Happy Publication Day 20th April 2017!

It’s publication day! We’ve got an exciting new science fiction thriller featuring alien contact and a murder mystery, a classic new addition to the Masterworks list from Douglas Adams, and all the new paperbacks you can want from Joanne M. Harris, Jon Wallace and Tom Lloyd.   From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters FROM DARKEST SKIES is a high-concept science fiction thriller wrapped around a love story, a man’s search for the truth about his dead wife, and his relationship with the artificial intelligence he has built to replace her. Set in a future where the aliens came, waged war,…

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Advice for Writers from Writers- Part Four

Welcome to our final collection of amazing advice for authors, with contributions from Aliette de Bodard, Anna Caltabiano, Jon Wallace and AJ Dalton. The previous parts are here, here and here. We hope you’ve found something useful in this collection of sometimes contradictory advice, and look forward to seeing you at #gollanczfest!   Aliette de Bodard: Rules shouldn’t be broken–unless you do it with enthusiasm and burn things to the ground. Some writers write detailed outlines, some just let the story take them where it will. It’s useful to know which one you are, but it’s also useful to remember…

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Five Great Ocean SciFi Scenes: A Guest Post by Jon Wallace

 We are thrilled to welcome back Jon Wallace to the Gollancz Blog. Jon Wallace shares with us a guest blog post about his new novel Rig. The third installment in the Kenstibec series, Rig, is set largely at sea – specifically the Arctic Ocean. Rig is available now in trade paperback and ebook. To celebrate the occasion, here Jon picks five great moments in sea-borne science fiction.  Oceanic – alone with God  Greg Eagen plunges the reader into a frightening religious rite as our narrator, ten-year-old Martin, is bound, weighted down and lowered into the depths of the ocean by…

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Happy Publication Day 16th June 2016!

We’ve got one great publication day for you! The new rollicking adventure from a fantasy giant, the final book of what’s been a post-apocalyptic rollercoaster of a trilogy and then all manner of revelations in the next instalment of unparalleled romantic adventure that is the Psy and changeling universe. Stranger of Tempest by Tom Lloyd. This is it. Real epic fantasy with a fun, adventurous heart and a cast of characters who will surprise and enthral you. Guns, magic, and mysterious forces . . . get yourself reading! Lynx is a mercenary with a sense of honour; a dying breed…

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Exclusive Interview with Jon Wallace

We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace back to the Gollancz Blog. We caught up with Jon in an exclusive interview and we’ve asked him a few questions about books, writing, SFF, characters, writing rituals and more.  Who is your favourite author? Hard to select but I’ll choose Jack Womack, because Terraplane is the finest buy I ever made on a whim. I picked it up in a second hand bookshop (judging it purely by its cover) and discovered a wildly inventive voice. What book do you most often recommend to friends? This changes all the time. On recent form…

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