New trends in Fantasy and SciFi: A Guest Post by AJ Dalton

We are delighted to welcome the brilliant AJ Dalton author of the Chronicles of a Cosmic Warlord, back to the Gollancz Blog. Today AJ Dalton tackles the new trends in Fantasy and SciFi. The return of epic fantasy? I’ve received a couple of fan emails asking why there isn’t more ‘epic fantasy’ around at the […]

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Scott Lynch in conversation at FantasyCon 2016 (Scarborough, UK)

For those of you who weren’t able to make it to FantasyCon last weekend we are thrilled to be able to share with you a summary of the brilliant in conversation between between Marcus Gipps (editor at Gollancz) and guest-of-honor Scott Lynch on 24 Sept 2016. The summary was put together by A J Dalton […]

The Greater Fantasy- a guest post from A J Dalton

Gollancz is thrilled to welcome A.J. Dalton back to the blog. AJ Dalton looks at the greater fantasy and discusses the different mythos  behind many great fantasy epics. ‘Fantasy’s just made-up stuff, though, isn’t it.’ Ah, if only it were that simple, it would be far easier to write. Let’s think about it for a […]

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A pre-Hallowe’en treat from AJ Dalton

As a Hallowe’en treat and to celebrate World Fantasy Con in Brighton next week, AJ Dalton – author of Gollancz books EMPIRE OF THE SAVIOURS and GATEWAY OF THE SAVIOURS – is giving away a novella, Knight of Ages, for the next 10 days. Get your free download here! Adam says: “If you want, tell […]

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Friday Reads: Empire of the Saviours and more

So I’m editing the third of AJ Dalton’s fantasy trilogy at the moment (it’s very very good) and, as always, I had a quick skim through the first two books beforehand, to make sure I remembered who everyone was and where they’d been and so on. Now, let’s be honest here – I commissioned the […]

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Gateway of the Saviours

We’re delighted to present an extract from Gateway of the Saviours, the second Gollancz book from AJ Dalton, which was released yesterday. This is the opening half of chapter two, and we join our young hero, Jillan, as he works to rebuild his town and his life following the dramatic climax to book one, Empire […]

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How to write a beast of a novel

We’re excited to announce the UK launch of A J Dalton’s Gateway of the Saviours, the huge and machiavellian sequel to Empire of the Saviours. On behalf of all the readers and authors-in-the-making out there, we thought we’d ask the author if he could share a few of his secrets (without then having to kill […]

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AJ Dalton: Empire of the Saviours extract

This week marks the paperback publication of EMPIRE OF THE SAVIOURS, by A J Dalton. The first part in a fantasy trilogy of epic proportions, EMPIRE introduces us to young Jillan, the brutal world in which he lives, and the Heroes, Saints and Saviours who protect the population. But from what? And can you ever […]

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The Knight of Ages, the Gollancz editorial process and a crazy naked holy man

For A J Dalton fans who cannot wait for Gateway of the Saviours to go on release in the UK (March 2013), Adam has this week published the novella Knight of Ages on Amazon. It tells the tale of a cursed knight and his long-suffering squire. The Knight of Ages and Jakh have fought for centuries against […]

The sacred (and sometimes martial) art of book signings

You work for years, lose your hair and finally finish your magnus opus. You run off copies and feverishly stuff them into envelopes destined for a range of agents and publishers. Then you wait. And you wait… And nothing. You never hear back. It’s then you begin to realize that writing’s the easy bit. Selling […]

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