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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Christmas Gifts for YA Readers

Not sure what to buy the YA and crossover readers in your life? Looking for a read that will sweep them off their feet? We’ve got stunning coming-of-age drama, romance, adventure, action and mysteries. Gift them something they’ll really love this Christmas: a great book.   The Death House by Sarah Pinborough ‘Moving and totally involving. I couldn’t put it down.’- Stephen King A heart-breaking, heart-stopping tale of love, life and death which will take your breath away. Toby’s life was perfectly normal . . . until it was unravelled by something as simple as a blood test. Taken from…

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Author of the Week: Ursula K. Le Guin!

Readers of the Gollancz blog should need no introduction to Ursula K. Le Guin. Nor should they need us to tell them how important she is to modern literature – both within genre and without. They certainly shouldn’t need us to tell them that, over a long and distinguished career, she has won a staggering five Hugos, six Nebulas, two World Fantasy Awards, three James Tiptree Jr Memorial Awards, a Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and more Locus Awards than you could count even if you took your shoes and socks off. All this week we will be celebrating the great…

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