Awards Announcements

Gollancz are delighted to share the news of a few award nominations and wins that have come in recently. First of all, Jack Glass by the incomparable Adam Roberts was announced as the winner of the John W. Campbell memorial award, one of the four major US awards for SF. This follows up the BSFA award that Jack Glass won earlier this year, and makes it the third year in a row that a Gollancz book has won both the BSFA and John W. Campbell awards (with The Dervish House and The Islanders). Many congratulations to Adam. We’re also delighted…

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Award Season

While you were off enjoying a long break, most of the Gollancz team were at Eastercon, the UK’s largest SF convention. It was a busy weekend, but the highlights were the award ceremonies. We’re delighted to announce that JACK GLASS by Adam Roberts won the BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) award for best novel, and the cover (by Black Sheep and our marvellous Art department) won best Artwork. These are among the most prestigious awards in the UK SF world, and we’re delighted to have done the double. The convention also showcased the announcement of the shortlist for the Hugo…

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Awards fever

As Oscar Wilde once nearly said: “To be listed on one awards shortlist is unfortunate, to be listed on two looks like carelessness.” Oh Oscar, you old grump! We are, of course, completely over the moon with the news that came this morning with the announcement of two sets of awards shortlists. One prestigious and long established, the other a newcomer on the scene but already noted for their eclectic and intelligent take on what genre fiction has to offer. The British Science Fiction Association have a long tradition and, hand-in-hand with the Clarke Award (although rarely in complete agreement)…

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Jack Glass Cover Reveal

A supremely clever melding of golden-age crime themes with golden-age SF themes. A tricksy crime novel told in three stories. A who-dunnit where you know from the beginning who dunnit (that would be Jack Glass), but are still surprised when you discover how he did it. What on earth (or indeed off earth) would you put on the cover? Tried loads of ideas, nothing worked. Went back to the beginning. To the title. Jack Glass. The name of the killer. Glass (the substance) also features in the plot. An idea begins to form. Talk to the designers and the art…

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