Happy Publication Day 2nd February 2018!

It’s publication day and we’ve got two incredible new books to share with you. So get your wishlists ready and take note of these epic new reads.    Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan Airing on Netflix tomorrow worldwide, this must-read story is a confident, action-and-violence packed thriller, and future classic noir SF novel from a multi-award-winning author. Four hundred years from now mankind is strung out across a region of interstellar space inherited from an ancient civilization discovered on Mars. The colonies are linked together by the occasional sublight colony ship voyages and hyperspatial data-casting. Human consciousness is digitally freighted…

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Remembering Ursula Le Guin

News of the death, at 88, of Ursula Le Guin, has been extensively reported in the media today. She had been in poor health for a while. Ursula joined the Gollancz list in 1971, and has been with us ever since, making her our longest serving author by some distance, and we are proud to be publishing two new books from her this year: DREAMS MUST EXPLAIN THEMSELVES, a selection of her best non-fiction, and THE BOOKS OF EARTHSEA, an omnibus edition of her famous Earthsea novels, illustrated by award-winning artist Charles Vess. During her publishing career she collected almost…

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Happy Publication Day 8th June 2017

It’s publication day! We are incredibly excited to announce a classic addition to the Masterworks list from one of the greatest science fiction writers of them all, H. G. Wells, as well as all the stories set in award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin’s fictional European nation of Orsinia, gathered together for the first time ever. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME is a prescient look at mankind’s future from the father of modern science fiction. When Dr Philip Raven, a diplomat working for the League of Nations, dies in…

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Congratulations to our Locus Awards shortlisted authors!

This weekend we received some wonderful news. Gollancz is delighted to report that six of our authors have been shortlisted for Locus 2017 awards. Please join us in congratulating our authors who are shortlisted for the 2017 Locus Awards.     Best SF Novel  The Medusa Chronicles by Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds Take Back the Sky by Greg Bear   Best Horror Novel The Fireman by Joe Hill   Best YA Novel  Revenger by Alastair Reynolds   Best Collection  Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie Beyond the Aquila Rift by Alastair Reynolds Orsinia by Ursula le Guin   We are…

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Ursula K. Le Guin discusses the literary heroine who inspired her

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome the incredible Ursula K Le Guin back to the Gollancz Blog to celebrate International Women’s Day as part of our Wonder Women series. We’ve teamed up with our sister websites One Book Lane and W&N to celebrate our literary heroines for #WonderWomen16!  Join us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to tell us about your heroines for #WonderWomen16.     Why, when asked to write about “a women character who has inspired me,” did I immediately think of Mrs Ramsay? Mrs Ramsay is an upper middle-class, middle-aged Victorian, the mother of eight children. A central…

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