The Number of the Book: A Guest Post by Greg Bear

Today we’re over the moon to have one of the world’s leading hard SF authors, Greg Bear, guest blogging for Gollancz. KILLING TITAN, book two in his War Dogs trilogy, is out in paperback and Greg is reflecting on the incredible body of work he’s amassed so far… As I put the final touches on TAKE BACK THE SKY, the third book in the War Dogs sequence, I look back and realize I’ve never actually counted the novels and collections I’ve published in the last thirty-seven years… And to my amazement, that’s how long it’s been since HEGIRA was published…

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The Passage Readalong: Chapters 16-20

Welcome back to our worldwide The Passage readalong with Fantasy Faction. This week we’ve been busy reading (or re-reading) The Passage in the bright spring sunshine because things have gotten very dark. Virals are on the rise and its the end of the world as we know it . . .  Warning for spoilers for everything in the first twenty chapters of The Passage. Don’t forget to join us in our Goodreads group for all the discussion as we continue our readalong.  Over to Marc Aplin from Fantasy Faction . . .   Chapter 16 – Recap We pick up…

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The Passage Readalong: Chapters 11- 15

Welcome back to our worldwide The Passage readalong with Fantasy Faction. This week we’ve been busy reading (or re-reading) The Passage in the sunshine because things are about to get very dark. Are you ready for the rise of the viral? Warning for spoilers for everything in the first fifteen chapters of The Passage. Don’t forget to join us in our Goodreads group for all the discussion as we continue our readalong.  Over to Marc Aplin from Fantasy Faction . . . Chapter 11 – Recap Wolgast and Doyle have narrowly avoided capture over the course of a 3-hour police…

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The Passage Readalong: Chapters 1-5

Welcome back to our worldwide The Passage readalong with Fantasy Faction of The Passage. This week we’ve been busy reading (or re-reading) The Passage. We even managed to catch our very own Marketing Assistant, Amy, reading The Passage. Don’t forget to join us on our Goodreads group for all the discussion as we continue our readalong. Warning for spoilers for everything in the first five chapters of The Passage. Over to Marc Aplin from Fantasy Faction . . . Hello everyone, Ah… What a week! If this is your first time reading The Passage, then I hope you are enjoying…

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Join Us for the Worldwide Readalong of The Passage!

We are delighted to welcome Marc Aplin from Fantasy Faction back to the Gollancz Blog. Marc is working with us and our sister imprint Orion Books for the Worldwide Readalong of The Passage. We’ll turn this over to Marc to explain how you can get involved in the readalong on Goodreads. A plot that extends thousands of years, humanity at the brink, bloodthirsty vampires, and a young girl who may hold the key to survival… If you haven’t read The Passage by Justin Cronin then you’ve so far missed out on one of the very best examples of SFF released…

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