W&N Fiction

Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter is the pre-eminent SF writer of his generation. Published around the world he has also won major awards in the UK, US, Germany, and Japan. Born in 1957 he has degrees from Cambridge and Southampton. He lives in Northumberland with his wife.

His books for Gollancz include the Mammoth Trilogy (Mammoth, Longtusk, Icebones) and its Omnibus edition Behemoth, the A Time Odyssey series of novels, written with Arthur C. Clarke (Time’s Eye, Sunstorm, Firstborn), the Northland trilogy (Stone Spring, Bronze Summer, Iron Winter), the Time’s Tapestry series (Emperor, Conqueror, Navigator, Weaver) and the Destiny’s Children series (Coalescent, Exultant, Transcendent, Resplendent), as well as the novels Evolution, Reality Dust, Flood, Ark and Xeelee: An Omnibus.

For more information about his books, simply click on their titles above. Visit Stephen Baxter’s website at www.stephen-baxter.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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2014: The Conclusions

We’re still celebrating the new year at Gollancz, and all the glorious books we have coming in 2014. Today we’re talking about some favourite Gollancz series that are concluding, in fabulous, gripping and sometimes heart-breaking style this year. 

Ultima, by the wonderful Stephen Baxter, concludes the space-exploration dulogy he began with Proxima. Our galaxy is dying and humanity has taken on the unforgiving task of colonising a new planet: Proxima IV. Addressing real issues and challenges of such colonisation, More

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All good things must come to an end . . .

It’s our quietest day, but as the panel title tells us – it’s not over yet:


10.00     Gerry Anderson: Anything Can Happen . . .

Gerry Anderson died last December, but his influence endures. His many TV programmes are discussed by Margaret Austin, Stephen Baxter, Tony Keen, Mark Slater and David Wake. Be part of the conversation, in the Main room.

Yesterday saw a star day, ranging from rediscovering the New Wave to sharing memories of Patrick Moore, a fantastic debate … More

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On with the Con!

This morning we’re up and at ’em once again, with a full-on day planned. Yesterday we engaged more than five senses, explored international published, stopped by a great twitter debate and attended a wonderful reading by the talented Ian Whates, and we think today is going to be pretty special too. There are some pretty fabulous panels and panelists lined up. So here’s our quick daily guide to where the Gollancz Gang is going to be, and when:


11.00     Where Is … More

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It’s Saturday, It’s Eastercon

The Gollancz Gang is gathered for another great day at EightSquared. Yesterday was packed with book launches, readings, deep discussions about characteriastion and plenty of fun – and some of you lovely people even said hello to us! Thank you! We even found a moment to stop by the Good Technology panel, and discover Underground London! Today we’re planning more marvelous mayhem in panels, so here’s your quick daily guide to where we’ll all be, and when:


11.00     Sensory Overload.

Why stop … More

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