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Friday Reads: The Hobbit

Gollancz Team: - January 18th, 2013
Fantasy, Friday Reads

Well it was inevitable that one of the Gollancz Friday Reads would be for The Hobbit. I’ve seen the film twice (once 2D once 3D, I preferred the 2D version), and after the second viewing I found myself picking the book up again.

I think most folks know the story. Bilbo Baggins finds himself, a little unwillingly, embarking upon an unexpected adventure with a collection of dwarves bent upon reclaiming their ancestral home from the mighty dragon Smaug. For … More

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Friday Reads: Farmer Giles of Ham

Gollancz Team: - January 4th, 2013
Fantasy, Friday Reads

If you’ve not read Farmer Giles of Ham then you’re missing out on the best thing (in my opinion . . . only really, the best thing) J. R. R. Tolkein ever wrote.

One of the things I’ve always loved is the illustrations. Penned by the superb Pauline Baynes, who also illustrated a number of (Tolkien’s fellow Inkling) C. S. Lewis novels, pick up a copy just to see her illustrations of Chrysophylax the dragon. But it’s also worth … More

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Christmas reads: part one

Gollancz Team: - December 18th, 2012
Adam Roberts, Friday Reads, Other, Terry Pratchett

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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The Soddit – Chapter 3

Gollancz Team: - December 13th, 2012
Adam Roberts, Extract, Fantasy

the soddit

It’s time for your daily part-serialization of The Soddit, running all this week.  Last night saw the premiere of The Hobbit film in London, and one or two lucky members of team Gollancz managed to catch a glimpse of the red carpet – consider our Hobbit-watching appetites officially whetted.

Chapter three of The Soddit is available to read here. (PDF)

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The Soddit- Chapter Two

Gollancz Team: - December 12th, 2012
Extract

the soddit

We’re continuing our week long part-serialization of The Soddit. Put your hairy feet up, grab a mug of porter or a coffee from the pot on the hearth, maybe a seed cake or two, and settle down with the next chapter of  The Soddit here. (PDF)

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