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Happy Publication Day 15th June 2017!

It’s publication day! Get your hands on these brilliant new releases from Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth May, and Nalini Singh, as well paperbacks from the incredible Alastair Reynolds, Stephen Donaldson, and Edward Cox.   Xeelee: Vengeance by Stephen Baxter One of the world’s bestselling science fiction authors returns to the series which made his name. The Xeelee are back for the last time… Half a million years in the future, on a dead, war-ravaged world at the centre of the Galaxy, there is a mile-high statue of Michael Poole. Poole, born on Earth in the fourth millennium, was one of mankind’s…

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The Entire Works of David Gemmell are Coming to Audio for the First Time!

Orion Audio and Hachette Audio have jointly acquired world audio rights from Anna Carmichael and Ben Fowler at Abner Stein (on behalf of the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency) for the full works of fantasy legend, David Gemmell. A perennial Sunday Times bestseller, Gemmell was a staple of the UK fantasy scene until his untimely death in 2006. Between Orion Audio and Hachette 33 titles, not previously available in audio, will now be moving into production including; LEGEND and the DRENAI series, the RIGANTE series; and the TROY series – completed posthumously by Stella Gemmell. This will mean the entire, unabridged…

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Happy Publication Day 8th June 2017

It’s publication day! We are incredibly excited to announce a classic addition to the Masterworks list from one of the greatest science fiction writers of them all, H. G. Wells, as well as all the stories set in award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin’s fictional European nation of Orsinia, gathered together for the first time ever. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME is a prescient look at mankind’s future from the father of modern science fiction. When Dr Philip Raven, a diplomat working for the League of Nations, dies in…

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Science Fiction Science: A Report From the Front Lines of SETI

We are thrilled to welcome Alex Lamb back to the Gollancz blog for a very special guest post. Alex is the author of the Robotoeer trilgoy (Roboteer, Nemesis, Exodus). Today, Alex takes us behind the scenes of the SETI project and talks about the real life science that influences his fiction. We science fiction writers speculate endlessly about life on other worlds. We dream up alien races and machine civilizations. We conjure interstellar technology out of hand-waved explanations. However, we seldom, if ever, get to actually contribute to the real-world search for such things. But this year, very unexpectedly, I…

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Cover Reveal: THE SMOKE

The Smoke Cover

Behold this gorgeous cover! Simon Ings’ latest SF novel The Smoke is about love, loss and loneliness in the capital city. So it’s the perfect thing to read on your commute, wherever your travels might be taking you. From the acclaimed writer of Wolves, The Smoke is an incredibly beautiful piece of writing. Prepare to be emotionally and intellectually ensnared. Humanity has been split into three different species. Mutual incomprehension has fractured the globe. As humans race to be the first of their kind to reach the stars, another Great War looms. For you that means returning to Yorkshire and…

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