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The Fantasy Book Club interviews Andy Remic…

Yes! If you are bored, and wish to listen to me drivel for an hour to the poor devils known as Sam and James at the Square Groot, name-dropping the likes of Mark Gascoigne (Angry Robot Books), Lee Harris (Tor), interviewer Marie Vedat, and lots of dudes involved in my Spectrum Addict film, along with conversation about my early works (Spiral, Combat K, Kell’s Legend) and new and upcoming projects, then you need to listen to this as you a) mow the garden, b) pluck your nostrils, c) administer a much-needed enema to your stinky dog. Go listen. Or not. 🙂

Randy. x


I have a new interview up at – it’s in French though, so you’ll you have to be able to read French. Or paste it into a translator. I could make it easy and post the English version – but I won’t. Ha ha!! [Evil vampire cackle].

1000 free copies!

1000 free copies!

Hello! This is ANDY REMIC, author of KELL’S LEGEND. You want a FREE COPY of KELL’S LEGEND? Well, I’ve got some fab news, my friend. I’m taking part in the launch of a new app for smartphones called BOOSH, which is short for “Book Share” – because… well Hell, that’s what it does.
Here’s what happens. Boosh is an app designed to make reading a book on your phone as easy as smacking the locked-down village idiot with a stick of celery. It’s a bit like streaming a pay-per-view film, in that you “pay per read”. The read costs less, but you don’t keep it when you’re done. However, if you do want the book for your library, Boosh allows you to upgrade to the purchase of a physical copy.
But – but but! — the great thing is, you can also pass on a copy of your read to a friend – after you’ve read it, or even while you’re reading it if you want to read along together – who ALSO gets to read it FOR FREE!! Bargain. Cheap as chips. Etc.
It’s all done through Facebook, so you need a Facebook Mobile account. You also need the Boosh app. This will ask to access all your friends, as these things always do – it has to do that in order to allow the sharing thing to work. (Note, this is the Android version… the iOS 7 variety is coming soon).
To kick this all off, Angry Robot – bless their metal socks – are giving away 1,000 copies of Kell’s Legend (maybe the best fantasy book you’ll ever read, men with axes, invading armies, clockwork vampire enemies, super violent action)!! What you need to do is staggeringly simply: just click “LIKE” on the FACEBOOK page. If you’ve got Boosh, you’ll be able to download it right away. If not, head to Google Play and download Boosh from there. It’s all pretty painless (I have been assured; if not, you may throw rotten tomatoes at me in the stocks). You get my book to read for free, and after you, so does your friend. Cool, eh? Coolio. Cooler than Jools’s perm.
For the time being, it’s Android only in the UK and Ireland; but it’ll soon be on Android and iOS7 all over the globe. A HA HA HA!! (obligatory evil cackle).

The entire Angry Robot office is today reeling with the news that maniac fantasy author Andy Remic is returning with a brand new series.

The Iron Wolves is the first of at least two novels set during a time of war and invasion. Riffing on The Dirty Dozen and The Magnificent Seven, the novel sees a disparate band of ruffians and renegades being reunited one last time to defend a key stronghold against overwhelming odds. But when they fight as one, the veteran warriors have a hidden power, and unleashing it one last time will have extraordinary consequences.

Andy Remic’s previous Clockwork Vampire trilogy earned him the nickname “the Tarantino of epic fantasy” and the new novels will be loosely set in the same setting.

The first novel will be published in January 2014 in paperback, ebook and audio editions.

When poked with a large, pointy stick, Andy Remic said: “After the success of my previous Angry Robot titles – Kell’s Legend, Soul Stealers and Vampire Warlords – I’m absolutely thrilled and vibrating to be revisiting the fantasy genre.

“Based loosely in the same universe as Kell’s Legend, The Iron Wolves will take traditional fantasy elements and stir them violently in a big pot with a barrel of whiskey.

“We’re talking gruesome battles, nasty anti-heroes, hardened soldiers, bloody enemies, twisted deviants and gritty realism so damn gritty you’ll be spitting blood, teeth and gristle by the bloody violent end!” ……………

To read the full press release visit:

Andy Remic Wants Your Money! (it’s for a Very Good Cause…)

The legendary Andy Remic dropped us a line to say that he’s doing Good Things for charity later on in the year and between now and then he’s on the look-out for any spare money you might happen to feel like donating.

Read more……


Andy Remic will be attending the SFX Weekender3 and signing hot-offa-da-press copies of his new Angry Robot work, THE CLOCKWORK VAMPIRE CHRONICLES, on Friday at 6PM in Bartertown. Please pop along and say hello if you’re free 🙂

The land of Falanor is invaded by an albino army, the Army of Iron. A small group set off to warn the king: Kell, ancient hero; his granddaughter, Nienna and her friend, Katrina; and the ex-Sword Champion of King Leanoric, Saark, disgraced after his affair with the Queen.

Fighting their way south, betrayal follows battle follows deviation, and they are attacked from all quarters by deadly albino soldiers, monstrous harvesters who drain blood from their victims to feed their masters, and the twisted offspring of deviant vachine, the cankers.

As Falanor comes under heavy attack and crushing invasion, only then does Nienna learn the truth about grandfather Kell – that he is anything but a noble hero, anything but a Legend.

File Under: Epic Fantasy [ Blood Oil | Alchemy & Infamy | The Axeman Cometh | A Hero’s Doom ]

An omnibus edition containing all three volumes of this blood-spattered epic:

1. Kell’s Legend 2. Soul Stealers 3. Vampire Warlords

More Praise…

“I dived straight in, emerging a couple of days later – with a grin on my face… an engaging, fast paced cocktail of violence and intrigue that grabs you right from the outset and doesn’t let go until you run out of pages.”My Favourite Books

“Add to the mix a good dollop of battlefield humour, a good handful of Howard’s style backed up with a stark descriptiveness and it’s a tale that gives Remic a firm footing within the genre.”Falcata Times

“Soul Stealers is fast, brutal and above all unmissable, there is quite simply nothing out there that can currently compare to Andy Remic’s unrelenting, unforgiving and unflinching style. The new King of Heroic Fantasy has arrived. 5 *****”

“Remic’s writing style hasn’t changed much since the first volume of the series. Often over the top, with occasional tough humour. This novel is a steampunk rollercoaster, with clockwork vampires and rococo trimmings… Remic’s book makes me think of BDs from the eighties. Maybe it’s time I re-read those French cartoons. It’s a good sign, isn’t it, when reading one book instantly leads to re-reading something you’ve enjoyed, something equally over-the top, colourful and large?”Gillian Polack

“Kell’s Legend is loosely based on the traditional fantasy story, brave but world weary warrior type who just wants to retire from any bloodshed and finds himself forced to use his talents of destruction. This tradition though is then bashed on the head and burried 6 feet deep with inclusion of the clockwork vampires creating a blend of fantasy horror and fantastic fight scenes. I mean really top quality fight scenes. One of Gemmell’s most redeeming qualities as an author was his ability to write about fighting and war to such a degree that you almost felt like rushing through his novels to get to those bits. Kell’s Legend fight scenes live up to this quality and elevate the novel way above the standard fare. Kell’s Legend is a novel of power and scope, able to stand as a worthy successor to the Gemmell crown. 5***** “Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

“Kell’s Legend’ is a roller coaster ride of a book that grabbed me right from the first page and tore off at a rate of knots like I hadn’t seen in a long time.”Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review

“Violent is really not the right word for this spare-no-detail fantasy monstrosity. Insane? Maybe. Really, the only way to describe Remic’s Kell’s Legend is with a phrase: a bloody, violent, fantastic journey through carnage, terror, and a downright epic tale that makes Underworld and every zombie movie look bad… Remic is the Tarantino of fantasy, and if that isn’t a compliment, then I don’t know what is.”Fantasy & SciFi Lovin’

“Kell’s Legend is a blistering read; the pace is frenetic and the action scenes come thick and fast. He’s clearly honed his craft of creating pulsating action scenes during the writing of his military SF novels, for the fight sequences are often electrifying. The Vachine are a great creation, being a technologically advanced race whose members are half flesh, half clockwork, while the cankers – the result of failed clockwork experiments – are another excellent touch. The whole clockwork element is not just there for show – it provides the motivation for the Vachine’s invasion, and is also behind one the best (and most disturbing) scenes in the book.

“Andy Remic may have seemed like an unlikely writer to snatch up Gemmell’s battleaxe and continue to carve the fine tradition that the great man started, but he does a surprisingly good job of it. Kell’s Legend is a rip-roaring beast of a novel, a whirlwind of frantic battles and fraught relationships against a bleak background of invasion and enslavement. In other words, it takes all the vital ingredients for a good heroic fantasy novel and turns out something very pleasing indeed. If you can keep an open mind then you may get a real kick out of one of the most surprising novels of the year.”

– Speculative Horizons

“Kell’s Legend is an iconoclastic melange of themes that incorporates devices from various genres– Moorcook / Gemmell heroic fantasy, steampunk, and horror. It is an exciting, brutal novel, soaked in testosterone and paced like a roller coaster. The sex and violence is visceral and the action is non-stop.” – Red Rook Review

“Andy Remic has to be given credit for his unflinching style which is certainly not for everyone. The action and gore levels are increased , while the characters are all tested and reveal more about themselves… The action and snappy dialogue are all here. This book delivers exactly what its predecessor promised: the ability to bewitch the reader and to turn your expectations upside down.”Fantasy Book Critic

THE CLOCKWORK VAMPIRE CHRONICLES (Omnibus) Andy Remic Fantasy Cover: Kekai Kotaki

UK/RoW 1 March 2012 880pp B-format paperback ÂŁ12.99 UK ISBN 9780857662040

US/CAN 28 February 2012 880pp trade paperback $15.99 US / $16.99 CAN ISBN 9780857662057

eBook 28 February 2012 ÂŁ6.99 ePub ISBN 9780857662064

Yep, I’m signing books today with some very nice people in Leeds 🙂

Saturday 12th March 2011 – Andy Remic, Gary McMahon, Justina Robson, Adrian Tchaikovsky
at Waterstones, 93-97 Albion St, Leeds, LS1 5AP
from 11.00am until 2.00pm

In a cross-publisher event that would put the United Nations to shame, Andy and Gary (Angry Robot) are joined by Justina (Gollancz) and Adrian (Tor) for a multi-author signing. All genre publishers love each other, you see. There’re usually pillow fights, and everything!

Rem! will be signing Kell’s Legend and Soul Stealers and Gary will be signing Pretty Little Dead Things. Justina and Adrian will be signing their respective titles, too. This is a great opportunity to meet some of your favourite authors all in one place, without having to buy them a beer at a convention!

Hokay. Got a few signings coming up in the near future –

Saturday 12th March 2011 – Andy Remic, Gary McMahon, Justina Robson, Adrian Tchaikovsky
at Waterstones, Leeds
from 11.00am until 2.00pm

In a cross-publisher event that would put the United Nations to shame, Andy and Gary (Angry Robot) are joined by Justina (Gollancz) and Adrian (Tor) for a multi-author signing. All genre publishers love each other, you see. There’re usually pillow fights, and everything!

Rem! will be signing Kell’s Legend and Soul Stealers and Gary will be signing Pretty Little Dead Things. Justina and Adrian will be signing their respective titles, too. This is a great opportunity to meet some of your favourite authors all in one place, without having to buy them a beer at a convention!

Saturday 23rd April – Dan Abnett, Andy Remic, Lavie Tidhar, Aliette de Bodard, Thomas Blackthorne (John Meaney), Colin Harvey. Also, possibly Ian Whates and Matthew Hughes, subject to other commitments.
at Waterstones, Birmingham High Street
from 12.30pm until 2.00pm

In an Angry Robot tour de force, we take Birmingham High Street by the short and curlies, and show it what’s what!

Lavie Tidhar is flying in from Israel, and Aliette de Bodard from Paris, so this is an excellent opportunity to meet them, and the rest of the Angry Robot gang, all in one place. Titles available for signing include:
Servant of the Underworld and Harbinger of the Storm (Aliette)
The Bookman and Camera Obscura (Lavie Tidhar)
Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero and possibly Embedded – not due for release for another 5 days, but we’ll try to get stock there (Dan)
Kell’s Legend and Soul Stealers and possibly Vampire Warlords (Andy)
Edge and Point (Thomas)
Winter Song and Damage Time (Colin)
City of Dreams and Nightmare and City of Hope and Despair (Ian – subject to availability)
The Damned Busters (Matthew – subject to availability)

Saturday 23rd April, Sunday 24th April – Eastercon in Birmingham – Illustrious – at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, NEC, Birmingham.

I am usually found in the bar area drinking Coca Cola, shaken, not stirred. I will be alongside my good buddies and not-very-tame indie junkie rock band th3 m1ss1ng as we will be co-promoting our new album/novel hybrid – SERIAL KILLERS INCORPORATED – soon to be released by my little lovely ebook publishing outfit ANARCHY BOOKS (more news/press releases to follow shortly)…

Saturday 16th July – Angry Robot Day at Alt.Fiction.

I don’t know what I’ll be doing there, but I’ll surely be doing something productive!! 🙂

And…. breathe….. 🙂