Encounters with Alpha Centauri

We welcome Stephen Baxter to the Gollancz blog with a guest post about Buzz Aldrin’s Encounter with Tiber.

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From the Attic IX: This Map IS The Territory

Rereading the stories of Karen Joy Fowler I am made aware of some things I already knew.  That is not entirely the paradox it seems.   In her collection Black Glass almost every story appears to incorporate an early statement asserting some degree of unreliability. “One day Lily decided to be somebody else” (Lily Red) “even […]

WIN Robot Overlords!

Absolutely thrilled that today sees the big reveal of the ROBOT OVERLORDS collectors’ film poster over at Empire Online. Director Jon Wright and I wanted to capture the feel of those classic ‘80s Amblin movies with our film and this poster does exactly that. It’s by renowned artist Brian Taylor (aka Candykiller) and if you […]

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Picking Up Speed

You might have noted – with some frustration – that the SF Gateway website has been slowing down of late; we certainly have. And if it’s frustrating for us, we can only imagine how annoying it is for you. But fear not! Help is at hand!  Our excellent coding elves have been delving deep into […]

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We’re delighted to be able to show you the new cover for Justina Robson’s eagerly awaited new SF novel. The Glorious Angels is every bit as rich in conception and clever in delivery as the best of Justina’s work and is linked to a beguiling set of characters and a world that remains a mystery […]

SF Masterwork of the Week: The Body Snatchers

The classic novel of paranoia immortalised on film as The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Originally published in 1955 Jack Finney’s sinister SF tale has outgrown the initial debate about whether it satirized Communism or the conformity of US society at the time, to become a classic of paranoia; an examination of our fear of […]

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Happy Publication Day: November 13th 2014

We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. From brand new cases to acclaimed masterworks, to bleak futures and incredible adventures we’ve got some of the best and brightest SF&F to add to you to be read list this week!. Michael G. Coney […]

Happy Birthday, Stephen Baxter!

We are delighted to be wishing a very Happy Birthday to Gollancz’s very own Stephen Baxter, author extraordinaire, collaborator-to-the-stars, celebrity Liverpool supporter and one of the secret cabal of illuminati known only as The SF Gateway Advisory Board. Steve is the author of (among many other works) the Xeelee and Time’s Tapestry sequences, the NASA […]

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Peter Grant is back!

Peter Grant is back! Peter’s new adventure, Foxglove Summer is out in bookshops and online tomorrow. For those of you who can’t wait until then we’ve got an exclusive video from Ben Aaronovitch with a few teasers about the Peter’s new case. And make sure you scroll down after the video to read the first chapter! […]

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: The Land that Time Forgot

From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to the fantastic worlds of one of the greatest adventure writers of all time, Edgar Rice Burroughs. trade paperback | eBook The son of a Civil War veteran, Edgar Rice Burroughs was a […]

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Join us on this Planetary Romance . . .

On the 27th of November Stephen Baxter is back with the brand new adventure, Ultima, the follow up to last year’s thrilling Proxima. To celebrate the publication of Ultima we’re taking a look back at the incredible Promixa with an exciting two chapter extract!  Join us on this Planetary Romance .  . . About Proxima: […]

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Remembrance Day

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In […]

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Welcome to The Walled City . . .

We are delighted to welcome Ryan Graudin to the Gollancz Blog. Ryan’s debut novel The Walled City is out now from our sister imprint, Indigo, and we’ve got an exclusive introduction and reading from the author to share with you. But first, a little bit about The Walled City: Run fast. Trust no one. Always […]

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Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: November 2014

  ‘Where Silverberg goes today, the rest of science fiction will follow tomorrow’ Isaac Asimov     Reflections is a regular column by multi-award-winning SFWA Grandmaster Robert Silverberg, in which he will offer his thoughts on science fiction, literature and the world at large. This month: Re-reading S. Fowler Wright The novel of the remote […]

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Gollancz Friday Reads

This week’s Friday Read is Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones II , the magnificent look behind the scenes of the TV series everyone is always talking about.

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