Elite- Docking is Difficult

Gollancz is thrilled to welcome guest blogger Adam Whitehead of The Wertzone back to the blog. Adam discusses just how difficult docking really was in the Elite games.  They say that docking is difficult, and they’re not kidding. I was six years old when my dad came home from work one night, excitedly brandishing a copy of a new computer game he’d picked up. We’d had our computer – a mighty BBC Micro Model ‘B’ with a vast 32K of memory – for a few months at that point. In theory it was for my dad to manage the household…

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Happy Publication Day to ELITE: DANGEROUS!

Today sees the release in e-format of three books I’m very excited about – Gollancz’s three official tie-ins to forthcoming blockbuster computer game ELITE: DANGEROUS. But wait! If you’re the sort of person who would never read a game-related tie-in, please let me try and convince you why these are worth your time. For a start, there is no real plot to the ELITE games – they’re a sandbox, a world in which the player truly makes his own decisions. Apart from a few elements of background fiction – the setting, as it were – our authors were allowed pretty…

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ELITE A GUIDE FOR THE UNINITIATED

I was delighted to hear that classic game ELITE was making a comeback this year, and even more delighted when I learned that Gollancz would be publishing a trio of tie-in novels. But what is thing you call ELITE, you cry? You mean you don’t know?! Well, I had a similar reaction from some of m’learned (or not) sales colleagues, so I put together the following to help them sell it in… Morning all, It has come to my attention that some of you are struggling to get your heads around the Elite books, so here’s a quick guide for…

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Frontier & Gollancz Announce Authors for Kickstarted “ELITE: DANGEROUS” Books

1st April 2014.  Frontier Developments plc (AIM:  FDEV) and Gollancz, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Company, are delighted to announce the authors who will be writing their three tie-in novels set in the world of ELITE: DANGEROUS, the ground-breaking Kickstarted sequel to best-selling computer game ELITE. Frontier received crowd-sourced funding for ELITE: DANGEROUS via a hugely successful campaign on the Kickstarter website, and now has over 45,000 backers. Gollancz contributed over £13,000 to secure the rights to publish three related books. After much discussion and many volunteers, Gollancz editor Marcus Gipps selected the authors and collaborated closely with Frontier…

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