Ursula K. Le Guin Accepts the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters

Readers of this blog should need no introduction to Ursula K. Le Guin. Nor should they need us to tell them how important she is to modern literature – both within genre and without. They certainly shouldn’t need us to tell them that she has won a staggering five Hugos, six Nebulas, two World Fantasy Awards, three James Tiptree Jr Memorial Awards, a Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and more Locus Awards than you could count even if you took your shoes and socks off. So, given that she needs no introduction, let us simply show you the marvellous, passionate and…

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Happy Publication Day: November 20th 2014

We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week is EPIC with epic alien invasion, EPICS to battle and the conclusion of a ground-breaking series from Richard Morgan. We’ve got so many reasons to visit the bookshops this week!  Empires Extraction and Empires: Infiltration by Gavin Deas-  This groundbreaking collaboration between two Gollancz authors tells of the invasion of Earth by two different alien races – at the same time. Two men become aware of the threat, and must work to sabotage the invasion plans and see off the aliens.…

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The Rivers of London Rap is here!

If you’re enjoying Ben’s new book, Foxglove Summer, or are just embarked on the Peter Grant series or are even just wondering what all the fuss is about we think you might enjoy this music video for The Rivers of London. It comes with lyrics and music by Ben “Doc Brown” Smith and Mikis Michaelides. Complete with an excellent Peter (Doc Brown himself) and Beverley Brook and references to all the London based books in the series this is wonderful stuff (which we had nothing to do with). Watching it has us even more hungry for a possible TV series…

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Gollancz acquire a must-read murder mystery

Gollancz, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, are delighted to announce the acquisition of UK and Commonwealth rights to HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS and its sequel by multi award-winning author, Aliette de Bodard. Comparable to works of China Mieville and Iain M. Banks in epic scale and in delivering its ambitions, HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS is set in Paris amongst the aftermath of the Great Magicians War. The rights of the two book deal were acquired by the Publisher of Gollancz, Gillian Redfearn, from John Berlyne of the Zeno Literary Agency. Gillian Redfearn said: ‘I’ve long admired Aliette’s writing…

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