We are happy to introduce our Spotlight Publisher for Norwescon 40: Angry Robot Books!
Angry Robot is a global imprint dedicated to the best in modern adult science fiction, fantasy and everything in-between. Our book line launched in July 2009, with physical books across a wide variety of formats, e-books as standard, and with all frontlist titles as audiobooks from October 2011.
British-based but selling worldwide with the help of partners such as Penguin Random House (US/Canada), Nationwide (New Zealand) and Capricorn Link (Australia), our mission is to produce books that appeal to everyone, from post-Dr Who and Xbox fans to long-time genre enthusiasts. We are a part of Watkins Media Ltd, an ever-expanding group of media companies who work with new ways of delivering entertainment to readers, viewers and players.
In April 2011, Lauren Beukes’ novel Zoo City won the Arthur C Clarke Award, the highest honour in British science fiction. October 2011 saw founder and publisher Marc Gascoigne honoured with a World Fantasy Award for Angry Robot. More recently, our authors and/or novels have won the Hugo Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the Prometheus Award, the Aurealis and Ditmar (Australia), the Sir Julius Vogel Award (NZ) and many more.
Angry Robot Books will be represented by Publisher & Managing Director Marc Gascoigne and North American Sales and Marketing Manager Mike Underwood.
Marc Gascoigne, Publisher & Managing Director: The mastermind behind the strategies and slogans, the words and plots and characters and themes, the ethos, the packaging and cover designs and typography. Previously known for The Black Library, Solaris Books, and even a clutch of delightful Sonic the Hedgehog tie-in books, some of them not even written under a pseudonym. Has “opinions”. Track him down on Twitter or LinkedIn. Catch up with his top pop selections on Nusiki or hear him DJing at an after-party at an SF convention near you soon enough. Marc won the World Fantasy Special Award (Professional) in 2011 for his work with Angry Robot.
Mike Underwood, North American Sales and Marketing Manager. Mike is ideally suited to the task of getting Angry Robot books into the hands of the genre-fiction-loving masses of that area. He has a background in bookselling and publisher sales and has previously worked for the Wybel Marketing Group, representing publishers such as Dark Horse Comics, Night Shade Books, Felony & Mayhem Press, and more to trade and wholesale accounts across the Midwest. But that’s not all: Mike is also a published genre author. His books include the Ree Reyes Geekomancy series and Genrenauts, an adventure science fiction series in novellas.