On the ninth day of Geekmas…

gollancz day 9It’s day nine of our bumper Christmas giveaway, in which we’ve been adding to Santa’s haul every day to give you the chance to win the ultimate Gollancz collection. We’ve also been running daily competitions over on Twitter for some smaller prizes, so don’t forget to keep an eye on @Gollancz!

On the ninth day of Geekmas, Gollancz gave to me…

Nine Fabulous Firsts

We’ve had many wonderful debuts and firsts from established authors this year, so we’ve collated them into our ‘Fabulous Firsts’. In no particular order, here’s what’s on offer to go into the bundle.


Comedian Mitch Benn’s debut SF novel is the story of how alien we all are, through the eyes of a girl who gets a unique view of humanity.

Read chapter one

The Falconer

Elizabeth May’s debut fantasy novel about a kick-ass heiress who must balance her world of tea parties and suitors with her irrepressible desire to reek revenge on those who have wronged her.

Read chapter one

Wolfhound Century

A gripping SF thriller in a brilliantly realized alternative Russia, this superb debut from Peter Higgins is a sophisticated read.dreams and shadows

What the Geeks made of it

Dreams and Shadows

In this debut from screenwriter C. Robert Cargill, we are taken beyond the veil, through the lives of Ewan and Colby, young men whose spirits have been enmeshed with the otherworld from a young age.

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Throne of the Crescent Moon

A striking new voice in fantasy introduces us to a new world and an old mythology.

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path of angerThe Path of Anger

This is a fantastic debut from a major new player in fantasy.

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Orcs War Fighting Manual

The essential guide for anyone who wants to fight with or against fantasy’s most fearsome foe: the Orc, from Den Patrick. You can also find out how to battle Elves and Dwarves as well…


shadow and bone

Sarah Pinborough’s series of dark, sexy fairy tale novellas kicked off with Poison earlier in the year, swiftly followed by Charm and Beauty.

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See what the geeks made of it

Shadow and Bone

Something for YA and fantasy fans alike, Leigh Bardugo’s debut series kicks off with Shadow and Bone, the first in the epic Grisha Trilogy.

Read chapter one


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