Friday Reads: Terra by Mitch Benn

I follow Mitch Benn on Twitter. As you do, in these days of, what I believe the young people call, ‘social media’. One day, a couple of years ago he tweeted that he was in London and had a few hours to kill – did anyone have any suggestions as to what he could do? ‘Come to our offices and tell me about the SF novel you’re going to write for us’, I tweeted, half seriously, half jokingly. Of course at this stage I didn’t even know whether Mitch had the faintest interest in writing a novel, let alone whether…

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Easter is here, and that means only one thing . . .

Eastercon! The Gollancz Gang is going to be hanging out, attending panels, in the bar, running a book stand and more at the Edwardian Raddison, Heathrow, throughout Easter . . . so here’s our quick guide to all the Eastercon action:   Friday 6th April 2012   14.00               Pushing the Boundaries of Genre What are the boundaries of genre? Where does one begin and another end? Does definition limit imagination, or give it something to feed on. Come along, for all this and more in discussion with: Robert V.S. Redick, Sophia McDougall  and Gillian Redfearn (as moderator!), alongside Guest of…

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Guess the Title- Elves: Rise of the TaiGethen

This week you may have spotted a competition on the blog: Guess the title, win the book! The rules are as more or less exactly as you’d expect; we give you a few clues and if you were one of the first people to correctly email us the title we’d send you a copy of the book . . . right up until we run out of books! We had five copies to give away this week, and your fiendish clues were: # An extract from the book, with a few key deletions # The book we’re looking for is…

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The Ketty Jay novels – the exclusive new cover reveal!

This week, for the second time ever, we ran a little Twitter competition: Guess the title, win the book! The rules are as more or less exactly as you’d expect; we give you a few clues and if you’re one of the first people to correctly tweet us back with the title we’ll send you a copy of the book . . . right up until we run out of books! We had five copies of Retribution Falls this week, and your fiendish clues were: # A new edition of this Gollancz book is being released in 2012 # The…

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The Last Wish Cover Reveal. . . of sorts!

This week we ran a little Twitter competition: Guess the title, win the book! The rules are as more or less exactly as you’d expect; we give you a few clues and if you’re one of the first people to correctly tweet us back we’ll send you a copy of the book. This week your clues were: # It’s a Gollancz title # We are reissuing a little later this year # It has a three word title # The first word in the title is THE # This book was first published in English by Gollancz in 2007 And…

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