Sad publishing news reigns with the announcement that Angry Robot‘s two imprints, Strange Chemistry and Exhibit A, have ceased, effective immediately.
I loved Strange Chemistry especially because without fail – every book I picked up from that imprint, I loved. They had a level of quality I could depend on, where I didn’t have to worry when picking up a book whether or not it was going to resonate with me.
But it goes deeper than this – it’s upsetting because it impacts on one of my favourite authors, Laura Lam. I loved the books she had out so far, and I find her thoughtful and well spoken (as well as simply interesting to follow on social media). She also happened to attend Scott Lynch’s cafe meet-up in Brighton in 2013 during World Fantasy Con, and was really lovely when I kinda shyly slunk up to her to see if it really was her to say how much I loved her books.
So far she has two books out in a trilogy, and now the third book is up in the air. This series needs a third book, so I’m going to do what little I can to help:
I’ll be giving away the following:
- One set of her two books, Pantomime and Shadowplay, in paperback to one lucky person
- One copy of her first book, Pantomime, in paperback, to one lucky person
- One copy of her second book Shadowplay, in paperback, to one lucky person
This is to spread her books as far as I can assist at this time. I hope the books go to people who haven’t yet read her, or in the case of the third option, who’ve started to read her but haven’t got their hands on the second yet. I’m also partial to those who have read her, but need physical copies of the books to flail around and share with friends :)
The winners shall have to be willing to share a postal address with me (obviously) and the giveaway is open world-wide.
As there are three prizes, there shall be three winners.
If this goes well, there may be bonuses of her short fiction that’s currently available on kindle – we shall see!
Please click below for the rafflecopter giveaway – unfortunately it doesn’t seem they can be embedded in wordpress sites:
Apologies if the giveaway goes a little shaky – this is my first time using rafflecopter so I hope it runs smoothly! If you have any issues using it, just let me know and we’ll figure out a manual way to include you.
Any questions, leave a comment below!
ETA: My friend Sam is also running a giveaway! Click here to see her post about what you can win from here :)