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COVER REVEAL: The Broken Heavens by Kameron Hurley

It seems like Kameron Hurley‘s name is everywhere at the moment, doesn’t it? Which is probably because it is, and with good reason, too! After gaining critical acclaim with The Geek Feminist Revolution last year, and the February release of hard sci-fi novel The Stars Are Legion which received so much fanfare and glitter – visceral, bloody, disgusting glitter – Kameron is just now putting the finishing touches on the final novel in her Worldbreaker saga, The Broken Heavens, due out this October, too. And now, robot fans, we have the cover for you.

Huge robot high fives to Richard Anderson, who has once more pulled out all the stops to create an utterly gorgeous cover for us.

Just click on the teaser image to be taken through to the full reveal at the B & N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog: Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 16.20.52

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International Women’s Day

Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 09.51.32❤️️ We want to smash the patriarchy with you ❤️️

Happy International Women’s Day, everyone!

Can you believe that some jerks think the best SFF is only written by men? Us either! Angry Robot offers a big FUCK YOU to that particular sentiment, in fact.

So, in order to celebrate the very nature of diversity, inclusivity and unity in fighting the powers that be, we invite you to feast your eyes on a selection of diverse books, which will be just £1 (that’s $1.22 to you Yanks) all day.

Go get ’em, tiger. The link is right here.

PS: It’s November 19, if you really want to know.

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Events

Author Signing: Danielle Jensen

Angry Robot author Danielle L JensenDanielle L. Jensen, author of the beautiful Malediction trilogy – a story of love, trolls and magic – will be taking part in an Author Event with Elise Kova, author of the Air Awakens and Loom Sagas on Saturday 11th March 2017. 

Danielle and Elise will be appearing at Barnes & Noble Northgate, Seattle, WA at 2pm, so why not head along and meet the authors and get your books signed.

If you haven’t read Stolen Songbird, Hidden Huntress and Warrior Witch yet then you are definitely missing out. Plus Danielle’s newest novel, The Broken Ones, a prequel to the Malediction trilogy, will be arriving in June 2017. 

Here’s the synopsis:

 Below Forsaken Mountain, a revolution stirs with the aim to overthrow the tyrant king of Trollus, and Marc is the right hand of its lThe Broken Ones by Jen Williamseader. It’s a secret more than one troll would kill to possess, which is why he must keep it from everyone, even the girl he loves.

Since a tragic accident revealed her affliction and ruined her sister’s chance at the throne, Pénélope is an anathema to her father, the Duke d’Angouleme. Deeming her life worthless, he gives her one chance to survive: find proof that the boy she loves is a leader in the sympathizer revolution.

Marc and Pénélope must navigate the complex politics of Trollus, where powers on all sides are intent on using them as pawns, forcing them to risk everything for a chance at a life together.

Except being together might be the greatest risk of all.

As always, you can find a handy map below, to guide you to your destination! We hope to see lots of you lovely people there.

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New Robot Author

New Author Alert! Jeannette Ng

Good News Robots!Angry Robot Author Jeannette Ng

We have ensared, signed another new author: the wonderful Jeannette Ng.

Jeannette is originally from Hong Kong but now lives in Durham, UK. Her MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies fed into an interest in medieval and missionary theology, which in turn spawned her love for writing gothic fantasy with a theological twist. And that’s just what she did with Under the Pendulum Sun, a dark gothic fantasy that interweaves a stunning fairyland, theology and forbidden desires.

Head over to the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog for the full announcement and to read Jeannette’s blog on literary representations of Fae.

We can’t wait to reveal more details so keep an eye out for more over the next few months. Until then, make a note in your calendars as Under The Pendulum Sun will be hitting shelves in October 2017.

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Extracts, Free Excerpt

Be Hungry For It: Read the First Two Chapters of Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex Wells

Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex WellsDesert world? Check. Evil corporations? Check. A great start, add to that a gang of biker mercenaries and weird witchy powers blooming in the hard as nails heroine and you’re getting the barest taste of Alex Wells’ new novel Hunger Makes the WolfIt’s out fresh today, so why not start it now?

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The strange planet known as Tanegawa’s World is owned by TransRifts Inc, the company with the absolute monopoly on interstellar travel. Hob landed there ten years ago, a penniless orphan left behind by a rift ship. She was taken in by Nick Ravani and quickly became a member of his mercenary biker troop, the Ghost Wolves.

Ten years later, she discovers that the body of Nick’s brother out in the dunes. Worse, his daughter is missing, taken by shady beings called the Weathermen. But there are greater mysteries to be discovered – both about Hob and the strange planet she calls home.

We’ve got the first two chapters right here:

Get yourself onto Tanegawa’s World – snap up the ebook on March 2 2017.

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Angry Robot at Emerald City ComiCon

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That’s right, Angry Robot is going to be at Emerald City ComiCon, this weekend Mar 2 – 5! *Waves flag, does dance*

There shall be a whole merry horde of Angry Robot authors around for the event, including:
Adam Rakunas
K C Alexander
Joseph Brassey
Bruce Cordell
Eric Scott Fischl
Shanna Germain
Patrick S Tomlinson
Mike Underwood (our sales & marketing wizard, and author in his own right)
Wendy N Wagner
Alex Wells

You’ll be able to find us at booth 1816, where we’ll be hanging out, selling books, holding signings and generally making nuisances of ourselves. Be sure to pop over and say hi, offer us your weapons and pick up some of the best SF, F & WTF novels around.

If workshops are your thing, we’ll be running the Build-a-World workshop in WSCC603, Thursday from 15:00 – 16:00. Here’s what you’ll get:
A panel of professional authors will build a science fiction and/or fantasy world right before your eyes, taking tropes, themes, and ideas from audience suggestions and developing a setting as well as brainstorming stories one could write in that setting. A great hands-on workshop for learning how to take your setting from the kernel of an idea into something that can inspire a larger creative work.
 We’ll be keeping you all up-to-date with our activities over on Twitter, so do make sure to check in with us there! Have a great con!
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Book Announcement, Cover Art

Cover Reveal: The Song of The Dead

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Watch out: we have an absinthe-soaked, illuminati-tinged, steampunk dream for your visual cortex!

We absolutely love the first two covers in Carrie Patel‘s Recoletta series – the spectacular fantasy-whodunit set in an underground city where the classes are at war and intrigue and deceit lie around every corner.

Now, we’re incredibly happy to show off the beautiful cover for the gripping third title in the series, The Song of The Dead, created by the peerless John Coulthart.

The Song of The Dead will be released May 2 (US/Can) / May 4 (UK/Commonwealth). That means, if you’ve yet to read the first two books in the series, The Buried Life and Cities & Thrones you have some time. And you know what,  because we’re nice like that, we’re offering both ebooks for just $1.99 on the website for the next week.

Here are some reviews of the series, to whet your appetite further:

“The subtly fantastical story is resplendent with surprisingly deep villains, political corruption, and a gripping whodunit feel.”

– Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

The Buried Life excels on many levels, quite apart from its presentation of strong female characters: it’s a cracking whodunnit with sufficient twists and turns to make Agatha Christie proud, a vivid portrayal of a vibrant multicultural society, and an intriguing love story.”
The Guardian

“Her writing exudes an engaging confidence that makes The Buried Life hard to put down. Patel also shows a gift for pithy dialogue, and her two female leads are both resilient although in different ways”.
SciFi Now

The Buried Life artfully sets a who-dunit murder mystery in a dystopian underground city filled with dark politics and foul secrets. It’s a gripping read from start to finish, with two clever female leads and a delightfully colorful cast. More, please!”
Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Dagger

“Carrie Patel has created a world that’s so rich, so full, and so well-developed, that it’s incredibly easy to get lost in it. There are layers to the characters and layers to the world itself. It’s incredibly thought out and developed, and it’s so well-done. I’d revisit this world again for sure.”
In Case of Survival

“I was on the edge of my proverbial seat.”
The Qwillery

Now, take a look at all of the covers together. A fine trilogy to show off on your bookcase!

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Free Excerpt

A Simple Quest? Free Sample of Jen William’s The Iron Ghost

The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams (US/CAN)Join the heroes of Baneswatch for The Iron Ghost the second part of Jen William’s vibrant, high fantasy series the Copper Cat.

This epic and action filled adventure was described as “The highly anticipated sequel to the entertaining The Copper Promise, which featured appealing leads with a tendency to put self-interest ahead of heroism.” by The Guardian. 

Here’s the synopsis:

Beware the dawning of a new mage…

Wydrin of Crosshaven, Sir Sebastian and Lord Aaron Frith are experienced in the perils of stirring up the old gods. They are also familiar with defeating them, and the heroes of Baneswatch are now enjoying the perks of suddenly being very much in demand for their services.

When a job comes up in the distant city of Skaldshollow, it looks like easy coin – retrieve a stolen item, admire the views, get paid. But in a place twisted and haunted by ancient magic, with the most infamous mage of them all, Joah Demonsworn, making a reappearance, our heroes soon find themselves threatened by enemies on all sides, old and new. And in the frozen mountains, the stones are walking…

So, I know you want to know more… luckily for you we have a couple of chapters for you to dive into so check them out below!

Has that piqued your interest? The Iron Ghost is available now, so go get it! 

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AR Authors, Author Appearance, Conventions

Jeff Noon Announced as Guest of Honour at EdgeLit 6

A Man of Shadows by Jeff NoonEeeek, we have wonderful news!  Mind bending sci-fi wizard Jeff Noon has been announced as one of the Guests of Honour at the EdgeLit 6 festival in July.

The festival, beloved by the UK writing community, is a one day event in Derby full to the brim with panels, interviews, workshops and a now legendary raffle. This year EdgeLit 6 will also be host of the Gemmell Awards for outstanding fantasy.

Jeff will be in very good company, with other Guests of Honour including Peter Newman (The Malice and The Vagrant), Stephen Baxter (Obelisk, The Long Earth series) and Joanne Harris (The Gospel of Loki, Chocolat). He will be taking part in a variety of events throughout the day and talking about his forthcoming novel A Man of Shadows, which is published in early August.

EdgeLit will take place on July 15 (10AM – late) and tickets are £30. To purchase, or for more information click this here.

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Free Excerpt

Time is Ticking: Read an excerpt from Infernal Devices

Infernal Devices (2017) by K W JeterThis timeless novel is a gorgeous steampunk classic. A masterclass from the father of the genre himself: K W Jeter

Infernal Devices is a classic tale of time travel, clockwork and sexual intrigue and it’s also the first book in the George Dower Trilogy, so it’s definitely worth your time to peruse the first two chapters we’ve included below.

Here’s a brief synopsis to entice you in further:

When George’s father died he left George his watchmaker’s shop – and more.

But George has little talent for watches and other infernal devices. When someone tries to steal an old device from the premises, George finds himself embroiled in a mystery of time travel, music and sexual intrigue.

Infernal Devices is available now, so what are you waiting for?

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Roll Up! Roll Up! Excerpt of Dr Potter’s Medicine Show

Dr Potter's Medicine Show by Eric Scott FischlLadies, Gentlemen and Robots! Step up and discover the strange and powerful elixir that is Dr Potter’s Medicine Show.

Here is your chance to discover more of Eric Scott Fischl’s darkly fantastical twist on historical fiction, described as “Dirty, dank, and dangerous. Dr Potter’s Medicine Show is the missing season of Carnivàle you didn’t know you needed until now.” by Adam Rakunas, Philip K Dick Award-nominated author of Windswept.

Here is the synopsis:

Dr. Alexander Potter, disgraced Civil War surgeon, now huckster and seller of snake-oil, travels the wet roads of the Pacific Northwest with a disheartened company of strongmen, illusionists, fortunetellers, and musical whores. Under the quiet command of the mysterious, merciless, and murderous Lyman Rhoades, they entertain the masses while hawking the Chock-a-saw Sagwa Tonic, a vital elixir touted to cure all ills both physical and spiritual… although, for a few unfortunate customers, the Sagwa offers something much, much worse.

For drunken dentist Josiah McDaniel, the Sagwa has taken everything from him; in the hired company of two accidental outlaws, the bickering brothers Solomon Parker and Agamemnon Rideout, he looks to revenge himself on the Elixir’s creator: Dr. Morrison Hedwith, businessman, body-thief, and secret alchemist, a man who is running out of time.

Intrigued? Read the first 3 chapters below:

Dr Potter’s Medicine Show is available now from all reputable and non-reputable retailers, including right here.

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Author Appearance, Events

Author Events: Rod Duncan

Angry Robot author Rod DuncanAs you know, our author’s are great at getting out and about and sharing their best writing advice!

The amazing Rod Duncan, author of The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter,  Unseemly Science and The Custodian of Marvels, will be out and about at the following events over the next few months, so go along and get some tips and tricks from an industry expert.

21st February. 6.30pm. A Journey to the Gas-Lit  EmpireLoughborough Library
Tickets £3. For further information telephone 0116 3052420 for details.

25th March.  The Writers Conference: Workshop on Creating Narrative Drive in Fiction. University of Nottingham.
This is a sold out event, but there is a waiting list. Get more details and sign up for the waiting list here.
 
25th April (First Session)Novel Writing Workshop Course, in association with Writing School Leicester. Secular Hall, Leicester.
More details available here.

So why not sign up to one (or more) of these events and find out more! Plus if you want to check out more of Rod’s work, you can find them below.
The Bullet Catcher's Daughter by Rod Duncan  Unseemly Science by Rod Duncan  TheCustodianOfMarvels-144dpi
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Cover Art

Cover Reveal: A Man of Shadows by Jeff Noon

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It’s time to step into the shadows with the electrifying new novel A Man of Shadows, from the very talented Jeff Noon, author of the award winning novel Vurt.

Here’s the synopsis:

Below the neon skies of Dayzone – where the lights never go out, and night has been banished – lowly private eye John Nyquist takes on a teenage runaway case. His quest takes him from Dayzone into the permanent dark of Nocturna.

As the vicious, seemingly invisible serial killer known only as Quicksilver haunts the streets, Nyquist starts to suspect that the runaway girl holds within her the key to the city’s fate. In the end, there’s only one place left to search: the shadow-choked zone known as Dusk.

And we’re super excited to be able to show you the amazing cover art from Will Staehle and you can see the full thing, in all its glory, in the exclusive reveal on Tor.com. Just follow the link in the teaser at the top!

A Man of Shadows will be available from all reputable and non-reputable bookstores from August 2 (US/Can) / August 4 (UK/RoW).

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Daily Deal, Offers

StoryBundle: The Steampunk Bundle

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Dearest robot pals, how would you like to get your hands on some of the best steampunk novels around? You would, would you? Well, the chance is upon you with StoryBundle‘s steampunk offer!

Curated by author Cat Rambo, the bundle is a collection of eleven fine novels from some of the genre’s most beloved authors, including our very own Lavie Tidhar. The bundle offer is available now and lasts for the next 22 days.

Here’s what Cat had to say on the deal:

“I have always loved steampunk, even before anyone knew it by that name, back when I first encountered a television show, The Wild Wild West, featuring clockwork assassins and mad scientists, and the two brave agents fighting them as they traveled across the country in their custom railroad car. So when I got a chance to curate a bundle for StoryBundle, my first thought was, of course, to use that as my organizing principle, particularly since it gave me a chance to showcase some of my particular favorites.

This bundle includes both steampunk set in our own world as well as some set in secondary worlds. I used it as an excuse to talk to some of my favorite indie writers, like Lindsay Buroker and Frank Tuttle, who’d produced two series I loved and thought showed steampunk at its most imaginative. I got to pull in some of the writers that I’d published work from while editing Fantasy Magazine, such as Genevieve Valentine and Lavie Tidhar. Every book in the bundle is a solid read, presenting books that I hope you enjoy as much as I did. I’ve tried to include some series as well, so you’ve got something to explore even after you’re done with these books. And I’ve included a few anthologies, samplers of even more writers whose work you can pursue.

Many of these books to me seem to justify the “punk” in steampunk. They’re works that question established norms and turn them on their heads, works that look at issues of industrialization and how they intersect with race, class, and gender in interesting and often entertaining ways, works that take history as their launching point and spin an alternate reality. That’s something I’ve tried to do with my steampunk stories, providing protagonists who are black, Native American, trans, bisexual, on the spectrum, and additional “others” and this bundle lives up to that vision.

And StoryBundle’s a cool form of alternative publishing, letting indie and small press authors join together to present bundles that pack a whole lot of reading into a price that you choose (as long as it’s $5 or above). For that $5 you get the basic bundle of five books in any eBook format. $15 (or more if you want to support the writers even further) gets you the bonus books as well.”

So, by parting with your monies to support indie and small press authors you can get some or all of these titles:

The Alchemy of Stone – Ekaterina Sedia
The Bookman – Lavie Tidhar
City of the Saints – D J Butler
Altered America:Steampunk Stories – Cat Rambo
All The Paths of Shadow – Frank Tuttle
The Emperor’s Edge series: Books 1 – 3 – Lindsay Buroker
Ghost in the Cogs – edited by Scott Gable & C. Dombrowski
Blood Ties – Quincy J Allen
Mechanique – Genevieve Valentine
The SEA is Ours – Jaymee Goh and Joyce Chng
Best of Penny Dread Tales – edited by Kevin J. Anderson and Quincy J. Allen

Pretty good, right? So strap on your cogs and prepare to take flight! The link is right here.

 

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Free Bullets In the Head: Excerpt from A Perfect Machine by Brett Savory

A Perfect Machine by Brett SavoryImagine a city where each night you get pumped full of lead, over and over until something changes inside deep you…

You can go there right now, for free! Experience the first two chapters of Brett Savory’s extraordinary, dark SF thriller A Perfect Machine.

Check out the synopsis:

Henry Kyllo is a member of a secret society called the Inferne Cutis. A Runner whose goal is to achieve full-body lead content. He is chased through the city every day by Hunters whose goal is to shoot the Runners — with the threat to both sides that if they do not participate, through a mysterious force no one understands, one of their loved ones will simply vanish from the face of the earth.

Rumours abound about what happens when a Runner achieves “ascension”, but it has supposedly never happened before, so no one knows for sure.

Except that it has happened before. And it is happening again. This time, to Henry Kyllo.

Start running now:

A Perfect Machine is available wherever books are sold, including right here, from 2nd February 2017.

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VISCERAL READING: The Stars Are Legion Sample Chapters

9780857666628Want to read a sample of Kameron Hurley’s epic and thrilling The Stars Are Legion? Of course you do!

As Andrew Liptak at The Verge says, The Stars Are Legion is ‘a beautiful work of fiction, a wholly original novel that pops and crackles with big ideas’. It’s also been called Badass’  by John Scalzi, bestselling author of Old Man’s War.

Here’s the synopsis:

Somewhere on the outer rim of the universe, a mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion is traveling in the seams between the stars. For generations, a war for control of the Legion has been waged, with no clear resolution. As worlds continue to die, a desperate plan is put into motion.

Zan wakes with no memory, prisoner of a people who say they are her family. She is told she is their salvation – the only person capable of boarding the Mokshi, a world-ship with the power to leave the Legion. But Zan’s new family is not the only one desperate to gain control of the prized ship. Zan must choose sides in a genocidal campaign that will take her from the edges of the Legion’s gravity well to the very belly of the world. Zan will soon learn that she carries the seeds of the Legion’s destruction – and its possible salvation.

Now check it out for yourself below:

Read it? Loved it? You know what to do next!

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