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Happy Dragon Day (Happy Saint George’s Day)!

Gollancz Team: - April 23rd, 2014
Fantasy, News, Other

Happy St George’s Day. To celebrate Team Gollancz are sharing our favourite dragons with you. What’s your favourite dragon? Have we missed him/her off our list? Let us know in the comments below.

Gillian: For me, the best dragon of all time is Chrysophylax from the brilliant story Farmer Giles of Ham by J. R. R. Tolkien, about a farmer who accidentally becomes a hero – and is then asked to take on a dragon! It’s a … More

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Friday Reads: The Hobbit

Gollancz Team: - January 18th, 2013
Fantasy, Friday Reads

Well it was inevitable that one of the Gollancz Friday Reads would be for The Hobbit. I’ve seen the film twice (once 2D once 3D, I preferred the 2D version), and after the second viewing I found myself picking the book up again.

I think most folks know the story. Bilbo Baggins finds himself, a little unwillingly, embarking upon an unexpected adventure with a collection of dwarves bent upon reclaiming their ancestral home from the mighty dragon Smaug. For … More

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Friday Reads: Farmer Giles of Ham

Gollancz Team: - January 4th, 2013
Fantasy, Friday Reads

If you’ve not read Farmer Giles of Ham then you’re missing out on the best thing (in my opinion . . . only really, the best thing) J. R. R. Tolkein ever wrote.

One of the things I’ve always loved is the illustrations. Penned by the superb Pauline Baynes, who also illustrated a number of (Tolkien’s fellow Inkling) C. S. Lewis novels, pick up a copy just to see her illustrations of Chrysophylax the dragon. But it’s also worth … More

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Christmas reads: part one

Gollancz Team: - December 18th, 2012
Adam Roberts, Friday Reads, Other, Terry Pratchett

This Xmas, I’m spending some time away from the office in a lovely house in the Lake District with my partner’s family, where I shall be, let’s be honest, a bit bored. So what better plan than to do what I normally do all of the time anyway, and read some genre stuff?

I’m going to be very good and make myself have at least one day of non-work related reading. Other than that, I expect it will be editing and … More

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The Soddit – Chapter 3

Gollancz Team: - December 13th, 2012
Adam Roberts, Extract, Fantasy

It’s time for your daily part-serialization of The Soddit, running all this week.  Last night saw the premiere of The Hobbit film in London, and one or two lucky members of team Gollancz managed to catch a glimpse of the red carpet – consider our Hobbit-watching appetites officially whetted.

Chapter three of The Soddit is available to read here. (PDF)

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