Many big publishers like Random House have what are called "imprints," or divisions in the publishing house with their own brand and specialization. And now Harper Collins, a major publisher, has announced it's creating a new scifi imprint called Angry Robot, which will publish 2-3 books per month starting in July 2009. That's a hell of a lot of scifi writing being supported by a major publisher. Angry Robot plans to make its books available in mass market paperback format, as well as in digital form online. Angry Robot will target "early adopters of science fiction, who begin reading the genre between the ages of 14 and 16, and the 'massively aggressive consumers' of the titles, who are aged between 27 and 40." Angry Robot head Marc Gascoigne says the imprint will be looking for new, upstart, breakout authors. Harper Collins already has a scifi imprint called Voyager that handles established writers like Cory Doctorow. [via Bowing to the Future]