Memories from Eastercon 2007

We are delighted to welcome Mark Stay back to the Gollancz Blog. Mark is part of the Gollancz sales team. Today he shares his memories of his very first Eastercon. Ten years ago I enjoyed/suffered/endured my first ever Eastercon as part of the Gollancz team. Looking back at my diary it’s interesting just how little of the actual conference I chronicled — mostly because I was away filming authors — but I must have liked it, as I’ve been back for more several times since. It’s generally a slicker affair these days, but some of that ramshackle charm remains. I…

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WIN A Very Special Robot Overlords Prize!

As part of Gollancz’s wonderful advent calendar giveaway for Christmas 2015, I am delighted to be able to offer a very special prize of a Robot Overlords quad poster signed by myself, director Jon Wright, and some of our lovely cast including Craig Garner (Mediator 452), James Tarpey (Nathan), Ella Hunt (Alex) and Gillian bleedin’ blinkin’ flippin’ Anderson! Getting these signatures was no easy task. Jon, Ella and I attended the MCM Comic Con in Birmingham in March, and we signed a few for punters then, but they were all gone before I could grab a spare. And this was…

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The Gollancz Advent Calendar Giveaway!

We’re counting down to Christmas in style with the return of The Gollancz Advent Calendar. Join us every day as we reveal a new title in our giant Christmas giveaway. To enter our giveaway follow the directions below.   1st December:  Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson More than 300 years after the events of the The Final Empire shaped Scadrial, Waxillium Ladrian has returned to the capital city of Elendel. Crisscrossed by canals and railways and towers which reach for the sky, it’s still a city of dangers and of magic; Allomancy and Feruchemy can still change the world…

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Team Gollancz Friday Reads

Check out what Team Gollancz are reading this bank holiday weekend (against the setting of our very shiny new offices).. verlords by Mark Stay Sophie – The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris Gillian – Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock Simon – Things That Never Happen by M. John Harrison Marcus – Luna by Ian McDonald Charlie – Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids by Meghan Daum What are you reading this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

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The Robot Overlords Are Here!

We are thrilled to welcome Mark Stay back to the Gollancz Blog. Mark is the author of Robot Overlords the novelisation of the film of the same name. Robot Overlords (the film) is out in cinemas today and to celebrate we’ve got a special behind-the-scenes blog post to share with you.  On 13th July 2010* I received an email from Director Jon Wright with the subject heading ‘Two page idea attached’. In it he outlined a movie idea that had come to him in a dream: a world where humanity had been defeated by an invading alien robot empire and…

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