I dunno, man, it sounds kinda militaristic. But yet! AR Books! So on-point!
Angry Robot Books publishes an extremely good-ass library of books. They have one of the highest hit-rates for me of books they publish that I read and own. (#2 not so much. #2 craves light and fluffy. #2 does like Matthew Hughes though. But he’s the only author on their list she is both familiar with and enjoys reading. There’s no denying that, for example, Lauren Beukes is quality, but bad things happen to people in her books.)
They also publicize in areas that I see, and that helps. Their ebooks are DRM-free.
The unusual thing for me is that I very rarely pay attention to which publishers are putting out which books. Authors, yes; publishers, almost never (sometimes if it’s Subterranean Press).
I seem to be squarely in Angry Robot’s target audience, and they seem to be reaching me pretty well.
I like their books but I wish there weren’t an “army”.
Books of theirs that we have liked and/or found interesting and/or have read and/or own:
- Zoo City (so good! #2 didn’t finish…) and Moxyland by Lauren Beukes
- Damned Busters
- vN (First Machine Dynasty) by Madeline Ashby
- The Corpse-Rat King
- The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley (was only ok to #1, #2 has not read)
- Infernal Devices by Jeter
- The Night’s Masque trilogy by Anne Lyle
- The series that starts with Sixty-One Nails, although I haven’t read very far into the series yet.
And more are on my wish-list, too!
There was a brief panic that a 2 of their imprints (which I’ve never heard of) are closing, but not the whole press. Honestly I didn’t know they HAD imprints until I saw that post. Their press release said, “The core Angry Robot imprint is robust, however, and we plan to increase our output from 2 books a month, to 3.”
So… yeah? Keep rockin!
Grumpeteers, have you read any Angry Robot books?