Patrick Rothfuss had the good fortune to be born in Wisconsin in 1973, where the long winters and lack of cable television encouraged a love of reading and writing. After abandoning his chosen field of chemical engineering, Pat became an itinerant student, wandering through clinical psychology, philosophy, medieval history, theater, and sociology. Nine years later, Pat was forced by university policy to finally complete his undergraduate degree in English. When not reading and writing, he teaches fencing and dabbles with alchemy in his basement.
Last Friday evening the Science Fiction and Fantasy community assembled in the Magic Circle Headquarters, in magnificent attire, for the fourth David Gemmell Legend Award.
The venue promised a magical evening, and magical it was.
Publishers, authors and bloggers galore had gathered to celebrate fantasy literature and commemorate David Gemmell’s enduring contribution to the genre and, fortified with champagne, we did. The award ceremony kicked off with a reading from Waylander by Anne Nicholls and then smoothly moved on to a spirited … More
Tags: David Gemmell, David Gemmell Awards, David Gemmell Legend Awards, Fantasy, Patrick Rothfuss, Stan Nicholls, The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man's Fear
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Hi, my name is Paul…
Hi, my name is Paul and I’m a Rothfuss-aholic…
Well, I thought I ought to get that out of the way early.
I started working for Orion in 2007 about 7 months before first publication of THE NAME OF THE WIND and first encountered it at the London Book Fair that year. I was intrigued and asked the editor for more details and she told me that, having taken 100 pages of the first draft home … More
Tags: Audio Books, Extracts, Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man's Fear
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In celebration of the David Gemmell Award short-lists being published, Gollancz is thrilled to be running a series of interviews-in-ninety-seconds with as many short-listed authors as we can get our hands on! Today we’re delighted to have a few words from Patrick Rothfuss, author of the Sunday Times bestselling novels The Name of the Wind, and The Wise Man’s Fear, which is nominated for Best Fantasy Novel 2011 . . . and keep an eye out … More
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Audio publishing is, without doubt, the most fun you can have in the book world without a free bar – I mean, where else can you sit and listen to a former member of the Rocky Horror band give voice to a squirrel that sounds like it’s been taking coke (or at least overdosing on red bull)? We’re slowly recording more and more Gollancz titles for release as unabridged downloads, so we’re really pleased to have this chance to tell … More
Tags: Alastair Reynolds, Allan Corduner, Audio Books, Ben Aaronovitch, Bitterblue, Blue Remembered Earth, Charlaine Harris, Dead Until Dark, Emma Powell, Fire, Graceling, Joe Abercrombie, Johanna Parker, Kirstin Cashore, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Michael Kramer, Mistborn Books, Patrick Rothfuss, Rupert Degas, Songs of the Earth, Steven Pacey, The Alloy of Law, The Blade Itself, The Final Empire, The Name of the Wind, The Sookie Stackhouse Series, The Way of Kings
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Every year, Locus, the magazine of the science fiction & fantasy field, compiles a Recommended Reading List to help readers sort through the vast number of novels, collections, anthologies, stories, etc that are published each year. They’ve just released 2011’s list, which is as good a roadmap through last year’s territory as you’re going to find, and contains a number of items of Gollanczish goodness:
The Islanders by More
Tags: Alastair Reynolds, Christopher Priest, Fantasy, Hannu Rajainemi, Holly Black, Ian McDonald, Joe Abercrombie, Locus Recommended Reading List; Stephen Baxter, Patrick Rothfuss, Paul McAuley, Rae Carson, Richard Morgan, Robert V.S. Redick, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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