Happy Publication Day 11th May 2017!

It’s publication day! An odd day, an audio day, a day for all the audiophiles and bibliophiles: we’ve got a ton of Psy-Changeling audiobooks out as well as the epic conclusion to one of the best military SF trilogies of recent years from Greg Bear.   Take Back the Sky by Greg Bear  Same war. Different enemy. First it was Mars, then Titan – the battlefield changed but the war remained the same. Until now. Master Sergeant Michael Venn and his soldiers now know the truth about what the supposedly benevolent Gurus are really doing in our solar system. A…

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Same War, Different Enemy: A Guest Post by Greg Bear

TAKE BACK THE SKY is the final book in Greg Bear’s adrenaline-fueled military SF trilogy WAR DOGS and Greg has joined us to talk about the act of writing about war. Finishing a trilogy is nearly always an exhausting process. Bringing the characters we’ve followed for two books,  and grown attached to (I know I have) along through more tough times, just wears me down – but obviously, the theme of these novels is war, not happiness, and that reflects the truth of being a soldier, a fighter, caught up in history and change. The added complication of the Gurus—the…

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The Number of the Book: A Guest Post by Greg Bear

Today we’re over the moon to have one of the world’s leading hard SF authors, Greg Bear, guest blogging for Gollancz. KILLING TITAN, book two in his War Dogs trilogy, is out in paperback and Greg is reflecting on the incredible body of work he’s amassed so far… As I put the final touches on TAKE BACK THE SKY, the third book in the War Dogs sequence, I look back and realize I’ve never actually counted the novels and collections I’ve published in the last thirty-seven years… And to my amazement, that’s how long it’s been since HEGIRA was published…

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