Five Great Ocean SciFi Scenes: A Guest Post by Jon Wallace

 We are thrilled to welcome back Jon Wallace to the Gollancz Blog. Jon Wallace shares with us a guest blog post about his new novel Rig. The third installment in the Kenstibec series, Rig, is set largely at sea – specifically the Arctic Ocean. Rig is available now in trade paperback and ebook. To celebrate the occasion, here Jon picks five great moments in sea-borne science fiction.  Oceanic – alone with God  Greg Eagen plunges the reader into a frightening religious rite as our narrator, ten-year-old Martin, is bound, weighted down and lowered into the depths of the ocean by…

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Exclusive Interview with Jon Wallace

We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace back to the Gollancz Blog. We caught up with Jon in an exclusive interview and we’ve asked him a few questions about books, writing, SFF, characters, writing rituals and more.  Who is your favourite author? Hard to select but I’ll choose Jack Womack, because Terraplane is the finest buy I ever made on a whim. I picked it up in a second hand bookshop (judging it purely by its cover) and discovered a wildly inventive voice. What book do you most often recommend to friends? This changes all the time. On recent form…

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Can you pass Kenstibec’s Driving Test?

We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace back to the Gollancz Blog. Jon Wallace’s new books Steeple is out today in paperback and to celebrate we’ve got a special treat.  Join us as we find out what it takes to pass Kenstibec’s driving test  . . . Jon Wallace’s Kenstibec books are twisted, darkly humorous tales following antihero Kenstibec, a taxi driver working in the wasteland of a dystopian future Britain. He is a member of the ‘Ficial’ race – an engineered species of super intelligence and near invulnerable physical perfection. The Ficials were created to help people, but eventually…

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