Film Review: High Rise
We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace back to the Gollancz Blog. Jon Wallace’s new books Steeple is out now in paperback . Jon Wallace returns to the blog today with a not too spoilery review of the film High Rise. There’s a lot to like about Ben Wheatley’s High Rise. Adapting Ballard’s book is […]
Can you pass Kenstibec’s Driving Test?
We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace back to the Gollancz Blog. Jon Wallace’s new books Steeple is out today in paperback and to celebrate we’ve got a special treat. Join us as we find out what it takes to pass Kenstibec’s driving test . . . Jon Wallace’s Kenstibec books are twisted, darkly humorous […]
Six Stand-out SciFi Skyscrapers of the Screen
We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace back to the Gollancz Blog for a special guest post on Stand-out SciFi Skyscrapers of the Screen. Jon Wallace’s new book Steeple is out in paperback on Thursday. The sequel to Barricade, Steeple, comes out in paperback this week. Set in the gloom of a dystopian future Britain, […]
Cover Reveal: Rig
We are delighted to reveal the cover for Jon Wallace’s enthralling new SF book, Rig, the final novel in the Kenstibec trilogy. The Kenstibec trilogy began with Barricade, which introduced the artificial lifeform Kenstibec. Steeple saw him reduced to the level of humanity. Now Kenstibec must fight his way to the home of the man […]
Max and Me: A Guest Post by Jon Wallace
We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace back to the Gollancz Blog. Jon Wallace joins us to discuss Mad Max: Fury Road. Warning, spoilers are ahead. When my debut novel, Barricade, was published last year, a few people were kind enough to compare its exhaust-choked action with the ‘Mad Max’ films. Therefore this month, with […]
The Ficial and the Terrier: A Guest Post By Jon Wallace
We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace back to the Gollancz Blog to share some insight into his brand new novel, Steeple out now in trade paperback and eBook. Steeple is the compelling sequel to Barricade (out now in paperback and eBook). Return to the Kenstibec’s stunning world . . . Kenstibec, the main character […]
A Special Guest Post from Jon Wallace
We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace to the Blog. Jon’s brilliant debut novel, Barricade is out now in bookshops and online. My debut novel, Barricade, is the story of Kenstibec, a taxi driver in post-apocalyptic Britain. He is a member of the “Ficial” race, a breed of superhumans who were intended to save mankind, […]
Happy Publication Day to BARRICADE!
We had a hugely successful launch for Jon Wallace’s debut, Barricade, last night at Forbidden Planet. Kicking off at 6pm with a small crowd of people already waiting the signing went through to after seven with a steady stream of people. Forbidden Planet had ordered 100 copies of the TPB and sold out on the […]
Announcing the BARRICADE Blog Tour!
Celebrating the release of the Gollancz debut for June, Barricade by Jon Wallace, we’re teaming up with a collection of top websites for a fast-paced digital tour. If you want an exclusive insight into Jon Wallace’s thoughts on nuclear fiction, top British dystopias, writing real women and much more, please keep your eye on the social […]
Barricade: Chapter Three
We’re back with another sneak peek into our Gollancz Debut for June, Barricade. You can download your e-book copy of Barricade for £1.99, but be quick our promotion ends on the 26th June 2014. Here’s what the critics have been saying: “Jon Wallace keeps the pace up, delivering inense setpieces alongside plenty of twisted humour and bone-crunching violence” […]
Friday Reads: Barricade
Our Friday Reads this week is the stunning June Gollancz Debut, Barricade, by Jon Wallace. We’ve got a very special introduction to the world of Barricade from the book’s editor Simon. Dear Reader, In a flashback sequence at the beginning of this novel a small boy asks the book’s (anti?)hero a question. At the time Kenstibec […]
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 […]
Barricade by Jon Wallace. Exclusive cover reveal!
Simon, Gollancz’s Associate Publisher, reveals the cover for one of our exciting 2014 debuts. Gollancz Geeks take note as we expect you’ll be hearing about this title very soon. Not yet signed up to our Gollancz Geeks programme? You can sign up here. We’re delighted to be able to show you the cover for one […]
Debuts of 2014
New Year, new author. Well five new authors in fact. We thought we’d kick off 2014 with a brief introduction to the five authors we’re proud to be bringing to you for the first time on the Gollancz list this year. Whether you like SF thrillers, high fantasy, epic fantasy with a sharp twist, time […]
Gollancz pre-empts SF thriller about a post-apocalyptic taxi driver
Gollancz Deputy Publishing Director Simon Spanton has pre-empted world volume rights in Barricade by Jon Wallace via Ed Wilson at Johnson & Alcock in a three book deal. The novel is a fast-moving and filmic SF thriller whose central character is a post-apocalyptic taxi driver. Barricade takes us into the near future where a war […]