Author of The Red Men, If Then and The Destructives: Matthew De Abaitua will be taking part in the Essex Book Festival by holding a creative writing workshop! But what’s even cooler than seeing Matthew spill forth wisdom, is that it’s taking place in a creepy, Cold War, underground nuclear bunker which just screams dystopia – only slightly different to where he lectures at the University of Essex right?! So, if you’re in the London area (UK), be
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On Wednesday August 23rd two of our most fantastically cerebral authors will meet minds, bodies and literary learnings at the BSFA meet up in London.
“This is the kind of post-apocalypse, after-it-all-changed novel — with clever codicils — that the Brits do with so much more classy, idiosyncratic style than anyone else.” (Paul Di Filippo)
“If Then may be one of the most important works of British SF to appear in recent years. It is stunningly original and superbly well written.” (Nina Allen)
If, for some strange reason (excuses on a postcard), you haven’t read Matthew De Abaitua’s sumptuous and intriguing
Matthew De Abaitua will be heading up to Liverpool Saturday (May 13) to take part in a panel as part of the Writing On the Wall festival.
The event is called Tax the Robots and… well the festival programmers can do a much better job of explaining the day than we can, so without further ado:
The term “robot” was coined by Czechoslovakian playwright Karel Capek in 1920 — “robota” being a Czech word for
It seems our sacrifices haven’t gone unnoticed as we have found our books placed in a whole load of ‘best of 2016’ lists, which has, quite honestly, made out 2017 thus far.
We’d like to say a big thank you
We have a treat for you, fans of wonderfully conceptual, brilliantly realised, weirdcore science fiction. Matthew De Abaitua will be heading to Needlewriters Lewes to give a reading from his novel If Then this Thursday 12 January from 7PM.
If Then is actually set in Lewes and – fun fact – was written above the Needlewriters. It’s very British apocalypse, where civilisation is all but collapsed and renegade AI tries to recreate the
The story takes place in the same brilliant post-emergence universe as Matthew’s If Then and The Destructives, finally bringing readers to the University of the Sun (the new home of the AI ’emergences’, far away from their sort-of parents, humanity).
While you’re eagerly waiting the
The wonderful Matthew De Abaitua, author of the extraordinary and thought-provoking If Then and The Destructives, will be appearing at Brunel University in London tomorrow (Oct 26) as part of the university’s The Writers Series. (more…)
On Tuesday 27 Sept, as part of Liverpool’s Biennial celebrations, Matthew De Abaitua will be appearing at the Bluecoat in Liverpool to chat about his novel If Then, Wirral-born Olaf Stapledon and Matthew’s love for his home city.
Matthew will be chatting with Andy Sawyer (Librarian of the Science Fiction Foundation Collection at the University of Liverpool), as well as giving a short reading and signing books. The evening will last from 6:30PM – 8:30PM.
Hosted by editor-in-chief Charlie Jane Anders, the book club is held online at io9 each month. Each book club post’s comments section is open for users to add their comments and discussion topics relating to the book. If you’re a little
Welcome to another Robot Round-Up, bringing you all of the best Angry Robot news of late.
We love book launches, but book launches with free omusubi are the best! And that’s just what Adam Rakunas shared with his fans at the launch of his debut novel Windswept last weekend. A great bunch of people turned up to Sunny Blue in Santa Monica, including Angry Robot author Carrie Patel (pictured here with Adam). Adam is continuing to promote his
There are no prizes for guessing one of the best aspects of publishing: all of the books. So you can imagine our excitement on returning to work after the weekend and being confronted with a mass of boxes from our UK distributor. Barely able to contain his excitement, our Robot Overlord Marc dived in and was quickly surrounded by piles of new books Empire Ascendant, Mythmaker and The Flux, plus speedy reprints of The Dragon Engine, Time Salvager and If Then. It’s kept him quiet almost all day, too.
Luckily, we had the cameras on standby to witness one man’s joy
It’s been a busy couple of weeks on the orbiting death engine, with September titles being published and blog tours in full flow.
Santa Monica-based Adam Rakunas spoke with the Santa Monica Mirror about his debut novel, Windswept and the length of time he took to write his first novel. He then popped over to chat with the lovely John Scalzi about his Big Idea for Windswept – apparently pineapple juice and a vacation in Hawaii provided the inspiration for Santee Anchorage, where the novel is based. Food and drink are apparently close to Adam’s heart, as he
This week it’s WorldCon/Sasquan, and a whole heap of our authors are in attendance including Ramez Naam, Kameron Hurley, Wesley Chu, Adam Rakunas, Alyc Helms, Carrie Patel and Megan E. O’Keefe. If you’d like to check when and where they will be appearing make sure to take a look at our Sasquan round up.
Reviews for our September and October books are coming in thick and fast at the moment, and here are a few choice quotes:
“Steinmetz has done a wonderful job of blending superb battles between the ‘mancers and mundanes,
We’ve manned the death rays, calibrated our shielding devices and polished our carapaces, which can only mean one thing – Angry Robot is taking over Forbidden Planet!
Over the next two Thursdays a crack team of our finest British authors will be visiting both Forbidden Planet Birmingham and London for signings, readings and even a panel. The events are free, so just roll up and join in the
Different Worlds, Different Times – Forbidden Planet Megastore, Birmingham
Thursday 20 August
18:00 – 19:00
Come down to Forbidden Planet Birmingham to watch Angry Robot