My first encounter with Dune was the opening sentence of Part Two, Muad’Dib: “Now Harkonnen shall kill Harkonnen,” Paul whispered.
Dune wasn’t even a novel at that time – it was a pair of magazine serials, published in one of the leading magazines, Analog, still under the legendary editorship of John W. Campbell Jr. The first section, “Dune World” (“Dune” in the novel), appeared in three parts between December 1963 and February 1964. Readers then had … More
Gollancz Team: Gillian - December 30th, 2011
Science Fiction, Gollancz 50th, Fantasy, SF Gateway, Patrick Rothfuss, Joe Abercrombie, Charlaine Harris, Brandon Sanderson, Seasonal Posts, Editorial Posts, Ben Aaronovitch, Connie Willis
The 30th of December. It’s somehow not quite Christmas any more, it’s not quite the New Year either, so it seems a marvellous day to look back at the year 2011 . . . and it’s been quite a year for Gollancz! So here are six of our highlights from the past twelve months . . .
1) Our 50th birthday party – it’s extraordinary to think that the Gollancz SF list is 50 years old! In that time the list … More
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We recently caught up with Justina Robson and asked her to tell us a little bit about the Gollancz 50th title she has written the introduction for Flowers for Algernon.
‘I seemed to see a ghostly, indistinct figure sitting in a whirling mass of black and brass for a moment – a figure so transparent that the bend behind with its sheets of drawings was absolutely distinct; but this phantasm vanished as I rubbed my eyes. The Time Machine had gone . . . The Time Traveller vanished three years ago. And, as everybody knows now, he has never returned.’
On Joe Abercrombie’s last visit to Gollancz Towers we asked him what he REALLY thought about The Lies of Locke Lamora.