Same War, Different Enemy: A Guest Post by Greg Bear

TAKE BACK THE SKY is the final book in Greg Bear’s adrenaline-fueled military SF trilogy WAR DOGS and Greg has joined us to talk about the act of writing about war. Finishing a trilogy is nearly always an exhausting process. Bringing the characters we’ve followed for two books,  and grown attached to (I know I have) along through more tough times, just wears me down – but obviously, the theme of these novels is war, not happiness, and that reflects the truth of being a soldier, a fighter, caught up in history and change. The added complication of the Gurus—the…

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Cover Reveal: Silver Silence

Hello, is this the smouldering cover reveal you’ve been looking for? Yes, it’s the STUNNING cover for the latest title in Nalini Singh’s bestselling Psy-Changeling series, SILVER SILENCE. This title heralds a new era for this incredible, sexy series: The Psy-Changeling Trinity arc starts here. We are beyond thrilled with this sparkling cover, and (though of course we say so ourselves) it looks like an excellent start for the next adventures in the Psy-Changeling universe. We’re ready! SILVER SILENCE is released 15th June 2017 in hardback, ebook and audio! You can check out all of Nalini’s books here. To find…

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Discover Bradley Beaulieu’s Twelve Kings

We’re counting down to the publication of Blood Upon the Sand (in shops on the 9th February) with a look back at the first book in the Song of the Shattered Sands series. To celebrate we’re bringing you an extract from Twelve Kings, selected by the author, Bradley Beaulieu. Twelve Kings is an epic fantasy series of mystery, prophecy and death within the ancient walled city of the Twelve Kings . . . The twelve kings of Sharakhai tried to bury their secrets in the sands. But no matter how deeply they are buried, secrets want to be found. The…

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Jakob Douglas vs. the Rest of the World

We are delighted to welcome Gavin G. Smith back to the Gollancz Blog for a special guest post. Gavin returns to the blog with a breakdown of his character Jakob Douglas from his debut novel Veteran. So anyway Veteran is to some people an outrageous all out action-fest (my editor continually describes it as the book where someone gets bludgeoned unconscious with their own arm), but to others it is a comment on the human condition as we move into the science fiction that is life in the early twenty first century.  (I mean how William Gibson was the last…

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Happy Publication Day 26th January 2017!

It’s publication day! We bring the War Dogs trilogy to a thrilling, far-flung close in the depths of space, and go rogue with the Bastard Legion of Gavin Smith. All military SF, all the time!   Take Back the Sky by Greg Bear Same war. Different enemy. First it was Mars, then Titan – the battlefield changed but the war remained the same. Until now. Master Sergeant Michael Venn and his soldiers now know the truth about what the supposedly benevolent Gurus are really doing in our solar system. A truth both Earth and the alien Antagonists are intent on…

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