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Gollancz and the SF Gateway republish ‘The King in Yellow’, inspired by HBO’s True Detective

Gollancz Author: - February 21st, 2014
Fantasy, Horror, News, TV shows

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

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Metro 2034 – and you think the Northern Line’s bad…

Gollancz Author: - February 20th, 2014
Competition, Science Fiction

metro 2034

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

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Figures in a Landscape a guest post by Paul McAuley

Gollancz Author: - February 20th, 2014
Author Post, Competition, Paul McAuley

Gollancz is delighted to bring you a brilliant guest post from Paul McAuley to celebrate the publication of The Confluence Trilogy

Here’s a good lesson in writing from Graham Greene’s A Sort of Life:

Excitement is simple: excitement is a situation, a single event. It mustn’t be wrapped up in thoughts, similes, metaphors. A simile is a form of reflection, but excitement is of the moment when there is no time to reflect. Action can only be expressed by … More

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Way of Kings Read Along (Chapters 1-3)

Gollancz Author: - February 19th, 2014
Brandon Sanderson, Events, Fantasy, Read Along

Hey there my WOK Readalongees,

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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Cover Reveal: Lock In

Gollancz Author: - February 18th, 2014
Cover Art, Cover Reveal, John Scalzi, Science Fiction

Lock in

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

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