Blue Moon- A Guest Post from Kit Berry

Did you know tonight is a Blue Moon? Gollancz is pleased to be bringing you a special guest post by Kit Berry, the critically acclaimed author of the Stonewylde series about the significance of the Blue Moon.  Back in the 90’s, I often drove past a long wall in Dorset and I’d imagine a secret world behind it – a walled off estate where strange things happened.  I was a school teacher then, and thought maybe I could write a children’s story based on this idea.  I would watch the full moon rise over the sea at Weymouth, where I lived,…

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THE DUSK WATCHMAN – Exclusive interview with Azaer

The Gollancz Blog is delighted to be bringing you a week long series of posts by Tom Lloyd. Join us all this week as Tom takes us further into the world and characters of his Twilight Reign series.  And now the last of our three Twilight Reign character posts to celebrate the release of The Dusk Watchman – a view from the other side of the battlefield so to speak. Someone who’d argue that being on the opposing side from the Gods doesn’t make you wrong, just cautious: the shadow behind it all: Azaer. 3: Azaer: The Twilight Reign: my masterpiece and…

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Friday Reads: Remembrance of the Daleks

I bought all the fondly remembered Target novelisations of Doctor Who stories as an 80s kid. I couldn’t afford to buy the videos till much later so the books were cheap and cheerful reminders of stories I’d loved or not yet seen. I had a particular fondness for Dalek stories and while most Target adaptations were perfectly serviceable, one stood out as being so much more. Ben Aaronovitch’s Remembrance of the Daleks. It was the one and only time that McCoy’s Seventh Doctor tangled with his greatest foes on screen, it was the last time they’d face the Doctor before…

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A Special Guest Post from Darren Shan

Gollancz is pleased to bring you a special guest post from Darren Shan to celebrate the publication of his brand new adult novel Lady of the Shades. Lady of the Shades is out now from our sister imprint, Orion.  I love noir. I first came to it through the classic old black and white films, and then moved on to the books on which many of those movies were based. Give me an emotionally wounded leading man, a sexy and dangerous femme fatale, and a plot that twists like a snake at an acid party, and I’m in heaven. But I…

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Fire and Thorns – Chapter One

Fans of our Gollancz Dark Fantasy Facebook page will know that every Thursday we have #ThirstyForThursday, where we introduce you to a book or a series we think you’ll be Thirsty for. This week, it is the wonderful FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson, out now. In FIRE AND THORNS, Princess Elisa is a disappointment to her people. Although she bears the Godstone in her navel, a sign that she has been chosen for an act of heroism, they see her as lazy and useless and fat. On her sixteenth birthday, she is bartered off in royal marriage and shipped…

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