The Five Things That Make World-Class Science Fiction a Guest Post by Alex Lamb

We are delighted to welcome Alex Lamb back to the Gollancz Blog. Alex’s latest book, Nemesis, the sequel to the hard-hitting and action-packed Roboteer, is out now in bookshops.We asked Alex to tell us the five things that make world-class Science Fiction. Here’s what he had to say  . . . I’ve spent my life drenched in science fiction. When I was a small boy, before Star Wars arrived in our town, my fixation with all things extraterrestrial made me odd. For a brief, and unexpected time after that movie came out, my esoteric knowledge granted me a kind of…

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Cover Reveal: Allegiance of Honour

We are thrilled to be able to share with you the stunning cover for Nalini Singh’s new novel, Allegiance of Honour. Nalini Singh’s New York Times bestselling series continues as a new dawn begins for the Psy-Changeling world . . . The Psy-Changeling world has undergone a staggering transformation and now stands at a crossroads. The Trinity Accord promises a new era of cooperation between disparate races and groups. It is a beacon of hope held together by many hands: Old enemies. New allies. Wary loners. But a century of distrust and suspicion can’t be so easily forgotten and threatens…

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Happy Publication Day 28th April 2016!

Looking for some super science fiction for this long bank holiday weekend? It’s the paperback release of The Tabit Genesis today, and paperbacks are just perfectly suited to being slipped into your pocket whenever you’re not relaxing and reading. Which should be almost never, right? The Tabit Genesis by Tony Gonzales is full of epic space opera from the man who brought you the cracking novelisations of EVE online. Greenland was where the Raothri struck first. We discovered our human brotherhood too late. Not that it would have mattered. The Raothri were superior to humans in every way. The last…

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The Passage Readalong: Chapters 21-25

Welcome back to our worldwide The Passage readalong with Fantasy Faction. This week we’ve been busy reading (or re-reading) The Passage in the bright spring sunshine because things have gotten very dark. Virals are on the rise and its the end of the world as we know it . . .  Warning for spoilers for everything in the first twenty chapters of The Passage. Don’t forget to join us in our Goodreads group for all the discussion as we continue our readalong.  Over to Marc Aplin from Fantasy Faction . . . Chapter 21 – Recap Michael considers the main…

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Team Gollancz Celebrate the First Law Universe

To celebrate #FirstLawDay  and the publication of Joe Abercombie’s Sharp Ends, we sat down members of Team Gollancz and asked them to tell us their memories of the First Law Universe. Join us as we share our favourite moments . . . Make sure you read to the end of the blog post where we bring you some reviews of favourite First Law locations. Ever wondered what it would be like to visit the First Law universe? We’ve got some expert travel reviews for you . . . Marcus: My first introduction to the First Law books was when I…

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