This Week Through the Gateway

Welcome to your weekly round-up of what’s been happening over at the SF Gateway, our sister site devoted to classic science fiction. This week’s spotlights are . . . Author of the Week: the architect of Darkover, and author of the bestselling The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley New Book of the Week: out of print for way too long, it’s the first volume in Michael Scott Rohan‘s epic The Winter of the World series, The Anvil of Ice SF Masterwork of the Week is the Hugo and Nebula-winning Doomsday Book by serial award-collector Connie Willis And this week’s…

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TURTLE RECALL: The Discworld Companion . . . So Far | The Hogfather

As it’s almost Hogswatch, and as we’re feeling seasonally generous, today we’re giving you the chance to win one of ten copies of Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion . . . so far! If you’d like the Hogfather to bring you a copy, all you need to do is answer this question: Name one of the Hogfather’s boars. OK, not so much a question as a directive, but hey, there’s still loot at the end. Send your answer in an email with the subject ‘Turtle Recall’ to competitions@orionbooks.co.uk, including your postal details, before midnight on Monday 3rd December. You can…

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Friday Reads: Crown of Embers

This week I’m winding my way through The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson. It’s no secret how much I adored Fire and Thorns. I wrote about it here.  I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy of The Crown of Embers. Rae Carson does not disappoint! I love Elisa’s journey as a character. I am so freaking Team Hector it’s not even funny. But I have to say the moment I read about Hector I swooned a little. And not just because I’m a classics nerd and have always had a crush on Hector (Sigh, I’m such a classics nerd. I love Hector, what’s not…

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Thirsty for Thursday – Hollow Pike

We have something a little different for this week’s Thirsty for Thursday. Every Thursday we introduce you to a book or series we at Gollancz Dark Fantasy think you’ll be Thirsty for, and this week we have James Dawson‘s HOLLOW PIKE from our sister imprint, Indigo. HOLLOW PIKE is a dark and twisted tale of murder, romance and something a little more sinister. Something wicked this way comes… We have 10 copies of HOLLOW PIKE to giveaway. Simply email competitions@orionbooks.co.uk with the subject line HOLLOW PIKE, including your postal details, read the extract and answer the following question: Which animal does Lis’s mum nearly…

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TURTLE RECALL: The Discworld Companion . . . So Far | Count Giamo Casanunda

As everyone knows, the Discworld is a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants* which, in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle**. And like any world, the Discworld is not always predictable – in fact, it’s distinctly UNpredictable, what with rivers you could skateboard across *** (if they weren’t so knobbly) and points of raw magic that’d turn a body inside out soon as look at it . . . Dangerous place. Naturally you need a guide, and what better than Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion . . . so far through whose enlightening entries we…

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