Happy Publication day to Charlaine Harris

We’re delighted that Charlaine Harris’ After Dead is out in shops today – there can’t be a more fitting day than Halloween, right? You can find out what happens to the residents of Bon Temps after Sookie’s last adventure, Dead Ever After. But, today we’re letting someone else do the blogging; Paul Goat Allen, who writes for Barnes & Noble online, has written a great piece about what to expect from After Dead, and we are republishing it here with Paul’s kind permission. Enjoy! In all of my 25 years in the book business—as a bookstore manager, author, book reviewer,…

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A very Happy Publication Day for Dr Who fans

Gollancz is thrilled to be publishing two very different but equally excellent Doctor Who related books today, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the show. Both have been published before in different forms, but both are hugely worthy additions to our list. First is BEHIND THE SOFA, the collection of celebrity memories of Doctor Who that we’ve been sharing extracts from over the last couple of weeks. With all royalties going to Alzheimer’s Research UK, this hugely readable book is perfect for dipping into. Full of comedians, people who worked on or starred in Doctor Who, celebrities and…

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Happy Halloween from Christmasland

It’s Halloween, which means it’s officially long past time to start getting ready for Christmas. Don’t believe me, the Christmas lights are already lit here in Covent Garden, just outside Gollancz Towers. If this doesn’t fill you with horror (and believe me it terrifies me!) and a little bit of dread then we’ve got the perfect book for you. The brilliant Sunday Times Bestseller NOS4R2 is out in trade paperback with a very festive holiday package! As you may recall, NOS4R2 features the exceptionally creepy Christmasland where serial killer Charlie Manx takes his victims to live in a world where…

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World Fantasy Convention 2013 – where to find us

It’s the 2013 World Fantasy Convention, and we’re excited! If you want to know where we’ll be, who’ll be at the convention and what’s going on with the Gollancz crowd, just check back on the blog every day for our daily update for all the events. Happy Hallowe’en, and happy WFC! Thursday, October 31st 14.00-15.00 Catch up with Suzanne McLeod on her panel ‘I Lurve Fantasy: Is There a Place for genre Fiction in Romance?’ in Hall 4. 15.00-16.00 Join Sophia McDougall and Tim Powers as they and their fellow panellists discuss ‘Living the Past: Writing Historical Fantasy’ in the…

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Charlaine Harris discusses After Dead

After Dead, the coda to the Sookie Stackhouse series is nearly here! Whether you loved or hated Dead Ever After (personally I loved it, but I’m a bit of a fangirl about this series) the book did leave some unresolved issues for many of the Bon Temps crew. What came next for Jason Stackhouse and Michele? Marriage? Babies? How about Tara and JB’s twins? Or Bubba the vampire? If, like me, you still wanted to know more about the fates of many of the Bon Temps crew, this is the book for you. But, don’t take our word for it!…

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