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From the Archive: I

Gollancz Team: - July 21st, 2014
Arthur C. Clarke, News, Other, Science Fiction

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

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On This Day: The First Worldcon

Gollancz Team: - July 2nd, 2014
Events, Science Fiction

Not for the first time, we are indebted to the Hugo-winning Encyclopedia of Science Fiction for pointing out – via its excellent On This Day function – that the first Worldcon began seventy-five years ago today in New York City.

This major event began in 1939 and (following an early hiatus caused by war, from 1942 to … More

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Justina Robson’s ‘Five Things About Your Work In Progress’ (SPOILERS!)

Gollancz Team: - June 30th, 2014
Justina Robson, Science Fiction

In March of next  year we’re publishing Justina Robson’s new book The Glorious Angels. I’ve just finished editing the book and had talked to Justina telling her how excited I was by it – it’s strange, original and compelling. And quite brave I think. Justina is one of the most skilled and thoughtful of the current generation of SF writers and I’m really proud and thrilled that we’re publishing this new novel from her. So when I … More

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Have You Heard? I Am Legend . . .

Gollancz Team: - June 25th, 2014
Events, Horror, Masterworks, Science Fiction

At the end of last month, we were pleased to note that BBC Radio 4 would be airing a new two-part adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s seminal Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? as part of their Dangerous Visions season.

Now, BBC Radio 4 Extra will present a two-part audio reading of Richard Matheson‘s … More

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Gollancz delights in the rich visuals of a stunning space opera debut

Gollancz Team: - June 19th, 2014
Acquisitions, News, Science Fiction

Gollancz, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, is delighted to announce the acquisition of UK and Commonwealth rights to a wholly originally series by an extraordinarily talented 27 year old first-time writer with a degree in fine art, Thomas N. Toner.

THE PROMISE OF THE CHILD is a stunning feat of imagination – set against the epic scope of that backdrop ranging from 14th-century Prague, to a lonely cove near the Mediterranean Sea, to the 147th-century … More

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