The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch

Simon Spanton tells us why we should all go and buy The Republic of Thieves paperback, and why B format is his personal favourite… Hearty congratulations to Scott Lynch on the mass market paperback publication of his awesome Gentleman Bastard novel The Republic of Thieves. Here’s your chance to catch up on the adventures of fantasy’s two favourite con men – the artful Locke Lamora and the somewhat more direct Jean Tannen – for a new lower price and more portable format. Say what you like about eBooks and hardbacks but I like the B Format paperback: it gets curly…

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Imagining the Truth with Adam Roberts, Jasper Fforde and Mike Figgis

Can imagination lead us to truths hidden from the rational mind, or is this romantic hogswash? Check out this debate on fantasy to see Gollanz author Adam Roberts waging war against Jasper Fforde and director Mike Figgis. From the Institute of Art and Ideas.   Watch more videos on iai.tv Follow the Institute of Ideas on Twitter @iai_tv or visit their Facebook.  Adam Roberts’ latest book, Bête, is published in hardback and eBook 25th September 2014.

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Exclusive Murder Room Crossover: Peter Higgins Reviews Red Winter

In an exchange placement with our crime-loving cousins at the Murder Room, Wolfhound Century author Peter Higgins slipped into the world of historical thriller fiction to read Dan Smith’s new paperback Red Winter. This is what he discovered…  A man on horseback emerges from the edge of a dark forest, crosses a shallow icy river and enters a village. The horse is uneasy, the village silent and apparently deserted. No lights. No fires. The rider has a companion: we know this because the rider talks to him occasionally, though the companion never replies. (These opening pages are full of unsettling…

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From the Archive II

The publisher Victor Gollancz was renowned for throwing fantastic parties as well as publishing exceptional novels, and we have always tried to uphold both glorious traditions. This photographic evidence of our success comes from a 1988 party held at Two Brydges Place, to celebrate the publication of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters and Robert Holdstock’s Lavondyss. Scroll down to see David Hartwell, Ellen Kushner, Joe Haldeman, Norman Spinrad, Jo Fletcher, Brian Aldiss, Lucius Shepard, Terry Pratchett, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling raising a glass to both authors at the event. . . . if you’d like to be at the next Great…

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Team Gollancz Friday Reads

Check out Team Gollancz’s stack of Friday Reads for this week… Blood Music by Greg Bear The House of War and Witness by Mike Carey, Linda Carey and Louise Carey Beauty by Sarah Pinborough The Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage by Tim Robinson Terra’s World by Mitch Benn How to Train Your Dragon– Cressida Cowell For a bit of added Friday fun, can you guess which member of the Gollancz team is reading which book? This week we have books from Emily, Harriet, Simon, Darren, Jen, Gillian and Marcus. Leave your guesses in the comments…

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