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Exclusive Murder Room Crossover: Peter Higgins Reviews Red Winter

Gollancz Author: - July 29th, 2014
Author Post, Fiction, Peter Higgins

In an exchange placement with our crime-loving cousins at the Murder Room, Wolfhound Century author Peter Higgins slipped into the world of historical thriller fiction to read Dan Smith’s new paperback Red Winter. This is what he discovered…

 A man on horseback emerges from the edge of a dark forest, crosses a shallow icy river and enters a village. The horse is uneasy, the village silent and … More

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From the Archive II

Gollancz Author: - July 28th, 2014
Editorial Posts, Events

The publisher Victor Gollancz was renowned for throwing fantastic parties as well as publishing exceptional novels, and we have always tried to uphold both glorious traditions. This photographic evidence of our success comes from a 1988 party held at Two Brydges Place, to celebrate the publication of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters and Robert Holdstock’s Lavondyss.

Scroll down to see David Hartwell, Ellen Kushner, Joe Haldeman, Norman Spinrad, Jo Fletcher, Brian Aldiss, Lucius Shepard, Terry Pratchett, Ellen Datlow and … More

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Team Gollancz Friday Reads

Gollancz Author: - July 25th, 2014
Competition, Friday Reads

Check out Team Gollancz’s stack of Friday Reads for this week…

Blood Music by Greg Bear

The House of War and Witness by Mike Carey, Linda Carey and Louise Carey

Beauty by Sarah Pinborough

The Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage by Tim Robinson

Terra’s World by Mitch Benn

How to Train Your Dragon- Cressida Cowell

For a bit of added Friday fun, can you guess which member of the Gollancz team is reading which book? This week we have books … More

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A Special Guest Post from Jon Wallace

Gollancz Author: - July 24th, 2014
Events, Jon Wallace

We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace to the Blog. Jon’s brilliant debut novel, Barricade is out now in bookshops and online.

My debut novel, Barricade, is the story of Kenstibec, a taxi driver in post-apocalyptic Britain. He is a member of the “Ficial” race, a breed of superhumans who were intended to save mankind, but ended up trying to exterminate it.

One of the defining traits of the Ficial race was its “optimisation”. Each member was … More

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15 Reasons To Read James Barclay’s Dawnthief

Gollancz Author: - July 22nd, 2014
James Barclay, Uncategorized

To celebrate the 15th birthday of James Barclay’s Dawnthief, Gollancz Publishing Director Gillian gives us 15 reasons to start reading it right now.

1)      Because this is fantastic, action-filled fantasy adventure

2)      No need for any coming-of-age stories: get straight into the action with seasoned warriors

3)      Because The Raven and fantasy’s favourite mercenaries – and they’re just like you and your bickering friends

4)      Hold your breath when the fighting gets serious – our heroes are brilliant, but they’re not immortal

5)      Because … More

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