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Fantasycon 2014: A guest post from Sophia McDougall

Gollancz Author: - April 2nd, 2014
Events, News, Other

We’re delighted to host a guest blog piece from the author and convention organiser Sophia McDougall today, talking about conventions. Are they the life-blood of the genre, or are they something for Other People? Have you been to one? . . . and are you thinking about coming to FantasyCon 2014? Over to Sophia!

I’m co-chairing FantasyCon 2014. The convention will run 5th–7th September, in the Royal York Hotel, situated, perhaps unsurprisingly, in York. Our guests of honour are Kate … More

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Frontier & Gollancz Announce Authors for Kickstarted “ELITE: DANGEROUS” Books

Gollancz Author: - April 1st, 2014
Elite: Dangerous, News, Science Fiction

1st April 2014.  Frontier Developments plc (AIM:  FDEV) and Gollancz, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Company, are delighted to announce the authors who will be writing their three tie-in novels set in the world of ELITE: DANGEROUS, the ground-breaking Kickstarted sequel to best-selling computer game ELITE.

Frontier received crowd-sourced funding for ELITE: DANGEROUS via a hugely successful campaign on the Kickstarter website, and now has over 45,000 backers. Gollancz contributed over £13,000 to secure the rights to … More

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Patrick Rothfuss gives us some spoilers about the final Kingkiller Chronicle novel!

Gollancz Author: - April 1st, 2014
Fantasy, News, Patrick Rothfuss

Gollancz is delighted to share a very special teaser from Patrick Rothfuss. Last year, when Pat visited the UK for the World Fantasy Convention we asked him to tell us a little bit about the final book in the Kingkiller Chronicles. We asked for a little teaser about what might await Kvothe and Bast . . . and goodness did we get an answer!

WARNING, THIS VIDEO CONTAINS SPOILERS.

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Friday Reads: Son of the Morning

Gollancz Author: - March 28th, 2014
Fantasy, Friday Reads

The events of the Hundred Years War would make for an extraordinary novel even if you wrote them as a straight novel. The characters were larger than life, the politicking every bit as devious as anything George RR Martin could imagine and the battles every bit as brutal. Add into the mix the angels and demons of medieval religion made real and you have an amazing story. Simon Spanton, Son of the Morning’s editor gives … More

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Way of Kings Read Along Chapters 20-28 (plus intervals 4-6)

Gollancz Author: - March 27th, 2014
Books of the month, Fantasy, Read Along

Hello my Readalong Friends,

Turns out that my birthday was last week and that, as a surprise, I was taken to Scotland to celebrate it. Firstly, I must say: what an incredible country! As a fantasy fan I found it particularly enjoyable – Castles, Harry Potter, monsters in lakes: what more do you need? – but, of course, my relatives didn’t consider this readalong when booking it, did they!? So, I must apologise ON THEIR BEHALF that this week’s post, Chapters … More

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