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A Guest Post from Tom Abba on The King in Yellow

Gollancz Team: - March 24th, 2014
ebooks, Fantasy, Guest Post, TV shows

the king in yellowGollancz 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.

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Friday Reads: Five Discworld Books You Must Read

Gollancz Team: - March 21st, 2014
Fantasy, Friday Reads, Guest Post, Terry Pratchett, Uncategorized

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

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Read the first seven chapters of Words of Radiance with our weekly Way of Kings Read Along!

Gollancz Team: - March 5th, 2014
Brandon Sanderson, Extract, Fantasy, Guest Post, Read Along

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!

Listen to the prologue of Words Of Radiance.
Return to the Stormlight Archive with the first seven chapters of Words of Radiance 

Words of Radiance is out where all good books are sold tomorrow.

Now … More

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Friday Reads: The Copper Promise (reviewed by Den Patrick)

Gollancz Team: - February 28th, 2014
Den Patrick, Fantasy, Friday Reads, Guest Post

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

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Way of Kings Read Along (Chapters 4- 8)

Gollancz Team: - February 26th, 2014
Brandon Sanderson, Digital Deals, ebooks, Fantasy, Guest Post, Read Along

Way of Kings

Hello once again, my fellow Readalongees.

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

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