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Paul McAuley reviews Hugo

Gollancz Author: - November 29th, 2011
Author Post, Film Reviews, Reviews

The conjunction of ‘family friendly’ and ‘3 D’ is not auspicious, even if the film in question is directed by Martin Scorsese. But from the first shot, a kind of reversal of the famous flying scene in Peter Pan, with the viewpoint swooping over the crowded and crooked roofs of snowy, early 1930s Paris, ducking under the eaves of the arched canopy of a railway terminus, and closing in on the eye of a boy peering through a chink in … More

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Brandon Sanderson Discusses the inspiration behind The Alloy of Law

Gollancz Author: - November 28th, 2011
Brandon Sanderson, Fantasy, Interview, News

Want to know the inspiration behind The Alloy of Law? Curious about the latest Mistborn book? We thought so. We recently asked Brandon Sanderson to tell us a little bit about the inspiration behind The Alloy of Law.

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Justina Robson discusses Flowers for Algernon

Gollancz Author: - November 24th, 2011
Gollancz 50th, Justina Robson, Science Fiction

We recently caught up with Justina Robson and asked her to tell us a little bit about the Gollancz 50th title she has written the introduction for Flowers for Algernon.

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RIP Anne McCaffrey

Gollancz Author: - November 23rd, 2011
Fantasy, News, Other, Science Fiction

Gollancz is very saddened to hear the news that Anne McCaffrey has died, aged 85.

Her true achievement was her writing. Her books will be read and reread for years to come, as people grow up and are introduced to her deceptively-easy-to-read writing style and her astounding imagination. We all know of the Pern books, of course, and they have become part of the folklore of SFF. But it is worth remembering how radical and complete her world was. From the … More

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Time for Teletubbies: Radical Utopian Fiction

Gollancz Author: - November 22nd, 2011
Adam Roberts, Author Post, Science Fiction

The BBC children’s television programme Teletubbies is, evidently, based upon an SF conceit. But how meaningful is it to call it SF? Whilst conceding science-fictional elements to the show, most viewers, I suppose, would not think of it as belonging to the SF genre. And yet there is a point in making the identification.

The Teletubbies live in Teletubbyland, a sort of hi-tech hobbiton of green fields and hills, dotted with coloured flowers and grazing rabbits, under a bright blue sky. … More

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