#12Days: Peter Kenny’s festive recommendations

Today on the blog we’re joined by the fantastic Peter Kenny, the narrator for a range of our audiobooks, from House of Shattering Wings to Andrzej Sapkowski. He has come along to share his reading recommendations for the Christmas break.  Wow!  This has proved tougher than I thought!  There are so many amazing books, genres and narrators out there… anything read by Scott Brick, Clare Corbett, Penelope Rawlins, Sean Barrett, David Timson, David Thorpe and Victoria Fox, to name but a few; and then there are the Authors: Paul Torday, Anthony Horowitz, Catriona Ward, Claire North, Jonas Jonasson, Iain Banks, Neil Gaiman……

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Happy Publication Day 8th December 2016

This is an exciting day for Gollancz! We are publishing Neuromancer by William Gibson. The novel that started it all. The Matrix, the internet, cyberspace, cyberpunk – this novel influenced and inspired it all. First published by us back in the eighties, we are exceptionally pleased to welcome Neuromancer back to Gollancz. And now we get to share it with you! Just look at those new gorgeous covers! And make sure to keep an eye out for follow-ups Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive and story collection Burning Chrome – all published in February with stunning new covers.   But…

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Join Us for the Arcanum Unbounded Readalong!

  “Elend: I kind of lost track of time… Breeze: For two hours? Elend: There were books involved.” ― Brandon Sanderson, The Well of Ascension   To celebrate the release of Arcanum Unbounded the more scifi and fantasy inclined of the internet’s booktubers have banded together to read it along with you. From Mistborn: Secret History and its big reveals for Kelsier, to a story of Elantris, The Emperor’s Soul, winner of its very own Hugo Award, right down to Edgedancer, the never before seen Stormlight novella – we’ll be devouring it all and then combing through for whatever Cosmere…

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A new model of the hero – Steph Swainston talks Fair Rebel and the Castle books

We are thrilled to welcome Steph Swainston back to the Gollancz blog for a special guest post on heroes, Fair Rebel and the Castle series. These days, heroism isn’t hard to find. The cinemas abound with superheroes; a boy wizard is recognised around the globe, even the Jedi have returned again. These can be fun, exciting, uplifting. But the same thing links them all; their talent is intrinsic. They are born, products of hallowed bloodlines, or created by mysterious outside forces. In our fantasies, it seems, we yearn to discover we are special, chosen by nature or circumstance for something…

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