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The Boy With the Porcelain Blade: Chapter 4

Gollancz Author: - March 25th, 2014
Den Patrick, Digital Deals, ebooks, Extract, Fantasy

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It’s the final week of our serialization of our book of the month, The Boy With the Porcelain Blade, a most excellent debut from Den Patrick. It’s already been getting rave reviews online, not to mention some great feedback from our Geeks, and we’ve been sharing some chapters with you each week (you can still catch up on chapter one, chapter two and chapter three).

Not only that, because we’re so … More

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Welcome to Midnight . . .

Gollancz Author: - March 24th, 2014
Charlaine Harris, Dark Fantasy, Extract, Fantasy


Midnight is the kind of town people go to when they want to escape the world. It’s a place populated by strangers, not friends. And that’s exactly how the locals prefer it.

From Charlaine Harris, the internationally bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse, comes a brand new series filled with murder, mystery and some familiar faces.  Every Monday we’ll be lifting the veil a little on the town of Midnight and sharing sneak peeks at the characters, exclusive extracts and giving you a chance to win an early reading copy. Are you ready for Midnight? Because we have the first two chapters for you this week. 

Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth . . .

Chapter One

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A Guest Post from Tom Abba on The King in Yellow

Gollancz Author: - March 24th, 2014
ebooks, Fantasy, Guest Post, TV shows

the king in yellowGollancz is delighted to welcome guest blogger, Tom Abba to the blog. Tom Abba is a specialist in narrative theory and practice, working within interactive media, and across film and television. Today, Tom shares some insight into The King in Yellow, HBO’s True Detective, digital books and beyond. You can find out more about Tom on his website.

Okay, so here’s the thing. The King in Yellow is either the thematic backbone of HBO’s True Detective,or it’s an incidental device being utilised by the hipster crowd to draw in the weird fiction mob and convince them that this series is worth sticking with. Time will tell which of these is true, but in the words of a noted writer of my acquaintance (hi Nick), rest assured, there is a Dog. It might not be the dog you expected, but it is there and it is barking.

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Friday Reads: Five Discworld Books You Must Read

Gollancz Author: - March 21st, 2014
Fantasy, Friday Reads, Guest Post, Terry Pratchett, Uncategorized

This Friday we’ve got something a bit different for our Friday Reads. Gollancz is pleased to welcome a guest blogger Scott Malthouse.  Scott tackles the question of the five Discworld books you must read. 


There are few authors that have such a vehement and devoted fan base as Sir Terry Pratchett, and for good reason. His Discworld books are laced with social satire, ingeniously disguised in fantasy garb. Pratchett’s sparkling wit and moreish writing has entertained a generation, including … More

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Gollancz signs-up space opera from multi-award-winning author Elizabeth Bear

Gollancz Author: - March 20th, 2014
Acquisitions, News, Science Fiction

elizabeth bearGollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of World Rights to a two-book space opera from John W. Campbell and Hugo-Award-winning author, Elizabeth Bear.

Combining a unique concept with a compelling plot, Elizabeth Bear’s novels imagine the invention of The White Drive: an easy, nonrelativistic means of travel across unimaginable distances. The gripping story follows salvage operators, Haimey Dz and her partner Connla Kurucz, as they pilot their tiny ship into the scars left by unsuccessful White Transitions, searching for the relics of lost human – and alien – vessels.

Elizabeth Bear is the author of a number of novels and short stories. She has received extraordinary recognition including two Hugo Awards, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (2005), a Sturgeon Award, a Locus Award, an Asimov’s Reader’s Choice award, a Spectrum Award, and an honourable mention for the Philip K. Dick Award.

Simon Spanton, Gollancz Associate Publisher, acquired World Rights, including Audio, to two novels by Elizabeth Bear from Jennifer Jackson at the Donald Maass agency. The first book, ANCESTRAL NIGHT, will be published in late 2016.

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