DestinyQuest – Michael J. Ward part two and a competition

This month saw the release of The Heart of Fire, the second DestinyQuest choose-your-own-adventure title, in mass market paperback. Mike Ward, the author, discusses the benefits of patching… Click here to read the first part of this post, and we also have a competition below.  Once a document hits the printers, that is it – there is no going back. I remember the nail-biting moments as a magazine editor, getting copies hot off the press every month and just praying there was no ‘howler’ of an error staring back at you. With print there is no ‘release day’ patch – the…

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Evening’s Empires – Chapter 1 and a signed copy competition

Paul McAuley’s brilliant new SF novel, Evening’s Empires, published earlier this month. We see this as an opportunity to share the first wonderful chapter with you and run a competition! There’s still time to take advantage of our offer on The Quiet War eBook – the first book in the sequence – which is £1.99 for a limited time only, if you want to get stuck into that first. Evening’s Empires is the latest novel in the Quiet War sequence, but also works brilliantly as a stand-alone. You can read the first chapter here. We have 5 signed copies of Evening’s Empires…

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DestinyQuest – Michael J. Ward on working in print

This month saw the release of The Heart of Fire, the second DestinyQuest choose-your-own-adventure title, in mass market paperback. Here the author, Mike Ward, discusses the benefits of a second release… The devil’s in the detail… (part one) The bug. The glitch. The exploit. These are the horrors that keep game developers and coders awake at night. They can be elusive, hiding in the shadows, creeping up on you when you least expect it – sometimes, despite even the most diligent of precautions, there is just no stopping those nasty critters from breaking loose and going on the rampage… Yup,…

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Book of the Month: Terra, Chapters 3 and 4

It’s Terra Tuesday! The brilliant Terra by Mitch Benn is out now, so we’re sharing chapters three and four with you, and if you want a taster you can catch up on our first and second chapter extracts still. We also have some audio clips over on Soundcloud, including the time when Mitch Benn serenaded Gollancz at our annual sales conference, and you can see what our Geeks have been saying here. Enjoy! Chapter 3 This is going to be complicated, thought Lbbp as he studied the small pink wriggly creature in his arms. Rrth – and anyone who might have been able…

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Cover Blurb copy reveal for TRUTH AND FEAR

TRUTH AND FEAR, the sequel to the sensational WOLFHOUND CENTURY. I’m delighted to be able to give you a sneak (and, if you’ve not read WOLFHOUND CENTURY, spoilerific) preview of the blurb for Peter Higgins’ explosive sequel to his first novel. I was so thrilled to read TRUTH and to realise that Peter’s new book more than lived up to the promise of his first novel (a book I loved so much). We see old friends and enemies again, meet new people and watch Vlast slide into a terrible war. All engineered beautifully toward an utterly explosive climax. I’ve worked…

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