Gollancz’s Favourite Halloween Reads

Team Gollancz tell you all about their favourite scary books to read at Halloween . . .  Gillian: What could be more spookily appropriate a read today than Horns by Joe Hill? I love this story – it’s a chilling tale of romance and revenge with a supernatural twist that keeps it gripping to the end. Perfect reading as the light fades and you wait for the first knock on the door … Jen: My Halloween read is The Haunting of Hill House. I’ve never read this before, but both Simon and Sophie spoke so highly of it that I…

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Cityread London announces Rivers of London as its 2015 book

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch (Gollancz) has been chosen as the focus of Cityread London’s 2015 campaign. The title will be the centre of a month-long celebration of reading in the capital, starting on 30 March and running throughout April, which aims to engage London’s residents, workers and visitors with reading for pleasure, focused around the shared reading experience of a single book. Taking Aaronovitch’s novel as a starting point, a programme of events will take place across all 33 London boroughs in libraries, bookshops, museums and other venues including a series of interactive theatrical performances by award winning…

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This is what The City Stained Red does

Simon,  Associate Publisher of Gollancz and editor of The City Stained Red, discusses why you should all be reading The City Stained Red. Right now. Trust us. Sam Sykes’ The City Stained Red has a special place in my affections (and not just because Sam is the size of a grizzly and has a reputation for beating people who make the world greyer with an actual honest-to-goodness oar). In a world where commercial fantasy, paradoxically,  tends to the familiar City is a riot of the wonderfully strange. A book where giant spiders spin silk to sell, where four armed aliens with framed…

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Exclusive Q&A with Bethany Griffin

  10 Random Things about The Fall (in no particular order) 1. I wrote the Fall before Masque of  the Red Death. 2. There is a version in chronological order. In fact, several times during the editing process I put the scenes in order so that I could make sure everything was consistent. There is a chronologically ordered word file on my computer and a color coded file in a big binder on my bookshelf. I also have a calendar of every single scene with Madeline/Roderick’s ages, and the day/month of the year to be sure that the setting details…

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