At Gollancz we have the considerable good fortune to publish some of the biggest and greatest names in SF and Fantasy and to work with the most amazing backlist . . . which also means we have an astonishing archive containing some brilliant behind-the-scenes correspondence with authors which stretches back for decades.
Today we take real pleasure in sharing a few photos which delighted us – of Sir Arthur C. Clarke meeting Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II, and … More
Olivia (@babelfishwars – go follow her she’s dangerous) is one of our copy editors. Consequently she is not easily bewildered or worried by things she gets sent in the mail. Until the day this box turned up. We hand over to Olivia to tell the tale (and yes all our authors are very welcome to write in and correct her piece for spelling, grammar and continuity).
She wanted you to have this I don’t know why or who you are, … More
*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
The Gollancz blog is delighted to welcome Zafir and Elric who have stoppd by for a special guest interview.
The World Cup is upon us, and in our fantasy world of anything-can-happen we’d like to preview two of the teams tipped to reach this year’s final. Our pre-match analysis special is brought to you by fantasy football legend Elric Cantona. With both teams fielding dragons, our other guest is the dragon-queen Zafir from the Memory of Flames Eleven, a … More
Happy St George’s Day. To celebrate Team Gollancz are sharing our favourite dragons with you. What’s your favourite dragon? Have we missed him/her off our list? Let us know in the comments below.
Gillian: For me, the best dragon of all time is Chrysophylax from the brilliant story Farmer Giles of Ham by J. R. R. Tolkien, about a farmer who accidentally becomes a hero – and is then asked to take on a dragon! It’s a … More
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