Angry Robot Books: Kaaron Warren’s Walking the Tree on sale today!

04 Feb

Since Walking the Tree goes on sale TODAY (that’s right, get to your favourite bookstore and pick it up!) I thought it would be the perfect day to post this news. 🙂 Kaaron and Angry Robot have also done something unique and experimental that’s sure to get the publishing industry thinking along more revolutionary lines:

Angry Robot Announces a New Way of Telling Stories

At Angry Robot we have always attempted to push boundaries with our fiction, and now we’re doing the same with both the content and delivery methods!

When Kaaron Warren told us she wanted to re-write her next book Walking the Tree as a 20,000 word novella from the point of view of one of the book’s minor characters, we thought she was mad! But we’ve always encouraged creative madness.

Kaaron says:
“As I was writing Walking the Tree, with its strong adult and child
characters, it struck me that it would be a wonderful thing if my son and I could be reading the same book but in appropriate versions, so I wrote Morace’s Story, the child’s point of view version of Walking the Tree. My idea is that every parent can share the reading of Walking the Tree with their child. Sit there, together, reading the same book.”

Our only concern was how to fit an additional 20,000 words into an already-hefty book. The answer was so obvious we wondered why everyone else wasn’t already doing it!

The first two chapters of Morace’s Story are included at the back of Walking the Tree along with a secret DVD-style download link and password that allows you to read the entire novella online or on your eBook reader. And if you buy the eBook edition you get the whole thing as an added extra.

Walking the Tree is published worldwide by Angry Robot.

UK: 4th February 2010 (ISBN: 978 0 00 732 244 2)
US: July 2010 (ISBN: 978 0 06 199 417 3)


More information on Angry Robot can be found at
Angry Robot is the new genre imprint from HarperCollins, bringing you the best in new SF, F and WTF?! Our first titles hit the stores in the UK and Australia on 1st July 2009. We debut in the US in May 2010.

And Kaaron’s novel, Slights, has been placed on the preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Award! Check out the great news and more details on Kaaron’s blog. 🙂 Congrats, Kaaron!


There’s also some cool news regarding Guy Adam’s The World House; he’s recorded the first chapter as a podcast – check out the details here. 🙂 And it’s also on sale TODAY! (Amazon UK)

Check back later today for the second excerpt from Brian Libby’s Storm Approaching! 🙂



Posted by on February 4, 2010 in Angry Robot, Announcements


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3 responses to “Angry Robot Books: Kaaron Warren’s Walking the Tree on sale today!

  1. kaaronwarren

    February 4, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Thanks, Dave! Love the chance to do something new.

  2. e.lee

    February 4, 2010 at 11:55 am

    reminiscient of Mark Danieliewski’s ‘House of Leaves’ but minus the postmodern claptrap

  3. Dave-Brendon de Burgh

    February 4, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    My pleasure, Kaaron. 🙂 Can’t wait to read WtT – the concept is incredible, absolutely unique! 🙂 Slights is still creeping the hell out of me… 😉

    I’d love to read House of Leaves, have heard so much about it, but it’s incredibly difficult to get hold of here in South Africa – will find it eventually, though. 🙂


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