Angry Robot to launch YA imprint

Angry Robot to launch YA imprint

Sci-fi and fantasy specialist Angry Robot is setting up a YA imprint, Strange Chemistry, with genre blogger Amanda Rutter appointed editor.

The imprint will launch in September 2012, with five titles to be published before the end of the year, with plans to then publish one book a month. Strange Chemistry will co-publish its titles simultaneously in the US and UK, in both e-book and paperback formats, as Angry Robot does.

Rutter was until recently the blogger behind genre review site blog, Floor-to-Ceiling Books. She will take up her post on 12th December.

Angry Robot managing director Marc Gascoigne said: "The key to any truly successful genre imprint is the personality of its editors. In Amanda we've found the perfect mix of editing skills and wild, wild enthusiasm for the subject. We're beyond delighted to welcome her to the team."

Rutter said: "Angry Robot have quickly become one of the most exciting and challenging genre publishers around, and I have so much admiration for the types of novels that the guys are bringing to the world of speculative fiction. I'm absolutely thrilled that I have the opportunity to join the team."