Yes, it’s true. Company Town has been acquired by Tor Books. Angry Robot will no longer be publishing it. I explain how this happened at io9:
Ashby tells io9 that her editor had left Angry Robot before editing Company Town, and meanwhile the book was delayed — so she informed the authors who were blurbing it that there was no rush, after all. One of those would-be blurbers offered to show the book to his editor at Tor instead, and Tor had a spin on the book that Ashby liked.
I’m really excited about this, but I know you might have questions. If you have any more that I didn’t think of here, then I’ll try to answer them in the comments.
When will the book be out?
I’m not sure. We’re working on a date, but it looks like Fall 2015 might work.
Will my pre-order still work?
Doubtful. I will provide a pre-order link as soon as Tor generates one.
What will your next book from Tor be about?
I have some ideas! (I have too many ideas, actually. The trouble is sorting through them and finding the right one.) First I have to finish Rev, for Angry Robot, and a bunch of stories for various anthologies. But odds are it will be a standalone novel, probably set in the nearish future.
Will Rev: The Third Machine Dynasty be end of the Machine Dynasty series?
Yes. I have no plans to continue the series, either with Angry Robot or with anyone else.
Will it be your final book with Angry Robot?