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Andrzej Sapkowski

Andrzej Sapkowski was born in 1948 in Poland. He studied economy and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about the sorcerer Geralt of Rivia turned him into a bestselling writer and he is now one of Poland’s most famous and successful authors, selling more in his own country than Stephen King or Michael Crichton.


Don’t miss out on our February Digital Deals!

If, like us, you can’t quite believe that tomorrow is March (it is!) we thought we’d take this chance to remind you of our February Digital Deals. This weekend only you can purchase six fantastic books at bargain prices. From epic fantasy, to incredible action, adventure and outstanding YA crossover novels we’ve got something for everyone. Our digital deals start at just £.99 and are available from your favourite UK online retailers until the 3rd March 2014.

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Time of Contempt – extract and giveaway

After a long delay, Gollancz is very pleased to have published Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski. We’re sorry for the wait, which was out of our hands, but thrilled to get a chance to reintroduce readers to the world of Geralt, the Witcher. You may only know the computer games, which have been hugely successful (and the third one, due next year, looks amazing), but they draw all of their setting and characters direct from the … More

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Friday Reads: The Last Wish

So, one of the benefits of working at Gollancz is that you get free books. Which is nice, although to be fair I’m not sure I actually need that many more books. But then, on the other hand, they’re so brilliant. Who needs room in their house anyway?

One of the less frequent benefits is that we get sent other free stuff. Occasionally, if we publish a tie-in to a computer game, we get sent copies of the game when it’s … More

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The Elder Scrolls vs The Witcher: a Guest Post by Chris Wooding

The Elder Scrolls or The Witcher series? Where do you stand? Are you the kind of player who likes to stand on a snowy mountainside at night and stare at a distant dragon silhouetted against the moons for an hour? Or do you want gritty moral choices and a story that reacts to them?

Skyrim is the latest in a line of wonderfully detailed sandbox games that allow you to wander to your heart’s content, roaming beautiful … More

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The Gemmell Awards 2012

Today we’re thrilled to have another guest blogger on the blog. Following the delightful Pornokitsch joining us to talk about the ethos behind their award, today we have Stan Nicholls, Chairman of the David Gemmell Legend Awards, with a little bit about how the award came about, and what it’s designed to do. And watch this space! The David Gemmell Legend Award Shortlists are announced on Sunday!

When David Gemmell died on 28th July 2006, aged … More

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