Wolves: Chapter One

Our book of the month for January is Wolves by Simon Ings; a novel already attracting attention for the award-winning cover design, which we publish tomorrow. Associate Publisher and the man you all know as @Gollancz, Simon Spanton, will tell you a little about the book below, and there’s an extract to download if you keep scrolling. Oh, and if you’re signed up to the Gollancz Geeks, keep an eye on your inbox… Dear Reader, Wolves… I hadn’t read Simon Ings since reading his first novel (published twenty years ago) so when Wolves was submitted it was a delight to find how much he’d…

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Award Season

While you were off enjoying a long break, most of the Gollancz team were at Eastercon, the UK’s largest SF convention. It was a busy weekend, but the highlights were the award ceremonies. We’re delighted to announce that JACK GLASS by Adam Roberts won the BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) award for best novel, and the cover (by Black Sheep and our marvellous Art department) won best Artwork. These are among the most prestigious awards in the UK SF world, and we’re delighted to have done the double. The convention also showcased the announcement of the shortlist for the Hugo…

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Congratulations to Saladin Ahmed and Holly Black on their Nebula and Andre Norton Award nominations!

Gollancz is very pleased to discover that two of our authors have been nominated for prestigious awards today. Saladin Ahmed’s Throne of the Crescent Moon is shortlisted for the Nebula award for best novel, which is fantastic news. The Nebula is one of the most high-profile and important awards in the SF community, and it’s great to see Saladin on such  a strong shortlist. Congratulations to all of the nominees. If you’d like to find out more about Throne of the Crescent Moon, go here to find links to my description of how much I love the book, the first…

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The David Gemmell Awards 2012

Last Friday evening the Science Fiction and Fantasy community assembled in the Magic Circle Headquarters, in magnificent attire, for the fourth David Gemmell Legend Award. The venue promised a magical evening, and magical it was. Publishers, authors and bloggers galore had gathered to celebrate fantasy literature and commemorate David Gemmell’s enduring contribution to the genre and, fortified with champagne, we did. The award ceremony kicked off with a reading from Waylander by Anne Nicholls and then smoothly moved on to a spirited auction for original artwork, limited edition books and a unique collection of fantasy and SF novelists signatures amongst…

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Back from Eastercon with big news!

Gollancz is fresh back from a very successful Eastercon, and with an astounding haul of Award wins, and Award nominations!   The British Science Fiction Awards   Yesterday our very own Christopher Priest won the BSFA award for Best Science Fiction Novel, for his wonderful novel The Islanders.       We were also thrilled to see the SF Encyclopedia recognised as the Best Non-Fiction project of the year. Darren Nashand Malcolm Edwards have worked hand-in-hand with the Encyclopedia, during the creation of our SF Gateway site, and it’s wonderful to see that Graham Sleight, John Clute, Peter Nicholls and…

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