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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Conventions, Out and About

Follycon: Eastercon 2018

IT IS ALMOST TIME. The Robot Army is mobilising and heading to FollyCon, in numbers greater than ever seen before.

That’s right, the legion will be out in force, and not only that we’ll be selling books, too! Drop by the dealer’s room Monday – Friday to pick up some wonderful novels and get yourself a pin badge! We’re also having a PAAAARTAAAYYY at 3PM on Saturday to launch Jeff Noon’s The Body Library and Patrice Sarath’s The Sisters Mederos. We’ll be giving away a free glass of wine with each book, and it cost an arm

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Author Appearances: Matthew De Abaitua

Author of The Red Men, If Then and The DestructivesMatthew 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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Author Appearances, Robots at large

Robots Live: Matthew De Abaitua in London

Londoners! Make sure you’re around Wednesday, November 8, as the wondrously smart and fun Matthew De Abaitua will be appearing at Unsung Live at The Star of Kings in King’s Cross.

Joining Matthew are Lucy Hounsom, RJ Barker and David Gullen.

Go on down, grab a pint and catch up on some of the best sci-fi and fantasy around.

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Cover Reveal: The Red Men

You may have seen the announcement a little while ago that Angry Robot is bringing Matthew De Abaitua‘s stunning – and absolutely mind-bendingly good – Arthur C Clarke shortlisted The Red Men to American (and Canadian, in ebook form) shores this November.

And now, as we move ever closer to the joyous date of release, we have a brilliant new cover to show you, courtesy of the tremendous Raid71.

Click on the link to be taken through to the full cover reveal on the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, plus find out a little more information on

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Author Appearances

Did You Miss Out on Jeff Noon & Matthew de Abaitua at BSFA?

A Man of Shadows by Jeff NoonJeff Noon, he of marvellous twisty fantasy noir A Man of Shadows appeared at the British Science Fiction Association’s meetup in London this week to be interviewed by the equally brilliant Matthew de Abaitua, author of The Destructives, If Then and The Red Men. It was a great night, with a funny and insightful chat between the pair, plus questions from the rather packed room.

If you

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On Sale

If Then, What Now? – Bookbub for If Then Today

If Then by Matthew de Abaitua“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

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Author Appearances, Conventions, Robots at large

Author Appearance: Matthew De Abaitua to WoW

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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

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Conventions, Exclusive Excerpts

Investigate a Destructive for Free – Free Sample from The Destructives by Matthew De Abaitua

Step into a future of humanity with a free sample from Mattew De Abaitua’s distinctive and thoughtful novel, The Destructives

Matthew will be at Innominate in Birmingham this coming weekend, where he’ll be taking part in various panels and holding a reading, so, if you have a membership be sure to pop along to the Salisbury Room of the Metropole Saturday night at 7PM to hear his dulcet tones.

Here’s the synopsis:

The Destructives by Matthew de Abaitua

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Author Appearances, Conventions, Out and About, Robots at large

Innominate: Eastercon 2017

The Robots are descending on Innominate – the 68th British National Science Fiction Convention!

Known as Eastercon, this year it’s being held across 14 to 17 April 2017 at Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. And it’s the best place to share in your love of science fiction, fantasy, horror and other geeky things with authors, artists, publishers and other fans too!

Amongst the outstanding guests you’ll find our authors Matthew De Abaitua and Jeannette Ng as well as the robot publicity manager, Penny Reeve. We’ll also be in Angry Robot</p>        </div>
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Author Reading: Matthew De Abaitua

Angry Robot author Matthew de AbaituaWe 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

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Short Fiction

Matthew De Abaitua Writes Short for New Scientist

If Then by Matthew de AbaituaAuthor, lecturer and all-round ridiculously intelligent man Matthew De Abaitua is lending his voice to New Scientist, with a festive short story to be featured in its December issue.

The story takes place in the same brilliant post-emergence universe as Matthew’s If Then and The Destructivesfinally 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

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Awards, Conventions, Out and About, Robots at large

All things Fantasycon and the winning of lovely awards

bfs_1Sorry to report but the Robots are a little rust-tinged and creaky this morning, as we attempt to kickstart ailing battery packs back to life after a splendid weekend at the UK Fantasycon, organised by the British Fantasy Society. Held in the once-majestic shambolic splendour of the Grand Hotel in Scarborough, a combination of wonderful people, fine autumnal seaside weather and us winning the Best Independent Publisher 2016 award made

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