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A Special Guest Post from Jon Wallace

Gollancz Author: - July 24th, 2014
Events, Jon Wallace

We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace to the Blog. Jon’s brilliant debut novel, Barricade is out now in bookshops and online.

My debut novel, Barricade, is the story of Kenstibec, a taxi driver in post-apocalyptic Britain. He is a member of the “Ficial” race, a breed of superhumans who were intended to save mankind, but ended up trying to exterminate it.

One of the defining traits of the Ficial race was its “optimisation”. Each member was … More

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15 Reasons To Read James Barclay’s Dawnthief

Gollancz Author: - July 22nd, 2014
James Barclay, Uncategorized

To celebrate the 15th birthday of James Barclay’s Dawnthief, Gollancz Publishing Director Gillian gives us 15 reasons to start reading it right now.

1)      Because this is fantastic, action-filled fantasy adventure

2)      No need for any coming-of-age stories: get straight into the action with seasoned warriors

3)      Because The Raven and fantasy’s favourite mercenaries – and they’re just like you and your bickering friends

4)      Hold your breath when the fighting gets serious – our heroes are brilliant, but they’re not immortal

5)      Because … More

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From the Archive: I

Gollancz Author: - July 21st, 2014
Arthur C. Clarke, News, Other, Science Fiction

At Gollancz we have the considerable good fortune to publish some of the biggest and greatest names in SF and Fantasy and to work with the most amazing backlist . . . which also means we have an astonishing archive containing some brilliant behind-the-scenes correspondence with authors which stretches back for decades.

Today we take real pleasure in sharing a few photos which delighted us – of Sir Arthur C. Clarke meeting Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II, and … More

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The Gollancz Festival 2014: The Full Schedule of Live Events at Waterstones Piccadilly

Gollancz Author: - July 18th, 2014
Events, News

We are delighted to share the full programme of author events at Waterstones Piccadilly for The Gollancz Festival on the 13th August 2014.

We have some sensational new additions to the line–ups of both rooms at Waterstones Piccadilly, including Joe Hill (Horns, NOS4R2) and Connie Willis (Blackout/All Clear). We will be releasing the dynamic schedule of daytime digital author events in due course.

For updates on digital events please register … More

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Hannu Rajaniemi Is Not A Real Man And I Can Prove It!

Gollancz Author: - July 17th, 2014
Gavin G. Smith, Guest Post, Hannu Rajaniemi, Uncategorized

Gollancz welcomes Gavin G. Smith back for a very special guest post in which he attempts to prove his rather spectacular theory about fellow author (and “arch-nemesis”) Hannu Rajaniemi.

(Most of this is true.)

My Story:

So Veteran, my first novel, was published in 2010.  There was something of a buzz about it beforehand.  I was one of two SF debuts from Gollancz that year.  Like most first time authors I was incredibly excited and looking forward to seeing the … More

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