Read the second chapter of Elysium Fire

We are thrilled to share with you the second chapter from Alastair Reynolds’  Elysium Fire, today. Step into the futuristic world of Prefect Dreyfus for a fast paced new SF crime thriller. This is your new SF obsession. One citizen died a fortnight ago. Two a week ago. Four died yesterday . . . and unless the cause can be found – and stopped – within the next four months, everyone will be dead. For the Prefects, the hunt for a silent, hidden killer is on . . .    Chapter Two Near the outer orbit of the Glitter Band,…

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Read the first chapter of C. Robert Cargill’s SEA OF RUST

We are thrilled to share with you an exclusive extract from C. Robert Cargill’s stunning new sf adventure Sea of Rust. Out in shops today, Sea of Rust is the book everyone is talking about with rave reviews from authors and critics. Enter a world where humans are extinct . . .Wiped out in a global uprising by the very machines made to serve them. Now the world is controlled by One World Intelligences – vast mainframes that have assimilated the minds of millions of robots. But not all robots are willing to cede their individuality, and Brittle – a…

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Happy Publication Day 7th September 2017!

It’s publication day, and we’ve got two fantastic books for you. From one of the screenwriters of Doctor Strange, we bring you a sf tour-de-force of a post-apocalyptic robotic world, and the epic conclusion to the fantastic Far-Called Trilogy. Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill A scavenger robot wanders in the wasteland created by a war that has destroyed humanity in this evocative post-apocalyptic robot western from the critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, and noted film critic. Humankind is extinct. Wiped out in a global uprising by the very machines made to serve them. Now the world is controlled by…

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IT’S THEIR WORLD NOW a Guest Post by C. Robert Cargill

Or at least, it might be soon . . . We extend a warm, human welcome to C. Robert Cargill, whose book SEA OF RUST is out today. A post-apocalyptic robot Western that is action-packed, adrenaline-fueled science fiction, and far timelier than we realized . . .  I didn’t set out to write a timely novel, really I didn’t. When the idea for SEA OF RUST came to me several years ago, the goal was to write a fun, pulpy yarn about robots set after the fall of mankind, with a post-apocalyptic flair and plenty of Robot PEW-PEW. But as…

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Science Fiction Science: A Report From the Front Lines of SETI

We are thrilled to welcome Alex Lamb back to the Gollancz blog for a very special guest post. Alex is the author of the Robotoeer trilgoy (Roboteer, Nemesis, Exodus). Today, Alex takes us behind the scenes of the SETI project and talks about the real life science that influences his fiction. We science fiction writers speculate endlessly about life on other worlds. We dream up alien races and machine civilizations. We conjure interstellar technology out of hand-waved explanations. However, we seldom, if ever, get to actually contribute to the real-world search for such things. But this year, very unexpectedly, I…

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