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It was the World Fantasy Convention . . .

Gollancz Author: - November 16th, 2011
Author Post, Events, Fantasy, News, Patrick Rothfuss

It was the World Fantasy Convention 2011, in San Diego, and I had the chance to meet up with Patrick Rothfuss. Which was rather lovely. Even better, I had the chance to ask him for a few words for the Gollancz Blog.

‘We have a new Gollancz Blog’, I said.

‘That’s great!’ said Pat.

‘It would be great to have a few words from you for it,’ I said.

Pat looked . . . well he looked like this.

‘It doesn’t need to be anything … More

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Gollancz to explore The Empire of the Saviours in May 2012

Gollancz Author: - November 15th, 2011
Acquisitions, AJ Dalton, Fantasy, News

Editor Marcus Gipps has bought world rights to a fantasy trilogy from an exciting new voice to the genre. The Chronicles of a Cosmic Warlord, by AJ Dalton, will begin with the publication of Empire of the Saviours in May 2012. Empire of the Saviours has already been pre-empted in Germany for a significant five-figure advance, and negotiations are under way for sales in other countries.

In the Empire of the Saviours, the People are forced to live in … More

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On the road again with Gollancz Publicist Jon Weir

Gollancz Author: - November 14th, 2011
Author Tour, Brandon Sanderson, Events, Fantasy, News

This week, I hit the road again with Brandon Sanderson as we embark on a tour as epic as one of his books . . . You’ll find the dates below.

Anyone outside of publishing thinks it’s an industry of glitz and glamour (thanks Bridget Jones) when the truth is most of the time I’m sat behind a desk. So you can imagine how excited I get when I head out on a book tour with an author. I’ve toured … More

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Why you don’t want to miss a Brandon Sanderson Event

Gollancz Author: - November 11th, 2011
Author Tour, Brandon Sanderson, Fantasy

In June I went to my first Brandon Sanderson signing. In twenty-five years of bookselling and publishing I had never seen anything like it. Yes the crowd was big but I have seen big crowds at signing events. Yes there was love in the room but I have been to Anthony Burgess signings, Keith Richards signings, even Joe Abercrombie signings. No, what I have never seen before is the level of commitment from both fans and author when a US … More

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The Alloy of Law– Chapter Four

Gollancz Author: - November 10th, 2011
Brandon Sanderson, Extract, Fantasy

Today concludes our part-serialisation of The Alloy of Law. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for Brandon’s UK Tour Dates. And next week we’ll be bringing you an exclusive Alloy of Law themed competition that you won’t want to miss.

“Harmony’s forearms,” Waxillium mumbled, stepping into the grand ballroom. “This is what passes for a modest wedding dinner these days? There are more people in here than live in entire towns in the Roughs.”

Waxillium had visited the Yomen … More

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