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Gollancz Team: - July 28th, 2014
Editorial Posts, Events

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

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A Special Guest Post from Jon Wallace

Gollancz Team: - July 24th, 2014
Events, Jon Wallace

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

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The Gollancz Festival 2014: The Full Schedule of Live Events at Waterstones Piccadilly

Gollancz Team: - July 18th, 2014
Events, News

We are delighted to share the full programme of author events at Waterstones Piccadilly for The Gollancz Festival on the 13th August 2014.

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

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10 Days to Edge-Lit 3!

Gollancz Team: - July 9th, 2014
Events, Jaine Fenn, Joe Abercrombie

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

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On This Day: The First Worldcon

Gollancz Team: - July 2nd, 2014
Events, Science Fiction

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.

This major event began in 1939 and (following an early hiatus caused by war, from 1942 to … More

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