Read the second chapter of Elysium Fire

We are thrilled to share with you the second chapter from Alastair Reynolds’  Elysium Fire, today. Step into the futuristic world of Prefect Dreyfus for a fast paced new SF crime thriller. This is your new SF obsession. One citizen died a fortnight ago. Two a week ago. Four died yesterday . . . and unless the cause can be found – and stopped – within the next four months, everyone will be dead. For the Prefects, the hunt for a silent, hidden killer is on . . .    Chapter Two Near the outer orbit of the Glitter Band,…

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Read the first chapter of Elysium Fire

We are thrilled to share an exclusive extract from Elysium Fire by Alastair Reynolds, today. Step into the futuristic world of Prefect Dreyfus for a fast paced new SF crime story. This is your new SF obsession. One citizen died a fortnight ago. Two a week ago. Four died yesterday . . . and unless the cause can be found – and stopped – within the next four months, everyone will be dead. For the Prefects, the hunt for a silent, hidden killer is on . .   PROLOGUE From a distance it almost looked  natural. A planet with a…

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Open and Shut a short story by Alastair Reynolds

Have we got a treat for you! We are thrilled to share Open and Shut, an exclusive short story by Alastair Reynolds, today. Step into the futuristic world of Prefect Dreyfus for a fast paced new SF crime story. This is your new SF obsession. One citizen died a fortnight ago. Two a week ago. Four died yesterday . . . and unless the cause can be found – and stopped – within the next four months, everyone will be dead. For the Prefects, the hunt for a silent, hidden killer is on . .   Open and Shut  Not many months…

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Happy 100th birthday, Arthur C. Clarke

We are thrilled to welcome Stephen Baxter back to the Gollancz Blog for an exclusive blog post on the legendary, Arthur C. Clarke. We’re celebrating Arthur C. Clarke’s 100th birthday with a look back at his legacy and an incredible one-day-only eBook sale. You can find out more about the sale here. Over his last decade, it was my privilege to work with Sir Arthur C Clarke. Our first book was The Light of Other Days (2000), and we went on to write the three-book Time Odyssey series (2002-2008). In the course of that work, as I revisited Clarke’s oeuvre,…

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Christmas Gifts for SF Fans

Not sure what to get the SF fan in your life this holiday? We’ve got some brilliant books that we know will make their holidays merry and bright. From far future adventures to mysteries, roadtrips, romance, dreamhacking and cutting edge SF, these are the books to gift this season.    Austral A dazzling new science fiction novel from the multiple award winning author of Something Coming Through. The great geoengineering projects have failed. The world is still warming, sea levels are still rising, and the Antarctic Peninsula is home to Earth’s newest nation, with life quickened by ecopoets spreading across…

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