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Gollancz Geeks Friday Review: Wolfhound Century

Gollancz Author: - June 14th, 2013
Fiction, Friday Reads, Gollancz Geeks

9780575130548Happy Friday! 

We’re back with a brand new Gollancz Geeks Friday Reads! Every Friday we’ll be sharing a Gollancz Geeks reviews with you. Today’s brilliant Wolfhound Century review was written by Patrick Mahon. You can tweet Patrick @PJMahon or leave a comment for him on our blog. Have you read Wolfhound Century? Let us know in the comment or by tweeting us @Gollancz.

Check back next week for another Gollancz Geeks Friday Reads review! 

Wolfhound Century is Peter Higgins’ debut novel, although you wouldn’t know it from the assured storytelling and confident style. This book reads like the output of a seasoned professional, rather than a man with a handful of published short stories to his name.

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Superhero Week: The Wonder of Lynda Carter

Gollancz Author: - June 14th, 2013
Films, TV shows

JandLAnyone who either knows me, or has seen my tweets, can’t help but notice I am something of a Wonder Woman fan. And it’s all because of Lynda Carter.

The former Miss America first slipped into the slinky costume of red, white and blue back in the 1970s for a TV movie called The New Original Wonder Woman, a wordy title designed to distance it from a terrible first effort a year or so earlier in which a blonde, tracksuited Cathy Lee Crosby played the super heroine but lacked superpowers, the iconic costume and screen presence (and the famous, catchy theme tune). Even earlier than that, the producers of the campy 60s Batman series sought out fresh TV gold from the pages of comic books and commissioned a short pilot film where Wonder Woman was played as a clumsy, single woman still living at home with her mother in 60s suburbia – the main joke appearing to be that as Wonder Woman she wasn’t nearly as attractive as she thought she was. A distinctly insulting approach for an iconic character. Both these curiosity pieces are available on YouTube if you want to lasso them down.

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Gollancz Book of the Month: Shadow and Bone Chapter One

Gollancz Author: - June 13th, 2013
Books of the month, Extract, Fantasy, Leigh Bardugo, Young Adult

We’re back this week with the first chapter of Shadow and Bone. As you can see, this is the book that has all of Gollancz Towers talking. We can’t put Shadow and Bone, but don’t take our word for it here’s the first chapter!
If you missed the Prologue last week you can read it here

 

Chapter 1

Standing on the edge of a crowded road, I looked down onto the rolling fields and abandoned farms of … More

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Introduction to The Red Men

Gollancz Author: - June 13th, 2013
Author Post, Matthew De Abaitua, Science Fiction

Gollancz is delighted to be bringing THE RED MEN, the debut novel by Matthew De Abaitua, to ebook for the first time. Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke award, and praised by the likes of Will Self, it’s a chilling depiction of our possible future. A short film based on the opening chapter, starring Tom Hollander, produced by WARP films and directed by Shynola, is released next week. DR EASY will be shown at the Edinburgh International … More

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Superhero Week: Man of Steel Premiere and more favourites

Gollancz Author: - June 13th, 2013
Brandon Sanderson, Films

Yesterday team Gollancz hit up the Man of Steel premiere in Leicester Square, armed with Geeks t-shirts and and our awesome Steelheart postcards. We reckon we got a few new recruits to Join the Resistance, and it’s not too late for you either. Plenty of time to win £100 of Forbidden PLanet vouchers still in the lead up to Steelheart’s publication later in the year with our awesome competition.

Look at us go!

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