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Paul McAuley: Chapter One of The Confluence Trilogy

Gollancz Team: - February 27th, 2014
Competition, Extract, Paul McAuley, Science Fiction

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Last week, Paul wrote us a brilliant guest blog piece to celebrate the publication of The Confluence Trilogy. The omnibus of the classic trilogy is available now, and you can start reading now.

There’s a little more about the trilogy below, and don’t forget to enter the competition below to win some signed copies by midnight tonight. If you entered last week there’s no need to enter again. Good luck!

Confluence – a long, narrow, artificial … More

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Metro 2034 – and you think the Northern Line’s bad…

Gollancz Team: - February 20th, 2014
Competition, Science Fiction

metro 2034

I first came across Dimitry Glukhovsky’s Metro 2033 courtesy of a conversation with Sascha Mamzcak, the publisher of the Heyne genre list in Germany. He told me about this dark and violent post-apocalyptic SF thriller set amongst the last survivors of humankind as they battle for survival against monsters and themselves in the abandoned stations and tunnels of the Moscow Metro. The book, originally self-published by Dmitry and then taken up by a big Russian publishers had … More

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Figures in a Landscape a guest post by Paul McAuley

Gollancz Team: - February 20th, 2014
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Gollancz is delighted to bring you a brilliant guest post from Paul McAuley to celebrate the publication of The Confluence Trilogy

Here’s a good lesson in writing from Graham Greene’s A Sort of Life:

Excitement is simple: excitement is a situation, a single event. It mustn’t be wrapped up in thoughts, similes, metaphors. A simile is a form of reflection, but excitement is of the moment when there is no time to reflect. Action can only be expressed by … More

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Announcing the Way of Kings Read Along!

Gollancz Team: - February 13th, 2014
Brandon Sanderson, Competition, Extract, Fantasy

Way of Kings

Breaking news! We’re teaming up with the brilliant Marc Aplin of Fantasy Faction for a read along of Way of Kings!  We know many of you are as excited as we are for the upcoming publication Words of Radiance and thought now was the perfect time to have a look back at the series so far. Without further ado, we turn you over to your host, the brilliant Marc Aplin of Fantasy-Faction to discuss our read along. Firstly, this isn’t going … More

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Wolfhound Century: What the Geeks thought

Gollancz Team: - February 4th, 2014
Competition, Gollancz Geeks, Science Fiction

We promised you some Geeks reviews, and we will deliver! Sometimes Gollancz is just fashionably late, okay? Last week we shared what reviewers and other authors were saying about Wolfhound Century, to celebrate the paperback publication, but now it’s the turn of our Gollancz Geeks.

If you’ve read Wolfhound Century, let us know what you thought in the comments below!

Gollancz Geeks on Wolfhound Century

‘A fantastically well written, brilliantly imagined world, set in a … More

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