And the Gollancz nominations for the John W. Campbell Award are…
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While you were off enjoying a long break, most of the Gollancz team were at Eastercon, the UK’s largest SF convention. It was a busy weekend, but the highlights were the award ceremonies.
We’re delighted to announce that JACK GLASS by Adam Roberts won the BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) award for best novel, and the cover (by Black Sheep and our marvellous Art department) won best Artwork. These are among the most prestigious awards in the UK SF … More
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Jules Verne was born on February the 8th, 1828. Being the sort of writer Verne was and being born in the third decade of the 19th century was always going to place you near the beginnings of what most people consider to be SF. And with a body of work that includes Journey to the Centre of the Earth, The Clipper of the Clouds and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea your place as one of the genre’s founding talents … More
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As Oscar Wilde once nearly said: “To be listed on one awards shortlist is unfortunate, to be listed on two looks like carelessness.”
Oh Oscar, you old grump!
We are, of course, completely over the moon with the news that came this morning with the announcement of two sets of awards shortlists. One prestigious and long established, the other a newcomer on the scene but already noted for their eclectic and intelligent take on what genre fiction has to offer.
The British Science … More
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This Xmas, I’m spending some time away from the office in a lovely house in the Lake District with my partner’s family, where I shall be, let’s be honest, a bit bored. So what better plan than to do what I normally do all of the time anyway, and read some genre stuff?
I’m going to be very good and make myself have at least one day of non-work related reading. Other than that, I expect it will be editing and … More
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