Sam Sykes and New York Comic Con!

We are delighted to welcome Sam Sykes to the Gollancz Blog for a special guest post on New York Comic Con. If, like us, you weren’t able to make it this year then this brilliant update from Sam that will almost make you feel like you were there.  I’m going to assume that, if you’re reading this blog, you have an interest in either A) comics, B) fantasy, C) novels, D) people dressed up as sexy ewoks or E) all of the above and maybe also sexy Chewbacca. Ergo, I’m going to assume you’ve probably at least heard of New…

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This is what The City Stained Red does

Simon,  Associate Publisher of Gollancz and editor of The City Stained Red, discusses why you should all be reading The City Stained Red. Right now. Trust us. Sam Sykes’ The City Stained Red has a special place in my affections (and not just because Sam is the size of a grizzly and has a reputation for beating people who make the world greyer with an actual honest-to-goodness oar). In a world where commercial fantasy, paradoxically,  tends to the familiar City is a riot of the wonderfully strange. A book where giant spiders spin silk to sell, where four armed aliens with framed…

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Don’t miss out on our February Digital Deals!

If, like us, you can’t quite believe that tomorrow is March (it is!) we thought we’d take this chance to remind you of our February Digital Deals. This weekend only you can purchase six fantastic books at bargain prices. From epic fantasy, to incredible action, adventure and outstanding YA crossover novels we’ve got something for everyone. Our digital deals start at just £.99 and are available from your favourite UK online retailers until the 3rd March 2014. BUY NOW » BUY NOW » BUY NOW »  Graceling–   In a world where people born with an exceptional skill, known as a…

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2014: The New Fiction Selection

Continuing our peek into 2014, today we’re talking about some brilliant new fiction, and whether it’s a stunning stand alone or the beginning of an epic new series there’s something for everyone … If its a stand-alone story you’re looking for, this is the place! So watch out for the superb Jules Verne sequel Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea by Adam Roberts charting the story of a submarine which goes on an astonishing underwater journey. Brought to added life by the most astonishing illustrations, this is a wonderful stand-alone adventure. John Scalzi also releases a new stand-alone novel in 2014…

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Cover Reveal: The City Stained Red (a special guest post from Sam Sykes)

Gollancz is thrilled to be able to share with you the absolutely stunning cover for The City Stained Red the brand new novel from Sam Sykes.  Our cover was designed by the fantastic Benjamin Carrè.   But wait, there’s more! We also have an exclusive guest post from Sam Sykes all about The City Stained Red!    I like hooded men. Hooded anyone, really: men, women, some with swords, some with magical spells, some fighting things. I know that’s a terribly unpopular opinion these days, since we all know that hooded men don’t sell at all and literally no one has ever picked up…

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