Mary Gentle is one of the world’s most acclaimed writers of fantasy and science fiction; ASH, the largest single fantasy work ever – longer even than THE LORD OF THE RINGS – combines the authentic details of Bernard Cornwell and the magical storytelling of Terry Goodkind; all editions were Gollancz bestsellers.
Mary has a number of academic degrees, including an MA in War Studies, and has hands-on experience of sword-fighting and armour, amongst many other useful talents. She lives in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Love it or hate it, it’s a holiday all about love. This Valentine’s Day we thought we’d mark the occasion by sharing some of our favourite unlikely romances in SFF. What do we mean by unlikely romances? We mean romantic plots/relationships in books not known for their romances. Here are our Top Five #UnlikelyRomances in SFF.
The Cold Commands by Richard Morgan – Ringil is an aristocrat, he has it all. But he is also gay in … More
Tags: Black Opera, Graham Joyce, Horns, Joe Haldeman, Joe Hill, Mary Gentle, Richard Morgan, The Cold Commands, The Forever War, The Silent Land, Unlikely Romance, Valenteine's Day, Valentines
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We’re getting ready for the Bank Holiday Weekend here at Gollancz Towers and no Bank Holiday would be complete without some fantastic reads. Here’s what Team Gollancz will be reading over the long weekend!
Charlie: Good Omens
Darren: The City of Silk and Steel
Marcus: Tuf Voyaging
Harriet and Marissa: Rivers of London
Jen: Far From You
Emily: Truth … More
Tags: ash, Ben Aaronovitch, far from you, Friday Reads, good omens, Mary Gentle, Rivers of London, Terry Pratchett, the city of steel and silk, The Relic Guild, Truth and Fear, tuf voyaging
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Today’s Friday Reads post is thematic in celebration of International Women’s Day, which has been, quite rightly, trending on Twitter all day, and has evidently got the Gollancz team thinking about all manner of female-focused things. We left the scope pretty open to the team, so here we have a collaboration celebrating everything from bloggers to books to other members of the team…
Happy International Women’s Day!
Earlier in the week, I was struck down with … More
Tags: batgirl, Bitterblue, Black Opera, Everyday Sexism. Batman, Gail Simone, Grisha, Guardian. Vagenda, International Women's Day, IWD, Kirstin Cashore, Leigh Bardugo, Mary Gentle, Shadow and Bone
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