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Happy birthday Gene Wolfe. And thank you. Again.

Gollancz Author: - May 7th, 2014
Fantasy, Gene Wolfe

How best to celebrate the birthday of a much loved writer?

Give people the present of one of his books.

How best to recommend one of his books?

Quote from it.

So, in celebration of the amazing Gene Wolfe, let me recommend my favourite work of his to you by quoting randomly from it. Letting you read some brief excerpts from the first two volumes of The Book of the New Sun, seems to me a lovely way to hint at the extraordinary … More

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Announcing the Midnight Crossroad Blog Tour

Gollancz Author: - May 6th, 2014
Charlaine Harris, Dark Fantasy

Gollancz and the UK’s leading book blogs are counting the hours until the publication of the very first book of Charlaine Harris’s hugely anticipated new series, Midnight Crossroad!

From 1pm until midnight tomorrow – Wednesday 7th May – twelve sites will publish original interviews with Charlaine Harris, covering an array of subjects from missing Sookie Stackhouse, to her writing tips and whether she’s a cat person.

Whether you’re stopping for elevenses, breaking for lunch or browsing during your commute home, … More

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May the 4th be with you . . .

Gollancz Author: - May 4th, 2014
News, Science Fiction, Seasonal Posts

It’s that time of year again! International Star Wars Day!

To celebrate we’ve rounded up a collection of our favourite Star Wars gifs and images from across the Dagobah Galaxy . . .


1. Carrie Fisher discovers that Jar-Jar Binks will be in the new films.

2.  ‘I’ll show that “Star Wars Kid” how it’s done.’

3. It turned out the ‘Max Headroom’ sign wasn’t another film’s guerrilla marketing effort, after all . . .


4. Obi-wan Kenobi is the king of the Dagobah Galaxy 

5. Samuel … More

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Friday Reads- Bank Holiday Edition!

Gollancz Author: - May 2nd, 2014
Ben Aaronovitch, Fantasy, Fiction, Friday Reads, George R.R. Martin, Mary Gentle, Masterworks

We’re getting ready for the Bank Holiday Weekend here at Gollancz Towers and no Bank Holiday would be complete without some fantastic reads. Here’s what Team Gollancz will be reading over the long weekend! 

Charlie: Good Omens

Darren: The City of Silk and Steel

Marcus: Tuf Voyaging

Harriet and Marissa: Rivers of London

Jen: Far From You

Emily: Truth … More

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DestinyQuest 3 – are you ready for the challenge?

Gollancz Author: - May 1st, 2014
Author Post, Michael J. Ward

The Eye of Winter’s Fury is the third entry in the best-selling DestinyQuest gamebook series. We asked the series creator, Michael J. Ward, for some top tips to help readers prepare for this exciting new instalment in the epic fantasy saga. Over to you Mike…

‘FOOLISH MORTALS! Yes, it is I – the gamesmaster of doom – and your worthless lives have finally come to an end!’

Pauses. Listens to crackly Gollancz voice on the other end of phone.

‘What, I … More

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