W&N Fiction

Happy Dragon Day (Happy Saint George’s Day)!

Gollancz Author: - April 23rd, 2014
Fantasy, News, Other

Happy St George’s Day. To celebrate Team Gollancz are sharing our favourite dragons with you. What’s your favourite dragon? Have we missed him/her off our list? Let us know in the comments below.

Gillian: For me, the best dragon of all time is Chrysophylax from the brilliant story Farmer Giles of Ham by J. R. R. Tolkien, about a farmer who accidentally becomes a hero – and is then asked to take on a dragon! It’s a … More

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Meet the characters of Midnight Crossroad: Manfred Bernardo

Gollancz Author: - April 22nd, 2014
Charlaine Harris, Dark Fantasy

Welcome back! We hope you all had fantastic long weekend. This week we’re kicking our week off with yet another trip to Midnight.

But first, here’s a look at what bloggers are saying:

‘A gently paced mystery with a supernatural slant, populated by endearing, varied and well-constructed characters….Definitely recommend’ – Civilian Reader

‘I was blown away by Midnight Crossroad. It’s a wholly immersive, stunningly written adventure that I couldn’t put down. The characters are spot on and unforgettable, the plot is exciting … More

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Gollancz at Eastercon – Satellite 4 is go!

Gollancz Author: - April 18th, 2014
Awards, Den Patrick, Editorial Posts, Events, Fantasy, Mark Alder, MD Lachlan, News, Paul McAuley, Phillip Mann, Richard Morgan, Science Fiction, Terry Pratchett

It’s the Easter weekend, which means all right-minded people are off work and spending time trapped in ridiculous travel delays. Not Gollancz, though – no, we’re in Glasgow for Eastercon, the annual four-day celebration of all things SF (and beer!). Don’t forget to vote for the BSFA awards if you’re here!

Attending from Gollancz are Gillian Redfearn, Sophie Calder and Marcus Gipps. Do come and say hello if you see us pottering around.

So, here’s a list of where Gollancz and our … More

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The Greater Fantasy- a guest post from A J Dalton

Gollancz Author: - April 17th, 2014
AJ Dalton, Fantasy

Gollancz is thrilled to welcome A.J. Dalton back to the blog. AJ Dalton looks at the greater fantasy and discusses the different mythos  behind many great fantasy epics.

‘Fantasy’s just made-up stuff, though, isn’t it.’

Ah, if only it were that simple, it would be far easier to write. Let’s think about it for a second. Did Tolkein simply make it all up? Or did he, as a Professor of Anglo-Saxon, manage to distill a lifetime of research and knowledge into … More

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Interactive fiction – we’re with the cool kids now

Gollancz Author: - April 17th, 2014
Fantasy, Michael J. Ward

Destiny Quest

We’re delighted to welcome Michael J. Ward back to the Gollancz Blog! Today we’ve got a special blog post to celebrate the publication of Destiny Quest: The Eye of Winter’s Fury

Sometimes, a gamebook can be a hard sell to people. I know – I’ve stood in front of countless groups of surly teenagers at various book signings, trying to ignore their frowns and body language that says ‘oh em gee – hashtag nearest exit, please?’ as I … More

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