there. It’s something that mills around in publishing circles, where we keep on waiting for the great resurgence of commercially successful horror writing after the halcyon days of the 80s. And we keep on talking about it, but still it doesn’t come back!
And here we are, of course on the one day per year when everyone’s thinking horrific thoughts in the glorious pagan-capitalist tradition that is Halloween.
Not that Boss – though I love a listen to Born to Run pretty much anytime.
OUR boss: Victoria Barnsley, HarperCollins UK and International CEO and Publisher.
She’s at the London School of Economics next Tuesday talking about exactly the business context that led Angry Robot to come into existence: the
There’s lots of scope for change in the world of SF&F publishing – lots of new things to do, lots of new ways of operating.
But when it comes to the big decisions, basically there’s only two things you can do in business (and publishing is a business, for better or worse) – diversify or rationalise. Angry Robot is a product of a decision to diversify – creating a parallel space to HarperCollins‘ Voyager imprint, and the individual publishing of Tolkien, in which to work with different publishing and business models.
And if we think diversification is the way