It was a grey, wet, dark Friday afternoon just before Christmas 2006 when an agent sent me a manuscript for consideration. It was over a thousand pages long and when printed out, single-sided and double-spaced, it stood almost twelve centimetres tall. It did not, at first glance, look like something I wanted to take home with me. But I did. I can tell you that it takes a certain kind of bloody-minded optimism to drag such a manuscript home … More
A Special Message from Simon Spanton, Deputy Publishing Director, Gollancz
We’re proud of our list. It’s probably (though it hurts us to admit it) not perfect but it’s chock full of books we’ve all fallen in love with at one point or another. Whether commissioned in the first place or inherited or rescued from the oblivion of ‘out of print’ every Gollancz book is the result of a love affair between one person and a book. Gollancz’s fifty year history and … More
Gollancz Blog Exclusive! We have an exciting short story from author Gavin G. Smith to share with you to celebrate the publication of War in Heaven. ((WARNING STRONG LANGUAGE!))
Capital probably had a name once. It would be New something or other. Named after a city in whichever nation had claimed this particular part of Sirius real estate. It wasn’t the planet’s capital, just the biggest city, with the biggest spaceport. People are lazy and they just started … More
We know how eagerly many of you are waiting for the publication of Scott Lynch’s third novel, The Republic of Thieves. We know how frustrating the delays have been. We know this because we share your eagerness and your frustrations. But as you may know Scott has had a very difficult couple of years and consequently the novel has been delayed. Several times. If you knew the circumstances for these delays I’m sure you’d understand why we … More
Gollancz, the SF and Fantasy imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, announces the launch of the world’s largest digital SFF library, the SF Gateway, which will make thousands of out-of-print titles by classic genre authors available as eBooks.
Building on the remarkable success of Gollancz’s Masterworks series, the SF Gateway will launch this Autumn with more than a thousand titles by close to a hundred authors.
It will build to 3,000 titles by the end of 2012, and 5,000 or more … More