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Read An Exclusive Extract from The Promise Of The Child

Gollancz Author: - November 10th, 2015
Extract, Science Fiction

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We’re delighted to be able to present an exclusive extract from Tom Toner’s fantastic debut novel; the wild and wonderful space opera that is The Promise of the Child.

Scott Lynch meets Gene Wolfe anyone?

Or how about Tom’s own description? “It’s a blend of space opera and fantasy, set in the 147th century, with tin spaceships and singing sea monsters and horrible giants.”

Or Gareth Powell’s? “An amazing debut. Intriguing, disorientating. Like Hannu Rajaniemi’s The Quantum Thief or Moorcock’s Dancers At … More

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Author of the Week: Ursula K. Le Guin!

Gollancz Author: - November 9th, 2015
Fantasy, SF Gateway, Ursula K Le Guin

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Readers of the Gollancz blog should need no introduction to Ursula K. Le Guin. Nor should they need us to tell them how important she is to modern literature – both within genre and without. They certainly shouldn’t need us to tell them that, over a long and distinguished career, she has won a staggering five Hugos, six Nebulas, two World Fantasy Awards, three James Tiptree Jr Memorial … More

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NaNoWriMo Tips from Edward Cox

Gollancz Author: - November 6th, 2015
Author Post, Edward Cox, Writing, Writing Tips

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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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5 Reasons to read (or reread) The Falconer

Gollancz Author: - November 6th, 2015
Dark Fantasy, Elizabeth May, Fantasy, Read Along, Young Adult

We are delighted to welcome Daphne of Winged Reviews to the blog for the first of our The Falconer Readalong posts. In today’s blog post Daphne gives you 5 reasons why you should be reading (or re-reading) The Falconer right now. 

5 Reasons to read (or reread) The Falconer:

Victorian Edinburgh – It is the perfect setting for this book. The blend of Aristocratic balls and deadly faeries really only works … More

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Celebrate Bonfire Night with Joe Hill’s The Fireman!

Gollancz Author: - November 5th, 2015
Book Trailer, Extract, Joe Hill

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We’ve got a very special Bonfire Night treat for you. This year we’re celebrating Bonfire Night with a sneak peek at Joe Hill’s stunning new thriller The Fireman.

Nobody knew where the virus came from.

FOX News said it had been set loose by ISIS, using spores that had been invented by the Russians in the 1980s.

MSNBC said sources indicated it might’ve been created by engineers at Halliburton and stolen by culty Christian types fixated on the Book of … More

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