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M. John Harrison

M. John Harrison

M. John Harrison is the critically acclaimed author of The Centauri Device, Viriconium, and Climbers, and the Kefahuchi Tract Trilogy (Light, Nova Swing and Empty Space).

He has won numerous awards, including the James Tiptree Jr Award (for Light), and the Arthur C. Clarke Award (for Nova Swing).  He was also a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award in 2013 for Empty Space.

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

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


Gollancz: the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winners

A few weeks ago, we highlighted our success over the lifetime of the BSFA Awards, with Gollancz and SF Gateway combined having a staggering 33 of the 43 winners to date. We’re hoping that will go up to 34 out of 44, when this year’s award is announced 65th Eastercon in Glasgow, the weekend after next, with Paul McAuley‘s Evening’s Empires and Christopher … More

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The John W. Campbell Award Nominations

And the Gollancz nominations for the John W. Campbell Award are…

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The Emptiness of Space

Gollancz is delighted to be able to share with you this very exciting guest post from M. John Harrison on Empty Space.

When I finished the first Kefahuchi Tract novel, no one but me liked its working title, Empty Space. My then-editor at Gollancz, the redoubtable Malcolm Edwards, backed into a corner by the scheduling pressures of modern publishing, gave me ten days to find a new one.

I tried a lot of titles in that time. … More

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Awards fever

As Oscar Wilde once nearly said: “To be listed on one awards shortlist is unfortunate, to be listed on two looks like carelessness.”

Oh Oscar, you old grump!

We are, of course, completely over the moon with the news that came this morning with the announcement of two sets of awards shortlists. One prestigious and long established, the other a newcomer on the scene but already noted for their eclectic and intelligent take on what genre fiction has to offer.

The British Science … More

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My Desert Island Book

We’ve all played this game haven’t we? Yes we’ve done the music but because we love books we’ve always changed the game and tried to decide which eight books we’d take to the island. But I always find that nigh-on-impossible. In a way it’s easier to keep to the rules of Roy Plomley’s wonderful original conception and keep the decision down to the one book.

Go for long? Proust? (Yes really.) Go for unread? Proust? (Still mostly…) Go for improving but … More

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