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.
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
Tags: Andrzej Sapkowski, Geralt the Witcher, Time of Contempt
Posted in Andrzej Sapkowski, Competition, Extract, Fantasy | 6 Comments »
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
Tags: Andrzej Sapkowski, Blood of Elves, Chris Wooding, Geralt of Rivia, Last Wish, Skyrim, Times of Contempt, Witcher
Posted in Andrzej Sapkowski, Fantasy, Friday Reads | 2 Comments »
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
Tags: Andrzej Sapkowski, Chris Wooding, Skyrim, the elder scrolls, The Ketty Jay novels, The Witcher
Posted in Andrzej Sapkowski, Author Post, Chris Wooding, Fantasy, Guest Post | 4 Comments »
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
Tags: Andrzej Sapkowski, Brandon Sanderson, David Gemmell Longlist, Fantasy, James Barclay, Joe Abercrombie, Pierre Pevel, Stan Nicholls
Posted in Andrzej Sapkowski, Author Post, Brandon Sanderson, Events, Fantasy, Guest Post, James Barclay, Joe Abercrombie, Pierre Pevel, Prize Winners, Stan Nicholls | 1 Comment »
It’s the first day back at work in Gollancz towers today, so let’s celebrate with a quick peek into the future at the three amazing debut authors coming up this year – and three new projects from familiar faces, to delight you*.
Gollancz is thrilled to welcome Michael J. Ward to the list, with the first novel in the DestinyQuest® adventures The Legion of Shadow. We’re publishing in May, so make a note in your diaries, because this book … More
Tags: Acquisitions, AJ Dalton, Andrzej Sapkowski, Avatar, Christmas, DestinyQuest, Empire of the Saviours, Empty Space, Fantasy, James Cameron, M. John Harrison, Michael J. Ward, Miles Cameron, Science Fiction, Stephen Baxter, The Black Captain, The Legion of Shadow, The Science of Avatar, The Witcher, Times of Contempt, Traitor Son Cycle
Posted in Acquisitions, AJ Dalton, Andrzej Sapkowski, Cover Art, Editorial Posts, Fantasy, M. John Harrison, Michael J. Ward, Miles Cameron, News, Science Fiction, Seasonal Posts, Stephen Baxter | 3 Comments »