Androids Will Dream of Electric Sheep . . .

. . . real soon now! As alluded to on Wednesday on the SF Gateway blog, we have news of an androidal nature. And it is this: BBC Radio 4 will be airing a new adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s seminal Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? in just a couple of weeks. As part of their Dangerous Visions season, BBC Radio 4 will present the two-part adaptation (as we understand – we could be wrong), starring James Purefoy and Jessica Raine and directed by Sasha Yevtushenko, beginning Sunday 15th June at 15:00.  

CONTINUE READING

Friday Reads: Barricade

Our Friday Reads this week is the stunning June Gollancz Debut, Barricade, by Jon Wallace. We’ve got a very special introduction to the world of Barricade from the book’s editor Simon.  Dear Reader, In a flashback sequence at the beginning of this novel a small boy asks the book’s (anti?)hero a question. At the time Kenstibec is horribly injured and hanging upside down from a chain, bleeding on the floor. He’ll be fine though – he’s already repairing. So the small boy looks up at him and asks “Are you on our side?” It’s a question the rest of the book…

CONTINUE READING

Please take a moment to vote!

Gollancz is delighted to share some news about award nominations! 70,000 people voted to put together a fantastic shortlist for the David Gemmell Legend awards this year and now it’s up to all of YOU to choose the best of the lot in time for the glittering awards ceremony on Friday the 13th June. We are really thrilled to have one of our titles featured in every category this year – and our nominated books and authors are: Bestselling novel The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch is nominated as best novel. You can vote for any title on the…

CONTINUE READING

Why you should all be reading Outlander

Calling all Outlander fans, we’ve got a special guest post from our sister imprint, Orion. If you’re a fan of the series you know that the next installment Written in my own Heart’s Blood is due out on the 10th June. Not sure what  Outlander is about? We’ve got a blog post from non-fiction editor, Jillian Young who loved these series long before she joined Orion! Here are the reasons why you should be reading Outlander right now!  In my interview at Orion I was asked my favourite Orion author. Let me state here that I work in non-fiction, so…

CONTINUE READING

Friday Reads: #ThisBook Edition

We’re doing something a little different this week for our #FridayReads. We’re joining in the celebrations for #ThisBook run by the Bailey’s Women’s Fiction Prize. The campaign aims to find the novels written by women which have most impacted the nation, and is inviting people to cast their vote via Twitter. You can find out more by visit the #ThisBook website here. So, today Team Gollancz will be sharing the books that most both on impacted us here on the blog our Twitter (@gollancz). Let us know your choices for #ThisBook by Tweeting us using the #ThisBook. Sophie: My Friday…

CONTINUE READING