This week Simon Spanton looks back at the masterpiece that is Mythago Wood.
Rob Holdstock died on this day in 2009. It was, of course, far too soon and a massive loss to his family and friends. But we also lost one of this country’s finest fantasists. Our Friday Reads blog today really couldn’t be for any book other than Rob’s masterpiece, Mythago Wood.
I read this book for the first time in about 1986. Perhaps 1987. I came … More
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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates, whether Americans, expats or people who love to join in on the 4th Thursday in November. Thanksgiving is the one day of the year when I’m truly homesick. Living in London for seven years, I’ve learned to do without fireworks on Independence Day, but making due without pumpkin pie and my grandmother’s delicious secret stuffing (which she makes in the dead of night to make so that none of us can write down the … More
Tom Lloyd’s brilliant new fantasy series has kicked off with Moon’s Artifice, which published last week. We recently sent it out to our Gollancz Geeks so we’re looking forward to seeing what you guys make of it. If you’ve missed the previous chapters, fear not, you can catch up on chapter one, chapter two and chapter three still. Tom also wrote us a piece on fantasy heroes for the blog that … More
As you can imagine, certain members of the Gollancz team are very excitable about the 50th Anniversary celebrations for Doctor Who, not least because we’ve published a book about it. Behind the Sofa collates lots of celebrity memories of watching the Doctor, and we wanted to share our own.