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Mark is the Online Key Accounts Director at the Orion Publishing Group. He also writes and is currently working on a number of script projects, including OUR ROBOT OVERLORDS for director Jon Wright and Piers Tempest’s Tempo Productions. You can follow him on Twitter @markstay or or read his blog at http://unusuallytallstories.wordpress.com


Gollancz Team: - April 15th, 2014
Elite: Dangerous, News, Other, Science Fiction

I was delighted to hear that classic game ELITE was making a comeback this year, and even more delighted when I learned that Gollancz would be publishing a trio of tie-in novels. But what is thing you call ELITE, you cry? You mean you don’t know?!

Well, I had a similar reaction from some of m’learned (or not) sales colleagues, so I put together the following to help them sell it in…

Morning all,

It has come to my attention that some of … More

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Our Robot Overlords

Gollancz Team: - February 25th, 2013

Now that Gillian Anderson has spilled the beans, I guess I can talk a little more about OUR ROBOT OVERLORDS, the script I’ve been working for the better part of the last two years. So let’s if I can do this without dropping any mahoosive spoilers or enraging the producers.

Your friendly, neighbourhood robot Sentry.

Director Jon Wright and I have a straightforward method of working: I … More

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Oh, Prometheus

Gollancz Team: - January 9th, 2013
Film Reviews, Films, Other

Aww, remember this? Remember how excited you were…?

And then you saw the movie.

Some have been scathing of Prometheus, but I rather enjoyed it. No, it wasn’t Alien or Aliens, but it looked jaw-droppingly stunning, and there were great performances. But something wasn’t quite right, and it was largely the screenwriters Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof who came in for a kicking.


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George R.R. Martin and How I Learned to Love The Big Bang Theory

Gollancz Team: - November 28th, 2012
George R.R. Martin, Other, TV shows

This Wednesday we’re kicking off the first of our weekly What We’re Watching Wednesday promotions. Wherein, once a week a member of Team Gollancz will share with you a TV show or film we can’t stop talking about. Whether it’s a hot new TV series, old genre favourite, classic film or hotly anticipated new release this is the place to share and discuss what we’re watching. This week we’ve got a post from Mark about The Big Bang Theory (which … More

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Friday Reads: Joe Abercrombie’s RED COUNTRY is bloody . . . (spoiler free review)

Gollancz Team: - September 7th, 2012
Fantasy, Friday Reads, Joe Abercrombie, Reviews

red country jacket

I remember getting an email from my colleague Simon Spanton some years ago. It was a simple message, ‘You’ll like this.’ Attached to the email was a file with the first few chapters of a book he wanted to buy for Gollancz called The Blade Itself. I opened the attachment and started to read.

He wasn’t wrong; the combination of black humour, violence and dental torture appealed to me very much. I wanted to read more and I’m happy … More

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