Happy Red, White and BITTERBLUE Monday!

We’re sad to be bringing you our last Red, White and Bitterblue Monday, but so excited that Bitterblue will be out where all good books are sold from tomorrow! Recently, the lovely Kristin Cashore wrote on her blog about the process of letting Bitterblue go out into the wild and we wanted to share her brilliant post with you here on the Gollancz Blog:  A book release can be overwhelming. A lot of factors converge at once. Reviews, to be honest, don’t really faze me, but they do create a lot of swirling noise. There’s a lot of noise in…

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Friday Reads: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Happy Friday Gollancz Blog readers and welcome back to our weekly #FridayReads wherein a member of Team Gollancz shares with you a book we can’t stop talking about. Whether its an upcoming new release, an old favorite or a hot genre title this is the place for to find your perfect weekend reading selection. This week Simon tells you why you should read Something Wicked This Way Comes.  Something Wicked This Way Comes was my first Ray Bradbury. I think I came to it via Stephen King. I can’t remember how exactly, this was more than 30 years ago. It doesn’t…

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Triggers, FlashForward, and Me- A Guest Post by Robert J. Sawyer

Thanks to the good people at Gollancz, I was recently interviewed in SFX, the world’s top-selling English-language magazine devoted to science fiction. I spoke in that interview about how my new novel Triggers was the first new writing project I’d started since FlashForward—the TV series based on my novel of the same name—went off the air, and so I’d set out to create a novel that would appeal to fans of that TV series. Working on the FlashForward TV adaptation—I consulted on every episode and wrote the nineteenth episode, “Course Correction”—was one of the best experiences of my life. But…

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The Elder Scrolls vs The Witcher: a Guest Post by Chris Wooding

The Elder Scrolls or The Witcher series? Where do you stand? Are you the kind of player who likes to stand on a snowy mountainside at night and stare at a distant dragon silhouetted against the moons for an hour? Or do you want gritty moral choices and a story that reacts to them? Skyrim is the latest in a line of wonderfully detailed sandbox games that allow you to wander to your heart’s content, roaming beautiful daisy-filled mountain meadows, and occasionally having your face ripped off by a troll. In The Witcher, it is assumed that everyone’s face is…

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Competitions and the countdown to DEADLOCKED!

Happy Penultimate True Blood Tuesday! We’re very excited as copies of DEADLOCKED have been spotted around the office. And to celebrate the penultimate True Blood Tuesday we’ve got an exciting new competition to announce! We’ve got 5 copies of DEADLOCKED as well as 5 copies of True Blood Season 1 to giveaway. To enter read the first chapter extract of DEADLOCKED  here and send the answer this question: What is the name of Sookie’s cousin Claude’s Bar? To competitions@orionbooks.co.uk with the subject line: True Blood Tuesday by 11.59pm on the 30th April 2012. Good luck! Don’t forget there’s still time to…

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