If you’re on Twitter as much as Gollancz tends to be, you’ve probably noticed all of the excitement there’s been about HBO’s new series TRUE DETECTIVE. Starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, it’s being hailed as ‘the best detective show since the Wire’ and there’s no doubt that it’s making a huge splash over in America (and wherever else people *ahem* watch things they shouldn’t. So the internet, basically). It comes to ‘nobody I know has … More
I first came across Dimitry Glukhovsky’s Metro 2033 courtesy of a conversation with Sascha Mamzcak, the publisher of the Heyne genre list in Germany. He told me about this dark and violent post-apocalyptic SF thriller set amongst the last survivors of humankind as they battle for survival against monsters and themselves in the abandoned stations and tunnels of the Moscow Metro. The book, originally self-published by Dmitry and then taken up by a big Russian publishers had … More
Firstly, I want to thank each and every one of you who has decided to commit and join me on this journey through one of the decade’s finest fantasy books. Whether you are simply following this readalong to catch yourself up and jog your memory ready for Brandon Sanderson’s Words of Radiance, due out in March, or picking the book up for the first time (how I envy you!) I am going to do my … More
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Last week we were delighted to share the news that Hugo Award winner and all-round good-guy John Scalzi’s novel Redshirts had been optioned for TV by the FX channel. If you want to get ahead on your TV series, pick up a copy now!
This week, though, we’re looking ahead to his next novel, Lock In, which is released in the UK later this year. Here’s the fantastic cover!
And here’s a little bit about it, to … More