Tag: lauren beukes

Angry Robot, Other people's business, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 27.04.12

Hello, hello and welcome to the latest Robot Round-Up. Here’s what we’ve spotted a selection of our awesome authors getting up to online in the past seven days:

Blackbirds, by Chuck WendigMuch, much love again this week for Chuck Wendig‘s rather superb AR debut, Blackbirds. So many new reviews, in fact, that we’re having to bullet-point them:

Clear Eyes, Full Shelves: “[An] outrageous flurry of outlandish violence (see: Tarantino) and

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Angry Robot, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 16.03.12

It’s Friday afternoon (Angry Robot UK time) and around these parts that generally means one thing and one thing only: pub! Robot Round-Up!

Dead Harvest, by Chris F. HolmWe’ll kick things off with news of another delightfully busy week for Chris F. Holm, who was interviewed by Sci-Fi Bulletin, Debut Review and Shotgun Honey as well.

Meanwhile, Chris’s debut, Dead Harvest, was reviewed online by Unsquare Dance (“Holm has created a world that feels real enough and

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Angry Robot, Other people's business, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 27.01.12

Hello and, as always, welcome to the weekly round-up of links and shout-outs for folks that have been talking about Angry Robot and our Awesome Authors in the past week or so.

Also, a quick heads-up: most of the office will be disappearing off to the SFX Weekender at the back end of next week, so if the usual Round-Up doesn’t appear for some reason then that’ll be why.

Right, on with the linkaging! (What? Yes, that’s a word…)

Giant Thief by David Tallerman

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Angry Robot, Other people's business, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 13.01.12

Welcome to this week’s Robot Round-Up of what’s been happening in the AR-flavoured reaches of the Interwebs. Lots to tell you about again this week, so without further ado:

Empire State by Adam ChristopherJames Lovegrove reviewed Adam Christopher‘s Empire State for the Financial Times, saying: “If, somehow, Raymond Chandler and Philip K Dick had collaborated on a Superman story, they might well have produced this novel.” Plus: The Geek Syndicate cornered Adam last week at his UK Empire State launch

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Angry Robot, Interesting Stuff, Other people's business, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 16.12.11

Welcome once again to our regular Friday round-up of all that’s new and interesting in the world of Angry Robot. This week we kick off with:

Our very own Lee Harris has been interviewed by Spooky Reads as part of a new series of interviews with UK genre publishing folk about the current state of and future prospects for the publishing industry.

Debris, by Jo AndertonJo Anderton‘s Debris has been named one of US periodical Library Journal‘s SF/Fantasy Books of the Year

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Angry Robot, Cover Art

Angry Robot Cover Art Reveal: Shevdon x3 + Beukes

June 2012 sees the publication of Strangeness and Charm, the third volume in Mike Shevdon‘s Courts of the Feyre series. To mark the occasion we’ve taken the opportunity to re-issue the whole series-to-date in new and, we’re sure you’ll agree, extremely fetching livery, courtesy of the enormously talented John Coulthart.

Here’s what the matching series will look like:

Sixty-One Nails by Mike Shevdon, new cover art

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Angry Robot, Interesting Stuff, Other people's business, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 09.12.11

Hello, hello, hello and welcome to the latest Angry Robot Links round-up. It’s been another busy, busy week on the Interwebs, so without further palaver and to-do:

SFBook.com have announced the shortlist for their SFBook of the Year 2011 poll and two of those titles are ours: Dan Abnett‘s Embedded and Maurice Broaddus‘s King’s War. Both brilliant books, of course, and both deserving of at least few hundred more votes, we reckon. >cough< You’re still here..?

Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero. by Dan Abnett

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Angry Robot, Interesting Stuff, Other people's business, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 02.12.11

Hello and welcome to our regular round-up of Angry Robot author activity from around the Internets. Without further ado, here’s this week’s selection:

Jo Anderton was interviewed by David Conyers on the subject of her short story ‘Out Hunting For Teeth’, which will be appearing in issue #6 of Midnight Echo, the Australian Horror Writers Association magazine.

Zoo City, by Lauren Beukes (UK Paperback)In the wake of this week’s announcement of the Zoo City TV/Movie rights deal,

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Angry Robot, Books, Other people's business

Announcing… Zoo City – the movie!

After some furious behind-the-scenes negotiation, we’re delighted to announce that an option has been taken out on Zoo City. Here’s the press release, direct from the winning production team:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TOP SOUTH AFRICAN PRODUCER WINS COVETED FILM RIGHTS IN INTERNATIONAL “BID FEST” TO MULTIPLE AWARD-WINNING AND BESTELLING NOVEL ZOO CITY BY SOUTH AFRICAN AUTHOR LAUREN BEUKES

“Beukes’ energetic noir phantasmagoria, the winner of this year’s

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Angry Robot, Interesting Stuff, Other people's business, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up, 25.11.11

It’s been a busy, busy week in the Angry Robot themed bits of the Interwebs, so without further ado, here’s what we’ve spotted, bookmarked, earmarked or hypothetically scent-marked since our last round-up piece:

Debris, by Jo AndertonJo Anderton‘s Debris made it into Library Journal‘s Top 10 SF/F of 2011 list, along with the comment: “An accomplished debut reminiscent of the visionary works of China Miéville.”

Debris was also reviewed at Dragonpage.com, where reviewer Laith Preston said: “I would highly recommend

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Awards

Lauren Beukes’ Zoo City named on 2012 IMPAC Award Longlist, PW Best of 2011

Lauren Beukes’ Arthur C. Clarke Award-Winning Zoo City is one of 147 titles on the longlist for the next IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; one of the richest prizes in literary fiction, with an attention-grabbing €100,000 (I’ll say it again: one hundred thousand Euro) prize for the winner.

The full longlist contains titles nominated by librarians worldwide and includes a wide range of literary styles and genres. SF/F/H is well-represented, not only by Lauren (go, Lauren!)

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Interviews, Podcast

Angry Robot Podcast #2

This month’s episode showcases two of our authors, Lauren Beukes (Moxyland and Zoo City) and Kaaron Warren (Slights). We talk about writing in different genres, political influence on plot, and the power of first person narrative to draw you in or lead you astray.

The figures discussed re: Beukes' Zoo City

Our contest this month is for a build-it-yourself robot from the Meccano Metal Robots collection. Listen to find out how you can win!

Theme song courtesy of John Anealio, find more of his awesome

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