New Ebooks Out Now: August Releases from Angry Robot
Posted on July 31st, 2012
vN: The First Machine Dynasty
by Madeline Ashby
Amy Peterson is a von Neumann machine, a self-replicating humanoid robot.
For the past five years, she has been grown slowly as part of a mixed organic/synthetic family. She knows very little about her android mother’s past, so when her grandmother arrives and attacks her mother, little Amy wastes no time: she eats her alive.
Now she carries her malfunctioning granny as a partition on her memory drive, and she’s learning impossible things about her clade’s history – like the fact that the failsafe that stops all robots from harming humans has failed… Which means that everyone wants a piece of her, some to use her as a weapon, others to destroy her.
File Under: Science Fiction [Von Neumann Sisters | Fail Safe Fail | The Squid & the Swarm | Robot Nation]
The Crown of the Usurper
by Gav Thorpe
Ullsaard rules the known world. All are subject to his will.
Yet even as another king bows before him, there are those who would wrench his empire from beneath him. He must risk losing the lands he has conquered to confront a foe far more powerful than any he has faced before.
As alliances shift and old enemies return, will he save the empire he has given his life to, or let it fall to ruin?
File Under: Epic Fantasy [A Time to Decide | Field of Honour | Grandstanding | Demons and Kings]