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Jupiter Ascending is better than Star Wars

Gollancz Team: - February 25th, 2015
Films, Gavin G. Smith, Science Fiction

The Gollancz Blog is delighted to welcome Gavin G. Smith back to the blog. As you can see from the title of this post, Gavin is about to explain to you why he belives Jupiter Ascending is better than Star Wars. 

So now that I have your attention… I enjoy baiting Star Wars fans.  Part of it is their oh-so earnest fervour; part of it is I enjoy being booed at conventions; (it makes me … More

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Happy Publication Day: 19 February 2015

Gollancz Team: - February 19th, 2015
Book Birthday, Extract, Fantasy, Paul McAuley, Science Fiction

We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This weeks new titles feature the arrival of the aliens and a journey to the epic world of Windhaven. Fantasy and SF fans, that’s two fantastic reasons to visit your bookshop, library or feed your e-reader. 

Something Coming Through by Paul McAuley- The Jackaroo have given humanity fifteen worlds and the means to reach them. They’re a chance to start … More

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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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Congratulations to our BSFA shortlisted titles!

Gollancz Team: - February 13th, 2015
Adam Roberts, Awards, Science Fiction, Simon Ings

We’re thrilled to see the superb Wolves by Simon Ings feature twice on the BSFA Award shortlist. Once for best novel (congratulations Simon!) and once for Best Cover (congratulations to Jeffrey Alan Love for his frankly inspired artwork and to Nick May for his elegant design).

And with Bete shortlisted for Best Cover as well it’s time to congratulate Blacksheep again for only the latest in their excellent run … More

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Welcome to The Great Zoo of China

Gollancz Team: - February 13th, 2015
Extract, Fantasy, Fiction, Other, Science Fiction

This week, our brethren at Orion Fiction are excited to publish The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly. A best seller both here and abroad, his new book comes with the simplest, may microphone dropping, pitch a publisher (and reader) could ask for: Jurassic Park… with Dragons!

Prepare for blurbness…

It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for 40 years. They have found a species of animal no one believed even existed. It will amaze the world.

Now … More

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