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I find myself the Associate Publisher of Gollancz with no clear idea of how I got here but fairly sure I enjoyed the journey. There was some college, a lot of bookselling and a bit of marketing along the way but that was a long time ago. I’ve been editing since 1991. I’ve always read SF, Fantasy and Horror but I’ve always enjoyed reading other stuff as well. I’ve published other stuff too but never had as much fun doing it as I have publishing genre books. I’m very happy doing what I’m doing; to the extent that I’ve been comprehensively ruined for doing anything else. Anything else may have got off lightly. I’m definitely more Arthur Dent than I am Takeshi Kovacs. But then if anyone in publishing tells you they’re like Takeshi Kovacs they are LYING.

Remembering Iain Banks

Gollancz Team: - August 19th, 2014
Author Post, Events, Simon Ings

It was sad, of course, that the Guest of Honour slot for Iain Banks at the World SF Convention was in memoriam for this wonderful man and writer. He’s a huge loss to us and the wider literary community but left behind an extraordinary legacy of books. With the Con over we thought it would be fitting to mark the end of this wonderful event by celebrating, again, Iain Banks. So we’re hugely grateful to Simon Ings and … More

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Justina Robson’s ‘Five Things About Your Work In Progress’ (SPOILERS!)

Gollancz Team: - June 30th, 2014
Justina Robson, Science Fiction

In March of next  year we’re publishing Justina Robson’s new book The Glorious Angels. I’ve just finished editing the book and had talked to Justina telling her how excited I was by it – it’s strange, original and compelling. And quite brave I think. Justina is one of the most skilled and thoughtful of the current generation of SF writers and I’m really proud and thrilled that we’re publishing this new novel from her. So when I … More

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Happy Publication Day to BARRICADE!

Gollancz Team: - June 19th, 2014
Events, Jon Wallace, News

We had a hugely successful launch for Jon Wallace’s debut, Barricade, last night at Forbidden Planet.

Kicking off at 6pm with a small crowd of people already waiting the signing went through to after seven with a steady stream of people. Forbidden Planet had ordered 100 copies of the TPB and sold out on the night. Thanks, by the way, to the two excellent latecomers who arrived to snaffle the last two copies that were beginning … More

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Cover Reveal: Foxglove Summer

Gollancz Team: - June 9th, 2014
Ben Aaronovitch, Cover Art, Cover Reveal, Fantasy

We’re delighted to be able to show you the cover for Ben Aaronovitch’s hotly anticipated new novel Foxglove Summer. This was something of a challenge for the superb Stephen Walters who has done the iconic covers for this series.

Those of you familiar with Peter Grant’s earlier adventures will know that Stephen’s cover artworks have been densely populated pictorial maps of London full of puns, jokes and sly geographical digs (witness the Isle of Dogs on Rivers … More

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Friday Reads: Barricade

Gollancz Team: - May 30th, 2014
Extract, Jon Wallace, Science Fiction

Our Friday Reads this week is the stunning June Gollancz Debut, Barricade, by Jon Wallace. We’ve got a very special introduction to the world of Barricade from the book’s editor Simon

Dear Reader,

In a flashback sequence at the beginning of this novel a small boy asks the book’s (anti?)hero a question. At the time Kenstibec is horribly injured and hanging upside down from a chain, bleeding on the floor. He’ll be fine though – he’s … More

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