An open letter to The Bookseller

Last week The Bookseller ran an obituary marking the passing of our former owner Livia Gollancz and praising the contribution she and her father, founder Victor Gollancz, made to publishing and their ethos and approach to the business. Sadly their opening remarks were less generous. Having taken time to consider and discuss this over the weekend, we have decided to respond to The Bookseller as follows, in an open letter written by Orion Group Publisher, Jon Wood.     I was genuinely shocked to see the comments about Gollancz in Livia’s obituary published in last week’s edition of The Bookseller.…

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Cover Reveal: The Death House

We are thrilled to reveal the stunning new look to the beautiful and heartbreaking The Death House from the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author, Sarah Pinborough. Get ready to read the story of Toby and Clara… Toby is a boy who has forgotten how to live. Clara is a girl who was born to die. Toby’s life was perfectly normal . . . Taken from his family, Toby now lives in the Death House. Isolated from the outside world the inhabitants of are watched for any signs of a mysterious illness . . . Clara was a girl who had everything. Adored…

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Suzanne McLeod Interviews Nalini Singh

In the second in our trilogy of interviews between three authors who are powerhouses of paranormal romance, urban fantasy and more, Suzanne McLeod (author of the Spellcrackers.com series) interviews Nalini Singh (author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series) about season two of the Psy-Changeling series, plotting and chocolate fixes…   SM: Hi Nalini! Thanks so much for answering some questions! NS: It’s lovely to chat with you, Suzanne. 🙂   SM: But first, huge congratulations on ten awesome years in your Psy-Changeling series! How amazing does that feel? NS: It’s a little surreal. I still vividly remember writing the…

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Test Your Knowledge in the #GollanczFest Connecting Wall Quiz

Many of you have probably seen the BBC puzzle programme Only Connect, and lost countless hours yelling out answers at the television screen. But if you’re anything like us you’ve probably also spent some time lamenting the fact that so few of the puzzles are . . . how do we put this? . . . SFF Geek-friendly. Well, lament no more!  Thanks to the excellent Puzzgrid site, we’ve been able to compile our own SF-centric grid for your solving pleasure! Just to recap: sixteen clues are arranged at random in a 4-by-4 grid. Your first task is to identify…

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Meet Our New Senior Editor, Rachel Winterbottom

Hi, I’m Rachel and I’m the new senior editor here at Gollancz. In my previous roles I’ve commissioned academic books for a university press and worked on Voyager’s SFF list. I’ve also been an editorial assistant for a newspaper aimed at people who attend cat shows, during which time I wrote a regular column that was unfortunately called ‘Through the Cat Flap with Rachel Winterbottom’ (it was very Sex and the City). I’m originally from Manchester and moved to London last year, but I’ve also lived in exotic locations such as Pudsey and Wakefield. Before making the move to the…

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