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Miska Corbin vs. the World

Gollancz Team: - February 10th, 2017
Author Post, Gavin G. Smith, Science Fiction

We are thrilled to welcome the brilliant Gavin Smith back to the Gollancz Blog. Today, Gavin will introduce us to the unforgettable Miska Corbin and we’ll get to see how she would fare against some of our favourite genre characters. 

Seven years ago my first novel, Veteran, came out.  To help publicise it I wrote this blog comparing Jakob Douglas, the ne’er do well hero of Veteran with other fictional, so-called hard men like Snake Plissken, Takeshi … More

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Jakob Douglas vs. the Rest of the World

Gollancz Team: - January 27th, 2017
Gavin G. Smith

We are delighted to welcome Gavin G. Smith back to the Gollancz Blog for a special guest post. Gavin returns to the blog with a breakdown of his character Jakob Douglas from his debut novel Veteran.

So anyway Veteran is to some people an outrageous all out action-fest (my editor continually describes it as the book where someone gets bludgeoned unconscious with their own arm), but to others it is a comment on the human condition as we move into … More

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Cover Reveal: The Switch

Gollancz Team: - January 25th, 2017
Justina Robson

In Justina Robson’s Harmony, only model citizens are welcome. Unfortunately, being a model citizen is much harder than you might imagine. . .

THE SWITCH is the groundbreaking new SF novel from one of the genre’s most respected authors, and here’s its awesome cover, adorned with what is surely a prime example of one of Harmony’s model citizens.

Just remember: looks can be very deceiving.

Harmony is the perfect society. The defective must be eradicated. For orphans like Nico and Twostar this … More

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Meet Stephen Baxter on his The Massacre of Mankind Bookshop Tour

Gollancz Team: - January 17th, 2017
Stephen Baxter

Don’t miss your chance to meet bestselling author, Stephen Baxter at his bookshop events for The Massacre of Mankind. Stephen Baxter will be visiting selected Waterstones this week for a series of in conversations, discussions and signings.

7pm – 9pm Wednesday 20th Jan, Waterstones, Piccadily, London – In conversation with Frank Skinner

12:30pm – 1:30pm Thursday 19th Jan, Waterstones Birmingham – Lunchtime signing

6:30pm Thursday 19th Jan, Waterstones Nottingham – Evening talk and signing

6:30pm Friday 20th Jan, Blackwell’s … More

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The Martians have returned in our extract from THE MASSACRE OF MANKIND

Gollancz Team: - January 11th, 2017
Science Fiction, Stephen Baxter

We are thrilled to share with you the opening chapters from Stephen Baxter’s The Massacre of Mankind.

Are you ready for the Martian invasion?

The Massacre of Mankind is the authorised sequel to H.G. Wells’ classic The War of the Worlds.

It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. The Army is prepared.

So when the signs of launches on Mars … More

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