Tag: Rod Duncan

Book Birthdays

May Book Birthday Celebrations

With a hip hip hooray, today we are celebrating the US & digital book birthdays of Susan MurrayRod Duncan, and Ramez Naam. Whether it’s a brand new title, the continuation of an award-winning series, or the explosive conclusion of (yet another of our) award-winning series, our May titles have something for everyone. Fear not, UK & ROW readers, your copies will be released this Thursday.

Piqued your interest? Here’s the titles we’re releasing today with all important buy links:

 

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Daleks and Dothraki – Rod Duncan reports on the Philip K. Dick Awards

Our Rod Duncan took a trip from his hometown in Leicester, UK, over the pond to Seattle for the Philip K. Dick Awards, which are held at the city’s famous Norwescon. Here’s his take on the experience:

Daleks and Dothraki – home from home in Seattle

The guy sitting opposite is chain reading manga, the couple in the seats behind are debating the evolution of Pokemon and someone has just asked for help stowing a four foot long wooden sword in the overhead rack of the train carriage.  I’m thinking – Wow! All these people must be

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And the award COULD go to…Rod Duncan!

Oh, it’s an exciting day at Robot Towers!

Leicester-based Rod Duncan, author of The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter has been nominated for another award.

This time it’s the East Midlands Book Award (EMBA), which recognises talent from across the East Midlands.

Rod, who has also been nominated for a Philip K. Dick award, took a second off from celebrating to tell us:

 The East Midlands Book Award is a reminder of the exceptional writing happening in this region. I’ve been involved in the writing scene here for more years than I care to admit. But I’ve never seen

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Angry Robot Authors: Where to Find them in 2015

If there’s one thing that the Angry Robot horde love to do, it’s to crawl out of our writing holes and have a chat. Partially it’s because we need to see the light of day and socialise after a hard few months of writing, but also it’s because we love you guys. You keep us doing what we do.

So that’s why we’re all over the place this year at various conventions, exhibitions and festivals. Below is a list of where the we’ll be throughout 2015, so if you want to pop down and say hi, or you’re in the

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12 Days, Christmas, On Sale

12 Days of Christmas: Recap

For the last 12 days we’ve brought you 2014’s titles at the knock-down festive promotional price of only £1, or your current equivalent. If you missed any of the daily offers, fear not as the deal is available until 2 January, 2015. Here’s a handy list of all the books we included and also links to the posts; click through for extra treats from some of your favourite authors.

13 December: Andy Remic’s The Iron Wolves

14 December: Justin Gustainis’ Hard Spell, Evil Dark, and Known Devil

15 December: Matthew Hughes’

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Author Appearances, Book Announcements, Books

Cover Reveal PLUS New Book News for Rod Duncan

Not only do we have a third Gas-Lit Empire book to tell you about, but we also have an exclusive Cover Reveal for the second, Unseemly Science, over on Tor.com right now! Click here to see the cover, and below for all the new title news.

Angry Robot Books is delighted to announce the re-signing of Rod Duncan for a third book in the Gas-Lit Empire series, The Custodian of Marvels (April 2016), acquired from Ed Wilson of Johnson & Alcock.

The first in the series, The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter, was released in September 2014 and has

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Author Appearances, Awards

And the winner is…

Guest Post: Rod Duncan, author of The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter, on what winning an award – no matter the size – means to him.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that for every novel being written, an award acceptance speech is also being rehearsed. Novelists are, after all, professional fantasists.

“Me? Are you sure? I really didn’t expect this…”

There are a LOT of words in a novel. No matter how bad the story, the only way you can keep writing to the end is by deluding yourself that it is a gift to global culture.

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Angry Robot, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up 07.10.14

Welcome to this week’s Robot Round-Up celebrating our September titles, Kameron Hurley‘s The Mirror Empire and Rod Duncan‘s  The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter!

The Bullet Catcher's Daughter by Rod DuncanRod Duncan is a man of many talents: he’s written crime novels – including one shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger, had screenplays produced, and has now written The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter, a steampunk novel with one epic heroine that readers and reviewers alike are loving. You can listen to an interview with

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Reviews, Robot Army

Robot Round-Up: September Titles

With the US and ebook release dates for our September titles – The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley and The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter by Rod Duncan – fast approaching, what better time to recap the wonderful and exciting things that are being said about these two fantastic books.

The Mirror Empire‘s release follows hot on the heels of Kameron‘s TWO Hugo awards at LonCon, and is certainly making waves in the fantasy circles. We are very excited for it be unleashed on the general public, and look forward to seeing and hearing reader reactions. For

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Angry Robot, Robot Round-Up

Robot Round-Up 01.08.14

We’re welcoming in the month of August with a round-up of some of the latest reviews and activity from our authors.

The Mirror EmpireFirst up, the much-anticipated Kameron Hurley‘s The Mirror Empire, September 2014.

• Publishers Weekly rewarded Kameron’s epic fantasy novel with a starred review: “Hurley reuses old tropes to excellent effect, interweaving them with original elements to create a world that will fascinate and delight her established fans and appeal to newcomers. Readers will blaze through this opening installment and eagerly await the promised sequel.”

• It’s hard to

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5th Birthday, Angry Robot

Angry Robot 5: Caroline’s Top 5 Characters

Yesterday, 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 on Twitter’s #AngryRobot5 for new posts.

If you’ve missed the earlier posts, here’s links to Lee Harris with his Top 5 Reasons Angry Robot Rules and Marc Gascoigne with 5 lessons learned. Next up is Caroline Lambe, Publicity Manager, as always hating writing about herself in the

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Author Appearances

Angry Robot Live! #2 – Recap

Today we hosted our second Angry Robot Live hangout, “Crossing the Streams,” focused on cross-genre storytelling and storytelling across multiple media.

Our guests were Rod Duncan, Emma Newman, and Marianne de Pierres.

 

If you missed the panel, you can watch it in its entirety here:

 

 

I’ve also re-posted some questions we didn’t get to to continue the conversation, and if you have questions inspired by the panel, add them in the comments below!

Thank you all for joining us, and stay tuned to the Angry Robot blog for future

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Author Appearances

Rod Duncan in Two-Book Deal with Angry Robot

Earlier today our sister imprint Exhibit A announced an exciting book deal with Siobhan MacDonald, and now it’s our turn. Step forward Rod Duncan, Angry Robot’s latest author.

The Official Bits

Angry Robot is thrilled to announce the acquisition of two fantastical, dazzling alternate history books from Rod Duncan. The World English rights deal was negotiated by Angry Robot’s Publishing Director Marc Gascoigne and Ed Wilson of Johnson & Alcock. The first of this two-book series (entitled The Fall of the Gaslit Empire), The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter, will be released in September 2014, and the sequel, Unseemly Science,

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