Happy Publication Day 19th October!

Publication day 19th October

It’s publication day! And we’ve got something for everyone: fast-paced, action-packed military SF, a lyrical modern fairy tale, a scarily prescient take on climate change, the epic conclusion to a long-running fantasy series and a new addition to the seminal SF Masterworks collection. The Bastard Legion: Friendly Fire by Gavin Smith A ‘Dirty Dozen’ or ‘Suicide Squad’ for lovers of ‘Aliens’, THE BASTARD LEGION series is a down and dirty military SF set in a world of mercenary actions and covert operations.  In FRIENDLY FIRE, the Bastard Legion are hired to pull off a daring power-armoured heist of propriety tech.…

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Happy Publication Day 9th February 2017!

Welcome to another publication day! It’s time to visit the mysterious deserts of Sharakai where the shifting sands betray the unwary and Çeda continues her quest for vengeance against the godlike kings . . . while for all of you who like your books a bit more portable we’ve got some fantastic titles out in paperback including a title that could be described as Arachnophobia on steroids; intelligent first contact SF; a fun fantasy romp with lots of swearing and blood; and finally a JOE ABERCROMBIE!   Blood Upon The Sand by Bradley Beaulieu  Second in epic new fantasy series…

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Unknowability A Guest Post By Paul McAuley

We are thrilled to welcome Paul McAuley back to the Gollancz Blog. In this guest post Paul McAuley answers one of the most important questions of our time: why do we write about aliens? Read on and find out . . . What do we write about when we write about aliens? Of course, we mostly write about ourselves – even when we’re writing about cat-aliens. Perhaps especially when we’re writing about cat-aliens, because despite all the behavioural studies we don’t, really, have any idea about what cats are thinking, what they feel, the nature of their sense of self.…

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Happy Publication Day 12th May 2016

We’re thrilled to be releasing a bumper crop of books today – head to your bookshop or favourite website for a selection of the best of SF and fantasy. This week Gollancz has everything you might need, from one of the best-known classics of SF to the culmination of an epic ten-book fantasy series with lots of dragons.   Crashing Heaven The widely acclaimed debut novel by Al Robertson posits a terrifying future ruled by corporations – and introduces one rogue AI in the shape of a ventriloquist’s dummy. Hugo Fist is coming for you… With Earth abandoned, humanity resides…

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Happy Publication Day 21st April 2016!

On this Thursday, 21 April, let it be known that two absolutely corking sequels have been released into the science fiction wilds. Go forth and hunt them down! The first is by the modern master of SF, Paul McAuley, who takes you Into Everywhere with the Jackaroo. Are they really here to help us? Then why is their past littered with dead alien races? The author of our second book was praised as ‘a major new talent’ by Stephen Baxter and he really is. Alex Lamb’s debut was brilliant hard SF, and the sequel Nemesis is just as quantum-y! Having…

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