Angry Robot



312 pp
PB 216 x 135 mm
Science Fiction
Rights: The Bent Agency

Lessons in Birdwatching

Honey Watson

During their temporary research post on Apech – a planet ravaged by a time distorting illness – Wilhelmina Ming and four other elite students of the Crysthian empire have witnessed such illogical brutality that they’ve resorted to psychedelic antidepressants and group sex to take the edge off. After a night of indulgence following a gruesome execution, they wake to find an oblique warning in the form of an impaled corpse dangling from the exterior of their residence.

When their subsequent investigation uncovers a web of collusion and conspiracy in the ranks of their own diplomatic corps, the envoys find themselves caught in the middle of a bloody civil war. As bodies pile up above ground, a deranged fanatic stokes an existential threat below, coaxing the embers of a forgotten god, and its temporal virus, to life.

HONEY WATSON is a published translator of both fiction and critical theory, with several Mandarin-to-English articles appearing in Brill’s Frontiers of Literary Studies in China. She has a BA in Ancient History, an MA in Chinese Literature, a MPhil in Comparative Literature and is a doctoral candidate.

400 pp
PB 197 x 130 mm
World rights available

The War Born

Seven Forges, Book VI

James A Moore

The Overlords have risen! They’ve torn apart the Wellish Steppes and raised mountains, they’re fighting against the gods themselves, attacking the Daxar Taaalor and bringing the wrath of the Children of the Forges. They’ve turned one of the greatest sorcerers in the history of Fellein to their side and divided the council of wizards, forcing Desh Krohan into battle with old allies. The empire is at war.

The Sa’ba Taalor are preparing for battle, and the Overlords have begun their own plans, raising an army of shapechangers called the War-Born to do their bidding. The armies of the Overlords are savage, they hunt, kill and eat their prey. They are endlessly hungry.

The final war is on, one that will change the shape of the Fellein Empire. Even as the gods involve themselves in the final confrontations between the empire and the enemies, old and new. 

JAMES A MOORE is the award-winning, bestselling author of over forty novels, thrillers, dark fantasy and horror alike, including the critically acclaimed Fireworks, Under the Overtree, Blood Red, the Serenity Falls trilogy and the Seven Forges series.