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Archive for February, 2012

Brandon Sanderson plans 36-volume fantasy series

Gollancz Team: - February 29th, 2012
Brandon Sanderson, Fantasy, Guest Post

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Adam Whitehead runs a blog called The Wertzone; justly famous for its fantastically in-depth analysis of various long running genre franchises, whether they be George R.R. Martin or Peter F. Hamilton, on television, in the cinema or on your computer in game form. Who better then than Adam to write about an underlying structure in the works of our very own Brandon Sanderson? We’re grateful to Adam for allowing us to run this piece on our blog.

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Michael Moorcock and the boy out of time

Gollancz Team: - February 27th, 2012
Fantasy, Masterworks, Michael Moorcock

Jacket artwork copyright Michael Whelan

Jacket artwork copyright Michael Whelan

I’m not very old but I sometimes feel that way. I first started reading fantasy in the mid to late 70s. And it’s hard now, even for me, to fully connect with just how little fantasy there was around. Well, fantasy as we recognize (and endlessly debate) the commercial genre now at any rate. Of course there were your Lovecrafts and your Dunsanys and your Leibers and your so ons and so forths but I … More

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Guess the Title- Elves: Rise of the TaiGethen

Gollancz Team: - February 24th, 2012
Fantasy, James Barclay, Social Networking

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This week you may have spotted a competition on the blog: Guess the title, win the book!

The rules are as more or less exactly as you’d expect; we give you a few clues and if you were one of the first people to correctly email us the title we’d send you a copy of the book . . . right up until we run out of books! We had five copies to give away this week, and your fiendish clues … More

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Guess the title, win the book!

Gollancz Team: - February 22nd, 2012
Competition

It’s a touch late, but it’s finally here! And here’s a little reminder of how it works:

We give you a few clues about the book we’re looking for.

Email us at competitions@orionbooks.co.uk with the subject line: Guess the Title. We will randomly pick five winners from the correct answers. You can email us as many guesses as you like but we will only count your correct answer once! Competition closes Thursday 23rd February 2012 at 2pm. For our full terms and … More

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Dabbling with Destiny

Gollancz Team: - February 21st, 2012
Author Post, Fantasy, Michael J. Ward

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I’ve often been asked if I could imagine DestinyQuest as a computer game; after all, video games were the main inspiration for my gamebook series. I usually answer with a most affirmative nod and then proceed to reel off a shopping list of all the ‘cool things’ I’d love to see amalgamated into a game franchise – visceral combat, tons of loot, flexible character-building, epic dungeon crawls, a free-roaming world… Yes, I could see that game. I’ve been … More

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