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Figures in a Landscape a guest post by Paul McAuley

Gollancz Team: - February 20th, 2014
Author Post, Competition, 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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The Award Season cometh!

Gollancz Team: - February 6th, 2014
Awards, Editorial Posts

Are you racking your brains trying to remember what was published in 2013, while looking at a blank awards ballot? We want to help. So here, in one blog piece, is a quick reminder of the fantastic books we published in 2013 to help jog your memory.


For best novel categories:


The Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill

Gateway of the Saviours by More

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The Process, Or Failed Job Interviews of a Novelist

Gollancz Team: - January 16th, 2014
Author Post, Matthew De Abaitua, Science Fiction

Need a Thursday afternoon break? Every wondered how writing a novel is like a job interview? We’ve got the answer. Gollancz is delighted to share with you a special blog post from Matthew de Abaitua the author of 

She asks me, “What is your process?”

“What do you mean?” I reply.

“What is your process?”

“It depends on what I’m doing. If I’m making a bacon sandwich, I use one type of process involving bacon and bread. If I’m writing a novel, I use … More

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Cover for Simon Ings’s Wolves wins Gold Medal from Society of Illustrators

Gollancz Team: - November 22nd, 2013
Awards, News, Simon Ings

The Orion Publishing Group are proud to announce that Jeff Alan Love has won a gold medal at the Society of Illustrators for his cover of Simon Ings’s Wolves due to be published by Gollancz in January 2014.

Wolves is a chilling literary dystopia that marks the return to science-fiction from the author of six critically–acclaimed works of literature and two influential non-fiction books, Simon Ings.

For the cover of Wolves, Jeff … More

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Behind the Event: A look at the Behind the Sofa Signing.

Gollancz Team: - November 8th, 2013
Events, Science Fiction, Steve Berry, TV shows

Last night Gollancz was overjoyed to host, at Forbidden Planet London, a signing for our collection of celebrity memories of Doctor Who, Behind The Sofa. We’ve already shared a few extracts over the last couple of weeks, and if you have any interest in Doctor Who, urge you to pick it up. It’s all for a good cause, as all royalties go to Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Joining us at Forbidden Planet were Katy Manning and Sophie … More

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