Best Films of 2015

Gollancz Editorial Manager Charlie gives his rundown on the best films of last year, based on UK cinema release dates. Honourable Mentions: Big Hero 6, Sicario, Song of the Sea, Tangerine, Wild 20. Dope (dir. Rick Famuyiwa) Wonderfully energetic and freewheeling, with one of the few good uses of a voiceover in a non-Scorsese film, and it was nice to see Tony Revolori again after The Grand Budapest Hotel. 19. Clouds of Sils Maria (dir. Olivier Assayas) One of those fascinating character studies where the lines betwen fact and fiction are hazy throughout. Easily Kristen Stewart’s best role to date,…

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Christmas Reads for Urban Fantasy Fans

Does Urban Fantasy seem like a total mystery to you? Not sure what to get for your friends and family who love a good Urban Fantasy reads? Don’t worry, we’ve got 10 books that will ensure you gift them the best in the genre!   Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch In the fifth of his bestselling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London – to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to…

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Christmas Reads for Horror Fans

It’s Christmas and that means its time for a good ghost story, or zombie story, or scary tale of revenge from beyond the grave. Searching for the perfect read for the horror fans in your life? Look no further, we’ve got 10 books guaranteed to send shivers up their spines.   NOS4R2 by Joe Hill An old Silver Wraith with a frightening history. A story about one serial killer and his lingering, unfinished business. Anyone could be next. We’re going to Christmasland… NOS4R2 is an old-fashioned horror novel in the best sense. Claustrophobic, gripping and terrifying, this is a story…

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Christmas Gifts for YA Readers

Not sure what to buy the YA and crossover readers in your life? Looking for a read that will sweep them off their feet? We’ve got stunning coming-of-age drama, romance, adventure, action and mysteries. Gift them something they’ll really love this Christmas: a great book.   The Death House by Sarah Pinborough ‘Moving and totally involving. I couldn’t put it down.’- Stephen King A heart-breaking, heart-stopping tale of love, life and death which will take your breath away. Toby’s life was perfectly normal . . . until it was unravelled by something as simple as a blood test. Taken from…

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Christmas Reads for SF Lovers

Want to win at Christmas? Not sure what to get the SF reader in your life? We’ve got 10 epic SF books that will ensure that you make their seasons readings merry and bright. Luna by Ian McDonald The Moon wants to kill you. She has a thousand ways to do it.  The bitter cold of vacuum. The lethal sheet of radiation. Choking dust  as old as the Earth. Your weakening bones … Or you could run out of money for water. Or air. Or simply run foul of one of the Five Dragons: the corporations that rule the Moon and…

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