Gollancz is delighted to welcome guest blogger, Tom Abba to the blog. Tom Abba is a specialist in narrative theory and practice, working within interactive media, and across film and television. Today, Tom shares some insight into The King in Yellow, HBO’s True Detective, digital books and beyond. You can find out more about Tom on his website.
Okay, so here’s the thing. The King in Yellow is either the thematic backbone of HBO’s True Detective,or it’s an incidental device being utilised by the hipster crowd to draw in the weird fiction mob and convince them that this series is worth sticking with. Time will tell which of these is true, but in the words of a noted writer of my acquaintance (hi Nick), rest assured, there is a Dog. It might not be the dog you expected, but it is there and it is barking.
This Friday we’ve got something a bit different for our Friday Reads. Gollancz is pleased to welcome a guest blogger Scott Malthouse. Scott tackles the question of the five Discworld books you must read.
There are few authors that have such a vehement and devoted fan base as Sir Terry Pratchett, and for good reason. His Discworld books are laced with social satire, ingeniously disguised in fantasy garb. Pratchett’s sparkling wit and moreish writing has entertained a generation, including … More
With just one more sleep until the publication of Words of Radiance we’ve got a special treat for this week’s read along! We’re sharing an audio extract and the first seven chapters of Words of Radiance. Not bad for a Wednesday!
Words of Radiance is out where all good books are sold tomorrow.
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Today we have a special Friday Reads from our author Den Patrick, who is doing an event with Jen Williams in March (details below). We thought it only fitting that The Copper Promise be reviewed by Den in preparation for what promises to be a great event.
The Copper Promise by Jen Williams
I first bumped into Jen at an SFX weekender years ago and recognised her as ‘that self-publishing lady from Twitter.’ It’s been fun watching … More
I hope that by now you have managed to secure a copy of Brandon Sanderson’s Way of Kings (still just £1.99 as an ebook until the 3rd March) and that you’re managing to keep up with us as we move into the second week of this readalong. This first quarter of the book has seen heavy emphasis on the building and shaping of the two main characters, Kaladin and Shallan, and the masterful construction … More