#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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Why you should all be reading Outlander
Calling all Outlander fans, we’ve got a special guest post from our sister imprint, Orion. If you’re a fan of the series you know that the next installment Written in my own Heart’s Blood is due out on the 10th June. Not sure what Outlander is about? We’ve got a blog post from non-fiction editor, […]
Friday Reads: #ThisBook Edition
We’re doing something a little different this week for our #FridayReads. We’re joining in the celebrations for #ThisBook run by the Bailey’s Women’s Fiction Prize. The campaign aims to find the novels written by women which have most impacted the nation, and is inviting people to cast their vote via Twitter. You can find out […]
Friday Reads- Bank Holiday Edition!
We’re getting ready for the Bank Holiday Weekend here at Gollancz Towers and no Bank Holiday would be complete without some fantastic reads. Here’s what Team Gollancz will be reading over the long weekend! Charlie: Good Omens Darren: The City of Silk and Steel Marcus: Tuf Voyaging Harriet and Marissa: Rivers of London Jen: Far […]
Friday Reads: Valentine's Day Edition
Happy Valentine’s Day (or Friday, if you prefer) from all of us at Gollancz Towers. This Friday we thought we’d share with you what the team will be reading this Valentine’s Day. *Warning, most of these are not really Valentine’s Day themed* Gillian: Today is a manuscript-submissions days for me, so it’s not so much […]
The Gospel of Loki is coming…
Only 8 short days until we publish The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris. In the mean time, take note of life advice from the God himself, Loki…
Wolves: Chapter Three
The good news is that January is nearly over. The bad news is, this is also means that this is the last chapter of Wolves we’ll be sharing as our book of the month, to make room for next month’s pick. You can catch up on Chapter One and Chapter Two, and some lucky Gollancz […]
An Introduction to Matthew Reilly's The Tournament
It was a real surprise when we got the new book from Matthew Reilly. Far from the techno-thrillers full of adrenalin-fuelled action and international conspiracy he’s known for, The Tournament is a historical murder mystery full of sex, death and political intrigue. Suffice to say, our surprise very soon turned to delight. The setting was […]
Here's what Team Gollancz are reading this weekend!
Happy Friday, Gollancz Blog Readers! Here’s what we’ll be reading over the weekend. Let us know in the comments which books you’ll be tucking into this the weekend. Sophie: I missed my tube stop. I was reading at 4am. BARRICADE is an action-packed, unrelenting page turner. The novel follows two engineered artificial life forms– a pragmatic […]
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 […]