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A Guest Post from Tom Abba on The King in Yellow

Gollancz Team: - March 24th, 2014
ebooks, Fantasy, Guest Post, TV shows

the king in yellowGollancz is delighted to welcome guest blogger, Tom Abba to the blog. Tom Abba is a specialist in narrative theory and practice, working within interactive media, and across film and television. Today, Tom shares some insight into The King in Yellow, HBO’s True Detective, digital books and beyond. You can find out more about Tom on his website.

Okay, so here’s the thing. The King in Yellow is either the thematic backbone of HBO’s True Detective,or it’s an incidental device being utilised by the hipster crowd to draw in the weird fiction mob and convince them that this series is worth sticking with. Time will tell which of these is true, but in the words of a noted writer of my acquaintance (hi Nick), rest assured, there is a Dog. It might not be the dog you expected, but it is there and it is barking.

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Gollancz and the SF Gateway republish ‘The King in Yellow’, inspired by HBO’s True Detective

Gollancz Team: - February 21st, 2014
Fantasy, Horror, News, TV shows

If you’re on Twitter as much as Gollancz tends to be, you’ve probably noticed all of the excitement there’s been about HBO’s new series TRUE DETECTIVE. Starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, it’s being hailed as ‘the best detective show since the Wire’ and there’s no doubt that it’s making a huge splash over in America (and wherever else people *ahem* watch things they shouldn’t. So the internet, basically). It comes to ‘nobody I know has … More

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Guest blog: TV of 2014

Gollancz Team: - February 17th, 2014
Guest Post, TV shows

It’s the return of our guest blogger, Adam Whitehead today, who blogs over on The Wertzone on all things SF and fantasy. Last week we shared a post on films, which you can catch-up with here, and today he’s sharing what television shows to look out for this year.  You can follow Adam on Twitter and be sure to check his blog out for more on SF and fantasy films and culture.

TV in 2014

TV in 2014 … More

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Redshirts TV series optioned by FX

Gollancz Team: - February 12th, 2014
John Scalzi, Science Fiction, TV shows


We are thrilled to share the news that Hugo Awards winning novel Redshirts, by John Scalzi, is going to be adapted for television by the FX channel! You can read the full announcement here but the highlights are:

- This will be a limited series
- FX are teaming up with Producer Jon Shestack, and with Producer/Director Ken Kwapis and Alexandra Beattie (of Happyish)
- They are looking for writers at the moment

And John Scalzi … More

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The Three Musketeers

Gollancz Team: - February 10th, 2014
TV shows

I’ve always adored The Three Musketeers.

As a book,

an animation (Muskehounds are already ready . . .),

a film (the Disney bratpack version has a special place in my heart, because it’s wonderful). . . and now it’s a TV series.

Of course, I love it.

For me, this is perfect Sunday night viewing. It’s a final hurrah to the weekend, which brings a bit of swashing and buckling and fun to the evening. On the whole it … More

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