Ray Bradbury

It was a year ago today that the great Ray Bradbury left us. We don’t note this as an attempt to do a retrospective; it would be foolish and arrogant to purport to be able to put into context a seventy-year writing career in a singe blog post – indeed, his legacy was established long before he died: he was one of the great writers. Of any genre. Of any period. No, we note the anniversary of his passing because he was a great writer and because we love his books. Here are a few of our favourites:

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Friday Reads: Halloween Edition

This week for our #FridayReads Team Gollancz are going to share with you some of the books we’ll be reading this Halloween. All next week we’ll also be running a series of Halloween Reads. So, if you’re in the mood for some spooky and seasonal reading, this is the place to be. (We apologize for this themed post and firmly blame, Jen. She’s way too keen on Halloween, possibly because she’s American.) Marcus: Rather than a book, I’m going to talk about a horror comic from one of Gollancz’s star authors, Joe Hill. LOCKE & KEY is a series published by…

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RIP Ray Bradbury 1920-2012

Gollancz is very saddened to hear that Ray Bradbury, one of the masters of our genre, has passed away at the age of 91. This shouldn’t be a time for sadness – although it may be unavoidable at the loss of one who has meant so much to so many – but a time to celebrate and reflect on his achievements. From Fahrenheit 451 to The Martian Chronicles, from horror to SF, from short stories to novels, from prose to drama, from TV to film, he was a master artist. One of those rare few, a truly popular writer who…

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Friday Reads: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Happy Friday Gollancz Blog readers and welcome back to our weekly #FridayReads wherein a member of Team Gollancz shares with you a book we can’t stop talking about. Whether its an upcoming new release, an old favorite or a hot genre title this is the place for to find your perfect weekend reading selection. This week Simon tells you why you should read Something Wicked This Way Comes.  Something Wicked This Way Comes was my first Ray Bradbury. I think I came to it via Stephen King. I can’t remember how exactly, this was more than 30 years ago. It doesn’t…

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