A superb new fantasy trilogy comes to Gollancz . . .

The Book and The Sword fantasy trilogy by debut author Antoine Rouaud was acquired in a pre-emptive deal by Gollancz at the Frankfurt Bookfair this year. Editorial Director Gillian Redfearn took World English Language rights off the table within hours of hearing the pitch, to the delight of Antoine’s publisher and agent Stephane Marsan of Bragelonne. The Book and The Sword went on to be the fantasy series of the fair, with a pre-emptive deal made in Germany, by Sascha Manczak of Heyne, and offers made for both Dutch and Spanish rights. There are even rumours of a movie deal…

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An unmissable Gollancz debut for 2013

Humans will be the hunted. Love will be tested. Vengeance will be had. An unmissable Gollancz debut for 2013! UK and Commonwealth rights to The Falconer trilogy by debut author Elizabeth May were snapped up in a six-figure pre-emptive deal by Gollancz just before the Frankfurt Bookfair this year. Editorial Director Gillian Redfearn did the deal with Heather Baror-Shapiro of Baror International, acting on behalf of Russell Galen of the Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency, and getting the Frankfurt Book Fair off to a great start for all concerned. Heather Baror-Shapiro went on to sell The Falconer trilogy in six-figure…

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BATTLEFIELD 3: THE RUSSIAN (and an amazing competition!)

We’ve got a rather shameless marketing message to share with you—but it includes a fabulous competition prize and brilliant trailer which we think you’ll enjoy. So, everyone wins (we hope). Calling all BATTLEFIELD 3 and Andy McNab Fans! Our sister imprint Swordfish are publishing BATTLEFIELD 3: THE RUSSIAN this week. To celebrate we’ve got an exclusive video trailer to share with you, as well as an amazing competition with a chance to win the Ultimate BATTLEFIELD 3 bundle! From Swordfish: Written by Andy McNab and Peter Grimsdale, this is the most ambitious, and, substantial thriller ever to be published alongside…

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Gollancz 50th: The Time Machine

‘I seemed to see a ghostly, indistinct figure sitting in a whirling mass of black and brass for a moment – a figure so transparent that the bend behind with its sheets of drawings was absolutely distinct; but this phantasm vanished as I rubbed my eyes. The Time Machine had gone . . . The Time Traveller vanished three years ago. And, as everybody knows now, he has never returned.’ The Time Machine is a curious little novel. It’s an engaging, smart and thoughtful read which packs a tremendous number of ideas into a remarkably compact space, all the while…

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Sookie’s got a brand new look!

We are so thrilled to be able to – finally! – be able to share Charlaine Harris’ wonderful new cover look for the Sookie Stackhouse novels. It’s taken a bit of work, but we think we’ve finally found some covers that are as bubbly and bright as Sookie herself – while retaining that hint of something sinister going on. And can you spot the hidden images on each cover? So with no further ado, here they are. We hope that you like them, and that Sookie can bring a vibrant touch to some dull Autumnal days!

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