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Pulped Fiction: an Angry Robot Sampler
A free Angry Robot sampler of our very best in incredibly fun, action-filled, modern pulp science fiction and fantasy.
File Under: Pulp Fiction [ Gutter Fantasy | Splatter Punk | Grindhouse Matinee | Spaceploitation ]
Featuring the first four chapters from four brilliantly pulpy novels.
Daughters of Forgotten Light by Sean Grigsby: a floating prison is home to Earth’s unwanted people, where they are forgotten… but not yet dead, in this wild science fiction adventure.
Fury From the Tomb by S A Sidor: mummies, grave-robbing ghouls, hopping vampires, and evil monks beset a young archaeologist, in this fast-paced Indiana Jones-style adventure.
Drake by Peter McLean: a sorcerer hitman takes out the wrong target and ends up in the crosshairs when he tries to do the right thing, for once.
Necrotech by KC Alexander: street thug Riko has some serious issues – memories wiped, reputation tanked, girlfriend turned into a tech-fueled zombies – and punching people is the best way forward.
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12th October 2018 | 9780857668288 | epub & mobi | FREE
Daughters of Forgotten Light
“A fun, fast, foul-mouthed thrill ride with more than its share of real surprises and pathos.”
– Spencer Ellsworth, author of A Red Peace
“An incredibly diverse cast of villains who all just happen to be female, motorcycles that run on light and a glass prison in space, Daughters of Forgotten Light is a joyride into anarchy and out the other side.”
– Anna Stephens, author of Godblind
“Rollicking pulp action around a deep, dark heart brimming with barely-contained rage. The book balances brutal deprivation and violence against moments of pride, joy, and sadness. Even pitted at deadly odds against one another, the women of Daughters of Forgotten Light form powerful relationships that shine against their bleak world. The book never apologizes and never pulls a punch, and neither do its characters.”
– Caitlin Starling, author of The Luminous Dead
Fury From the Tomb
“Pulp-fiction pastiches are hardly rare these days but few are as artfully executed as this one, which brings together ancient mummies, cursed tombs, loathsome monsters, and Mexican bandits. Narrated by a young Egyptologist blissfully lacking in self-awareness, it’s tongue-in-cheek joy from start to finish.”
– James Lovegrove for the Financial Times
“The greatest horror-adventure-Western mash-up imaginable to human minds.”
– Steve Hockensmith, New York Times-bestselling author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls
“As Rom’s mission grows increasingly wild–and increasingly dangerous, the book only grows more compulsively readable.”
– Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
“Fury From the Tomb is your cure for the pulp fiction blues you never knew you had. This tantalizing mashup combines supernatural horror, western and adventure in one shiny package.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“Peter McLean’s debut novel is an absolute gem that hits the ground running, a gritty, grungy, funny, sweary noir thriller with added demons. Don Drake is a wonderful creation. You wouldn’t trust him with your life – he can’t even be trusted with his own life. It’s a wonderful, headlong read and I enjoyed it immensely. Very near the top of the half dozen best books I’ve read this year.”
– Dave Hutchinson, author of Europe in Autumn and Europe at Midnight
“Snarky, pacy and hellishly fun. Drake is just the sort of hero, with just the sort of life, to make you feel good about yourself. Dark and delightful, like a naughty treat, this is a rollicking story.”
– Francis Knight, author of the Rojan Dizon series
“McLean has crafted a refreshing urban fantasy, with a wonderfully flawed, foul-mouthed protagonist who, despite some dubious life choices, is not quite beyond redemption. Imagine Mal Reynolds had dabbled in the occult and this would have been the result. Drake features equally complex female characters, ensuring the Burned Man is one series I shall be certain to follow.”
– Susan Murray, author of The Waterborne Blade and Waterborne Exile
“Fug, this was good. The movement is non-stop and the characters, myriad. The author does a great job developing characters that reside in a fantastic world. I WANT MORE!”
– Koeur’s Book Reviews
“Necrotech bleeds with raw & unapologetic badassery. Riko is the cyberpunk heroine I’ve been waiting for, struggling with the truth that the tech we embrace to solve our problems just creates new ones, and no one has a chipset to fix humanity’s bugs. K.C. Alexander dials up the attitude, anguish, and adrenaline in this explosive debut, and I’m looking forward to Riko’s next run.”
– Kevin Hearne, NYT Bestselling author of the Iron Druid Chronicles
“Necrotech is a tight, violent thrill ride in a fascinating cyberpunk world with one of the most interesting women protagonists I’ve read in a long time.”
– Stephen Blackmoore, author of the award-nominated noir urban fantasy Dead Things
“Sci-fi that’s slick, sharp and snarky — K C Alexander doesn’t ‘write’ so much as she fires words into your cerebral cortex with an electromagnetic railgun.”
– Chuck Wendig, NYT Bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath and Invasive
“Necrotech is a high-octane cyberpunk thrill ride that starts at full throttle and never slows down. Riko is an amazing, diverse, ass-kicking character that will leave readers wanting more.”
– Tim Moore, Strange Horizons