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An unmissable Gollancz debut for 2013

Gollancz Author: - October 28th, 2011
Acquisitions, Elizabeth May, Fantasy, News

Humans will be the hunted. Love will be tested. Vengeance will be had. An unmissable Gollancz debut for 2013!

UK and Commonwealth rights to The Falconer trilogy by debut author Elizabeth May were snapped up in a six-figure pre-emptive deal by Gollancz just before the Frankfurt Bookfair this year. Editorial Director Gillian Redfearn did the deal with Heather Baror-Shapiro of Baror International, acting on behalf of Russell Galen of the Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency, and getting the Frankfurt Book Fair … More

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BATTLEFIELD 3: THE RUSSIAN (and an amazing competition!)

Gollancz Author: - October 26th, 2011
Competition

We’ve got a rather shameless marketing message to share with you—but it includes a fabulous competition prize and brilliant trailer which we think you’ll enjoy. So, everyone wins (we hope).

Calling all BATTLEFIELD 3 and Andy McNab Fans! Our sister imprint Swordfish are publishing BATTLEFIELD 3: THE RUSSIAN this week. To celebrate we’ve got an exclusive video trailer to share with you, as well as an amazing competition with a chance to win the Ultimate BATTLEFIELD 3 bundle!

From Swordfish: … More

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Gollancz 50th: The Time Machine

Gollancz Author: - October 25th, 2011
Gollancz 50th, Masterworks, Science Fiction

‘I seemed to see a ghostly, indistinct figure sitting in a whirling mass of black and brass for a moment – a figure so transparent that the bend behind with its sheets of drawings was absolutely distinct; but this phantasm vanished as I rubbed my eyes. The Time Machine had gone . . . The Time Traveller vanished three years ago. And, as everybody knows now, he has never returned.’

The Time Machine is a curious little novel. It’s … More

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Sookie’s got a brand new look!

Gollancz Author: - October 24th, 2011
Charlaine Harris, Cover Art, Dark Fantasy, News

We are so thrilled to be able to – finally! – be able to share Charlaine Harris’ wonderful new cover look for the Sookie Stackhouse novels. It’s taken a bit of work, but we think we’ve finally found some covers that are as bubbly and bright as Sookie herself – while retaining that hint of something sinister going on. And can you spot the hidden images on each cover?

So with no further ado, here they are. … More

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Don’t mention Terry Pratchett! Or: How to submit your comic fantasy novel . . .

Gollancz Author: - October 21st, 2011
Editorial Process, Fantasy, Publishing Tips, Terry Pratchett

With this week’s publication of Snuff, it seems a perfect moment to talk about comic fantasy.

There are few submissions that I dread more than the ‘brilliant comic fantasy novel’. If I’m honest, it’s a pitch that makes my heart sink when I see it, because the pitch is always the same: ‘This is my hilarious comic fantasy novel. All my friends have read it, and they think I’m as funny as Terry Pratchett’. For most of the comic fantasy submission … More

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