Back from Eastercon with big news!

Gollancz is fresh back from a very successful Eastercon, and with an astounding haul of Award wins, and Award nominations!


The British Science Fiction Awards


Yesterday our very own Christopher Priest won the BSFA award for Best Science Fiction Novel, for his wonderful novel The Islanders.




We were also thrilled to see the SF Encyclopedia recognised as the Best Non-Fiction project of the year. Darren Nashand Malcolm Edwards have worked hand-in-hand with the Encyclopedia, during the creation of our SF Gateway site, and it’s wonderful to see that Graham Sleight, John Clute, Peter Nicholls and David Langford’s hard work acknowledged.

Our warmest congratulations to the other winners: Guest of Honour Paul Cornell won Best Short Fiction with his The Copenhagen Interpretation, and regular Gollancz artist Dominic Harman won Best Art for the cover of The Noise Revealed, by the fabulous Ian Whates.


From science-fiction to fantasy! The David Gemmell Legend Award ( shortlists were announced yesterday. There are five titles in each category, and we are delighted to have:

The Morningstar Award for Best Debut Novel:

Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper





The Ravenheart Award for Best Cover:

The Heroes, by Joe Abercrombie







We have an unprecedented FOUR of the five shortlisted titles in . . .

David Gemmell Legend Award for Best novel

The Heroes, by Joe Abercrombie

The Alloy of Law, by Brandon Sanderson

The Wise Man’s Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss

Blackveil, by Kristen Britain

Please join us in congratulating all of our authors on this extraordinary array of awards and award nominations, and watch this space! We have interviews, competitions and more on the way, and voting begins soon . . . !