A Tourist’s Guide to the Best (and Worst) Cities in Science-Fiction and Fantasy

We are delighted to welcome Jen Williams back to the Gollancz Blog to share a very special guest post with you. Looking for the perfect SFF location to while away the last weekend in February? Jen Williams has provided a handy guide for the best (and worst) places to stay while on an SFF vacation. If a traveller should be in possession of an adventurous heart, a pocketful of coin and a decent pair of boots, my own books contain a wealth of interesting holiday options. Place a few bets on the fighting pits in the Marrow Market, hike through…

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14 Reasons to Fall in Love with The Death House

    Every once in a while a book comes along that you fall utterly in love with. This year, that book is The Death House. Heartbreaking, compelling and deeply moving, this is a book we know will cast its spell over you. In fact, we’ve have 14 reasons to fall in love with The Death House. 1. ‘The Death House is the best book you’ll read in 2015, guaranteed’ Reader Dad (enough said, really) 2. Fascinating characters 3. Sinister undertones (no one returns from the Sanatorium) 4. Mysterious circumstances 5. An incredibly addictive read 6. An extraordinary love story…

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Jupiter Ascending is better than Star Wars

The Gollancz Blog is delighted to welcome Gavin G. Smith back to the blog. As you can see from the title of this post, Gavin is about to explain to you why he belives Jupiter Ascending is better than Star Wars.  So now that I have your attention… I enjoy baiting Star Wars fans.  Part of it is their oh-so earnest fervour; part of it is I enjoy being booed at conventions; (it makes me feel like Dr. Doom, you know, the Marvel villain that Lucas completely ripped off to make Vader).  This is what I really think of Star Wars however:…

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Happy Publication Day: 19 February 2015

We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This weeks new titles feature the arrival of the aliens and a journey to the epic world of Windhaven. Fantasy and SF fans, that’s two fantastic reasons to visit your bookshop, library or feed your e-reader.  Something Coming Through by Paul McAuley– The Jackaroo have given humanity fifteen worlds and the means to reach them. They’re a chance to start over, but they’re also littered with ruins and artifacts left by the Jackaroo’s previous clients. But something is coming that will challenge the…

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Gollancz to publish first major Michael Moorcock novel in almost ten years

Gollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of UK and Commonwealth rights to THE WHISPERING SWARM and two sequels by Michael Moorcock.  Named by The Times as one of the best English writers since 1945, the influential writer has won comparisons to, among others, Charles Dickens, James Joyce, Ian Fleming and J.R.R. Tolkien. In his first full novel in almost ten years, Michael Moorcock returns to the city of his childhood and one of his most successful recurring themes: London.  Set post-Second World War, in a city desperately trying to get back on its feet, THE WHISPERING SWARM follows a…

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