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
In an exchange placement with our crime-loving cousins at the Murder Room, Wolfhound Century author Peter Higgins slipped into the world of historical thriller fiction to read Dan Smith’s new paperback Red Winter. This is what he discovered…
A man on horseback emerges from the edge of a dark forest, crosses a shallow icy river and enters a village. The horse is uneasy, the village silent and … More
So Elite: Wanted by Gavin Deas is out on the 15th of May. Gavin Deas is the cunning pseudonym of fantasy author Stephen Deas (The Adamantine Palace, The Black Mausoleum, Dragon Queen et. al.) and science fiction author Gavin Smith (Veteran, War In Heaven, Age of Scorpio and Crysis: Escalation). To better understand the process behind writing a collaborative novel Stephen and Gavin … More
The Eye of Winter’s Fury is the third entry in the best-selling DestinyQuest gamebook series. We asked the series creator, Michael J. Ward, for some top tips to help readers prepare for this exciting new instalment in the epic fantasy saga. Over to you Mike…
‘FOOLISH MORTALS! Yes, it is I – the gamesmaster of doom – and your worthless lives have finally come to an end!’
Pauses. Listens to crackly Gollancz voice on the other end of phone.
‘What, I … More
I sold the Stonewylde series to Gollancz back in 2010, despite misgivings. The world I’d created wasn’t your run-of-the-mill fantasy; no swords, little blood, not an elf, dragon or ancient portal in sight. There is a Dark Lord (the eponymous Magus of the first title) and there’s natural magic, a flawed hero and of course the prophecy/quest. And a crow. But really, Stonewylde is … More
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