Angry Robot Books – Publishing Jul-Dec 15!

CPP - Angry Robot Here’s a look at what Angry Robot have coming for you over the period July to December 2015! We’ll be bringing you our particular recommends of all publishers together by month of publication. Note: Publication dates are liable to change and some jackets are still to come…
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CB - AR - Jul - Time Salvager
TIME SALVAGER
Jul
Wesley Chu
9780857665232
PB
£8.99
 
 
A fast-paced time travel adventure from Wesley Chu, the award-winning author of The Lives of Tao.
In a future when Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humanity has spread into the outer solar system to survive, the tightly controlled use of time travel holds the key to maintaining a fragile existence among the other planets and their moons. James Griffin-Mars is a chronman – a convicted criminal recruited for his unique psychological makeup to undertake the most dangerous job there is: missions into Earth’s past to recover resources and treasure without altering the timeline.
Most chronmen never reach old age, and James is reaching his breaking point.
On his final mission, James meets scientist Elise Kim, who is fated to die during the destruction of an oceanic rig. Against his training and common sense, James brings her back to the future with him, saving her life, but turning them both into fugitives. Remaining free means losing themselves in the wild and poisonous wastes of Earth, and discovering what hope may yet remain for humanity’s home world.
CB - AR - Jul - Cities and Thrones
CITIES AND THRONES
Jul
Carrie Patel 
9780857665522
PB
£8.99
The Recolleta Series
2
The brilliant sequel to The Buried Life for fans of Cherie Priest and China Miéville.
In the fantastical, gaslit underground city of Recolleta, Oligarchs from foreign states and revolutionaries from the farming communes vie for power in the wake of the city’s coup. The dark, forbidden knowledge of how the city came to be founded has been released into the world for all to read, and now someone must pay.
Inspector Liesl Malone is on her toes, trying to keep the peace, and Arnault’s spy ring is more active than ever. Has the city’s increased access to knowledge put the citizens in even more danger? Allegiances change, long-held beliefs are adjusted, and things are about to get messy!
CBP - Jun - AR - The Floating City
THE FLOATING CITY
Jul
Craig Cormick
9780857664235
PB
£8.99
The Shadow Master series
2
Sequel to The Shadow Master, a rip-roaring fantasy series of families at war – Romeo & Juliet by way of Scott Lynch.
The Floating City is in turmoil. The magical seers who protect it are being killed by fearsome Djinn that rise out of the canals at night. Members of the city’s Council of Ten are being assassinated by masked fanatics. Refugee ships are arriving, bringing plague. Othmen spies are infiltrating everywhere. New power blocks are battling for control of the city.
And the three Montecchi daughters, Giuliette, Disdemona and Isabella, are struggling with love and loss – and trying to write their own destinies. And moving amongst them all is the mysterious and deadly Shadow Master, who seems to be directing everyone like players in a game. But some things in this game may be beyond even his control.
CB - AR - Aug - Waterborne Exile
WATERBORNE EXILE
Aug
Susan Murray
9780857664389
PB
£8.99
The Waterborne Series
2
A nameless priestess will stop at nothing to get revenge on the killers of her lover.
In a world of turmoil, following the king’s death, the traitor Vasic is struggling to secure his rule over the combined Peninsular Kingdoms whilst the exiled queen, Alwenna, has taken refuge with a freemerchant community whose elders fear her dark power.
Mistrust rules the day with bribery, drugs, trafficking of children, and murder rife throughout the kingdom.
As the priestess’ plot for revenge continues, Alenna leaves to seek the outcast group of loyal kinsman. Marten attempts to restore Alwenna to the throne but as the priestess closes in, will he succeed?
CB - AR - Aug - The Contrary Effect of the Butterfly Girl
THE CONTRARY TALE OF THE BUTTERFLY GIRL
Aug
Ishbelle Bee
9780857664440
PB
£8.99
The Peculiar Adventures of John Loveheart Esq, 
2
The enchanting sequel to The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath.
Two orphans, Pedrock and Boo Boo, are sent to live in the sinister village of Darkwound. There they meet and befriend the magical and dangerous Mr Loveheart and his neighbour Professor Hummingbird, a recluse who collects rare butterflies. Little do they know that Professor Hummingbird has attracted the wrath of a demon named Mr Angel-Cakes.
One night, Mr Angel-Cakes visits Boo Boo and carves a butterfly onto her back. Boo Boo starts to metamorphose into a butterfly/human hybrid, and is kidnapped by Professor Hummingbird. When Mr Loveheart attempts to rescue her with the aid of Detective White and Constable Walnut, they are turned into butterflies.
Caught between Professor Hummingbird and the demon Angel-Cakes, Loveheart finds himself entangled in a web much wider and darker than he could have imagined, and a plot that leads him right to the Prime Minister and Queen Victoria herself…
CB - AR - Aug - Dawnbreaker
DAWNBREAKER
Aug
Jay Posey
9780857664471
PB
£8.99
Legends of the Duskwalker
3
* Now coming October…
The final chapter in the acclaimed Duskwalker trilogy.
Wren is living in Greenstone under the temporary care of Charles and Mol, and the protection of Chapel.  Unable to determine the fate of his mother and those he left behind in Morningside, Wren believes there is nothing left to do but wait for Asher’s final blow … until a man named Haiku walks into the Samurai McGann, looking for Three.
After learning of Three’s fate, Asher’s ascension, and Wren’s gift, Haiku offers his help, and together they set out to find the remnants of House Eight and convince them to help.
As Cass and the few who survived the fall of Morningside face overwhelming odds to escape Asher and the Weir, they realize it is impossible…until their daring and probably suicidal plan to strike turns out to have surprising results and unexpected discoveries. Back in Greenstone, one of the border cities likely facing Asher’s next assault, Charles uses his network of influence to try to create a city defense.
With a climactic, exciting, and emotionally satisfying ending, Dawnbreaker brings to a close this acclaimed trilogy.
CB - AR - Aug - If-Then
IF/THEN
Sep
Matthew de Abaitua 
9780857664716
PB
£8.99
 
 
The intriguing literary SF second novel from the author of the Clarke Award-nominated The Red Men
In the near future, after the collapse of society as we know it, one English town survives under the protection of the computer algorithms of the Process, which governs every aspect of their lives. The Process gives and takes; it allocates resources, giving each person exactly what it has calculated they will need. Human life has become totally algorithm-driven, and James, the town bailiff, is charged with making sure the Process’s suggestions are implemented.
But now the Process is making soldiers. It is readying for war — the First World War. Mysteriously, the Process is slowly recreating events that took place over a hundred years ago, and is recruiting the town’s men to fight in an artificial reconstruction of the Dardanelles campaign. James, too, must go fight. And he will discover that the Process has become vastly more sophisticated and terrifying than anyone had believed possible.
CB - AR - Aug - The Dragon Engine
THE DRAGON ENGINE
Sep
Andy Remic
9780857664532
PB
£8.99
The Blood Dragon Empire
1
Hi-octane fantasy from the natural successor to David Gemmell.
Five noble war heroes of Vagandrak get drunk one night and sign a contract – to journey to the Karamakkos in search of the Five Havens where, it is written, there lies untold, abandoned wealth and, more importantly, the three Dragon Heads, legendary jewels claimed to give unspeakable power and everlasting life to those who wield them.
But the Dragon Heads aren’t what the adventurers think they are, and the world has not encountered their like in generations!
Think Smaug was fierce?
You ain’t seen nothing!
CB - AR - Sep - Windswept
WINDSWEPT
Sep
Adam Rakunas
9780857664778
PB
£8.99
 
 
Padma Mehta has to save her city, her planet, and Occupied Space from a devastating crop-killing plague — all before Happy Hour.
Labour organizer Padma Mehta is on the edge of space and the edge of burnout. She’s supposed to recruit 500 people to the Union, but she’s thirty-three short. When a small-time scam artist tells her about forty people ready to tumble down the space elevator to break free from her old bosses, Padma checks it out.
Of course, it’s all lies: the forty people are really six, and they’re really corporate espionage agents. Their mission: stop a plant disease that could wipe out all the industrial sugarcane in Occupied Space, even if it means sterilizing the planet from orbit. Padma has to fight her way through the city’s warehouses, sewage plants, and up the elevator itself to save her job, her planet, and her sanity. Then maybe she can finally have a drink.
 CB - AR - Oct - Empire Ascendant
EMPIRE ASCENDANT
Oct
Kameron Hurley 
9780857665584
PB
£8.99
The Worldbreaker Saga Series 
2
Loyalties are tested when worlds collide…
Every two thousand years, the dark star Oma appears in the sky, bringing with it a tide of death and destruction. And those who survive must contend with friends and enemies newly imbued with violent powers. The kingdom of Saiduan already lies in ruin, decimated by invaders from another world who share the faces of those they seek to destroy.
Now the nation of Dhai is under siege by the same force. Their only hope for survival lies in the hands of an illegitimate ruler and a scullery maid with a powerful – but unpredictable –magic. As the foreign Empire spreads across the world like a disease, one of their former allies takes up her Empress’s sword again to unseat them, and two enslaved scholars begin a treacherous journey home with a long-lost secret that they hope is the key to the Empire’s undoing.
But when the enemy shares your own face, who can be trusted?
In this devastating sequel to The Mirror Empire, Kameron Hurley transports us back to a land of blood mages and sentient plants, dark magic, and warfare on a scale that spans worlds.
 CB - AR - Nov - The Flux
THE FLUX
Oct
Ferrett Steinmetz 
9780857664624
PB
£8.99
 
 
Love something enough, and your obsession will punch holes through the laws of physics. That devotion creates unique magics: videogamemancers. Origamimancers. Culinomancers.
But when ‘mancers battle, cities tremble…
ALIYAH TSABO-DAWSON: The world’s most dangerous eight-year-old girl.  Burned by a terrorist’s magic, gifted strange powers beyond measure.  She’s furious that she has to hide her abilities from her friends, her teachers, even her mother – and her temper tantrums can kill.
PAUL TSABO: Bureaucromancer. Magical drug-dealer. Desperate father.  He’s gone toe-to-toe with the government’s conscription squads of brain-burned Unimancers, and he’ll lie to anyone to keep Aliyah out of their hands – whether Aliyah likes it or not.
THE KING OF NEW YORK: The mysterious power player hell-bent on capturing the two of them.  A man packing a private army of illegal ‘mancers.
Paul’s family is the key to keep the King’s crumbling empire afloat.  But offering them paradise is the catalyst that inflames Aliyah’s deadly rebellious streak…
CB - AR - Nov - Mythmaker
MYTHMAKER
Oct
Marianne de Pierres
9780857664204
PB
£8.99
The Peacemaker Series
2
Not your usual future science fiction urban fantasy mythological buddy thriller…
Virgin’s in a tight spot. A murder rap hangs over her head and isn’t likely to go away unless she agrees to work for an organisation called GJIC (the Global Joint Intelligence Commission). Being blackmailed is one thing, discovering that her mother is both alive and the President of GJIC is quite another. Then there’s the escalation of Mythos sightings and the bounty on her head. Oddly, Hamish is the only one she can rely on. Life is complicated.
 CBP - AR - Nov - City of Wonders
CITY OF WONDERS
Nov
James A. Moore
9780857665041
PB
£8.99
Seven Forges
3
The third book in the highly-praised Seven Forges series for all fans of epic fantasy.
Old Canhoon, the City of Wonders, is having a population explosion as refugees from Tyrne and Roathes alike try to escape the Sa’ba Taalor. All along the border between the Blasted Lands and the Fellein Empire armies clash and the most powerful empire in the world is pushed back toward the old Capital. From the far east the Pilgrim gathers an army of the faithful, heading for Old Canhoon.
In Old Canhoon itself the imperial family struggles against enemies old and new as the spies of their enemies begin removing threats to the gods of the Seven Forges and prepare the way for the invading armies of the Seven Kings. In the distant Taalor valley Andover Lashk continues his quest and must make a final decision, while at the Mounds, something inhuman is awakened and set free.
War is Here. Blood will flow and bodies will burn.
CB - AR - Nov - The Ark
THE ARK
Nov
Patrick S. Tomlinson
9780857664839
PB
£8.99
 
 
All humanity has left is one giant spaceship. Why do some of its inhabitants want to destroy it?
In Patrick S. Tomlinson’s debut far-future space epic, humankind has escaped a dying Earth and set out to find a new home among the stars aboard an immense generation ship — the Ark. Bryan Benson is the Ark’s greatest living sports hero, enjoying retirement working as a detective in Avalon, his home module. The hours are good, the work is easy, and the perks can’t be beat.
But when a crewmember goes missing, Bryan is thrust into the centre of an ever-expanding web of deception, secrets, and violence that overturns everything he knows about living on the Ark and threatens everyone aboard.
As the last remnants of humanity hurtle towards their salvation, Bryan finds himself in a desperate race to unravel the conspiracy before a madman turns mankind’s home into its tomb.

 

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