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Joe Abercrombie

JAbercrombieA finalist for the John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer in 2008, Joe Abercrombie is the author of the First Law Trilogy (The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings).

His standalone novels (Best Served Cold, The Heroes and Red Country) are also set in the First Law world.

His novels have been shortlisted for both the British Fantasy Awards and the David Gemmell Legend Awards.

The book covers are award-winning too: Best Served Cold won the Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art, and The Red Country shortlisted for the same award in 2013.

Joe formerly worked as a freelance film editor and is now a full time writer who lives in Bath with his family.

Find out more on his website, or follow him on Twitter @LordGrimdark

You can also find out more about his books by clicking on their titles above.


Happy Publication Day 15th September 2016!

This is one helluva publication day! We celebrate the ten year anniversary of publishing four of the most landmark works of modern fantasy: The Final Empire, The Lies of Locke Lamora, The Stormcaller and The Blade Itself. Additionally we have new books from three of the most lauded  SF authors out there: Alastair Reynolds, Connie Willis and Christopher Priest.

So, this is a pretty big day! Prepare to want ALL THE BOOKS!

Revenger by Alastair Reynolds is a new fast-spaced space … More

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Team Gollancz Celebrate the First Law Universe

To celebrate #FirstLawDay¬† and the publication of Joe Abercombie’s Sharp Ends, we sat down members of Team Gollancz and asked them to tell us their memories of the First Law Universe. Join us as we share our favourite moments . . .

Make sure you read to the end of the blog post where we bring you some reviews of favourite First Law locations. Ever wondered what it would be like to visit the First Law universe? We’ve … More

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Celebrating Joe Abercrombie’s First Law!

Join us today as we celebrate Joe Abercrombie’s First Law universe with our #FirstLawDay. Joe Abercrombie returns to the First Law universe tomorrow with the publication of Sharp Ends.

Sharp Ends features a mix of original and reissued short stories collected together for the first time, eight of which are award-winning and previously published, and six brand new. The brand-new shorts will feature some of the most popular characters from the First Law world, including Glokta, Jezal, Logen … More

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Exclusive Interview with Joe Abercrombie and Steven Pacey

Listen up! The wait for Joe Abercrombie’s Sharp Ends is nearly over. To celebrate we’re sharing an exclusive interview with Joe Abercrombie and Steven Pacey, the audio reader of the First Law books. Head phones at the ready, you can listen here on the blog, on Soundcloud or download the interview from iTunes.

Sharp Ends will be available in hardback, audio download (read by Steven Pacey and featuring Joe Abercrombie) … More

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Are you ready for Sharp Ends?

First Law fans we’ve got big news! Have you pre-0rdered a copy of Sharp Ends? The first 300 people to send us their proof of purchase will receive a signed collectible bookmark! Full details on how to claim your bookmark are at the bottom of the post.

It’s very nearly time to return to the First Law Universe. We can’t wait to share this epic collection of stunning tales with you. Finished copies landed at Gollancz Towers last week and they … More

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