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Edward Cox

ed photoEdward Cox began writing stories at school as a way to pass time in boring lessons. It was a hobby he dabbled with until the late 80’s when he discovered the works of David Gemmell, which not only cemented his love of fantasy but also encouraged a hobby to become something much more serious.

With his first short story published in 2000, Edward spent much of the next decade earning a BA 1st class with honours in creative writing, and a Master degree in the same subject. He then went on to teach creative writing at the University of Bedfordshire. During the 2000’s he published a host of short stories with the smaller presses of America, where he also worked as a reviewer.

Alongside David Gemmell, Edward’s influences continue to range from past masters to current authors. Neil Gaiman and Gene Wolfe, George Orwell and Richard Matheson, Angela Carter, Kafka, Tad Williams, Michael Moorcock, Susanna Clarke and Chuck Palahniuk – these are the kinds of authors with something to teach on the craft of storytelling, and they inspire Edward in a continual pursuit to get better at what he does.

Currently living in Essex with his wife and daughter, Edward is mostly surrounded by fine greenery and spiders the size of his hand. The Relic Guild is his first completed novel, and it is the result of more than ten years of obsessive writing.

You can follow Edward on Twitter @EdwardCox10.


Cover Reveal: The Watcher of Dead Time

We are delighted to reveal the cover for The Watcher of Dead Time the final book in Edward Cox’s Relic Guild trilogy.  Return to Labrys Town for the dramatic conclusion to the BFS Best Fantasy Award-nominated series.

Labrys Town, home to a million humans cut off from the rest of the universe, has been invaded. Those who protected it have been deposed.

The Relic Guild are scattered across the worlds of the Aelfir. Many of them are dead or dying. The Genii … More

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NaNoWriMo Tips from Edward Cox

Calling all NaNoWriMo participants! We are very happy to bring you a special guest post from Edward Cox. Nominated for the British Fantasy Society Award for best fantasy and best newcomer, Edward Cox is the author of The Relic Guild trilogy. Today, he returns to the blog for some very important NaNoWriMo writing tips. 

It’s November again, and that means it’s NaNoWriMo time! Can you write 50,000 words in a month? (Good Lord, I wish I could write that … More

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The Music Behind THE RELIC GUILD A Guest Post By Edward Cox

As part of our Join the Relic Guild week we are delighted to welcome Edward Cox back to the Gollancz Blog for a guest post on the music behind The Relic Guild. Nominated for the British Fantasy Society Award for best fantasy and best newcomer this is one series you don’t want to miss!

Music has always been an important part of my life. I used to make my own – probably not very well, but … More

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Join The Relic Guild With Our Exclusive Audio Interviews

For Day 3 of our Join The Relic Guild week we’ve got an exclusive interview with Edward Cox author of The Relic Guild and The Cathedral of Known Things and the reader of the audio books, Imogen Church. Ed and Imogen discuss labyrinths, inspirations, burlesque, all things waxed and possibly the secrets of the universe. Don’t believe us? You’ll have to listen to the interviews below to know for sure.

Discover the secrets of Labrys Town in … More

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Join The Relic Guild with our short story: Hemlock!

In our second day of Join The Relic Guild week we’re bringing you the short story, Hemlock. Hemlock is set in the Relic Guild world and is a must read for fans of The Relic Guild. Hemlock, read by the amazing Imogen Church, is also available as a free to download from Audible and Soundcloud. But, if you’d prefer to read this brilliant story, the only place … More

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