Max and Me: A Guest Post by Jon Wallace

We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace back to the Gollancz Blog. Jon Wallace joins us to discuss Mad Max: Fury Road. Warning, spoilers are ahead. When my debut novel, Barricade, was published last year, a few people were kind enough to compare its exhaust-choked action with the ‘Mad Max’ films. Therefore this month, with the publication of book two in the trilogy, Steeple, the good people at Gollancz suggested I write something about Mad Max: Fury Road. I thought it might be fun to compare it to one of the older films. I dismissed two right away: the original…

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The Ficial and the Terrier: A Guest Post By Jon Wallace

We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace back to the Gollancz Blog to share some insight into his brand new novel, Steeple out now in trade paperback and eBook. Steeple is the compelling sequel to Barricade (out now in paperback and eBook). Return to the Kenstibec’s stunning world . . . Kenstibec, the main character in my new novel, Steeple, was created a ‘Ficial’ – an emotionless, superhuman species, made near invulnerable by the nanotechnology pumping through its veins. The Ficials were intended to drag humanity back from the brink of disaster, but things didn’t work out that way. There…

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Happy Publication Day 18th June 2015

We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week we have four incredibly exciting trade paperback and eBooks perfect for fans of unforgettable adventure,  dragons, satire and incredible mythology. Wishlists at the ready, start plotting your visit to your local bookshop, library or favourite eTailer. The Silver Kings by Stephen Deas– The Silver King, half-god, legend and myth, is returning. Once he fought his brother, the Black Moon, and his dragons, and was defeated. But the Black Moon was also weakened, and a millennia has passed. Humanity…

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Happy Publication Day: 9th April 2015

We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week it’s all about the paperbacks and we have all the paperbacks a reader could want. From classic SF and Fantasy to contemporary masters of the genre we’ve so many unmissible new books to pick up or downloand from your local  bookshop, library or from your preferred e-tailer. Wish lists at the ready.  Red Country by Joe Abercrombie– The violent, bloody and fast-paced tale from SUNDAY TIMES bestseller, Joe Abercrombie is out now in an exciting new look. Shy South hoped to bury…

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A Special Guest Post from Jon Wallace

We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace to the Blog. Jon’s brilliant debut novel, Barricade is out now in bookshops and online. My debut novel, Barricade, is the story of Kenstibec, a taxi driver in post-apocalyptic Britain. He is a member of the “Ficial” race, a breed of superhumans who were intended to save mankind, but ended up trying to exterminate it. One of the defining traits of the Ficial race was its “optimisation”. Each member was bred as a specialist in a particular vocation, like construction, soldiering and mining – even (after Ficial production was privatised and twisted by…

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