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Joe Abercrombie

JAbercrombieA finalist for the John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer in 2008, Joe Abercrombie is the author of the First Law Trilogy (The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings).

His standalone novels (Best Served Cold, The Heroes and Red Country) are also set in the First Law world.

His novels have been shortlisted for both the British Fantasy Awards and the David Gemmell Legend Awards.

The book covers are award-winning too: Best Served Cold won the Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art, and The Red Country shortlisted for the same award in 2013.

Joe formerly worked as a freelance film editor and is now a full time writer who lives in Bath with his family.

Find out more on his website, or follow him on Twitter @LordGrimdark

You can also find out more about his books by clicking on their titles above.

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10 Days to Edge-Lit 3!

There seems to be an epidemic of conventions in the UK at the moment.  August is simply awash with geeky goodness, with the second Nine Worlds Geekfest taking place at Heathrow from the 8th to the 10th, the International Discworld Convention (the Ankh-Morpork Grand Exhibition) with Manchester standing in for Ankh-Morpork from the 8th until the 11th, and, of course, the Big Kahoona: LonCon, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, setting off Sub-Etha Sens-O-Matics … More

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The Heroes at a bargain price

We know a lot of you are big Joe Abercrombie fans, and we think a lot of you would be big Joe Abercrombie fans if, say, you could buy an ebook of his for only 99p and see what all the fuss is about. Wait a minute…

That’s right, for one month only, Joe Abercrombie’s epic fantasy novel, The Heroes, is available for the quite frankly insane 99p in ebook format across all your favourite online … More

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Congratulations to our World Fantasy Awards shortlisted authors and artists

Everyone here at Gollancz is thrilled by the announcement of the World Fantasy Awards shortlist, which you can find here.

The Gollancz nominees are as follows:


Some Kind of Fairy Tale
(Graham Joyce) – Best Novel

The Emperor’s Soul (Brandon Sanderson) – Best Novella

The Skull (part of The Dragon Griaule, published by Gollancz in October 2013) (Lucius Shepard) – Best Novella

The Unreal and the Real Volumes One and Two (published by Gollancz in 2014) (Ursula Le Guin) – … More

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Congratulations to our Gemmell Awards Shortlisted authors and cover designers

Everyone here at Gollancz is thrilled by the announcement of the Gemmell Awards shortlist, which you can find here.

There are three very strong shortlists, with 5 books up for each of the Legend (best novel) and Morningstar (best debut), and six covers up for the Ravenheart (Best Cover).
We’re delighted that Joe Abercrombie’s RED COUNTRY is on the shortlist for both the Legend and Ravenheart awards.

THE RED KNIGHT by Miles Cameron is the … More

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Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

Gollancz is pleased to bring you a blog post about the future, from the pen of the talented Joe Abercrombie. In this, as with his ongoing adult publishing with Gollancz, Joe has our complete support.

Over to Mr Abercrombie!

What does an obsessive workaholic writer do with six months off?

Writes a book, of course.

The one I finished a few weeks ago is called Half a King. My agent Robert Kirby has expertly orchestrated a major deal in the UK and Commonwealth … More

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