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Angry Robot News: Jo Anderton Signed for Minimum of Two Novels

17 Sep

Check out the details below – Jo’s ‘Veiled Worlds’ novels sound great and are sure to generate a massive following for her. 🙂 Angry Robot sure knows how to walk that cutting-edge line as if it was a wide highway. 🙂

PRESS RELEASE:

Angry Robot signs debut novelist for a Manga-inspired science fantasy epic

New Australian author Jo Anderton has signed with genre masterminds Angry Robot for at least two novels in her Veiled Worlds series. The worldwide deal, covering physical books and eBooks, was done by agent Anni Haig-Smith and Angry Robot’s publishing director, Marc Gascoigne. Debris will be published in the autumn of 2011, with direct sequel Suited to follow in 2012.

Series opener Debris introduces us to Tanyana, leader of a energy-harvesting team. Following an accident, she’s dismayed to be demoted to little more than a garbage collector, but it soon becomes obvious she’s been manipulated into that role by the faceless faction she calls the Puppet Men, to uncover a world-shattering secret.

Angry Robot’s man with the cheque book Marc Gascoigne said, “With the ever-increasing popularity of Japanese and Korean anime, manga and computer games, it’s been surprising that there hasn’t been more SF and fantasy showing its influence. Debris’s mix of SF and fantasy themes, exotic future-medieval settings, Dune-esque warring factions, and a fabulous kick-ass heroine is exactly the sort of on-trend science fiction Angry Robot was set up to publish. We’re damned pleased to have Jo on board.”

Jo added, “I’ve been reading Angry Robot books since their first giant, metallic steps and absolutely loving them. Debris started out as an idea about a magical version of the industrial revolution and a scarred garbage collector who saves the world, but still has to pay her rent. Add a few motley companions, a pinch of probably-misinterpreted quantum physics, and far too much time spent in front of various Final Fantasy video games. I’m thrilled my books have found a home at Angry Robot.”

Sounds damn cool! I’m very interested to see how a manga-inspired story mixes with hard SF, and there’s no doubt that we can expect kickass cover art, too. 🙂

Be EPIC!

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3 Comments

Posted by on September 17, 2010 in Angry Robot, Announcements

 

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3 responses to “Angry Robot News: Jo Anderton Signed for Minimum of Two Novels

  1. Jo Anderton

    September 18, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Hey, thanks for spreading the word 🙂

    Angry Robot do good cover art, don’t they. I’m looking forward to seeing what they come up with!

     
  2. kaye

    September 28, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Hey thanks for sharing 🙂 sounds like a must read 🙂

     
    • Dave-Brendon de Burgh

      September 29, 2010 at 7:16 am

      Pleasure, Kaye, and thanks for visiting the blog! 🙂 Yep, Jo’s novels do sound as if they’ll be pretty kickass. 🙂

       

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