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Rivers of London is taking over the capital!

Gollancz Team: - April 1st, 2015
Ben Aaronovitch, Events, Fantasy, News

Join us this month as we team up with Cityread London to make Rivers of London the book everyone in the capital is talking about.

Each April, Cityread asks London’s citizens, workers and visitors to pick up a book – the same book – and read it together. And you can get involved!

Over the next few weeks Ben Aaronovitch will tour across all 33 Boroughs, there will be immersive theatre events including a secret Folly themed Police training session at Westminster Reference … More

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Gollancz direct submissions: closing on 10th April

Gollancz Team: - March 30th, 2015

After almost twenty years of being open to direct submissions, the Gollancz list has decided to move to a windowed direct submissions period each year. Please be aware that we won’t consider, or return, any direct unsolicited submissions which arrive after the 10th April.

We will open direct submissions again, for a limited period of time, later in 2015 and will make an announcement closer to the time.

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New series of stand-alone heroic fantasies from Tom Lloyd coming in 2016

Gollancz Team: - March 23rd, 2015
Acquisitions, Fantasy, News, Tom Lloyd

Marcus Gipps, Gollancz Commissioning Editor, has acquired World rights to the two novels, Stranger of Tempest and Princess of Blood, and two e-novellas by author of the bestselling Twilight Reign series Tom Lloyd from  Simon Kavanagh of the Mic Cheetham Agency

Tom Lloyd’s brand new series of commercial fantasy adventures follow a brilliantly likeable mercenary with a sense of honour, struggling to maintain his decency in a world turned upside-down by war. He reluctantly signs up with … More

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Sir Terry Pratchett (1948 – 2015)

Gollancz Team: - March 12th, 2015
News, Terry Pratchett

All at Gollancz are saddened by the news that Sir Terry Pratchett has passed away, finally succumbing to the Alzheimer’s Disease with which he was diagnosed in 2007.  Our thoughts – and, we’re sure, the thoughts and prayers of his millions of fans – are with his family and friends at this difficult time.


— Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) March 12, 2015


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Our Top Five #UnlikelyRomances in SFF

Gollancz Team: - February 13th, 2015
Fantasy, Fiction, Friday Reads, Graham Joyce, Joe Hill, Mary Gentle, Masterworks, News, Science Fiction, Seasonal Posts

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Love it or hate it, it’s a holiday all about love. This Valentine’s Day we thought we’d mark the occasion by sharing  some of our favourite unlikely romances in SFF. What do we mean by unlikely romances? We mean romantic plots/relationships in books not known for their romances. Here are our Top Five #UnlikelyRomances in SFF. 

The Cold Commands by Richard Morgan - Ringil is an aristocrat, he has it all. But he is also gay in … More

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