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Al Robertson

al robertsonAl Robertson has had short stories and poems published in various magazines and anthologies. His work has been shortlisted for the BSFA Short Story Award and longlisted for the British Fantasy Awards. Al Robertson is a Creative Consultant on branding. He lives in Brighton and Crashing Heaven was his first novel. Waking Hell his next  novel will be available in October 2016.


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Exclusive Q&A with Al Robertson

We are thrilled to welcome Al Robertson, to the blog for a special Q&A blog post. Al Robertson’s thrilling new SF adventure WAKING HELL is out now in bookshops. We caught up with Al to ask him some of burning questions about life, reading, writing and mythological creatures. 

Who is your favourite author?

I’d say there are several, depending on what mood I’m in, which book I happen to pull off the shelves and what I’m reading at any given moment. … More

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Seven albums for Waking Hell

What does great science fiction sound like? Al Robertson shares the soundtrack for his latest book, Waking Hell, and it might just come in handy for your Halloween party, too…

When I started writing Waking Hell, I had a very specific ambition for it. I wanted it to be an SF book that also worked as a horror novel, just as Crashing Heaven is very pure cyberpunk that’s also shot through with fantasy. So, while writing it I listened to … More

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Cover Reveal: Waking Hell

We’re thrilled to be able to show you the cover for Waking Hell; Al Robertson’s awesome follow-up to his acclaimed debut Crashing Heaven.

Crashing Heaven was diamond-hard cyberpunk for the 21st century and Waking Hell is set in the same world, Station: a hollowed-out asteroid that is mankind’s last home.

Waking Hell concerns itself with the Fetches, the digital ghosts of the dead who exist alongside the living in Station, and a sinister plot that aims to bring … More

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Team Gollancz Friday Reads

Team Gollancz are doing their bit to spread that Friday feeling – here are what they’re reading this weekend..

Looking for a great Friday Read? This week you can download the eBook of Al Robertson’s Crashing Heaven for just £1.99 from all UK eTailers!

Top row:

Jen – Crashing Heaven by Al Robertson

Emily – Dracula by Bram Stoker

Marcus – Dr Who: City of Death by Douglas Adams

Bottom row:

Simon – Imaginary Cities by … More

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Al Robertson Shares An Extract From Crashing Heaven

We are delighted to welcome Al Roberston back to the blog to share with us a carefully chosen extract from Crashing Heaven. Crashing Heaven is out in trade paperback. You can pre-order the eBook from all UK eTailers for just £1.99 until the 25th June.

Welcome to the world of Crashing Heaven. Earth is abandoned, and humanity resides on Station, an industrialised asteroid run by the sentient corporations of the Pantheon. Under … More

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