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
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.
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.
Tags: Black Opera, Graham Joyce, Horns, Joe Haldeman, Joe Hill, Mary Gentle, Richard Morgan, The Cold Commands, The Forever War, The Silent Land, Unlikely Romance, Valenteine's Day, Valentines
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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).
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