Unknowability A Guest Post By Paul McAuley

We are thrilled to welcome Paul McAuley back to the Gollancz Blog. In this guest post Paul McAuley answers one of the most important questions of our time: why do we write about aliens? Read on and find out . . . What do we write about when we write about aliens? Of course, we mostly write about ourselves – even when we’re writing about cat-aliens. Perhaps especially when we’re writing about cat-aliens, because despite all the behavioural studies we don’t, really, have any idea about what cats are thinking, what they feel, the nature of their sense of self.…

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Praise for Paul McAuley’s Something Coming Through

In case you missed it, earlier this year we published the amazing Something Coming Through by Paul McAuley. We said it’s amazing . . . and we were far from the only ones! Take a look at the amazing quotes below and let them tempt you to give Something Coming Through a try. ‘Something Coming Through is as tight and relentlessly paced as an Elmore Leonard thriller, and full of McAuley’s customary sharp eye for dialogue and action. What’s really impressive, though, is that it achieves a seamless fusion of the day-after-tomorrow SF novel – it’s as interested in gritty…

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Paul McAuley discusses Something Coming Through

We are delighted to welcome the brilliant Paul McAuley  to the Gollancz Blog with a special guest post about Something Coming Through. The first glimmer came in a short story, ‘Dust’, written for an anthology celebrating the classic science-fiction film Forbidden Planet. Like the film, my story was about the powers and perils of ancient alien technology, and somewhere in the background was a hint that people were able to explore other planets because of the help of a bunch of aliens who called themselves the Jackaroo. Extraterrestrial intelligence is a serious scientific and philosophical idea, and aliens are a…

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Start reading Paul McAuley’s stunning Something Coming Through

We’re thrilled to have released the latest novel from Paul McAuley, Something Coming Through in mmp this year. Paul McAuley has been with Gollancz for many years now, and has consistently produced some of the most exciting, awe-inspiring and frankly brilliant SF. Something Coming Through is all of those things, but also marks a bit of a new direction. It’s partly set in a very recognisable London (although there are some very important differences to the city we know), and partly on a newly colonised planet, given to humanity by the Jackaroo – a mysterious race of aliens who came…

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Into Everywhere Cover Reveal

We’re thrilled to reveal the cover for Into Everywhere, Paul McAuley’s standalone SF thriller set in the universe of his best selling Something Coming Through. Featuring the return of the mysterious alien Jackaroo – who claim they’re only here to help humanity, and might not be lying – Into Everywhere is a space-spanning investigation into the ruins of previous civilisations and the possibility that we might be next . . . The stunning cover art was designed by Sinem Erkas. Into Everywhere will be available in trade paperback, eBook and audio download on the 21st April 2016.    

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