Happy publication day 16th November!

Publication day

An epic publication day! Two titans of fantasy have new books out, a old classic re-joins the SF Masterworks and a paperback from one of the most original voices in modern fantasy.     Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson The eagerly awaited sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling Words of Radiance, from epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson. In Oathbringer, the third volume of the New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive series, humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe whose numbers are as great as their thirst for vengeance. The Alethi armies commanded by…

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Happy Publication Day 13th April 2017!

It’s publication day! Get your hands on these brilliant (and affordable) paperbacks. We’ve got a brilliant collection of novellas from Nalini Singh, an iconic, genre-busting novel joins the SF Masterworks list, and now your chance to get your hands on some brilliant books from Steph Swainston and David Devereux.   Wild Embrace: A Psy-Changeling Collection by Nalini Singh  The ‘alpha author of paranormal romance’* presents a stunningly  sensual collection of four all-new Psy-Changeling novellas, in which  taboos are broken, boundaries are crossed, and instincts prove  irresistible . . . Echo of Silence In a deep-sea station, Tazia Nerif has  found…

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A new model of the hero – Steph Swainston talks Fair Rebel and the Castle books

We are thrilled to welcome Steph Swainston back to the Gollancz blog for a special guest post on heroes, Fair Rebel and the Castle series. These days, heroism isn’t hard to find. The cinemas abound with superheroes; a boy wizard is recognised around the globe, even the Jedi have returned again. These can be fun, exciting, uplifting. But the same thing links them all; their talent is intrinsic. They are born, products of hallowed bloodlines, or created by mysterious outside forces. In our fantasies, it seems, we yearn to discover we are special, chosen by nature or circumstance for something…

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Advice for Writers from Writers – Part Two

Welcome to the second of our #gollanczfest collection of advice and hints from authors. This time around we have pieces from Jaine Fenn, Simon Morden, Tom Lloyd and Steph Swainston, all of whom are lovely people and you should buy their books. And if you missed part one, click here.   Jaine Fenn: Learn the rules. Then you can break them. There are no rules. But there’s plenty of advice. Decide carefully which bits to ignore. Don’t get stuck in the revision loop: finish the damn thing and then revise it. Plotter vs Pantser: plotters end up to spoilering themselves;…

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Cover Reveal: Fair Rebel

Welcome to the cover for Steph Swainston’s FAIR REBEL, which follows on from Steph’s incredible and breath-taking Castle omnibus. We have been so excited for this sequel because the inimitable Jant is back. FAIR REBEL will hugely satisfy all those of you needing a Jant fix – and if you’re new to the narcissistic, wickedly humorous wonder that is Jant, you’re in for a total treat. Steph’s writing is wonderfully unique and FAIR REBEL will transport you to the visceral and intense world of the Fourlands and fill you with awe. But don’t just take our word for it: ‘Embossed…

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