We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace to the Blog. Jon’s brilliant debut novel, Barricade is out now in bookshops and online.
My debut novel, Barricade, is the story of Kenstibec, a taxi driver in post-apocalyptic Britain. He is a member of the “Ficial” race, a breed of superhumans who were intended to save mankind, but ended up trying to exterminate it.
One of the defining traits of the Ficial race was its “optimisation”. Each member was … More
(Most of this is true.)
So Veteran, my first novel, was published in 2010. There was something of a buzz about it beforehand. I was one of two SF debuts from Gollancz that year. Like most first time authors I was incredibly excited and looking forward to seeing the … More
Tags: Gavin G. Smith, Hannu Rajaniemi, Science Fiction, The Causal Angel, The Fractal Prince, The Quantum Thief, Veteran
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Kicking off at 6pm with a small crowd of people already waiting the signing went through to after seven with a steady stream of people. Forbidden Planet had ordered 100 copies of the TPB and sold out on the night. Thanks, by the way, to the two excellent latecomers who arrived to snaffle the last two copies that were beginning … More
Gollancz, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, is delighted to announce the acquisition of UK and Commonwealth rights to a wholly originally series by an extraordinarily talented 27 year old first-time writer with a degree in fine art, Thomas N. Toner.
THE PROMISE OF THE CHILD is a stunning feat of imagination – set against the epic scope of that backdrop ranging from 14th-century Prague, to a lonely cove near the Mediterranean Sea, to the 147th-century … More
*We are delighted to replace the original blog post with this update, corrected by eyewitness and participant – the marvellous Malcolm Edwards, who is a LonCon Guest of Honour – to some of the events cited within. The first two people to correctly identify all of the corrections will win copies of the new Elite novels when they’re published in physical form in Autumn 2014.
The original Elite, released in 1984, was one of the reasons I became a fan of … More