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Update on the Gollancz Direct Submissions

Gollancz Author: - May 19th, 2016
Editorial Posts, Editorial Process, Submissions, Writing, Writing Tips

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First, of all, thank you for your patience!

Second, we hope you have just a little more left in you and ask that you bear with us for a little longer.

Gollancz’s direct submissions period was an outstanding success in numbers terms with around 1800 submissions received in the three weeks we were open. However, this success has translated into a rather longer sorting and reading period than we’d initially estimated. Which is why we appreciate your patience!

If you’re wondering how … More

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Happy Publication Day 19th May 2016

Gollancz Author: - May 19th, 2016
Book Birthday

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It’s publication day again. And that means books! Like a dog chasing a car it’s impossible not to get excited every time one of these comes around. Especially when we have two such great books being published. One fantasy, one science fiction, both brilliant.

You’ve heard of Arthur C. Clarke, right? In 1971, he wrote a novella called “A Meeting with Medusa” featuring a man named Howard Falcon exploring the gas clouds of Jupiter in a hot-air balloon and discovering … More

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An Update on The Thorn of Emberlain

Gollancz Author: - May 18th, 2016
Scott Lynch

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We’re delighted to announce that publication of Scott Lynch’s brilliant new novel The Thorn of Emberlain has moved to September 2016, to coincide with his appearance as a Guest of Honour at Fantasycon-by-the Sea. September is a the perfect moment for Scott to tour the UK and celebrate the publication of his fourth novel in the Gentleman Bastard sequence, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Locke Lamora, thief, con-man, pirate, political deceiver must take on his most … More

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Unknowability A Guest Post By Paul McAuley

Gollancz Author: - May 18th, 2016
Author Post, Paul McAuley


We are thrilled to welcome Paul McAuley back to the Gollancz Blog. In this guest post Paul McAuley answers one of the most important questions of our time: why do we write about aliens? Read on and find out . . .

What do we write about when we write about aliens? Of course, we mostly write about ourselves – even when we’re writing about cat-aliens. Perhaps especially when we’re writing about cat-aliens, because despite all the behavioural studies we … More

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Cover Reveal: The King’s Justice and The Augur’s Gambit

Gollancz Author: - May 16th, 2016
Cover Art, Cover Reveal, Stephen Donaldson

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We are delighted to reveal the stunning covers for Stephen Donaldson’s incredible new fantasies The King’s Justice and The Augur’s Gambit. We are thrilled to be publishing these incredible new adventures from the author of the multi-million selling Thomas Covenant novels.

In The King’s Justice, a stranger dressed in black arrives in the village of Settle’s Crossways, following the scent of a terrible crime. He even calls himself “Black,” though almost certainly that is not his name. The people of the … More

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