Team Gollancz Friday Reads

Check out Team Gollancz’s stack of Friday Reads for this week… Blood Music by Greg Bear The House of War and Witness by Mike Carey, Linda Carey and Louise Carey Beauty by Sarah Pinborough The Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage by Tim Robinson Terra’s World by Mitch Benn How to Train Your Dragon– Cressida Cowell For a bit of added Friday fun, can you guess which member of the Gollancz team is reading which book? This week we have books from Emily, Harriet, Simon, Darren, Jen, Gillian and Marcus. Leave your guesses in the comments…

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Book of the Month: Terra, Chapters 3 and 4

It’s Terra Tuesday! The brilliant Terra by Mitch Benn is out now, so we’re sharing chapters three and four with you, and if you want a taster you can catch up on our first and second chapter extracts still. We also have some audio clips over on Soundcloud, including the time when Mitch Benn serenaded Gollancz at our annual sales conference, and you can see what our Geeks have been saying here. Enjoy! Chapter 3 This is going to be complicated, thought Lbbp as he studied the small pink wriggly creature in his arms. Rrth – and anyone who might have been able…

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Terra: What the Geeks make of it

We were absolutely overwhelmed with responses when we asked our Gollancz Geeks if they would like to review Terra by Mitch Benn. A lucky few were picked at random to receive a copy and let us know their thoughts – and they are already coming in thick and fast! We thought we’d share parts of our first few reviews with you, as it’s been so positive and delightful to have them flooding into the inbox. You can still read extracts from the first and second chapters, or listen to an audio clip here. ‘The story is fascinating, often wrong-footing the reader’s expectations, often…

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Book of the Month: Terra, Chapter 2

Here we have chapter two of Mitch Benn’s debut sci-fi novel, Terra. If you missed chapter one, you can find it here, and you can also listen to audio clips of both chapters over on Soundcloud. You can also buy the whole book in shops or online now. Imagine that! Chapter Two Someone else who didn’t have many friends was on the same road as the Bradburys that night. His name was Lbbp, and he was a long, long, long, LONG way from home. Lbbp’s home was a small but comfortable apartment in a very tall cone­-shaped building in a…

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Mitch Benn on Terra

Happy Publication Day to Mitch Benn and his brilliant debut, Terra! If you haven’t already, you can check out the first chapter here, and listen to a lovely song from Mitch to Gollancz, and some fantastic audio extracts. Truly, we are spoiling you. But wait! What’s this? Mitch has written us a post on the tale of how all this wonderfulness came to be?  We really are *too* kind (well, okay, Mitch is…). Enjoy! I DONE A BOOK … and people seem to like it. This is a story which has been told quite a few times over the past few weeks, but not…

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