This just in...Dan Abnett signs with Angry Robot

Angry Robot, the shiny new sf&f imprint of HarperCollins-UK, has just announced in a press release that Dan Abnett has signed with them for a multiple book deal.

Abnett, best known for his prolific work in the Warhammer 40,000 universe for Games Workshop, as well as his recent Torchwood and Doctor Who novels, including scores of other amazing work such as writing comics for both Marvel and DC Comics as well as the UK's 2000 AD.

A clip from the press release:

The three novels for Angry Robot will allow Abnett to play to all his strengths as a writer. His
penchant for wildly imaginative world-building and lovable characters comes to the fore in
TRIUMPH, a ribald historical fantasy set in a warped version of our present day … only with
Elizabeth the First on the throne. This will be published by Angry Robot, in both the UK and US,
in October 2009.

Great news for a veteran author, known for his imaginative world building and character development. I especially liked a novel of his from the past, Riders of the Dead, which I picked up for use in the SFBC [way back when]. I loved that cover art too!

The folks over at Angry Robot seem to be really putting together an interesting list. I look forward to seeing what else they announce.

And I look forward to seeing material on the first few books as it comes rolling off the presses [or in digital samples of course].

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