20 January 2012


Strange Chemistry - the YA imprint of award-winning indie genre fiction publisher Angry Robot - has announced two deals that will help launch the list into publishing super-stardom. I can't wait for Strange Chemistry to launch, it's super exciting!

The imprint will launch in September 2012, and imprint editor Amanda Rutter has revealed that Strange Chemistry’s first two titles will be…

Shift by Kim Curran
When your average, 16-year old loser, Scott Tyler, meets the beautiful and mysterious Aubrey Jones, e learns he’s not quite so average after all. He’s a ‘Shifter’. And that means he has the power to undo any decision he’s ever made. At first, he thinks the power to shift is pretty cool. But as his world quickly starts to unravel around him he realises that each time he uses his power, it has consequences; terrible unforeseen consequences. Shifting is going to get him killed. In a world where everything can change with a thought, Scott has to decide where he stands. 

The first title – Shift – will be published in September of this year, with the second to follow in 2013.

Visit Kim online at http://www.kimcurran.co.uk/

Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings
Julie is an apprentice witch – or so she believes. When a dark power comes stalking out of the past to haunt her and her mother, Julie learns that she is far more than just a witch. With the help of her best friend Marcus and a rather unusual Great Dane, Julie has to race against time to ensure she can defeat the bad guy, save her mother and avoid being grounded – again! 

Amanda Rutter, says: “We have signed Sean for two novels in the Poltergeeks universe, the first to be published in October of this year with the second to follow in the summer of 2013.

Visit Sean online at www.sean-cummings.ca and www.darkcentralstation.com.

More information can be found at strangechemistrybooks.com and angryrobotbooks.com.


Jamie Gibbs said...

That's awesome news - I'm really happy for Amanda spearheading the imprint as well. Shall be keeping an eye out for these titles.

Amanda said...

Thank you so much for the lovely write up! <3

Amanda (Strange Chemistry editor)