Tag: Lee Battersby

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Robot Round-Up, 21.09.12

Hello, hello and welcome to another round-up of Angry Robot Author Activity from around the Interwebs. Here’s what we’ve got for you this week:

Mockingbird, by Chuck WendigWe’ve seen a fresh batch of reviews this week for the second outing of the wonderful, irrepressible, un-putdownable Miriam Black in Chuck Wendig‘s Mockingbird:
• Bane of Kings at The Founding Fields said: “A dark and gritty page-turner. Wendig’s second Miriam Black novel is a brilliant

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Robot Round-Up, 14.09.12

Hello, hello and welcome to this week’s Robot Round-Up. Our compiler ‘bot lost his Internet connection for an hour this afternoon, just as he was making a start on this write-up. So seeing as he has at least one eye-module on the rapidly-approaching hour of beer o’clock, you’ll have to excuse him if he skips the intro and gets the heck on with it…

The Corpse-Rat King, by Lee BattersbyWe’ve seen a couple more

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Robot Round-Up, 07.09.12

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

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Angry Robot, Books

Happy UK Publication Day to Lee Battersby, Adam Christopher & Chuck Wendig!

Today is the official publication day for Lee Battersby‘s fantasy debut The Corpse-Rat King, Adam Christopher‘s superhero smackdown Seven Wonders and Chuck Wendig‘s second Miriam Black tale, Mockingbird. Which means that UK residents with a preference for print editions can now sprint down to their favourite high-street bookstore and do the book-buying thing to their heart’s content. Or sit hunched by their letterbox until the postie comes, if they’ve pre-ordered online. (more…)

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Angry Robot, Books

Angry Robot Publication Schedule Update: January to June 2013

Who wants to know what we’re publishing in the first six months of next year? You sir, the discerning fellow at the back of the room? And you madam, the lady of impeccable taste in the front row? And how about you, eager young whippersnapper? Want to know what you’ll be spending your pocket money on next year? You do? Well, of course you do!

Here’s the low-down. Click the links or the book covers (where we’ve got ’em already) for full publication details, plus links to assorted online retailers so you can get those pre-orders in good and early,

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Happy US/CAN & ebook Publication Day, Messrs Battersby, Christopher & Wendig!

Today is US, Canada and ebook publication day for Angry Robot’s September titles (which will be available in UK bookstores from September 6th).

So please join us in wishing a very warm welcome to Lee Battersby‘s fantasy debut The Corpse-Rat King, Adam Christopher‘s superhero smackdown Seven Wonders and Chuck Wendig‘s second Miriam Black tale, Mockingbird.

And what warmer welcome could there be than for you to pick up a copy from your favourite bookstore or online retailer (not forgetting our very own Robot Trading Company for all you discerning, DRM-Free ebook

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Robot Round-Up, 24.08.12

Hello, hello and welcome to another Robot Round-Up. We’re just days away from the US/CAN & Ebook release of three brand new titles: one eagerly-awaited mega-sequel, one likewise hugely-anticipated follow-up and one absolute blinder of a debut, if we do say so ourselves (which we most certainly do). So, let’s get on with the linkapalooza, shall we? Yes, let’s:

Mockingbird, by Chuck WendigChuck Wendig‘s second Miriam Black novel, Mockingbird, is so close now you can

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Guest Posts

Guest Post: Meet Lee Battersby, Writer

We’re very excited indeed to be publishing The Corpse-Rat King in September (although US/CAN print copies and ebook editions will be available from next week). For those who don’t already know all about this terrific piece of work, it’s the debut fantasy novel by Australian writer Lee Battersby, a veteran short fictioneer who’s turned his considerable talents to the longer form with rather fabulous results (check out some of the early reviews on the book’s catalogue page for evidence of that).

By way of a general introduction, we asked Lee to give us a bit of

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Angry Robot, Exclusive Excerpts

New Extracts: The Corpse-Rat King, Seven Wonders and Mockingbird sample chapters

Our September titles are almost here (so close, you can almost taste ’em), which means that before too long you’ll be able to rush to your favourite bookstore (or click around on your favourite online retailer’s website) and buy multiple copies of The Corpse-Rat King by Lee Battersby, Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher and Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig, then run around handing them out to family and friends like they were toffees.

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Robot Round-Up, 03.08.12

Hello, hello and welcome to the latest Robot Round-Up, showcasing everything AR-related that we’ve spotted online this week. Lots to tell you about this week, so without further ado:

vN by Madeline Ashby, cover Martin Bland/SpyroteknikMadeline Ashby‘s astonishing debut novel vN: The First Machine Dynasty is Out Now and has been reviewed all over the place this week. Brace for bullet-points…

• Cory Doctorow reviewed vN for

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Robot Round-Up, 27.07.12

Hello, hello and welcome to another Robot Round-Up from your friendly, neighbourhood Robot Overlords. Just a few links for you this week, in contrast to last week’s fortnight’s worth, so there’s absolutely no excuse to miss any of them out, is there? Is there? No. We didn’t think so…

The Corpse-Rat King, by Lee BattersbyThere’s a short but exceedingly sweet review of Lee Battersby’s forthcoming fantasy debut The Corpse-Rat King (September 2012) from Zoe at Fantasy Bytes: “The Corpse Rat King

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

Robot Round-Up, 08.06.12

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:

Strangeness and Charm by Mike ShevdonMike Shevdon‘s recently-released Strangeness and Charm

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Robot Round-Up, 05.04.12

Hello, hello and welcome to this week’s Robot Round-Up: a day earlier than usual, on the grounds that we’ve got a Long Weekend here in the UK due to the Easter double Bank Holiday. (Which is nice.)

Without further ado:

The Alchemist of Souls by Anne LyleAnne Lyle – whose debut fantasy novel of Elizabethan-era swashbuckling and intrigue, The Alchemist of Souls, is Out Now – has been interviewed by Sci-Fi Bulletin and I Will Read Books this week

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Cover reveal – The Corpse-Rat King

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Somedays, well, somedays this cover design lark takes a little time to untangle. Take this novel as a case in point. How, how, how, we had to ask, does one create a cover for a novel about a battlefield looter who accidentally kills the king dead, gets killed dead himself, becomes mistaken for the king of the dead by the hordes

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