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New Author: Micah Yongo

We’re super excited and delighted to announce a new signing, author Micah YongoAR author Micah Yongo! *Crowd goes wild*
*Robot dance*

Micah is an author from Manchester, UK. You can find him over on his blog, The Mancophile, or on Twitter.

Micah’s debut novel, Lost Gods, will be hitting bookshelves in April 2018. We can’t wait to share with you this wonderful epic fantasy, steeped in African folklore and featuring a young assassin hunted by his own brotherhood while he struggles to uncover a supernatural conspiracy.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Neythan is one of five adolescents trained and raised together by a mysterious brotherhood of assassins known as the Shedaím. When Neythan is framed for the murder of his closest friend, he pursues his betrayer, and in so doing learns there’s far more to the Brotherhood, and even the world itself, than he’d ever thought possible.

 

Head on over to Fantasy Faction to see the full announcement post, along with a piece from Micah on his inspirations for Lost Gods.

 

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New Signing: Tim Pratt’s The Wrong Stars

Angry Robot author Tim PrattAs you may have seen over on the Barnes & Noble SF & F Blog we’ve announced a bit of exciting news… that we’ve signed Hugo Award-winning author Tim Pratt for a bloody wonderful new space opera, The Wrong Stars.

Here’s the synopsis:

A ragtag crew of humans and posthumans discover alien technology that could change the fate of humanity… or awaken an ancient evil and destroy all life in the galaxy.

The close-knit crew of the White Raven run freight, salvage, and (sometimes) security at the fringes of our solar system. They discover the wreck of a centuries-old exploration vessel floating light years away from its intended destination and revive its sole occupant, who wakes with news of First Contact. When the crew break it to her that humanity has alien friends already, she reveals that these are very different extra-terrestrials… And the technology they left her with threatens to unleash a terrible existential threat to all intelligent life in the galaxy—but also opens up unprecedented opportunities to explore the larger universe.

Sounds amazing, right? Vast universes, ancient evil, aliens and future-tech – The Wrong Stars has it all, and we’re so excited to be publishing it in November 2017.

Click here to be taken to the full announcement on the Barnes & Noble SF & F blog, plus words from Tim on his secret love for space opera and decision to write a sci-fi novel.

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New Signing: Joseph Brassey

Credit: Matt Norris
Credit: Matt Norris

We’ve got new, fresh robot blood!

Joseph Brassey, in fact. Despite being an excellent author – you may recognise his name as one of the contributors to Neal Stephenson’s The Mongoliad –  and all round great guy, Joseph is a martial arts and sword fighting master, so he’ll be very useful come the Robot Uprising.

Here’s the synopsis for his forthcoming novel Skyfarer, due for release in September 2017:

The hunt for a mythical, truth-refracting jewel sees our heroine race across the sky in this Star Wars-inspired space caper…

It is called the Axiom Diamond: a mythical relic with the power to show its bearer any truth they desire. Men have sought for it across many continents for centuries, but in vain. Aimee de Laurent, apprentice portalmage, is thrown into the race to find the gem when her first portal-casting goes awry, sending Aimee, her mentor, and the skyship Elysium into the war-torn midst of the invaded kingdom of Port Providence. Against them is pitted the might of the infamous magic-wielding knights of the Eternal Order, and their enigmatic commander, Lord Azrael, seeking the diamond, and destroying all in their path.

This is the first time our Mike is taking editorial lead on a novel and he’s SUPER excited:

“I was a Final Fantasy kid. Countless hours poured into Final Fantasy III (aka Final Fantasy VI), and from the get-go, I loved the idea of magitech, blending science fiction and fantasy together. I’m also a big sword fan – from The Princess Bride to Star Wars, that love got me into historical martial arts. So when I opened Joseph’s Skyfarer and saw that same blend of fantasy and science fiction flavors, I was hooked. It’s got meta-drives and portal mages and instinctive magic and airships and dark knights and detailed duels and more. Skyfarer is exactly the kind of fast-paced adventure story that I absolutely love, and I can’t wait to share it with you all.”

Pop over to the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog to see the full announcement plus blog from Joseph on his inspirations for what is an INCREDIBLY fun book.

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New Signing: Nik Korpon

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PHEW! It’s our second new signing of the week, and we couldn’t be more delighted to have another meat shield valued member of the team.

We’re more than delighted to spread the news that Nik Korpon is joining the Angry Robot team with his new novel The Rebellion’s Last Traitor. You might know Nik from previous crime books such as Stay God, Sweet Angel and Old Ghosts. When we heard that Nik was making a move from hard crime to a more SFF bent we just had to have him, so had our finest team of crack cyborgs round both him and his wonderful family up and transport them to our base.
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New Signing: Wendy N Wagner

WNWagner_red_headshotWoooo! It’s new announcement time!

We’re overjoyed to report that the wonderful Wendy N Wagner has pledged fealty to the Robot Overlords. In even better news, Wendy was very compliant as our nanochip was inserted into her cerebral cortex and no serious, longterm damage was done.

You might have heard of Wendy in her capacity as managing/associate editor of Lightspeed magazine and author of Pathfinder novels Skinwalkers and the forthcoming Starspawn.

Wendy’s An Oath of Dogsthink Chinatown meets Twin Peaks – will be out in July 2017.
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Talk Tuesday To Us: Meet N S Dolkart!

Howdy Robots!

Behind a tree 10.15.13We’ve got a brand new feature for you over the summer months: Fresh Meat Mondays. (What’s that you say, it’s Tuesday? Well, um…. Oh look, the Goodyear blimp! *sound of metal feet running away*)

Aaanyway, every week we’ll be getting to know one the many lovely new authors we’ve picked up by forcing them to send us a funny pic and answer 10 random questions. First up is the delightful N S Dolkart, who you may remember signed with us last year. His début novel Silent Hall will be hitting all good book stores on June 2 in the UK and June 7 for our North American fans.
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New Signing: Eric Scott Fischl

20160215.EricFischlHordes, please be upstanding in welcoming the newest Robot to our Army, Eric Scott Fischl!

Eric’s new novel, Dr Potter’s Medicine Show is a fantastical, wonderful book full of circus performers, potions and plenty of mayhem – we can’t wait for you to read it!

Our Phil:
“Little does Eric know that, by joining the robot army, he has inadvertently signed up to be one of our most exciting new authors. His strange, inventive, slightly mad-scientist-at-the-opera-kind-of-title is an obvious fit for our list and we welcome him with open metallic claws.”

Eric himself:
“I’m thrilled to join the fine folks at Angry Robot, who put out books by great authors, design them beautifully, and then go the extra mile to get them noticed and into the hands of readers. Also: coolest logo in the business. All hail my new robot overlords.”

For more information on the deal head over to Fantasy Faction for the announcement.

Dr Potter’s Medicine Show will be released in February 2017.

 

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New signing: Keith Yatsuhashi

KeithY1It’s new author central at Angry Robot right now. Following on from our signings with Brett Savory and KC Alexander, we’re now similarly delighted to announce the newest cyborg in the stable, Keith Yatsuhashi. If you want the full scoop on Keith, plus to read his article on finding inspiration in anime head over to the official announcement on the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog.

Keith’s debut novel, Kojiki will be hitting all good bookstores August 2 (US/Can) / August 4 (UK/R.o.W). Here’s the synopsis: Read More

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New Signing: Christopher Hinz

*Exciting news alert klaxon*Angry Robot Author Christopher Hinz

As you may have seen over on SF Signal, we’ve signed Christopher Hinz, author of cult 80’s classic Liege-killer, for a new novel.

Binary Storm will be a prequel to the Paratwa series, set for release in late 2016.

Here’s the synopsis:

Near the end of the 21st century, Earth is in chaos from environmental devastation and a vicious undeclared war against binaries, genetically engineered assassins. Composed of a single consciousness inhabiting two human bodies (tways), binaries are ruled by an alpha breed, the Royal Caste. Read More

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New Signing: Paige Orwin

Paige-Orwin-websiteGood news! We’ve signed another fabulous new author!

Paige Orwin blew us away with her debut novel, The Interminables, a buddy-buddy urban fantasy based on the online role-playing game City of Heroes. We couldn’t very well let such a great novel get away, so our Phil brokered a deal (world: English, including translation rights) with Sara Megibow of KT Literary for Paige’s soul.

Paige: “All I did was write was a buddy-cop story featuring a time-stealing wizard and a ghostly avatar of war set just after a magical apocalypse-by-kaiju. I wasn’t expecting the legions of Angry Robot to blast a hole in my door, much less inform me that I was going with them under my power or theirs, but I do pride myself on being sensible. I also like keeping both my kneecaps intact. They did let me choose one treasured item to take with me (as long as it was my writing laptop) and I’m even told that the gradual erosion of humanity incurred by the productivity chip won’t bother me too much. In fact, I am ecstatic to work with them–as my new programming certainly does not mandate – and look forward to seeing The Interminables take its place in their formidable arsenal, which is only deployed for peaceful purposes and never intended to aid in their inevitable and impending take-over of the world.”

Phil: “Welcome, Paige, to our evil mechanical army! Your excellent debut is my favorite take on the classic tale of an immortal mystery man teaming up with the ghost of a First World War surgeon to save what’s left of the world after the end of the world. Great stuff!”

Here’s a little bit about Paige:

Paige Orwin was born in Utah, to her great surprise. At the age of nine she arranged to rectify the situation.  She now lives in Washington state, next to a public ferry terminal and a great deal of road construction, and has never regretted the decision. Paige is the proud owner of a BA in English and Spanish from the University of Idaho, which thus far has not proven terrifically useful for job prospects but she knew the risks of a humanities degree going in. She also survived the 8.8 Chilean earthquake in 2010, which occurred two days after her arrival in the country (being stubborn, she stayed an entire year anyway). She began writing The Interminables when City of Heroes was shut down in late 2012.

You can find Paige on Twitter here.

Paige’s website, with tonnes of cool illustrations, is here.

There’s an Interminables Facebook page here.

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Meet new Angry Robot author, Michael Boatman

© 2013 Drake Photography HD, New York
© 2013 Drake Photography HD, New York

You’ll know Michael Boatman from his work on TV shows such as Spin City, Anger Management, The Good Wife and Gossip Girl. After a lifetime of excelling on-screen, Michael has at last reached the zenith of his professional achievements, and become…

[note to self: insert fanfare image and sound effect here before the blog post goes live – don’t leave it too late like you did last time]

… an Angry Robot author!

Joe R. Lansdale said of him, “Michael Boatman writes like a visitor from hell. Someone out on short term leave for bad behavior. I love this stuff. He’s one of the new, and more than promising, writers making his mark, and a dark and wonderful mark it is.”

Michael has been signed for two books: Last God Standing and Who Wants to be the Prince of Darkness? In Last God Standing, all hell breaks loose when the God of Abraham decides to join the human race and see what all the fuss is about…

Michael was signed by Angry Robot’s Senior Editor, Lee Harris (who still finds it odd writing about himself in the third person), who said: “I was delighted when I received Last God Standing from Michael. I’ve been an admirer of his television work since Spin City was first broadcast nearly 20 years ago, and Michael’s writing is as accomplished as his performance work. Last God Standing is precisely the sort of book Angry Robot’s list was missing – smart, pacy, with exactly the sort of irreverent humour that appeals to our readers.”

Michael’s response?

“I’m ecstatic for the opportunity to work with the good folks at Angry Robot! After reading great novels like The World House and Zoo City I suffered one of those “Eureka!” moments, thinking Angry Robot might provide the perfect home for Last God Standing. Bold and subversive, A.R. just felt right. After more than a decade of writing fiction, and with my fair share of acceptances and rejections (mostly rejections) I submitted the manuscript and prepared for the inevitable “Thanks but no thanks,” as any writer must if he hopes to avoid a steady diet of Thorazine fish-sticks. But lo and behold, Angry Robot said “yes.” Their acceptance confirms that I haven’t gone completely bonkers. (At least not yet!)”

Michael’s first book for Angry Robot is scheduled for publication mid 2014.

 

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Announcing Angry Robot’s Latest Signing: James A Moore

Sometimes you read just the first few pages of a manuscript and know that you have to have it for your list. So it was with something called Seven Forges, that came in through last year’s fantasy open door month. So our Amanda read it – because she certainly knows a great epic fantasy when she reads it – and she called the whole thing in and sent it to me, and I read it, and I bought it.

James A Moore. He rocks!Often our open door submissions are from debut authors, but in Jim’s case it was a change of subject and style that brought him to us. Over the last fifteen years or so, this Atlanta, Georgia-based writer has made quite a name for himself with a whole catalogue of acclaimed horror and dark fantasy titles, and earned himself a couple of Stoker Award nominations along the way. Now he’s set his sights on something more widescreen, and we’re delighted to bring it to you.

The Seven Forges of the title are a range of impassable mountains, far to the north of the settled lands of Fellein. From time to time explorers venture up beyond the Blasted Lands in search of a way over them and the promise of legendary riches, but without success. Now Captain Merros Dulver has found a path, and encountered, at last, the half-forgotten people who dwell there. And it would appear they were expecting him.

We prodded Jim with one of those long, slightly jagged metal things that are always lying around here, and he said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be working with Angry Robot Books and the amazing team they’ve assembled. They’ve been enthusiastic, caring and attentive, and now that the contracts have been signed I’m happy to report to the entire team that their loved ones will be returned home safely in the very near future, most of them no worse for the wear.” See, one of us.

Seven Forges will be published by Angry Robot as soon as this October (yay!), with a second volume to follow next spring. Cover will be by the delicious Alejandro Colucci, and we’ll show you that very soon. Greet James online on his blog and via Twitter.

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