Science Fiction Science: A Report From the Front Lines of SETI

We are thrilled to welcome Alex Lamb back to the Gollancz blog for a very special guest post. Alex is the author of the Robotoeer trilgoy (Roboteer, Nemesis, Exodus). Today, Alex takes us behind the scenes of the SETI project and talks about the real life science that influences his fiction. We science fiction writers speculate endlessly about life on other worlds. We dream up alien races and machine civilizations. We conjure interstellar technology out of hand-waved explanations. However, we seldom, if ever, get to actually contribute to the real-world search for such things. But this year, very unexpectedly, I…

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Happy Publication Day 18th May 2017!

It’s a very special publication day for us as we get to bring you a never-before-seen novel from the legendary David Gemmell! Not only that, we’ve got two excellent science fiction novels from Justina Robson and Alex Lamb out in trade along with two fantastic paperbacks from Alastair Reynolds and James Barclay.   Rhyming Rings by David Gemmell A stunning, never before published, supernatural crime novel from the legendary David Gemmell, with a new introduction by Conn Iggulden and afterword from Stan Nicholls David Gemmell was the UK’s number one fantasy and historical novelist until his death in 2006. A…

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Cover Reveal: Exodus

We’re delighted to reveal the cover to EXODUS by Alex Lamb. The cover was illustrated by the hugely talented Sebastien Hue. EXODUS is the follow up to ROBOTEER and NEMESIS, this is the final stand-alone volume in Alex’s universe spanning series. The Photurians – a hivemind of sentient AIs and machines – were awakened by humanity as part of a complex political trap. But they broke free, evolved, and now the human race is almost finished. Once we spanned dozens of star systems; now only four remain, and Earth is being evacuated. But the Photes can infect us, and among…

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