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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Meet Stephen Baxter on his The Massacre of Mankind Bookshop Tour

Don’t miss your chance to meet bestselling author, Stephen Baxter at his bookshop events for The Massacre of Mankind. Stephen Baxter will be visiting selected Waterstones this week for a series of in conversations, discussions and signings. 7pm – 9pm Wednesday 20th Jan, Waterstones, Piccadily, London – In conversation with Frank Skinner 12:30pm – 1:30pm Thursday 19th Jan, Waterstones Birmingham – Lunchtime signing 6:30pm Thursday 19th Jan, Waterstones Nottingham – Evening talk and signing 6:30pm Friday 20th Jan, Blackwell’s Edinburgh – Evening talk and signing The Massacre of Mankind sees an England 14 years since the Martians invaded. The world…

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The Martians have returned in our extract from THE MASSACRE OF MANKIND

We are thrilled to share with you the opening chapters from Stephen Baxter’s The Massacre of Mankind. Are you ready for the Martian invasion? The Massacre of Mankind is the authorised sequel to H.G. Wells’ classic The War of the Worlds. It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. The Army is prepared. So when the signs of launches on Mars are seen, there seems little reason to worry. Unless you listen to one man, Walter Jenkins, the…

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Cover Reveal: The Massacre of Mankind

We are delighted to be able to share with you the cover for Stephen Baxter’s stunning sequel to War of the Worlds, The Massacre of Mankind.  This authorised sequel to War of the Worlds picks up 14 years after the Martian invasion. The stunning cover was designed by Blacksheep. It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. Machinery looted from the abandoned capsules and war-machines has led to technological leaps forward. The Martians are vulnerable to earth germs.…

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Read the first five chapters of The Medusa Chronicles!

We have a Christmas treat to for you. We are delighted to be able to share with you the first five chapters of The Medusa Chronicles, the brand new novel by Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds. Inspired by Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s short story A Meeting with Medusa, this novel, with permission from the Clarke Estate, continues the story of Commander Howard Falcon over centuries of space-exploration, interaction with AI, first contact and beyond. All brought to life by two of our greatest SF authors, Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds. Howard Falcon almost lost his life in an accident .…

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