Happy Publication Day 19th October!

Publication day 19th October

It’s publication day! And we’ve got something for everyone: fast-paced, action-packed military SF, a lyrical modern fairy tale, a scarily prescient take on climate change, the epic conclusion to a long-running fantasy series and a new addition to the seminal SF Masterworks collection. The Bastard Legion: Friendly Fire by Gavin Smith A ‘Dirty Dozen’ or ‘Suicide Squad’ for lovers of ‘Aliens’, THE BASTARD LEGION series is a down and dirty military SF set in a world of mercenary actions and covert operations.  In FRIENDLY FIRE, the Bastard Legion are hired to pull off a daring power-armoured heist of propriety tech.…

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Miska Corbin vs. the World

We are thrilled to welcome the brilliant Gavin Smith back to the Gollancz Blog. Today, Gavin will introduce us to the unforgettable Miska Corbin and we’ll get to see how she would fare against some of our favourite genre characters.  Seven years ago my first novel, Veteran, came out.  To help publicise it I wrote this blog comparing Jakob Douglas, the ne’er do well hero of Veteran with other fictional, so-called hard men like Snake Plissken, Takeshi Kovacs and Mad Max.  As I had set up the completely arbitrary ranking system, not surprisingly, my fictional creation scored quite well against…

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Jakob Douglas vs. the Rest of the World

We are delighted to welcome Gavin G. Smith back to the Gollancz Blog for a special guest post. Gavin returns to the blog with a breakdown of his character Jakob Douglas from his debut novel Veteran. So anyway Veteran is to some people an outrageous all out action-fest (my editor continually describes it as the book where someone gets bludgeoned unconscious with their own arm), but to others it is a comment on the human condition as we move into the science fiction that is life in the early twenty first century.  (I mean how William Gibson was the last…

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Happy Publication Day 26th January 2017!

It’s publication day! We bring the War Dogs trilogy to a thrilling, far-flung close in the depths of space, and go rogue with the Bastard Legion of Gavin Smith. All military SF, all the time!   Take Back the Sky by Greg Bear Same war. Different enemy. First it was Mars, then Titan – the battlefield changed but the war remained the same. Until now. Master Sergeant Michael Venn and his soldiers now know the truth about what the supposedly benevolent Gurus are really doing in our solar system. A truth both Earth and the alien Antagonists are intent on…

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Gollancz acquires hard-hitting military SF thrillers from Gavin G. Smith

Gollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of three books in a new SF series, The Bastard Legion, from Gavin G. Smith, an author described as ‘an exceptional talent’ by Peter F. Hamilton. Gollancz commissioning editor, Marcus Gipps, bought the rights to three books from Robert Dinsdale at AM Heath. The books will originally be released as eBooks and audio downloads, with physical releases to follow. Four hundred years in the future, the most dangerous criminals are kept in suspended animation aboard prison ships and “rehabilitated” in a shared virtual reality environment. But Miska Corbin, a thief and hacker with…

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