Gollancz signs up sequel to The War of the Worlds from Stephen Baxter

Gollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of World rights to The Massacre of Mankind. Gollancz Commissioning Editor, Marcus Gipps, bought world rights from Chris Schelling of Selectric Artists. The Massacre of Mankind is a sequel to one of the most famous and influential SF books ever – The War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells. The novel is written by the multi-award-winning co-author of The Long Earth novels with Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter. Marcus Gipps, Gollancz Commissioning Editor and the editor overseeing the book, said, “Steve has a great track record of collaborating with other authors, from Arthur C.…

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The aliens are here: Introducing Something Coming Through

In February we’re thrilled to be publishing the latest novel from Paul McAuley, Something Coming Through. Paul has been with Gollancz for many years now, and has consistently produced some of the most exciting, awe-inspiring and frankly brilliant SF. His new book is all of those things, but also marks a bit of a new direction for Paul. It’s partly set in a very recognisable London (although there are some very important differences to the city we know), and partly on a newly colonised planet, given to humanity by the Jackaroo – a mysterious race of aliens who came to…

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Good Omens: What We’ll Be Listening to this Christmas!

One of our favourite books (from two of our favourite authors) is GOOD OMENS, by Terry Gaiman and Neil Pratchett (or something like that), originally published by Gollancz in 1990. We recently republished it as a gorgeous small hardback, to tie in with our Terry Pratchett collection, and we have exciting news coming in the New Year for those who would prefer to have a copy which sits neatly on the shelves with their Neil Gaiman books. If you have read the book, you’ll know why we love it – and if you haven’t, you totally should give it a go. But…

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A few thoughts on where heroes come from

Nathan Hawke burst onto the fantasy scene in 2013 with the publication of his first trilogy – three fast-paced, hard-hitting novels about Gallow, an honest man trying to do good in a world where no-one trusts or likes him. Heavy on the Viking influence, but with a pleasing spark of magic. The books got great reviews from fantasy authors such as James Barclay and Tom Lloyd, but also from historical fiction legends Conn Iggulden and Giles Kristian. Today, Gollancz is proud to publish an omnibus of the amazing trilogy, with lots of new material and short stories interspersed between the…

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Discover the book everyone is talking about: The Incorruptibles!

Last week we published THE INCORRUPTIBLES, the first fantasy novel from Bram Stoker Award nominated John Hornor Jacobs. Our subscriber copies of SFX Magazine arrived yesterday and brought a nice surprise – a rare 5 Star review by David Bradley, the editor of SFX himself! SFX said (among other nice things): “The Incorruptibles is a rare thing: a clever story and an action-packed one” and put a big ‘SFX Recommends’ badge by it. I thought I’d round up some of the overwhelmingly positive response we’ve had so far  – as you can see, a lot of people are falling in…

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