Friday Reads: Empire of the Saviours and more

So I’m editing the third of AJ Dalton’s fantasy trilogy at the moment (it’s very very good) and, as always, I had a quick skim through the first two books beforehand, to make sure I remembered who everyone was and where they’d been and so on. Now, let’s be honest here – I commissioned the books (they were one of the first two things I bought for Gollancz) – so I’m unlikely to suddenly turn around and say I don’t like them. But, honestly, I was reminded of just how good they are, and why I made the offer to…

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The Trouble with Elysium

Review by Den Patrick Elysium is this summer’s Sci-Fi blockbuster from Neill Blomkamp, director of the much loved District 9. Blomkamp had a significantly larger budget to play with this time, along with the star power of Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. It is the year 2154 and the world has become an overcrowded, polluted hell. Los Angeles is no more than sprawling shanty town of epic proportions. Meanwhile, the super rich live on  Elysium, a ring world in a post scarcity society with access to healthcare the likes of which can only be dreamed of. Max, an ex-con and construction…

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The Lies of Locke Lamora Read Along Week Three: Chapters (and Interludes) 9-12

Happy Tuesday Gollancz Blog readers we hope you all had a fantastic Bank Holiday Weekend! Welcome back for our third post in our Locke Lamora Read Along series. The brilliant Marc from Fantasy Faction, returns to the Gollancz Blog with a insightful and in-depth look at chapters 9-12  (and interludes) of The Lies of Locke Lamora. If you missed last week’s read along you can catch up by clicking here. Are you reading along? Have you read the books already? We’ve got a series of discussion questions at the end of this blog post. We want to hear your thoughts! Leave us an answer in…

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Friday Reads: Bank Holiday Edition

It’s the Bank Holiday weekend which means it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book. Here’s what some of Team Gollancz will be reading this weekend. Gillian: This long weekend I’m reading Fables by Bill Willingham. It’s a long-running graphic novel series (I’m reading the collected editions,currently volume 4 of 8) about what happens when the fairy tale realm is attacked by the Adversary and all of the familiar characters are forced to flee to our world, and find a way to live here. It’s a great concept, full of clever ideas and twists, and brilliantly written. That’s…

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Dragon Queen by Stephen Deas – Extract

We’ve recently published DRAGON QUEEN, the start of a brand new series by Stephen Deas. Although it is set in the same world as his best-selling A MEMORY OF FLAMES series, this has been designed as a brand new starting point to Steve’s writing. It tells the story of the captured Dragon Queen Zafir – abducted to a world not her own, stripped of her standing and power, but now the only person who can control the single adult dragon which was captured alongside her. With nothing left to lose, but always aware of her potential triumph, Zafir must negotiate…

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