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…
It has come to my attention that some of … More
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.
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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.
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
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