Or, here’s how we signed up Jeff Noon’s amazing A Man of Shadows through the magical power of Twitter…
Picture the scene: it was March 3rd, a perfectly ordinary Thursday here on planet Earth. All of a sudden there was a ping on my Twitter feed, as a tweet mentioning my name turned in my notifications. This is what it said:
Tuesday 1 July marked 5 years from Angry Robot’s first books – Lauren Beukes‘ Moxyland and Kaaron Warren‘s Slights – and throughout this week we have celebrated with daily staff blog posts and giveaways! Author guest posts and other cool giveaways have popped up on various sites – and continue to – so do keep an eye out for our #AngryRobot5 on Twitter for new posts.
On the blog this week we’ve had Senior Editor Lee Harris with his Top 5 Reasons Angry Robot Rules; MD Marc Gascoigne with
Tuesday 1 July marked 5 years from Angry Robot’s first books – Lauren Beukes‘ Moxyland and Kaaron Warren‘s Slights – and throughout this week we are celebrating with daily staff blog posts and giveaways! Author guest posts and other cool giveaways will be popping up on various sites so keep an eye out for our #AngryRobot5 on Twitter for new posts.
We’ve already had our Senior Editor, Lee Harris, with his Top 5 Reasons Angry Robot Rules, MD Marc Gascoigne with 5 lessons learned, and Publicity Manager Caroline Lambe with her 5 Favourite Angry Robot Characters. Next up is Mike Underwood,
Head over to Tor.com for your chance to win 1 of 5 prize packs, containing our first 5 published books! Here’s the link to Tor.com’s sweepstakes and be sure to join in the #AngryRobot5 conversation on Twitter to share your favourite Angry Robot moments, books, and of course, authors! Don’t forget to check our Marc’s blog post on the last 5 years at Angry Robot, and for your chance to win a copy of Matt Forbeck‘s Carpathia.
The lovely folks over at SFX have teamed up with us angrier people and together we’re delighted to bring you TWO free ebooks!
In case you didn’t notice with all our earlier celebrations, we’re pretty proud of reaching our 100th book release – Adam Christopher‘s Hang Wire, and we’re rounding this out with an exclusive offer for all SFX readers.
Over the last four-and-a-bit years, we’ve published a range of SF/F/WTF? that we’re immensely proud of; from our very first titles, Moxyland by Lauren Beuekes and Slights by Kaaron Warren to today’s 100th title, Adam Christopher‘s Hang Wire. We’ve had award-winners (Lauren’s Zoo City), great sellers (such as Ramez Naam‘s Nexus, amongst many more) and critically-acclaimed titles, such as Cassandra Rose Clarke‘s The Mad Scientist’s Daughter (also just nominated for the Philip K. Dick award!).
Caroline here for my first Robot Round-Up, and what a gathering it is!
The week of April 15 was off a great start with Damien Walter’s Guardian round-up of the best young novelists from SF’s universe, even more so with not 1…nor 2…nor 3…but 4 Angry Robot authors being highlighted. Lauren Beukes, Madeleine Ashby, Aliette De Boddard, and Chuck Wendig are definitely four writers who, simply put, “tell great stories”.
Courtesy of @EMAldred, I present to you the wonderful display of Angry Robot Books in Foyles St Pancras:
Hello and welcome to a double-bank-holiday Easter special Robot Round-Up. No choccie eggs or anything, just lots and lots of luvverly links to some Red Hot Angry Robot Action. Without further ado:
It’s US/Ebook release week for Black Feathers, the first part of Joseph D’Lacey‘s post-eco-apocalyptic dark fantasy duology, The Black Dawn and it’s fantastic to see a whole gang of reviewers (of clearly impeccable taste, we might add) getting right behind
Hello, hello and welcome to what could, quite possibly, depending on how next week goes, be the last Robot Round-Up of 2012. If that does indeed turn out to be the case then rest assured that our compiler-bots we’ll save everything that comes in between now and the start of January for a bumper holiday season Round-Up early in the New Year. But right now, on with the links!
Hello, hello and welcome to this week’s Robot Round-Up. Slightly more svelte and manageable than last week’s monster instalment, but no less packed with Good Stuff. Dive on in!
Chris F. Holm‘s newly-published second Collector novel, The Wrong Goodbye, has been reviewed by Kristin at My Bookish Ways who said: “This series is urban fantasy at its best with subtle noir undertones and the
Hello, hello and welcome to a bumper, double-sized Robot Round-Up. Most of the AR crew was down at Fantasycon in Brighton last weekend, so we were a tad on the busy side – schmoozing, drinking, pontificating on panels, drinking, selling books, drinking and… well, drinking – so we’ve been saved everything up for a full fortnight’s worth (and then some) of AR linkage action. And here it is!
Hello, hello and welcome to another Robot Round-Up from your Angry, metallic chums. It’s been a massive week here at AR towers, with the hugely-anticipated publication of the first books from our YA imprint, Strange Chemistry. Our Amanda-bot has been working her nuts (as in: ‘…and bolts’, obviously) off to get everything ready and now the books are in the wild all she has to do is sit back and bask in the waves of rapturous applause. Oh, and push ahead with the ongoing Strange Chemistry publishing programme of course. Watch the SC space, folks, it’s going to
Paul S. Kemp‘s The Hammer and The Blade is Out Now and has been reviewed by Cape Rust at Geek-Life.com: “There are so many things to like about this book. The characters are delicious in the way that they are under described, but never underdeveloped. The writing shows a wit and polish rarely seen these days. I knew Kemp was good, but set free in a world of his creation,
Hello, hello and welcome to another Robot Round-Up from your Robot Overlord chums. Can’t think of anything preambly this week, so without further ado, on with the links!
Hello, hello and welcome to another of our regular Robot Round-Up link-a-thons. It’s been a short week here in the Angry Robot UK HQ, thanks to QEII’s diamond jubilee and the associated double bank-holiday. But that hasn’t stopped our authors from doing their thing, nor the massed ranks of reviewers who have been taking a look at an impressive selection of Angry Robot books this week. So, without further ado or digression:
Hello, hello and welcome to the latest Robot Round-Up from your Robot Overlords. Look, we’ll keep the intro short this week… we’ve got a four-day weekend coming up, the weather’s balmy and it’s nearly pub o’clock, so let’s just all agree to crack on with it, shall we? Good. Starting with: