The Penrose Series

The Penrose Series details the world of Penrose, a planet of robots.  So far the series consists of the novels Twisted Metal, Blood and Iron and various short stories, some of which appear in Stories of the Northern Road.  You can read  Four Blind Horses, the first of these stories, by following the link.

The series will conclude with Penrose 3, tentatively titled The Book of Robots.  The writing of this book coincided with the time of my wife’s ill health, during which time I lost a lot of the momentum to write.  I do intend to complete the book and the series.

The following links give some background to the series


20 thoughts on “The Penrose Series

  1. One of the few books i’ve read that i constantly think about after i put it down! cant wait for more from Penrose, rereading throught Capacity as we speak!

  2. Hi Tony,
    Just wanted to say I’m a huge fan of your Penrose books, thank you for taking my imagination there! I love the world you have crafted.
    I cannot wait to read the next when it’s finished.
    Also, and most importantly, I do hope your wife is well and fighting fit now!

  3. penrose 3 bring it on!!amazing series so far

    my only question is whens it gonna be in my hand so i read that sucka!

  4. Any idea when we might see Penrose 3? And do you have any plans to expand the universe after that? Blood and Iron is easily my favourite book and I would love more of this universe!

    1. Glad to hear you enjoy the books! There is no fixed date for Penrose 3, but rest assured, there is much more to come in that universe…

  5. I’ve almost finished Blood and Iron. I don’t want to finish it because – I don’t want it to end.
    I found myself rooting for the robots. Which made me think. Also it raises the question of what it means to be human. Totally enjoying the book.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it, and I wonder if you’ve reached the end yet?

      Sorry for the late reply – your comment got stuck in spam for some reason

  6. Hey there! I loved the series and was wondering if we’d ever see the conclusion. It was all so compelling but it’s been years since there’s been any real news for the third book.

  7. I would really just prefer it if you would openly say that you have no intentions of finishing the Penrose series. You had such a great idea to begin with but it has stagnated and the playful banter you’ve given us instead of solid answers has only served to alienate your fanbase from ever returning to the series on the off chance you complete it.

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