Exclusive Q&A with Al Robertson

We are thrilled to welcome Al Robertson, to the blog for a special Q&A blog post. Al Robertson’s thrilling new SF adventure WAKING HELL is out now in bookshops. We caught up with Al to ask him some of burning questions about life, reading, writing and mythological creatures.  Who is your favourite author? I’d say there are several, depending on what mood I’m in, which book I happen to pull off the shelves and what I’m reading at any given moment. At the moment, the list would include Leigh Brackett for her wondrous planetary romances, Joseph Hone for his bleak,…

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Happy Publication Day 27th October 2016

It’s publication day and we’ve got more of what you love! More fantasy, more science fiction and all the more of the series you can’t get enough of! A Plague of Swords by Miles Cameron Forget George and the Dragon. Forget Sir Lancelot and tales of Knightly exploits. This is dirty, bloody work. This is violent, visceral action. This is a mercenary knight as you’ve never seen one before. ONE ENEMY HAS FALLEN A GREATER ONE REMAINS NOW IT’S WAR . . . The Red Knight withstood the full might of his enemy, and won the day. In a victory…

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Cover Reveal: Neuromancer!

Back in the winter of 2015, when the world was a gentler, simpler place, we announced the return of William Gibson’s Neuromancer to its original UK publisher – indeed, to its original UK editor! Gollancz, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, is delighted to announce their acquisition of William Gibson’s Sprawl Trilogy, comprising Neuromancer, Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive and a collection of short fiction, Burning Chrome. William Gibson’s Neuromancer ranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the 20th century’s most potent visions of the future. Malcolm Edwards, Chairman of Gollancz, said: ‘Acquiring Neuromancer and…

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Seven albums for Waking Hell

What does great science fiction sound like? Al Robertson shares the soundtrack for his latest book, Waking Hell, and it might just come in handy for your Halloween party, too… When I started writing Waking Hell, I had a very specific ambition for it. I wanted it to be an SF book that also worked as a horror novel, just as Crashing Heaven is very pure cyberpunk that’s also shot through with fantasy. So, while writing it I listened to a lot of properly spooky music – in particular, albums from Holden, Electric Wizard and The Haxan Cloak. But the…

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RIP Sheri S. Tepper

We were saddened yesterday to learn of the death of Sheri S. Tepper. Born in 1929, her career followed an unusual path; after publishing several SF poems including ‘Lullaby, 1990’ in Galaxy in 1963, she published nothing else until the 1980s, when her literary output suddenly exploded. Her first novel, King’s Blood Four, was published in 1983, beginning her signature The True Game series, and she had published an extraordinary seventeen separate volumes by the end of 1987. Sheri S. Tepper’s writing often had a strong feminist and ecological bent, and she was among the most celebrated ecofeminist authors of…

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