Fiction

Happy Publication Day: 26th March 2015

We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week’s new titles feature ground breaking SF and Ursula K. Le Guin’s HUGO AWARD-winning tale of colonisation and oppression. SF and Fantasy fans, we’ve got two unmissible new books to pick up or download from […]

Writing Dystopian Coming of Age Fiction

This week on the blog we’ve got two very different guests posts about YA (or not YA) and coming of age in dystopia fiction. We’ve invited Antonia Honeywell, whose book The Ship is published by our sister imprint, W&N, to tell us about the process of writing YA Dystopian Fiction. Tomorrow Sarah Pinborough will be […]

Our Top Five #UnlikelyRomances in SFF

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Love it or hate it, it’s a holiday all about love. This Valentine’s Day we thought we’d mark the occasion by sharing  some of our favourite unlikely romances in SFF. What do we mean by unlikely romances? We mean romantic plots/relationships in books not known for their romances. Here are our Top Five […]

Welcome to The Great Zoo of China

This week, our brethren at Orion Fiction are excited to publish The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly. A best seller both here and abroad, his new book comes with the simplest, may microphone dropping, pitch a publisher (and reader) could ask for: Jurassic Park… with Dragons! Prepare for blurbness… It is a secret […]

Related Categories: Extract, Fantasy, Fiction, Other, Science Fiction

#WeirdLondon- Celebrating Favourite London Based Novels

London, any city in fact, is a coming together of many, many stories. Writers of the fantastic have long been fascinated by the potential of cities as locales for their stories but London, with its unique combination of great age, many cultures and continuing significance, has been the setting for perhaps more than its fair […]

Related Categories: Ben Aaronovitch, Fantasy, Fiction, Other

Welcome to The Death House . . .

We absolutely adore this beautiful novel from the amazing Sarah Pinborough. It’s a thoughtful, rich and heart-stopping novel of life, love, and living in the face of death – but don’t just take our word for it. You can read an extract of The Death House below – and as you can see, it turns out […]

Related Categories: Extract, Fiction, Sarah Pinborough

Does anyone really believe what happened at Reichenbach Falls?

Today is the publication day for Moriarty from our sister imprint, Orion. We were lucky enough to snag an exclusive signed limited edition proof for a giveaway here on the blog. Think you know the story of Moriarty? Think again. We welcome Graeme to the blog to tell us more about this incredible new novel […]

Related Categories: Competition, Fiction

The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs: Chapters 1& 2

Our book of the month for August has been The Incorruptibles, the fantastic genre-busting debut from John Hornor Jacobs. We’ve been harping on about how much we love this book for the whole of August, but don’t take our word for it, check out the rave reviews from some of the best in the business: […]

Exclusive Murder Room Crossover: Peter Higgins Reviews Red Winter

In an exchange placement with our crime-loving cousins at the Murder Room, Wolfhound Century author Peter Higgins slipped into the world of historical thriller fiction to read Dan Smith’s new paperback Red Winter. This is what he discovered…  A man on horseback emerges from the edge of a dark forest, crosses a shallow icy river […]

Related Categories: Author Post, Fiction, Peter Higgins

Introducing The Seventh Miss Hatfield

Gollancz Editor, Marcus Gipps, introduces us to Anna Caltabiano’s The Seventh Miss Hatfield. When her agent first told me about Anna Caltabiano, I was a little sceptical. A 17-year-old who’d written her second novel? Her second? I’m a firm believer that anyone has the potential to write a good novel, but generally it takes a […]

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