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Archive for December, 2012

What we’re reading and watching over Christmas

Gollancz Team: - December 22nd, 2012
Films, Friday Reads, TV shows

You’ve heard a little bit about what we’ve been reading and watching over the last few weeks here at Gollancz HQ (not whilst IN the office, obviously, we’re far too busy for that…), so I’m sure you’re all chomping at the bit to see how a group of people with such fine and varied tastes are going to be entertaining themselves through the barrage of brussell sprouts and crap telly that awaits. Luckily for you, we’ve done a round up … More

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Watching Alien with a 14 year old

Gollancz Team: - December 19th, 2012
Films, Other

This week’s What We’re Watching Wednesday has Simon introducing a modern teenager to a sci-fi horror classic…

I’ve been waiting a long time, fourteen years in fact, to watch the Alien films with my eldest son. I sensed that Aliens might be the main event within the franchise for a teenager (perhaps because it remains my favourite of the films, indeed it’s my favourite SF film fullstop) but you have to do these things in order so, on Saturday night with … More

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Christmas reads: part two

Gollancz Team: - December 18th, 2012
Elizabeth May, Friday Reads, Joe Hill, Other

Christmas is almost upon us! And while it’s cold indoors, it’s a perfect opportunity for a bit of reading. For me, that means cracking on with some of my most anticipated reads of 2013…

DEAD EVER AFTER by Charlaine Harris has to come first. It’s the conclusion to the utterly phenomenal Sookie Stackhouse series, and I’ll be honest, I can’t wait to find out what happens in the end. We revealed the cover on the blog earlier in the … More

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Christmas reads: part one

Gollancz Team: - December 18th, 2012
Adam Roberts, Friday Reads, Other, Terry Pratchett

This Xmas, I’m spending some time away from the office in a lovely house in the Lake District with my partner’s family, where I shall be, let’s be honest, a bit bored. So what better plan than to do what I normally do all of the time anyway, and read some genre stuff?

I’m going to be very good and make myself have at least one day of non-work related reading. Other than that, I expect it will be editing and … More

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Book presents for book lovers

Gollancz Team: - December 17th, 2012
Other

As it is the time to give lovely things to the lovely people in your life, Gillian has come up with the ultimate gift guide for book lovers… 

1)      I fell in love with this book the moment I saw it. Red leather, gold-edged pages, gold foil on the cover, and containing all seven novels in translation, for me this is the ultimate Jules Verne collection. It’s stunning. So go on, spoil someone! It’s published by Barnes and Noble and … More

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