Happy Publication Day: 8th August 2019!
An absolute smorgasbord of books for you to enjoy today! Ranging from the most epic of fantasies to a murder-mystery in a seemingly idyllic American town, you’re sure to find something to add to the reading pile. And while you’re at it, you can grab yourself a Discworld Journal to keep track of all your […]
Happy Publication Day 12th July 2018!
Hi everyone, Another paperback publication day rolls around, and today we have a triptych of treats for you! Scroll on down to check out today’s horde of fantasy and science fiction gold. The Real-Town Murders – Adam Roberts An impossible murder. A ticking deadline. A political coup. A Hitchcockian thriller set in a chilling […]
Cover Reveal: By the Pricking of Her Thumb by Adam Roberts
Hello everyone! A truly Kubrickian (it’s a word) reveal for you today. Be dazzled below by the stunning cover for Adam Roberts’ latest novel, By the Pricking of Her Thumb, and we’ve also most helpfully provided a taste of what’s to come . . . One of the four richest people in the world may […]
Happy Publication Day 17th December 2015!
We’d like to wish a very happy publication day to two brilliant new tales. Looking for an early Christmas present for yourself or family and friends? Look no further. Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson A superb stand-alone novella from acclaimed author Brandon Sanderson, available as a hardback for the first time. From the bestselling author […]
Congratulations to our BSFA shortlisted titles!
We’re thrilled to see the superb Wolves by Simon Ings feature twice on the BSFA Award shortlist. Once for best novel (congratulations Simon!) and once for Best Cover (congratulations to Jeffrey Alan Love for his frankly inspired artwork and to Nick May for his elegant design). And with Bete shortlisted for Best Cover as well […]
Imagining the Truth with Adam Roberts, Jasper Fforde and Mike Figgis
Can imagination lead us to truths hidden from the rational mind, or is this romantic hogswash? Check out this debate on fantasy to see Gollanz author Adam Roberts waging war against Jasper Fforde and director Mike Figgis. From the Institute of Art and Ideas. Watch more videos on iai.tv Follow the Institute of Ideas […]
2014: The New Fiction Selection
Continuing our peek into 2014, today we’re talking about some brilliant new fiction, and whether it’s a stunning stand alone or the beginning of an epic new series there’s something for everyone … If its a stand-alone story you’re looking for, this is the place! So watch out for the superb Jules Verne sequel Twenty Trillion […]
Cover Reveal: BETE
When Adam first told me about his new novel he described it as being ‘the one with the talking cat’. Now this may ring alarm bells with you and a few years ago it would have done with me as well. But I have since learned not to take Adam’s pitches at face value: whatever […]
Gollancz are delighted to share the news of a few award nominations and wins that have come in recently. First of all, Jack Glass by the incomparable Adam Roberts was announced as the winner of the John W. Campbell memorial award, one of the four major US awards for SF. This follows up the BSFA […]
The John W. Campbell Award Nominations
And the Gollancz nominations for the John W. Campbell Award are…
While you were off enjoying a long break, most of the Gollancz team were at Eastercon, the UK’s largest SF convention. It was a busy weekend, but the highlights were the award ceremonies. We’re delighted to announce that JACK GLASS by Adam Roberts won the BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) award for best novel, and […]
A late blog to mark the late Jules Verne’s birthday. And a cover reveal too!
Jules Verne was born on February the 8th, 1828. Being the sort of writer Verne was and being born in the third decade of the 19th century was always going to place you near the beginnings of what most people consider to be SF. And with a body of work that includes Journey to the […]
As Oscar Wilde once nearly said: “To be listed on one awards shortlist is unfortunate, to be listed on two looks like carelessness.” Oh Oscar, you old grump! We are, of course, completely over the moon with the news that came this morning with the announcement of two sets of awards shortlists. One prestigious and […]
Christmas reads: part one
This Xmas, I’m spending some time away from the office in a lovely house in the Lake District with my partner’s family, where I shall be, let’s be honest, a bit bored. So what better plan than to do what I normally do all of the time anyway, and read some genre stuff? I’m going […]
The Soddit – Chapter 3
It’s time for your daily part-serialization of The Soddit, running all this week. Last night saw the premiere of The Hobbit film in London, and one or two lucky members of team Gollancz managed to catch a glimpse of the red carpet – consider our Hobbit-watching appetites officially whetted. Chapter three of The Soddit is available to read here. (PDF)