It’s time for chapter two of one of our brilliant debuts, Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed.
DOULLA WATCHED RASEED weave between the teahouse tables, pulling the child gently along. They came to a halt before him, their backs to the Mainway’s throng of people. Raseed bowed his blue-turbaned head. Looking more closely, Adoulla did not think the frightened-looking, long-haired child was wounded. The blood on his clothing seemed to be someone else’s.
“God’s … More
This week on the Gollancz blog we are celebrating the release of one of our amazing debuts, Throne of the Crescent Moon, out on Thursday. This striking debut introduces us Saladin Ahmed‘s new world, and this week we will be serialising the first three chapters for you and bringing you one of our awesome competitions. Enjoy!
NINE DAYS. Beneficent God, I beg you, let this be the day I die!
The guardsman’s spine and neck were … More
I’ve read a lot of fantasy in my time. As a child, as a teenager, when I was working in a bookshop. I’ve read a lot more since joining Gollancz – catching up on authors I’d never got around to, editing authors that were already published by Gollancz, and reading through the submissions file.
And I love it. I really do, and I always have. But one of the hardest things to do in a genre – any genre – is … More
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Aww, remember this? Remember how excited you were…?
And then you saw the movie.
Some have been scathing of Prometheus, but I rather enjoyed it. No, it wasn’t Alien or Aliens, but it looked jaw-droppingly stunning, and there were great performances. But something wasn’t quite right, and it was largely the screenwriters Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof who came in for a kicking.