Al Robertson

Happy Publication Day 10th August!

It’s publication day! And it’s a paperback publication day, so that means you gotta grab them all! We’ve got bloody, visceral knightly combat, a heart-warming near-future sf novel, a new masterwork of alien gods and new worlds, a poetic speculative masterpiece from one of the genre greats and a fascinating and exciting cyberpunk-esque exploration of […]

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Exclusive Q&A with Al Robertson

We are thrilled to welcome Al Robertson, to the blog for a special Q&A blog post. Al Robertson’s thrilling new SF adventure WAKING HELL is out now in bookshops. We caught up with Al to ask him some of burning questions about life, reading, writing and mythological creatures.  Who is your favourite author? I’d say […]

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Happy Publication Day 27th October 2016

It’s publication day and we’ve got more of what you love! More fantasy, more science fiction and all the more of the series you can’t get enough of! A Plague of Swords by Miles Cameron Forget George and the Dragon. Forget Sir Lancelot and tales of Knightly exploits. This is dirty, bloody work. This is […]

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Seven albums for Waking Hell

What does great science fiction sound like? Al Robertson shares the soundtrack for his latest book, Waking Hell, and it might just come in handy for your Halloween party, too… When I started writing Waking Hell, I had a very specific ambition for it. I wanted it to be an SF book that also worked […]

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Cover Reveal: Waking Hell

We’re thrilled to be able to show you the cover for Waking Hell; Al Robertson’s awesome follow-up to his acclaimed debut Crashing Heaven. Crashing Heaven was diamond-hard cyberpunk for the 21st century and Waking Hell is set in the same world, Station: a hollowed-out asteroid that is mankind’s last home. Waking Hell concerns itself with […]

Team Gollancz Friday Reads

Team Gollancz are doing their bit to spread that Friday feeling – here are what they’re reading this weekend.. Looking for a great Friday Read? This week you can download the eBook of Al Robertson’s Crashing Heaven for just £1.99 from all UK eTailers! Top row: Jen – Crashing Heaven by Al Robertson Emily – […]

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Al Robertson Shares An Extract From Crashing Heaven

We are delighted to welcome Al Roberston back to the blog to share with us a carefully chosen extract from Crashing Heaven. Crashing Heaven is out in trade paperback. You can pre-order the eBook from all UK eTailers for just £1.99 until the 25th June. Welcome to the world of Crashing Heaven. Earth is abandoned, […]

Four Friends of Hugo Fist: A Guest Post by Al Robertson

 We are delighted to welcome Al Robertson to the Gollancz Blog for a special guest post on ventriloquist dummies and how they relate to his epic debut novel Crashing Heaven. Crashing Heaven is the story of  an abandoned Earth. Humanity resides on Station, an industrialised asteroid run by the sentient corporations of the Pantheon. Under […]

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Happy Publication Day 18th June 2015

We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week we have four incredibly exciting trade paperback and eBooks perfect for fans of unforgettable adventure,  dragons, satire and incredible mythology. Wishlists at the ready, start plotting your visit to your local bookshop, library […]

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Team Gollancz Friday Reads

This weekend is set to be perfect weather for lying out in the garden with a good book. Check out what Team Gollancz will be reading.. Gillian – S.N.U.F.F. by Victor Pelevin Amy – Clariel by Garth Nix Simon – Skating to Antarctica by Jenny Diski Charlie – The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon Darren […]

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Team Gollancz Friday Reads

Check out what Team Gollancz are reading this weekend.. Jen – Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Emily – The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman Charlie – The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson Simon – Batman: The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo Marcus – Crashing Heaven […]

Cover Reveal: Crashing Heaven

We’re delighted to be able to exclusively reveal the cover for a superb SF debut that we’re publishing in June. Crashing Heaven by Al Robertson is a thrillingly dark, bitingly witty post-cyberpunk thriller that reminded me of the excitement of reading Neuromancer for the first time. With an AI that appears as a (completely terrifying) […]

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Gollancz, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group, has bought world rights to a remarkable SF debut. Written by an assured new UK author, Crashing Heaven echoes classic SF and brings a cutting edge digital twist. Simon Spanton, Gollancz Associate Publisher, bought rights for two books from London author Al Robertson in a major pre-empt […]


Gollancz, have bought the spectacular SF debut, Crashing Heaven,  from an exciting new UK author. Simon Spanton, Gollancz Associate Publisher, bought world rights for two books from London author Al Robertson in a major pre-empt ahead of an auction, through Susan Armstrong at Conville & Walsh.  The first novel, Crashing Heaven, will be published in January […]

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