Angry Robot Welcomes Two New Authors

Two new writers join the ever expanding list of authors at Angry Robot and their YA line Strange Chemistry. Both of which bring something new to the publishers of SF, F and WTF!

Two very different authors with two very different backgrounds and that is why Angry Robot are gaining a huge list of talent that will bring their own version of WTF stories to the publishers ever-expanding world.

Ramez Naam

Angry Robot has signed debut novelist, Ramez Naam for two books in a new science fiction series. The first title – Nexus – will be Angry Robot’s lead title in January 2013, with the sequel, Crux, to follow later in the year.

In the near future, the nano-drug Nexus can link mind to mind. There are some who want to improve it. There are some who want to eradicate it. And there are others who just want to exploit it. When a young scientist is caught improving Nexus, he’s thrust over his head into a world of danger and international espionage, with far more at stake than anyone realizes.
How awesome does that sound? No need to answer that – we’ll tell you: very!

Seattle-based Naam, a computer scientist who helped build Internet Explorer, Outlook and Bing for Microsoft is the HG Wells Award winning author of the non-fiction book More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement, and is a Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Of his signing to Angry Robot, he said, “I’m ecstatic to be part of the Angry Robot family and to get my novels Nexus and Crux out to readers.”

But, of course. Editor, Lee Harris stated “Every now and then I come across a submission that completely blows me away. Nexus is one such book – an intelligent science fiction novel written by one of the most exciting debut novelists I’ve had the pleasure to read.”

I can imagine that he will have some great ideas for books and I say bring it on. The next signing is for Angry Robot’s Young Adult line called Strange Chemistry which I wished was around when I was a teenager.

Jonathan L. Howard

Jonathan L. Howard has been signed for two books – the first of which is titled Katya’s World and will be published inNovember 2012 – in a deal for World English rights, concluded between Strange Chemistry’s Amanda Rutter and Sam Copeland, of Rogers, Coleridge and White Ltd.

ABOUT KATYA’S WORLD (PART 1 OF THE RUSSALKA CHRONICLES): The distant and unloved colony world of Russalka has no land, only the raging sea. No clear skies, only the endless storm clouds. Beneath the waves, the people live in pressurised environments and take what they need from the boundless ocean. It is a hard life, but it is theirs and they fought a war against Earth to protect it. But wars leave wounds that never quite heal, and secrets that never quite lie silent.

Katya Kuriakova doesn’t care much about ancient history. She is making her first submarine voyage as an apprentice navigator; the first nice, simple journey of what she expects to be a nice, simple career. But there is nothing nice and simple about the deep, black waters of Russalka and soon she will encounter pirates and war criminals, see death and tragedy at first hand, and realise that her world’s future lies on the narrowest of knife edges.
For in the crushing depths lies a sleeping monster, an abomination of unknown origin. And when it wakes, it will seek out and kill every single person on the planet…

ABOUT JONATHAN L HOWARD: Jonathan L. Howard has been a game designer for the last twenty years, and a full-time author for the past three. He is the author of the Johannes Cabal series of novels. He lives near Bristol.

SOURCE: ANGRY ROBOT, STRANGE CHEMISTRY

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