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BATTLEFIELD 3: THE RUSSIAN (and an amazing competition!)

Gollancz Author: - October 26th, 2011

We’ve got a rather shameless marketing message to share with you—but it includes a fabulous competition prize and brilliant trailer which we think you’ll enjoy. So, everyone wins (we hope).

Calling all BATTLEFIELD 3 and Andy McNab Fans! Our sister imprint Swordfish are publishing BATTLEFIELD 3: THE RUSSIAN this week. To celebrate we’ve got an exclusive video trailer to share with you, as well as an amazing competition with a chance to win the Ultimate BATTLEFIELD 3 bundle!

From Swordfish: … More

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Gollancz 50th: The Time Machine

Gollancz Author: - October 25th, 2011
Gollancz 50th, Masterworks, Science Fiction

‘I seemed to see a ghostly, indistinct figure sitting in a whirling mass of black and brass for a moment – a figure so transparent that the bend behind with its sheets of drawings was absolutely distinct; but this phantasm vanished as I rubbed my eyes. The Time Machine had gone . . . The Time Traveller vanished three years ago. And, as everybody knows now, he has never returned.’

The Time Machine is a curious little novel. It’s … More

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Sookie’s got a brand new look!

Gollancz Author: - October 24th, 2011
Charlaine Harris, Cover Art, Dark Fantasy, News

We are so thrilled to be able to – finally! – be able to share Charlaine Harris’ wonderful new cover look for the Sookie Stackhouse novels. It’s taken a bit of work, but we think we’ve finally found some covers that are as bubbly and bright as Sookie herself – while retaining that hint of something sinister going on. And can you spot the hidden images on each cover?

So with no further ado, here they are. … More

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Don’t mention Terry Pratchett! Or: How to submit your comic fantasy novel . . .

Gollancz Author: - October 21st, 2011
Editorial Process, Fantasy, Publishing Tips, Terry Pratchett

With this week’s publication of Snuff, it seems a perfect moment to talk about comic fantasy.

There are few submissions that I dread more than the ‘brilliant comic fantasy novel’. If I’m honest, it’s a pitch that makes my heart sink when I see it, because the pitch is always the same: ‘This is my hilarious comic fantasy novel. All my friends have read it, and they think I’m as funny as Terry Pratchett’. For most of the comic fantasy submission … More

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Gollancz Author: - October 21st, 2011
Acquisitions, Fantasy, News

Gollancz has snapped up a hotly tipped debut fantasy novel.

The novel, tentatively titled Dreamstuff, is part of a two-book pre-empt deal by Gollancz Deputy Publishing Director Simon Spanton from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein acting on behalf of Peter McGuigan at Foundry in the USA. Both books were also pre-empted by Diana Gill at HarperCollins in the US.

Written by debut author C. Robert Cargill, Dreamstuff is a contemporary fantasy that follows the trials and tribulations of two boys, Ewan and … More

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