The publisher Victor Gollancz was renowned for throwing fantastic parties as well as publishing exceptional novels, and we have always tried to uphold both glorious traditions. This photographic evidence of our success comes from a 1988 party held at Two Brydges Place, to celebrate the publication of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters and Robert Holdstock’s Lavondyss.
Scroll down to see David Hartwell, Ellen Kushner, Joe Haldeman, Norman Spinrad, Jo Fletcher, Brian Aldiss, Lucius Shepard, Terry Pratchett, Ellen Datlow and … More
Tags: Brain Aldiss, David Hartnell, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, Ellen Kushner, Jo Fletcher, Joe Haldeman, Lucius Shepard, Norman Spinrad, Terry Pratchett
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We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace to the Blog. Jon’s brilliant debut novel, Barricade is out now in bookshops and online.
My debut novel, Barricade, is the story of Kenstibec, a taxi driver in post-apocalyptic Britain. He is a member of the “Ficial” race, a breed of superhumans who were intended to save mankind, but ended up trying to exterminate it.
One of the defining traits of the Ficial race was its “optimisation”. Each member was … More
We have some sensational new additions to the line–ups of both rooms at Waterstones Piccadilly, including Joe Hill (Horns, NOS4R2) and Connie Willis (Blackout/All Clear). We will be releasing the dynamic schedule of daytime digital author events in due course.
For updates on digital events please register … More
There seems to be an epidemic of conventions in the UK at the moment. August is simply awash with geeky goodness, with the second Nine Worlds Geekfest taking place at Heathrow from the 8th to the 10th, the International Discworld Convention (the Ankh-Morpork Grand Exhibition) with Manchester standing in for Ankh-Morpork from the 8th until the 11th, and, of course, the Big Kahoona: LonCon, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, setting off Sub-Etha Sens-O-Matics … More
Tags: Charles Stross, Conrad Williams, Conventions, Discworld, Freda Warrington, Jaine Fenn, Joe Abercrombie, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Nineworlds, Tricia Sullivan, Worldcon
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Not for the first time, we are indebted to the Hugo-winning Encyclopedia of Science Fiction for pointing out – via its excellent On This Day function – that the first Worldcon began seventy-five years ago today in New York City.