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Incoming! An Angry Robot 2019 Sampler

A free Angry Robot preview of the very best science fiction and fantasy of 2019.


Featuring excerpts from The Fall of Io by Wesley Chu, The Ingenious by Darius Hinks, The Bayern Agenda by Dan Moren, The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley, Shadowblade by Anna Kashina and The Outside by Ada Hoffman.


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Featuring the first three chapters from six incredible SFF novels released in 2019.

The Fall of Io by Wesley Chu: the superb aliens-in-your-head SF sequel to the wildly popular The Rise of Io, by the author of The Lives of Tao series.

The Ingenious by Darius Hinks: the squalid, bloody tale of desperate political exiles seeking a way home from the impossible city that imprisons them.

The Bayern Agenda by Dan Moren: a new Cold War threatens the galaxy, in this fast-paced and wisecracking thriller of spies and subterfuge.

The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley: soldiers are broken into light and sent to the frontline of a brutal interplanetary war, in this brilliant military SF from the Hugo Award­­-winning author of The Stars Are Legion.

Shadowblade by Anna Kashina: a young sword prodigy must impersonate a lost princess and throw her life into a deadly political game, in this kinetic epic fantasy novel by the author of the award-winning Majat Code series.

The Outside by Ada Hoffman: humanity’s super-intelligent AI gods brutally punish breaches in reality, as one young scientist discovers, in this intense and brilliant space opera.

Release Date

2018-12-04

Cover Art Argh! Nottingham
Ebook

4th December 2018 | 9780857668332 | epub & mobi | FREE

The Fall of Io by Wesley Chu

“I’m in awe of this book. Ella Patel is a fantastic, flawed, sympathetic protagonist who pops off the page from the moment you meet her and leads you on a breathtaking adventure that is at once poignant and wondrous.”
— Ken Liu, Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy winning author of The Grace of Kings

The Rise of Io is great ride, and I desperately want a Quasing. The idea of a cosmic cheering section in my own head sounds delightful. Not to mention my Quasing would make me totally boss. Another hit by Wesley Chu.”
– Melinda Snodgrass, author of the Edge series

The Ingenious by Darius Hinks

“Visceral and intense, The Ingenious creates a world that is rich, vivid and enticing.”
– James SwallowNew York Times bestselling author of Nomad

“A deftly woven fantasy, rich in imagination and narrative flair and wrought in lyrical prose. Not to be missed.”
– George Mann, 
Sunday Times bestselling author

The Bayern Agenda by Dan Moren

“Hypercool. It’s like the Golden Age of sci-fi got an upgrade, with all the big honking space cannons and some desert planet dry humour thrown in for the bargain.”
– John Birmingham, author of the Axis of Time series

“Highly recommended, snarky sci-fi adventure.”
– Joe Zieja, author of Mechanical Failure

The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley

The Stars are Legion is a profoundly moving tale of self-discovery and self-construction in a world as wondrously layered as its unforgettable protagonist.”
– Ken Liu, author of Grace of Kings

“Epic in every sense of the word. Hurley has built a world – no, worlds – in which cosmology and magic, history and religion, politics and prejudice all play crucial roles. Forget all about tentative, conventional fantasy; there’s so much great material in here that Hurley needs more than one universe in order to fit it all in.”
– Brian Staveley, author of The Emperor’s Blades

Shadowblade by Anna Kashina

“Anna Kashina’s novels always provide fast action, treachery, and a rich world in which to immerse.”
– Gregory Frost, author of Shadowbridge

“Anna Kashina has a gift of blending political intrigue, fancy sword fights, assassins, and romance into enthralling fantasy epics. Fans of strong female characters, intricately built fantasy worlds, fast action, and exciting love stories would really enjoy her work!”
– Jeffe Kennedy, award-winning author of The Pages of the Mind

The Outside by Ada Hoffman

The Outside is a beautiful, stark reclamation of unknowable horror. Hoffman layers thoughtful worldbuilding and rich prose to build a stunning story of power, ambition and personal agency. I couldn’t put The Outside down for fear of what might happen while I was looking away.”
 Sarah Gailey, Hugo Award-winning author of River of Teeth

“The Outside is a fresh and mind-bending mix of cosmic horror and space opera, a compelling story that spans from the deeply personal to the vast mysteries of time and space. Unsettling and gorgeous, this is like nothing I have read before and the book I have been longing for without knowing it.”
 Karin Tidbeck, award-winning author of Amatka and Jagannath

Wesley Chu was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Chicago, Illinois when he was just a pup. His debut, The Lives of Tao, earned him a Young Adult Library Services Association Alex Award and a Science Fiction Goodreads Choice Award Finalist slot. Chu is currently co-writing Shadowhunters tie-in fiction with Cassandra Clare.

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Darius Hinks works and lives in Nottinghamshire, England. He spent the nineties playing guitar for the grunge band, Cable, but when his music career ended in a bitter lawsuit, he turned to writing. His first novel, Warrior Priest, won the David Gemmell Morningstar award and, so far at least, none of his novels have resulted in litigation.

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DAN MOREN is a novelist, freelance writer, and prolific podcaster. A former senior editor at Macworld, his work has appeared in the Boston GlobeMacworldPopular Science, Yahoo Tech, and many others. He co-hosts tech podcasts Clockwise and The Rebound, writes and hosts nerdy quiz show Inconceivable!, and appears on the award-winning The Incomparable. Dan lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he plays ultimate frisbee, video, and tabletop games.

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KAMERON HURLEY is an award-winning author, advertising copywriter and online scribe. She has won the Hugo Award, Kitschy Award, and Sydney J Bounds Award for Best Newcomer; she has also been a finalist for the Arthur C Clarke Award, Nebula Award, Locus Award, BFS Award, the David Gemmell Morningstar Award, and the BSFA Award for Best Novel. Her non-fiction has been featured in The AtlanticLocus, and the game-changing collection The Geek Feminist Revolution.

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ANNA KASHINA is inspired by her diverse backgrounds as a Russian-born scientist, a competitive ballroom dancer, and a fan of martial arts, history, and folklore. She is the author of the award-winning Majat Code series featuring adventure fantasy, medieval politics, assassins, and romance. She lives in the US Northeast, where she combines her career in biomedical research and her passion for writing.

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ADA HOFFMAN is a Canadian graduate student trying to teach computers to write poetry. Her acclaimed speculative short stories and poems have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov's, Uncanny, and two year's best anthologies. Ada was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at 13, and is passionate about autistic self-advocacy. She is a former semi-professional soprano, a tabletop gamer and an active LARPer, she lives in southern Ontario with a very polite black cat.

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