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Servant of the Underworld trailer and excerpt

There is a great video trailer released for the upcoming book by Aliette De Bodard Servant of the Underworld, which you can view below. In addition you can also wet your appetite for what promises to be a very fine book over at those Angry Robots.

The Servant of the underworld is due out in the UK and Australia on the 7th January 2010, so save that money you get for Christmas and Buy it then! Our US and Canada friends can also get this novel in September 2010.

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written by Ant on Saturday 28th November 2009
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Warhammer 40k Ultramarines the film!

Warhammer 40k Ultramarines Film

For all warhammer fans out there, Games Workshop have finally announced that a film based in the Warhammer 40k universe is going to be made. Titled "Ultramarines", the film is presumably going to feature the most famous chapter of space marines who fight evil and protect the 40k universe under the ultimate leadership of the Emperor.

Ultramarines is being produced by Codex Pictures (who have previously created the Bionicle trilogy) and will apparently be very CGI rich using state-of-the-art production techniques.

The Director of this film is "Martyn Pick" who's previous credits include "The Age of Stupid" (animation director) an...

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written by Ant on Friday 20th November 2009
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Gaiman Wins another award

Gaiman Wins another award

Neil Gaiman, the incredibly talented author of Neverwhere, American Gods and Stardust has won the 2009 Booktrust teenage prize for his Young Adult's novel "The Graveyard Book".

The Graveyard Book is about a child who is abandoned in a graveyard and is found and raised by the undead spirits that reside there.

The novel has seen a huge amount of commercial success and recieved critical acclaim, having been nominated for this years World Fantasy Awards, Winning the Young adult category of the 2009 Locus awards, nominated for the 2009 British fantasy awards and Winner of the best novel category of the 2009 Hugo awards.

Neil Gaiman said he was "proud" o...

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written by Ant on Thursday 19th November 2009
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Kylie joins the Angry Robots

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Kylie joins those lovable but yet very angry robots and before I get sued, I don't actually mean that petite female singer but the equally impressive Australian Author Kylie Chan.

Author of the hugely successful Dark Heavens Trilogy, Kylie has been signed by Angry Robot to distribute the impressive novels outside of Oz.

All 3 volumes of the Dark Heavens trilogy: White Tiger, Red Phoenix and Blue Dragon will be released in April 2010 in the UK and May, June and July respectively in the US/Canada.

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written by Ant on Sunday 8th November 2009
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NaNoWriMo month!

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It's NaNoWriMo month, doesn't seem like a year since we reported about the international book writing month, and now we already 5 days into it, at 2700 words a day that means we are already 13500 word behind !

NaNoWriMo is a fun approach to writing novels, completely free and completely open, the goal is to write a 50000 word novel between the 1st November and the 30th November (the deadline being midnight on the 30th).

A completely Kamikaze approach to writing, it's the quantity that counts, not the quality (some well known authors already do this style of writing anyway), the novel can be on any subject,...

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written by Ant on Thursday 5th November 2009