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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, 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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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

Book Launch: The Destructives by Matthew De Abaitua

The Destructives by Matthew de Abaitua

We’re having another book launch, this time for Matthew De Abaitua‘s new literary sci-fi, The Destructives!

If you’re London based come and join us on Tuesday, March 8 from 6.30pm at the Broadway Bookshop in Hackney. We’re sure Matthew can be persuaded to do a reading, and there will be a Q&A session, too. Nibbles and other refreshments will be on offer, if that tempts you even further. (more…)

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Author Appearances, Book Announcements

Matthew De Abaitua, Welcome to the Robot Army!

Angry Robot Books is delighted to announce the signing of a World English two-book deal with Arthur C. Clarke award-nominated Matthew De Abaitua, acquired from Sarah Such of Sarah Such Literary Agency.

The first of these two novels, If Then, is a novel in two parts, bringing the First World War to an English town of the near-future, where an economic collapse has left the citizens under the control of an algorithm known as the Process. If Then will be published in September 2015. Matthew’s second SF title, The Destructives described as Mad Men in space, will be

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