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Elite: The Dark Wheel by Robert Holdstock*

Gollancz Team: - June 16th, 2014
Elite: Dangerous, Guest Post, Other, Science Fiction

*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

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Your Friendly Reminder: Androids and Electric Sheep in Two Days . . .

Gollancz Team: - June 13th, 2014
News, Philip K. Dick, Science Fiction

Just a quick and friendly reminder ahead of the weekend that, as mentioned a couple of weeks ago, BBC Radio 4 will be airing a new adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s seminal Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? this Sunday at 15:00.

This new adaptation is part of BBC Radio 4‘s Dangerous Visions season; it stars More

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Announcing the BARRICADE Blog Tour!

Gollancz Team: - June 13th, 2014
Digital Deals, Jon Wallace, Science Fiction

Celebrating the release of the Gollancz debut for June, Barricade by Jon Wallace, we’re teaming up with a collection of top websites for a fast-paced digital tour.

If you want an exclusive insight into Jon Wallace’s thoughts on nuclear fiction, top British dystopias, writing real women and much more, please keep your eye on the social media feeds of the medi a partners below from the 16th – 20th June.

 Barricade has received some truly brilliant reviews thus far:

“Jon … More

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Barricade: Chapter Three

Gollancz Team: - June 11th, 2014
Extract, Jon Wallace, Science Fiction

We’re back with another sneak peek into our Gollancz Debut for June, Barricade. You can download your e-book copy of Barricade for £1.99, but be quick our promotion ends on the 26th June 2014.

Here’s what the critics have been saying:

“Jon Wallace keeps the pace up, delivering inense setpieces alongside plenty of twisted humour and bone-crunching violence” SFX

“I found Barricade to be a fast-paced action adventure, full of dilemmas that need to be overcome. The book left me with … More

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Elite- Docking is Difficult

Gollancz Team: - June 3rd, 2014
Elite: Dangerous, Guest Post, Science Fiction

Gollancz is thrilled to welcome guest blogger Adam Whitehead of The Wertzone back to the blog. Adam discusses just how difficult docking really was in the Elite games. 

They say that docking is difficult, and they’re not kidding.

I was six years old when my dad came home from work one night, excitedly brandishing a copy of a new computer game he’d picked up. We’d had our computer – a mighty BBC Micro Model ‘B’ with a … More

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