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Paul McAuley

Paul McAuley won the Philip K. Dick Award for his first novel and has gone on to win the Arthur C. Clarke, British Fantasy, Sidewise and John W. Campbell Awards. He gave up his position as a research biologist to write full-time. He lives in London.

You can find his blog at: http://www.unlikelyworlds.blogspot.com


Congratulations to our John W. Campbell Memorial Award shortlisted authors

Everyone here at Gollancz is thrilled by the announcement of the shortlist for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel of 2013, which you can find here.

 

The Gollancz nominees are as follows:

Stephen Baxter – Proxima

Phillip Mann – The Disestablishment of Paradise

Paul McAuley – Evening’s Empires

Christopher Priest – The Adjacent

Alastair Reynolds – On the Steel Breeze

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The winner will be announced at the Campbell Conference on 13th June. … More

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Gollancz at Eastercon – Satellite 4 is go!

It’s the Easter weekend, which means all right-minded people are off work and spending time trapped in ridiculous travel delays. Not Gollancz, though – no, we’re in Glasgow for Eastercon, the annual four-day celebration of all things SF (and beer!). Don’t forget to vote for the BSFA awards if you’re here!

Attending from Gollancz are Gillian Redfearn, Sophie Calder and Marcus Gipps. Do come and say hello if you see us pottering around.

So, here’s a list of where Gollancz and our … More

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Gollancz: the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winners

A few weeks ago, we highlighted our success over the lifetime of the BSFA Awards, with Gollancz and SF Gateway combined having a staggering 33 of the 43 winners to date. We’re hoping that will go up to 34 out of 44, when this year’s award is announced 65th Eastercon in Glasgow, the weekend after next, with Paul McAuley‘s Evening’s Empires and Christopher … More

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Paul McAuley: Chapter One of The Confluence Trilogy

Last week, Paul wrote us a brilliant guest blog piece to celebrate the publication of The Confluence Trilogy. The omnibus of the classic trilogy is available now, and you can start reading now.

There’s a little more about the trilogy below, and don’t forget to enter the competition below to win some signed copies by midnight tonight. If you entered last week there’s no need to enter again. Good luck!

Confluence – a long, narrow, artificial … More

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Figures in a Landscape a guest post by Paul McAuley

Gollancz is delighted to bring you a brilliant guest post from Paul McAuley to celebrate the publication of The Confluence Trilogy

Here’s a good lesson in writing from Graham Greene’s A Sort of Life:

Excitement is simple: excitement is a situation, a single event. It mustn’t be wrapped up in thoughts, similes, metaphors. A simile is a form of reflection, but excitement is of the moment when there is no time to reflect. Action can only be expressed by … More

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