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Phillip Mann

Phillip Mann was born in Yorkshire in 1942. he studied English and Drama at Manchester University and later in California. He worked for the New China News Agency in Beijing for two years, but since 1969 has lived principally in New  Zealand, where he held the position of Professor of Drama at Victoria University, Wellington, until he retired in 1998. His first novel, The Eye of the Queen was published in 1982 and was followed by seven others including the ‘Story of the Gardener’ and ‘A Land Fit for Heroes’ sequences. He has had many plays and stories broadcast on Radio New Zealand, which also adapted his Gardener novels Master of Paxwax and Fall of the Families.


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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Congratulations to the Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlisted Titles and Authors

Gollancz is thrilled to report that two of our titles have been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke award, the UK’s most prestigious SF award:

The Adjacent, by Christopher Priest
The Disestablishment of Paradise, by Phillip Mann

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They were joined on last night’s shortlist by:

Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
Nexus, by Ramez Naam (Angry Robot)
God’s War, by Kameron Hurley (Del Rey)
The Machine, by James Smythe (Blue Door)

Congratulations to all of the authors, and we look forward to discovering the identity of the winner on the 1st of May at the award ceremony! Thanks to the judges and organisers, too, for an interesting and varied list.

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The Disestablishment of Paradise – An Interview with Phillip Mann, part two

Following on from yesterday’s post, here’s the next part of our interview with Phillip Mann, author of The Disestablishment of Paradise, out today! the final part will be available on our sister blog, The SF Gateway, tomorrow.

Gollancz: Would you like to live on Paradise, or in the future you’ve invented?

Phillip Mann:  Yes. I would love to have lived on Paradise in its early days, especially if I could have someone like Sasha Malik to … More

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The Disestablishment of Paradise – An Interview with Phillip Mann, part one

To mark his return to the Gollancz list after a far-too-long absence, we asked author Phillip Mann a few questions about his new novel, The Disestablishment of Paradise, which is released on Thursday 21st February (this Thursday!). The first part of the interview is here, the second part will follow tomorrow, and the final part – dealing more with Phillip’s remarkable backlist, all of which are now available as ebooks – will be found on  the … More

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