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.
“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.
More information on Angry Robot can be found at angryrobotbooks.com.
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!
Check back later today for the second excerpt from Brian Libby’s Storm Approaching! 🙂