Title Reveal: Words of Radiance

Gollancz is excited to announce the title for Brandon Sanderson’s forthcoming follow-up to The Way of Kings, the first book in The Stormlight Archive. Words of Radiance is book two in The Stormlight Archive and is scheduled for release November 2013. Having met the challenge of a posthumous collaboration with the great Robert Jordan to complete his classic, bestselling fantasy series The Wheel of Time with three #1 New York Times bestsellers in a row, Brandon Sanderson is at last free to return to the decade-spanning task of creating his own multi-volume epic, one that he hopes will make a…

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Thirsty for Thursday: The Lady is a Vamp

Sometimes there’s just nothing better than settling down with a really great romance novel . . . and if it’s a grey February day and you’re in the mood to add a bit of sparkle to your evening, this is the book for it! The Lady is a Vamp is the latest Argeneau vampire novel from the pen of Lynsay Sands. It’s a New York Times series beloved of authors like Katie MacAlister and Angela Knight, it’s tremendous fun and don’t be put off by the idea that it’s part of a series. There’s no need to go back and…

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The SF Masterworks

Launched in 1999 and described by none other than Iain M. Banks as ‘An amazing list, genuinely the best novels from sixty years of SF’, the Masterworks have grown to be a keynote collection for anyone with even the faintest interest in the genre. In the intervening years the list has changed its look, a few titles have gone, many, many have been added. Latterly there has been a concerted effort to introduce more female writers to the list as their works have become available. So the list has changed but the remit is the same – gather together in…

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What We’re Watching Wednesday: Luther

As is usual in the on-going, slow-motion, train wreck of my cultural appreciation I missed the first series of Luther when it was broadcast in 2010 and caught up with it at the end of last year on DVD. So this will be old news to many of you, but series three is on the horizon and quality never goes out of fashion, so here goes. Series one of Luther was ludicrous. It started off unrealistic and then roller-coastered onwards through ridiculous, to bizarre and straight on through to down-right jaw droppingly cartoon implausible. It was also utterly gripping and…

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What I’ve Been Playing: FTL

I’m not that much of a gamer. At least, that’s what I like to tell myself. And my family and friends. But I’ve come to realise that actually, I play more computer games than I think. I was given an xbox for Christmas last year, and I shudder to think how many hours I’ve spent playing Skyrim. And The Witcher 2. And Portal 2. And Lego Lord of the Rings. And I’ve got Angry Birds on my iPhone, of course, and Cut The Rope, and all the other stupid little things that pass the time. Oh, and I’ve downloaded Baldur’s…

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