Tag: The Corpse-Rat King

5th Birthday

Angry Robot 5: Amanda’s 5 Things Wot I Learned From Publishing

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 have celebrated with daily staff blog posts and giveaways! Author guest posts and other cool giveaways have popped up on various sites – and continue to  – so do keep an eye out for our #AngryRobot5 on Twitter for new posts.

On the blog this week we’ve had Senior Editor Lee Harris with his Top 5 Reasons Angry Robot Rules; MD Marc Gascoigne with

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Books, Reviews

Robot Round-Up 26.04.13

Caroline here for my first Robot Round-Up, and what a gathering it is!

The week of April 15 was off a great start with Damien Walter’s Guardian round-up of the best young novelists from SF’s universe, even more so with not 1…nor 2…nor 3…but 4 Angry Robot authors being highlighted. Lauren Beukes, Madeleine Ashby, Aliette De Boddard, and Chuck Wendig are definitely four writers who, simply put, “tell great stories”.

Courtesy of @EMAldred, I present to you the wonderful display of Angry Robot Books in Foyles St Pancras:

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Angry Robot, Short Fiction

Lying Like Cards: A Marius don Hellespont fix, by Lee Battersby

Gentle readersThe Marching Dead by Lee Battersby, April 2013, on this, the eve of the official publication date of The Marching Dead – sequel to The Corpse-Rat King and therefore the second novel to recount the misadventures of renowned scoundrel Marius don Hellespont, as told to us by the greatly esteemed and utterly unscoundrely Mr Lee Battersby – Angry Robot is delighted to present this short tale, by way of aperitif before tomorrow’s main event… enjoy!

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Angry Robot, Awards

Congratulations to Australian Shadows Award Nominee Lee Battersby!

The Corpse-Rat King, by Lee BattersbyHot on the heels of the news that Jo Anderton has been shortlisted for three Aurealis Awarda comes news of another Angry Robot author with an Australian award nomination.

This time the shortlistee is Mr Lee Battersby, whose debut novel The Corpse-Rat King is one of three books shortlisted for the 2012 Australian Shadows Award – awarded to “the stories and collections that best typify the horror genre, delivering a sense

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Angry Robot, Books

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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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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Angry Robot, Cover Art

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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