Happy Publication Day: 21st June 2018!

Hi everyone, Just the one title releasing today, and it’s C. Robert Cargill’s latest work. We have all our fingers and toes firmly crossed he wins the Arthur C. Clarke Award this July for his fantastic Sea of Rust. But today is all about We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories! Read on for a taste. From the critically acclaimed screenwriter of Doctor Strange and author of Sea of Rust and Queen of the Dark Things comes a hair-raising collection of short fiction that illuminates the strange, humorous, fantastical and downright diabolical that tantalise and terrorise us: demons, monsters, zombie dinosaurs and Death…

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Welcome to the #SummerOfReckoning . . .

Summer has finally arrived. With the weather hotting up, its time to talk about . . . the end of the world. We’ve teamed up with our sister imprints Orion and W&N to bring you the ultimate list of summer apocalypse reads, our #SummerofReckoning. Give in to the Doomsday prepper in you and get yourself a bug out bag of apocalypses for your summer reading!   Our #SummerOfReckoning books are: The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone Smoke by Dan Vyleta The Fireman by Joe Hill Red Queen and Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard Good Morning Midnight by Lily Brookes-Dalton The Passage…

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Have You Heard? I Am Legend . . .

At the end of last month, we were pleased to note that BBC Radio 4 would be airing a new two-part adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s seminal Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? as part of their Dangerous Visions season. Now, BBC Radio 4 Extra will present a two-part audio reading of Richard Matheson‘s timeless post-apocalyptic thriller I Am Legend, starting this Sunday at 6:30 pm. We have no details to share apart from the fact it was first broadcast in December 2007 and is narrated by Angus McInnes, but if you’re looking for a way to kill half an…

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Gollancz and the SF Gateway republish ‘The King in Yellow’, inspired by HBO’s True Detective

If you’re on Twitter as much as Gollancz tends to be, you’ve probably noticed all of the excitement there’s been about HBO’s new series TRUE DETECTIVE. Starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, it’s being hailed as ‘the best detective show since the Wire’ and there’s no doubt that it’s making a huge splash over in America (and wherever else people *ahem* watch things they shouldn’t. So the internet, basically). It comes to ‘nobody I know has got it’ Sky Atlantic this Saturday, and I’m sure will be talked about even more after that. Well and good, you say. Not very…

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Finding the Crime in Horror

As part of a double blog with The Murder Room, a wandering traveler from our Orion Fiction list, Andrew Pyper looks to his new paperback, The Demonologist, and asks…  What’s the difference between writing crime and horror? Trick question.  There’s no difference in the writing on a molecular level – they are stories, and thus employ all the elements and structures and rhetoric and sleight of hand common to all storytelling.  But there is a difference, at least for me, in where reading (or writing) a work of crime or horror fiction leave us in the end, the kind of world…

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