Welcome to Midnight, Texas

It’s finally here! The first trailer for NBC’s Midnight, Texas series, based on Charlaine Harris’ incredible bestselling trilogy. From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse, the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a new, darker world – populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that’s how the locals prefer it. Prepare yourself for a mystery . . . Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town. There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in…

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Calling all Game of Thrones fans!

 We are delighted to be able to share a post with you from the extras of HBO’s Game of Thrones. All this week we will be adding new voices and new reviews of Inside Game of Thrones Volume II from the amazing extras team.  Stephanie Dodds:’This fantastic book came along just at the  right time !  I was a newbie to Game Of Thrones, having only getting round to watching the TV show over Christmas 2014 and what a show, I am now hooked. Well this book has proven to me to be an essential piece of reading and has helped…

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Go Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones!

Today is the publication day for Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones II the second official companion book, following the hugely successful Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones. Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones II gives fans new ways to enter the world of Westeros and discover more about the beloved (and reviled) characters and the electrifying plotlines. Hundreds of set photos, production and costume designs, storyboards and insider stories reveal how the show’s creators translate George R.R. Martin’s bestselling fantasy series for the screen.  Featuring interviews with key actors and crew members that capture the best scripted and unscripted moments from seasons three…

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A Guest Post from Tom Abba on The King in Yellow

the king in yellowGollancz is delighted to welcome guest blogger, Tom Abba to the blog. Tom Abba is a specialist in narrative theory and practice, working within interactive media, and across film and television. Today, Tom shares some insight into The King in Yellow, HBO’s True Detective, digital books and beyond. You can find out more about Tom on his website.

Okay, so here’s the thing. The King in Yellow is either the thematic backbone of HBO’s True Detective,or it’s an incidental device being utilised by the hipster crowd to draw in the weird fiction mob and convince them that this series is worth sticking with. Time will tell which of these is true, but in the words of a noted writer of my acquaintance (hi Nick), rest assured, there is a Dog. It might not be the dog you expected, but it is there and it is barking.

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Gollancz and the SF Gateway republish ‘The King in Yellow’, inspired by HBO’s True Detective

If you’re on Twitter as much as Gollancz tends to be, you’ve probably noticed all of the excitement there’s been about HBO’s new series TRUE DETECTIVE. Starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, it’s being hailed as ‘the best detective show since the Wire’ and there’s no doubt that it’s making a huge splash over in America (and wherever else people *ahem* watch things they shouldn’t. So the internet, basically). It comes to ‘nobody I know has got it’ Sky Atlantic this Saturday, and I’m sure will be talked about even more after that. Well and good, you say. Not very…

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