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On This Day: The First Worldcon

Gollancz Author: - July 2nd, 2014
Events, Science Fiction

Not for the first time, we are indebted to the Hugo-winning Encyclopedia of Science Fiction for pointing out – via its excellent On This Day function – that the first Worldcon began seventy-five years ago today in New York City.

This major event began in 1939 and (following an early hiatus caused by war, from 1942 to … More

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Justina Robson’s ‘Five Things About Your Work In Progress’ (SPOILERS!)

Gollancz Author: - June 30th, 2014
Justina Robson, Science Fiction

In March of next  year we’re publishing Justina Robson’s new book The Glorious Angels. I’ve just finished editing the book and had talked to Justina telling her how excited I was by it – it’s strange, original and compelling. And quite brave I think. Justina is one of the most skilled and thoughtful of the current generation of SF writers and I’m really proud and thrilled that we’re publishing this new novel from her. So when I … More

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Live Update: Gollancz Festival News As It Happens

Gollancz Author: - June 26th, 2014
Events, News

We’ve been absolutely thrilled to announce the Gollancz Festival 2014 today.

We’d like to thank the trade, bloggers and authors for your enthusiasm and help with sharing our exciting news. But that’s not all…

We can now officially reveal a host of extra names to the bill for digital participation and to events at Waterstones including Richard Morgan, Justina Robson, Hannu Rajaniemi, Nalini Singh, Jaine Fenn, A J Dalton, David Moody, Pat Cadigan, Miles Cameron, Kit Berry, Greg Bear, Peter Higgins, Elspeth … More

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Join us at the Gollancz Festival

Gollancz Author: - June 26th, 2014
Events, News

We are delighted to announce the first ever Gollancz Festival! Join us for a day long festival celebrating genre fiction. We’ve planned a wide range of digital events including interactive interviews, panels, competitions and more. We can’t wait to share them with you, and we’ll be releasing a complete schedule of digital events over the next few weeks.

*For a full schedule of live events at Waterstones Piccadilly and to purchase tickets click here.

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Have You Heard? I Am Legend . . .

Gollancz Author: - June 25th, 2014
Events, Horror, Masterworks, Science Fiction

At the end of last month, we were pleased to note that BBC Radio 4 would be airing a new two-part adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s seminal Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? as part of their Dangerous Visions season.

Now, BBC Radio 4 Extra will present a two-part audio reading of Richard Matheson‘s … More

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