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Hannu Rajaniemi Is Not A Real Man And I Can Prove It!

Gollancz Team: - July 17th, 2014
Gavin G. Smith, Guest Post, Hannu Rajaniemi, Uncategorized

Gollancz welcomes Gavin G. Smith back for a very special guest post in which he attempts to prove his rather spectacular theory about fellow author (and “arch-nemesis”) Hannu Rajaniemi.

(Most of this is true.)

My Story:

So Veteran, my first novel, was published in 2010.  There was something of a buzz about it beforehand.  I was one of two SF debuts from Gollancz that year.  Like most first time authors I was incredibly excited and looking forward to seeing the … More

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Elite: The Dark Wheel by Robert Holdstock*

Gollancz Team: - June 16th, 2014
Elite: Dangerous, Guest Post, Other, Science Fiction

*We are delighted to replace the original blog post with this update, corrected by eyewitness and participant – the marvellous Malcolm Edwards, who is a LonCon Guest of Honour – to some of the events cited within. The first two people to correctly identify all of the corrections will win copies of the new Elite novels when they’re published in physical form in Autumn 2014.

The original Elite, released in 1984, was one of the reasons I became a fan of … More

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Elite- Docking is Difficult

Gollancz Team: - June 3rd, 2014
Elite: Dangerous, Guest Post, Science Fiction

Gollancz is thrilled to welcome guest blogger Adam Whitehead of The Wertzone back to the blog. Adam discusses just how difficult docking really was in the Elite games. 

They say that docking is difficult, and they’re not kidding.

I was six years old when my dad came home from work one night, excitedly brandishing a copy of a new computer game he’d picked up. We’d had our computer – a mighty BBC Micro Model ‘B’ with a … More

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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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