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Happy birthday Kristos Reese

Gollancz Author: - July 15th, 2013

To mark the 70th birthday of Christopher Priest, the acclaimed author of The Affirmation, The Prestige, The Islanders (winner of both the BSFA amd John W. Campbell Awards for Best SF Novel) and, most recently, The Adjacent we thought we’d celebrate another figure, from another, adjacent world.

Today is the70th birthday of one of the legends of the music hall, a giant of vaudeville. A man who made magic a curiously British affair. … More

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Charm: Chapter One and a competition

Gollancz Author: - July 15th, 2013
Competition, Dark Fantasy, Extract, Sarah Pinborough

Sometimes dreams really do come true.

And what better dream than a sneak previous of Sarah Pinborough’s sexy Cinderella story Charm!

Reading the extract is far better than reading our introduction to it, so here are a few very simple words to begin with:

You. Will. Love. It!

We also have five signed copies of the beautiful Charm to give away – this could be yours!

To enter, click here to read the first chapter extract and answer the following question:

What is … More

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Friday Reads: Charm

Gollancz Author: - July 12th, 2013
Friday Reads, Sarah Pinborough

It’s the True [Sexy] Story of Cinderella

I always adored fairy tales when I was little. They’re among the first stories we ever read or have read to us, they’re formative in the way we understand our world and there’s something timeless and enduring about them. Everyone knows the tale of Cinderella. Whether it’s Disney’s animated singing mice:


or Enchanted’s happy housework:



The story is so well known it becomes almost invisible . . . so it’s rather wonderful when an author … More

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Geeks Friday Read: Terra

Gollancz Author: - July 12th, 2013
Books of the month, Friday Reads, Gollancz Geeks, Mitch Benn


Our most recent Gollancz Geeks mailing is Mitch Benn’s debut, Terra, and we were thrilled to see the reviews are coming in already. This week, Lisa McCurrach  has sent in her fantastic review of Terra. You can follow Lisa on Twitter and Facebook and check our her brilliant blog for more sci-fi and fantasy reviews. Terra is out next week – you can hear some of his celebrity mates reading it … More

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Moon Over Soho – extract and audio clip

Gollancz Author: - July 12th, 2013
Ben Aaronovitch, Extract, Fiction

moon over soho

Moon Over Soho is the second outing for Peter Grant and this time Ben shifts the focus for his wonderful series of supernatural London investigations to London’s much loved and notorious Soho.

But this is the Soho of jazz bars and coffee shops, the Soho that lives on besides the fading tawdriness of the area’s sex shops and clubs. London is always changing and Soho is no different. Even the jazz clubs there are trading on history. And … More

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