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Book of the Month: Terra, Chapter 2

Gollancz Author: - July 23rd, 2013
Extract, Mitch Benn

Here we have chapter two of Mitch Benn’s debut sci-fi novel, Terra. If you missed chapter one, you can find it here, and you can also listen to audio clips of both chapters over on Soundcloud. You can also buy the whole book in shops or online now. Imagine that!

Chapter Two

Someone else who didn’t have many friends was on the same road as the Bradburys that night. … More

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Illustrating Charm

Gollancz Author: - July 23rd, 2013
Competition, Cover Art, Dark Fantasy, Sarah Pinborough


A sexy package for a sexy story!

We’ve been talking about Sarah Pinborough’s brilliant take on Cinderella, in her novel Charm, over the last week. And while we’ve given you a few hints and teasers about the content, today we want to take a moment to talk about how lovely the book itself is.

It looks absolutely stunning in real life, and it also looks beautiful inside. This is a real, illustrated, old-fashioned fairy story (with a twist…) The multi-talented … More

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Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

Gollancz Author: - July 19th, 2013
Joe Abercrombie, News, Other

Gollancz is pleased to bring you a blog post about the future, from the pen of the talented Joe Abercrombie. In this, as with his ongoing adult publishing with Gollancz, Joe has our complete support.

Over to Mr Abercrombie!

What does an obsessive workaholic writer do with six months off?

Writes a book, of course.

The one I finished a few weeks ago is called Half a King. My agent Robert Kirby has expertly orchestrated a major deal in the UK and Commonwealth … More

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The Kingkiller Chronicles have been optioned for TV adaptation!

Gollancz Author: - July 19th, 2013
Fantasy, News, Other, Patrick Rothfuss, TV shows

Some fantastic news for the day! The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss have been optioned for a TV adaptation by New Regency Productions and 20th Century Fox Television. Eric Heisserer (of Hours and The Thing) will be adapting the series and will also work as an executive producer alongside Arnon Milchan, Andrew Plotkin, Brad Weston and Robert Lawrence.

The series will follow the Sunday Times bestselling novels The Name of the Wind, The Wise … More

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Friday Reads: The Red Men

Gollancz Author: - July 19th, 2013
Friday Reads, Matthew De Abaitua

“I am not a copy. I am a story about myself told by an artificial intelligence…”

Recently our excellent editor Marcus Gipps acquired the ebook rights to this book. We published the ebook on the 13th of June to coincide with the short film by Shynola Films based on the first chapter. And this seemed a good opportunity to read a novel that I’d not read at the time, despite the fact that it had been shortlisted for the Clarke … More

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