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Gollancz acquire new title from Patrick Rothfuss, bestselling author of the Kingkiller Chronicles.

Gollancz Team: - April 10th, 2014
Acquisitions, Fantasy, News, Patrick Rothfuss

Gollancz, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, are delighted to announce the acquisition of UK and Commonwealth Rights to a new title from the award-nominated Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author, Patrick Rothfuss. THE SLOW REGARD OF SILENT THINGS is a must-read novella set in Pat Rothfuss’s extraordinary Kingkiller Universe.

With his first two Kingkiller novels, THE NAME OF THE WIND and THE WISE MAN’S FEAR, Patrick Rothfuss created the … More

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Gollancz secures World Rights to publish lavishly illustrated diaries celebrating Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.

Gollancz Team: - April 8th, 2014
Acquisitions, News

pratchettGollancz, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, in partnership with the official purveyor of merchandise from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, The Discworld Emporium, are delighted to announce plans to publish Discworld diaries for the next three years from 2015 to 2017. With background detail and hilarious one-liners, The Discworld Diaries will help all fans of Sir Terry Pratchett keep their lives in order.

Developed in consultation with Sir Terry Pratchett, the Discworld diaries are one part diary, one part guide to the arcane practices of the funniest creation in modern fantasy.

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GOLLANCZ CRASHES HEAVEN WITH SPECTACULAR DEBUT SF NOVEL

Gollancz Team: - April 4th, 2014
Acquisitions, News, Science Fiction

Gollancz, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group, has bought world rights to a remarkable SF debut. Written by an assured new UK author, Crashing Heaven echoes classic SF and brings a cutting edge digital twist.

Simon Spanton, Gollancz Associate Publisher, bought rights for two books from London author Al Robertson in a major pre-empt ahead of an auction, through Sue Armstrong at Conville & Walsh.  The first novel, Crashing Heaven, will be published in June 2015.

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Gollancz signs-up space opera from multi-award-winning author Elizabeth Bear

Gollancz Team: - March 20th, 2014
Acquisitions, News, Science Fiction

elizabeth bearGollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of World Rights to a two-book space opera from John W. Campbell and Hugo-Award-winning author, Elizabeth Bear.

Combining a unique concept with a compelling plot, Elizabeth Bear’s novels imagine the invention of The White Drive: an easy, nonrelativistic means of travel across unimaginable distances. The gripping story follows salvage operators, Haimey Dz and her partner Connla Kurucz, as they pilot their tiny ship into the scars left by unsuccessful White Transitions, searching for the relics of lost human – and alien – vessels.

Elizabeth Bear is the author of a number of novels and short stories. She has received extraordinary recognition including two Hugo Awards, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (2005), a Sturgeon Award, a Locus Award, an Asimov’s Reader’s Choice award, a Spectrum Award, and an honourable mention for the Philip K. Dick Award.

Simon Spanton, Gollancz Associate Publisher, acquired World Rights, including Audio, to two novels by Elizabeth Bear from Jennifer Jackson at the Donald Maass agency. The first book, ANCESTRAL NIGHT, will be published in late 2016.

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A NEW HORIZON: rare first edition of GERRY ANDERSON’S GEMINI FORCE ONE to be published for Kickstarter backers in 2014

Gollancz Team: - January 27th, 2014
Acquisitions, News

Successful Kickstarter project: GERRY ANDERSON’S GEMINI FORCE ONE, is to be published by Gollancz in 2014 and Orion Children’s Books in 2015 in a deal agented by Robert Kirby of United Agents with Orion Children’s Books Editorial Director Amber Caravéo. Publication will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first broadcast of THUNDERBIRDS.

GEMINI FORCE ONE was devised and developed by Gerry Anderson before his death and completed by bestselling author M G Harris with the approval of the Estate of Gerry … More

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