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Unknowability A Guest Post By Paul McAuley

Gollancz Team: - May 18th, 2016
Author Post, Paul McAuley

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We are thrilled to welcome Paul McAuley back to the Gollancz Blog. In this guest post Paul McAuley answers one of the most important questions of our time: why do we write about aliens? Read on and find out . . .

What do we write about when we write about aliens? Of course, we mostly write about ourselves – even when we’re writing about cat-aliens. Perhaps especially when we’re writing about cat-aliens, because despite all the behavioural studies we … More

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The Five Things That Make World-Class Science Fiction a Guest Post by Alex Lamb

Gollancz Team: - April 29th, 2016
Author Post, Science Fiction

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We are delighted to welcome Alex Lamb back to the Gollancz Blog. Alex’s latest book, Nemesis, the sequel to the hard-hitting and action-packed Roboteer, is out now in bookshops.We asked Alex to tell us the five things that make world-class Science Fiction. Here’s what he had to say  . . .

I’ve spent my life drenched in science fiction. When I was a small boy, before Star Wars arrived in our town, my fixation with all things extraterrestrial … More

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On Writing Nemesis a Guest Post by Alex Lamb

Gollancz Team: - April 22nd, 2016
Author Post

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We are delighted to welcome Alex Lamb back to the Gollancz Blog. Alex’s latest book, Nemesis, the sequel to the hard-hitting and action-packed Roboteer, is out now in bookshops. To celebrate the publication of Nemesis we asked Alex to tell us about the process of writing the book and following up the epic Roboteer. 

How do you write a great sequel to a story that already has a complete heroic arc?

This question has … More

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Introducing The Ship: A Guest Post by Antonia Honeywell

Gollancz Team: - March 21st, 2016
Author Post

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We are delighted to welcome Antonia Honeywell to the blog. Antonia Honeywell is the author of The Ship, published by our sister imprint W&N. Antonia Honeywell also took part in the #GollanczFest15 and in this post discusses the festival and her love of SFF. 

I’ve never been in with the in crowd. Ever. The trauma of an entire coachload of Brownies bursting into hysterical, disbelieving laughter when they discovered I’d never heard of Kajagoogoo remains with me to … More

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Can you pass Kenstibec’s Driving Test?

Gollancz Team: - March 10th, 2016
Author Post, Jon Wallace

(2016 03 02) Jon Wallace Blog - KenStibec driving test

We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace back to the Gollancz Blog. Jon Wallace’s new books Steeple is out today in paperback and to celebrate we’ve got a special treat.  Join us as we find out what it takes to pass Kenstibec’s driving test  . . .

Jon Wallace’s Kenstibec books are twisted, darkly humorous tales following antihero Kenstibec, a taxi driver working in the wasteland of a dystopian future Britain. He is a member of … More

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