A J Dalton (Adam Dalton) has been an English language teacher as far afield as Egypt, the Czech R, Thailand, Slovakia, Poland and Manchester Metropolitan University.
He published his first Fantasy trilogy, consisting of Necromancer’s Gambit (2008), Necromancer’s Betrayal (2009) and Necromancer’s Fall (2010), to great acclaim. His first book from Gollancz, Empire of the Saviours, is out now in paperback. The trilogy continued with Gateway of the Saviours and was finished with Tithe of the Saviours in 2014.
Find out more on his website, or follow him on Twitter @AJDalton1
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 … More
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For those of you who weren’t able to make it to FantasyCon last weekend we are thrilled to be able to share with you a summary of the brilliant in conversation between between Marcus Gipps (editor at Gollancz) and guest-of-honor Scott Lynch on 24 Sept 2016. The summary was put together by A J Dalton (Gollancz author), audience member.
Marcus Gipps [MG]: So, Scott, when did you start writing? And why fantasy?
Scott Lynch [SL]: It was basically laziness. I wasn’t … More
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We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week we’ve got robot overlords, thrilling ends to two very different fantasy series and an exciting new edition to the fantasy masterworks series. You’ve got so many reasons to visit your bookshop, library or feed your e-reader.
The Last Dark by Stephen Donaldson– The bestselling fantasy series from one of the biggest names in the genre comes to … More
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Gollancz is thrilled to welcome A.J. Dalton back to the blog. AJ Dalton looks at the greater fantasy and discusses the different mythos behind many great fantasy epics.
‘Fantasy’s just made-up stuff, though, isn’t it.’
Ah, if only it were that simple, it would be far easier to write. Let’s think about it for a second. Did Tolkein simply make it all up? Or did he, as a Professor of Anglo-Saxon, manage to distill a lifetime of research and knowledge into … More
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Gollancz is thrilled to reveal the cover to Tithe of the Saviours, the third and final book in A J Dalton’s magnificent fantasy trilogy. Following the cataclysmic events of the previous volume, Jillan and his friends believe they have found a safe haven. But the Saviours have other plans:
The gods will see you brought down…
The spirits of your ancestors will have their revenge upon you…
The Saviours will drain you of your very soul.
In … More
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