Happy Publication Day 24th November 2016

It’s publication day! We have so many treats for you, from Anna Caltabiano’s final title in her Miss Hatfield trilogy (who doesn’t love a finale) to audio goodness from Ben Aaronovitch and THE HANGING TREE. So forget the grey skies outside, curl up with a visit to Steph Swainston’s sensory-assaulting Fourlands, dip into one of the superb stories in Brandon Sanderson’s collection ARCANUM UNBOUNDED or be utterly transported by Joanne Harris’s RUNEMARKS. Enjoy!   Arcanum Unbounded by Brandon Sanderson A superb collection of stories and novellas from one of fantasy’s most talented writers, including tales from the RECKONERS world, the…

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Exclusive Interview with Anna Caltabiano

The final book in Anna Caltabiano’s Seventh Miss Hatfield trilogy, THE DAY BEFORE FOREVER, is out Thursday 24th November and we can’t wait! Anna has taken a break from her studying to talk to us about writing rituals, book recommendations and things that are stranger than fiction. . .  Who is your favourite author? Now this has to be the hardest question. Though I like my modern, still-living authors, I’m a huge fan of the classics—Dickens, Fitzgerald, Austen. They’re my holy trinity. What book do you most often recommend to friends? Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. If you haven’t…

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New trends in Fantasy and SciFi: A Guest Post by AJ Dalton

We are delighted to welcome the brilliant AJ Dalton author of the Chronicles of a Cosmic Warlord, back to the Gollancz Blog. Today AJ Dalton tackles the new trends in Fantasy and SciFi. The return of epic fantasy? I’ve received a couple of fan emails asking why there isn’t more ‘epic fantasy’ around at the mo. Added to that, several conventions this year have had panel discussions on the epic fantasy sub-genre. What’s going on? The ‘epic’ sub-genre of fantasy literature was the dominant sub-genre in the 80s and 90s. It was overtaken by the urban, dark and grimdark sub-genres…

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Gollancz acquires the latest instalment of George R.R. Martin’s WILD CARDS series

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of High Stakes, book twenty-three in the WILD CARDS series, co-edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R.R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass. High Stakes concludes the triad that comprises Fort Freak and Lowball; a novel of superheroes, villains and Lovecraftian horror. Gollancz Senior Editor, Rachel Winterbottom, bought the rights from Chris Lotts at the Lotts Agency. Rachel Winterbottom said: ‘It’s such a pleasure for us to publish the latest instalment of the absolutely incredible WILD CARDS series. There’s no other series quite like this: an epic shared universe, written by…

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Cover Reveal: Firebrand

We are delighted to reveal the stunning cover for Firebrand, the much-anticipated sixth instalment in Kristen Britain’s New York Time’s bestselling Green Rider series. As for the rest of the series, the beautiful cover artwork was drawn by the incredibly talented April Schumacher. Green Rider Karigan G’ladheon, not yet recovered in heart or mind from her unexpected trip through time, is assigned a new mission. She must seek out the legendary creatures called p’ehdrosian to renew an alliance of old in the face of dire threats from enemies who seek to destroy Sacoridia using dark magic. Each step on her…

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