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Yo, WorldCon, We’re Here!

WorldCon is here, y’all! And we have Robots for dayyyzzzz. Below you’ll find a list of authors who will be attending the convention and taking part in panels, signings, runnings(?) and various other fun and friendly things. As always, our lovely lot will be happy to chat to anyone who wishes to talk – some will even escort you places – so please do say hi if you see them!

As well as these fine authors, Eric Scott Fischl (Dr Potter’s Medicine Show) and Patrick S Tomlinson (The Ark), Lauren C Teffeau (Implanted), Amber Royer (

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GoodReads Giveaways!

Pssst! You lot! We’ve got a bumper crop of giveaways over on GoodReads this month and we thought we’d give you a little heads up, so you can (hopefully) win a copy of your favourite July book! Just click on the widgets below to enter each giveaway (location-based restrictions apply). Each book will hit shelves July 5 (US/Can) / July 7 (UK/R.o.W).

Were you a big fan of the RPG City of Heroes? Then Paige Orwin‘s The Interminables is the book for you. It’s also the book for you if you never played the online game, because any novel about best friends with

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Talk Tuesday to Us: Alyc Helms

alyc.jigGood afternoon fellows, and welcome to another Talk Tuesday to Us! This week we have the wonderfully amazing Alyc Helms, author of the urban-fantasy-with-dragons Missy Masters series, which comprises of The Dragons of Heaven and The Conclave of Shadow, the latter of which will be out in the US two weeks today!

Before we get to Alyc’s answers, I’d just like to direct you to this amazing picture of her dancing…I’m not sure where, but look at those

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Angry Robot in Best of 2015 Lists

There’s nothing more exciting for a publisher as the year comes to an end than reading Best Of lists and scouring for our titles. 2015 has been a particularly kind year with a hefty crop Angry Robot titles appearing in lists all over the internet. We’ve decided to collect some of them here for your pleasure – post in the comments if there are any other titles you’d add to your favourites of 2015 list!

Firstly Buzzfeed featured both The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu and Apex by Ramez Naam in their 24 Best Science Fiction Books of 2015.

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Cover Reveal: The Conclave of Shadow

Alyc HelmsIt’s cover reveal time!

Alyc Helms, author of the fantastic Dragons of Heaven is set to release the second novel in the series, The Conclave of Shadow, in February 2016.

Here’s the synopsis:

Missy Masters — aka the legendary superhero Mr Mystic — owes a lot of people favours after the events in The Dragons of Heaven. And these aren’t easy favours to pay back. So when one of the Argent Aces, Abby Trent, asks

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Angry Robot at Sasquan

SasquanContinuing our global quest to attend as many conventions as possible, Angry Robot is at Sasquan this week *waves*

If you’d like to come and see us and get your hands on our September titles before they hit the stores then pop over to the Angry Robot Deathstar Booth, D15 in the Dealer’s Hall. There will be signings, too! See below:

Friday:

14:00 – Carrie Patel

Saturday:

13:00 – Adam Rakunas
16:00 – Alyc

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Robot Round-Up 4/7/15

Cities and Thrones by Carrie PatelHappy 4th July!

Not only are we celebrating one of America’s favourite holidays this weekend, we’re also toasting our authors, who are out in force at the moment taking part in interviews here, hosting round tables there and writing blog posts everywhere!

Cities & Thrones, the second in the Recoletta series, is out this month, so Carrie Patel has been discussing her inspiration for the world of Recoletta over at My Bookish Ways. In an interview over

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Angry Robot at CONvergence

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It’s almost CONvergence time! On 2 – 5 July, a happy bunch of Robots will be descending on CONvergence in Bloomington MN, to take part in a whole host of fun activities including panels, signings, readings, catching up with friends and saying howdy to fans.

We know from experience that, between watching hordes of cosplay fans rushing to a couture show and checking out that wonderful panel discussion you’ve been hearing about, it can be easy to be

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Marianne de Pierres is heading to the USA!

Marianne de Pierres, author of the Aurealis Award winning Peacemaker is venturing forth from her homeland, Australia, to attend her first non-Antipodean book convention.

This year Marianne will be meeting and greeting you all at World Fantasy Con, held in Saratoga Springs NY, USA from the 5 – 8 Nov.Marianne

Marianne: “I’ve been wanting to attend WFC for nearly twenty years. It will be my first ever overseas convention (outside a trip to New

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Angry Robot Live Returns!

That’s right folks, Angry Robot Live is back!

We’re resuming our series of live webcast panel discussions next week on Wednesday, April 15th at 8PM EDT/5PM PDT.

This time, we’ll be discussing Contemporary Fantasy, urban and otherwise. What kinds of stories can you tell in Contemporary Fantasy? Why is Contemporary Fantasy called Urban Fantasy now, and what is the difference? Where and how does Contemporary Fantasy overlap with Crime? Romance? Horror? How like or unlike the real world does Contemporary Fantasy need to be?

Our guests will be Alyc Helms, Ferrett Steinmetz, and Tim Waggoner.

Alyc Helms‘s short fiction has appeared in

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Cover Reveal: The Dragons of Heaven by Alyc Helms

You know how much we love working with fantastic designers and producing good covers here at Angry Robot HQ (and if you like our covers as much as we do, be sure to check out our Pinterest page here), and revealing our latest covers is always a thrill. Today I am delighted to present the cover for The Dragons of Heaven by Alyc Helms, by Amazing15. The lovely crowd at Fantasy Faction had the exclusive reveal earlier today, and will also be posting a special blog from Alyc tomorrow on oriental-ism and non-white exploitation. Not to be missed!

Without further ado,

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Angry Robot Authors: Where to Find them in 2015

If there’s one thing that the Angry Robot horde love to do, it’s to crawl out of our writing holes and have a chat. Partially it’s because we need to see the light of day and socialise after a hard few months of writing, but also it’s because we love you guys. You keep us doing what we do.

So that’s why we’re all over the place this year at various conventions, exhibitions and festivals. Below is a list of where the we’ll be throughout 2015, so if you want to pop down and say hi, or you’re in the

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Alyc Helms: Achievement Unlocked

Yesterday we announced the exciting news that we have signed Alyc Helms as an Angry Robot author, with her debut novel – The Dragons of Heaven – due for publication in Spring of 2015. Alyc has written an insightful piece on her blog about her journey to publication which we have extracted here. For the full piece, click through to this page. Over to Alyc…

The exciting news that I’ve been sitting on since early January is that Angry Robot offered for my novel The Dragons of Heaven and an as-yet unnamed sequel,

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