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Frontier & Gollancz Announce Authors for Kickstarted “ELITE: DANGEROUS” Books

Gollancz Team: - April 1st, 2014
Elite: Dangerous, News, Science Fiction

1st April 2014.  Frontier Developments plc (AIM:  FDEV) and Gollancz, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Company, are delighted to announce the authors who will be writing their three tie-in novels set in the world of ELITE: DANGEROUS, the ground-breaking Kickstarted sequel to best-selling computer game ELITE.

Frontier received crowd-sourced funding for ELITE: DANGEROUS via a hugely successful campaign on the Kickstarter website, and now has over 45,000 backers. Gollancz contributed over £13,000 to secure the rights to … More

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Gollancz signs-up space opera from multi-award-winning author Elizabeth Bear

Gollancz Team: - March 20th, 2014
Acquisitions, News, Science Fiction

elizabeth bearGollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of World Rights to a two-book space opera from John W. Campbell and Hugo-Award-winning author, Elizabeth Bear.

Combining a unique concept with a compelling plot, Elizabeth Bear’s novels imagine the invention of The White Drive: an easy, nonrelativistic means of travel across unimaginable distances. The gripping story follows salvage operators, Haimey Dz and her partner Connla Kurucz, as they pilot their tiny ship into the scars left by unsuccessful White Transitions, searching for the relics of lost human – and alien – vessels.

Elizabeth Bear is the author of a number of novels and short stories. She has received extraordinary recognition including two Hugo Awards, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (2005), a Sturgeon Award, a Locus Award, an Asimov’s Reader’s Choice award, a Spectrum Award, and an honourable mention for the Philip K. Dick Award.

Simon Spanton, Gollancz Associate Publisher, acquired World Rights, including Audio, to two novels by Elizabeth Bear from Jennifer Jackson at the Donald Maass agency. The first book, ANCESTRAL NIGHT, will be published in late 2016.

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Congratulations to the Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlisted Titles and Authors

Gollancz Team: - March 19th, 2014
Awards, News, Phillip Mann, Science Fiction

Gollancz is thrilled to report that two of our titles have been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke award, the UK’s most prestigious SF award:

The Adjacent, by Christopher Priest
The Disestablishment of Paradise, by Phillip Mann

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They were joined on last night’s shortlist by:

Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
Nexus, by Ramez Naam (Angry Robot)
God’s War, by Kameron Hurley (Del Rey)
The Machine, by James Smythe (Blue Door)

Congratulations to all of the authors, and we look forward to discovering the identity of the winner on the 1st of May at the award ceremony! Thanks to the judges and organisers, too, for an interesting and varied list.

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Paul McAuley: Chapter One of The Confluence Trilogy

Gollancz Team: - February 27th, 2014
Competition, Extract, Paul McAuley, Science Fiction

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Last week, Paul wrote us a brilliant guest blog piece to celebrate the publication of The Confluence Trilogy. The omnibus of the classic trilogy is available now, and you can start reading now.

There’s a little more about the trilogy below, and don’t forget to enter the competition below to win some signed copies by midnight tonight. If you entered last week there’s no need to enter again. Good luck!

Confluence – a long, narrow, artificial … More

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Metro 2034 – and you think the Northern Line’s bad…

Gollancz Team: - February 20th, 2014
Competition, Science Fiction

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I first came across Dimitry Glukhovsky’s Metro 2033 courtesy of a conversation with Sascha Mamzcak, the publisher of the Heyne genre list in Germany. He told me about this dark and violent post-apocalyptic SF thriller set amongst the last survivors of humankind as they battle for survival against monsters and themselves in the abandoned stations and tunnels of the Moscow Metro. The book, originally self-published by Dmitry and then taken up by a big Russian publishers had … More

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