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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.

Announcing the publication date of Mistborn: Shadows of Self!

Gollancz Team: - December 19th, 2014
Brandon Sanderson, Fantasy, News

We’re so excited! You wait not very long at all for a new Brandon Sanderson release date and then two turn up at once! We launched Brandon in the UK with the Mistborn trilogy (The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension and Hero of Ages) so it’s always been a series that’s very close to our hearts. Following on from that trilogy, Brandon then did that rare thing and moved … More

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Cover Reveal: The Boy Who Wept Blood

Gollancz Team: - December 18th, 2014
Cover Art, Cover Reveal, Den Patrick, Fantasy

The Boy Who Wept Blood is a new standalone adventure from Den Patrick. Set in his marvellously drawn world of Landfall (a world where characters and author alike have secrets) these are tight, fast moving fantasies driven by all-too-flawed and very real characters. There’s much to appeal to fantasy and historical readers alike with intrigue, deceit and a fair bit of swash-buckling to power the plot along.

We wanted to reflect that in the covers. We also wanted to … More

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The Rivers of London Rap is here!

Gollancz Team: - November 20th, 2014
Ben Aaronovitch, Fantasy, News

If you’re enjoying Ben’s new book, Foxglove Summer, or are just embarked on the Peter Grant series or are even just wondering what all the fuss is about we think you might enjoy this music video for The Rivers of London. It comes with lyrics and music by Ben “Doc Brown” Smith and Mikis Michaelides.

Complete with an excellent Peter (Doc Brown himself) and Beverley Brook and references to all the London based books in the series … More

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Cover Reveal: THE GLORIOUS ANGELS

Gollancz Team: - November 14th, 2014
Cover Art, Cover Reveal, Fantasy, Justina Robson, News, Science Fiction

We’re delighted to be able to show you the new cover for Justina Robson’s eagerly awaited new SF novel.

The Glorious Angels is every bit as rich in conception and clever in delivery as the best of Justina’s work and is linked to a beguiling set of characters and a world that remains a mystery both to reader and characters alike. It is a world where the tech is so advanced it might as well be magic and the aliens so … More

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This is what The City Stained Red does

Gollancz Team: - October 30th, 2014
Fantasy, Sam Sykes

Simon,  Associate Publisher of Gollancz and editor of The City Stained Red, discusses why you should all be reading The City Stained Red. Right now. Trust us.

Sam Sykes’ The City Stained Red has a special place in my affections (and not just because Sam is the size of a grizzly and has a reputation for beating people who make the world greyer with an actual honest-to-goodness oar). In a world where commercial fantasy, paradoxically,  tends … More

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