Who Killed Woodbine Scab? A Short Story by Gavin G. Smith

We are delighted to welcome Gavin G. Smith back to the Gollancz Blog for a special guest post. Gavin returns to the blog with the exclusive short story: Who Killed Woodbine Scab?   You know how deeply unsatisfying those stories that end with ‘it was all a dream’ are? Well let me say right off the bat that this was all a hallucination. The only bit that I’m reasonably sure was real was the raid on the lab. Before we start there’s something you should know about me: I’m a slave. I don’t quite mean that in a literal sense,…

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THE TROUBLE WITH HIRING SKIPS a Short Story by Edward Cox

We’ve got a special treat for you this afternoon. Just in time for Halloween we’ve got a for a dark and creepy exclusive short story from Edward Cox. Make sure you read this story with all the lights on.   The Trouble with Hiring Skips Norman knew that hiring skips was a risky business. It was said that once the lease forms were signed, and a container was placed outside one’s home, a curious and ancient lore of nature was invoked. Mysteriously, magically, always during the cover of darkness, an old and tatty mattress was destined to appear in the…

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Hemlock: a Relic Guild Short Story by Edward Cox

We are absolutely delighted to be able to share with you the exclusive short story, Hemlock by Edward Cox. Hemlock is set in the Relic Guild world and is a must read for fans of The Relic Guild. Hemlock, read by the amazing Imogen Church, is also available as a free to download from Audible and Soundcloud. But, if you’d prefer to read this brilliant story, the only place you can is here on the blog.  HEMLOCK Charlie Hemlock already had enough on his mind without having to deal with a nasty bastard like Jarris. The dull red glow of…

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The Log Book of the Ketty Jay: 6

It’s Day 6 of our special guest post series featuring a look inside the Logbook of the Ketty Jay. Ever wanted to know what happened to the crew of the Ketty Jay before Retribution Falls? We’ve might just have that answer for you. If you missed our posts last week, you can catch up with the first one here, and check back later in the week for more.  The Log Book of the Ketty Jay: 6  Transcriber’s note: In this sixth entry from the Logbook Of The Ketty Jay, the story continues. The adventures of Darien Frey have been luridly recounted by…

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The Log Book of the Ketty Jay: 5

It’s Day 5 of our special guest post series featuring a look inside the Logbook of the Ketty Jay. Ever wanted to know what happened to the crew of the Ketty Jay before Retribution Falls? We’ve might just have that answer for you. If you missed our posts last week, you can catch up with the first one here, and check back later in the week for more.  The Log Book of the Ketty Jay: 5 Transcriber’s note: This is the first readable, but otherwise the fifth entry from the Logbook Of The Ketty Jay. The adventures of Darien Frey have…

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