A Christmas Gift Guide from Gollancz
Ho ho ho! The Gollancz elves have been busy making awesome books all year, and here they are to share with you some gift ideas for Christmas, for those of you who have left their shopping until the last moment, or feel like it’s time to treat yourself… Darren THE QUANTUM THIEF by Hannu Rajaniemi The […]Read More
Writes of Passage
We’ve all seen them. Those lists of the 100 books you should have read by now, or before you die. They’re often shared with laughter at how many (or likely, how few) have been read, and what is always, inevitably, missing from the list… So here’s a chance to influence one of those lists. World […]Read More
Remembering Sir Patrick Moore
It is a year ago today that we lost one of the most enduring, best-loved and eccentric popularisers of science of the television era. Before there was Professor Brian Cox, before the excellent Neil deGrasse Tyson, before Carl Sagan, before the national treasure that is Sir David Attenborough, there was Sir Patrick Moore. Born in […]Read More
On the first day of Geekmas Gollancz gave to me . . .
Hark! What’s that we hear? Could it be the sound of our readers sighing as we announce our 12 Days of Geekmas (#12daysofGeekmas) here on the Gollancz blog? Over the next two and a half weeks we’ll be running an epic countdown to Christmas (or, at least, of our last days in the office before Christmas).
Check back here every day, as we reveal which book we’re adding our fabulous office book tree, and fill in the form below for you chance to win ALL of the featured books in one stunning Christmas bundle.
But, that’s not all! Because this is the season of giving, we’ll be giving you a chance to win a copy of our book of the day on twitter as well! Visit @Gollancz for details on the daily giveaway; today we have two unsigned copies of the special Christmas edition of Joe Hill’s NOS4R2 to be won.
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22nd November, 1963
It was fifty years ago, today, that US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated as his motorcade moved through Dealey Plaza, in Dallas, Texas. The shots – three of them – were fired by former US marine and communist-sympathiser, Lee Harvey Oswald, from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository building . . […]Read More
Battlefield 4: Countdown to War
Christmas season is coming and our minds are churning with the possibilities of what to buy for our friends and family and, more importantly, what’s awaiting us under the tree. Well, whether you’re thinking of yourself or thinking of others, Father Gollancz has it all covered because how better a way to deal with the […]Read More
Happy Sputnik Day
On October 4th, 1957, the Space Race burst into life, with early honours for the Soviet Union. The launch of Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite, was a landmark in our species’ history – and it’s probably fair to say it took a few people by surprise . . . What it also did […]Read More
Republic of Thieves Teaser 1 . . .
Not long to go now until the publication of The Republic of Thieves (10th October 2013).
Things are looking pretty dire in our first teaser . . . it’s possible only your pre-order (yes, you! ) can save Locke Lamora . . . (:grin:)
Visit the blog over the next two weeks as we reveal a series of exclusive teaser quotes, our Republic of Thieves trailer, our Red Seas Under Red Skies Read Along and much more . . .
Oh, and did we mention you can pre-order your copy today?
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Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
Gollancz is pleased to bring you a blog post about the future, from the pen of the talented Joe Abercrombie. In this, as with his ongoing adult publishing with Gollancz, Joe has our complete support. Over to Mr Abercrombie! What does an obsessive workaholic writer do with six months off? Writes a book, of course. […]Read More
The Kingkiller Chronicles have been optioned for TV adaptation!
Some fantastic news for the day! The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss have been optioned for a TV adaptation by New Regency Productions and 20th Century Fox Television. Eric Heisserer (of Hours and The Thing) will be adapting the series and will also work as an executive producer alongside Arnon Milchan, Andrew Plotkin, Brad Weston […]Read More
4th of July
At our weekly blog scheduling meeting I made a comment about something American (as I unfortunately do too much) and my colleagues jumped on the chance to get me to write a blog post for Independence Day (4th of July). I did at one point in this conversation threaten to declare Independence . . . […]Read More
Locus Award winners from Gollancz!
Gollancz is thrilled to report that two of our authors won trophies at the Locus Awards ceremony over the weekend. So, give out a hearty cheer and please raise your glasses to: REDSHIRTS by John Scalzi, winner of the Locus award for best Science Fiction Novel. and THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON by Saladin Ahmed, […]Read More
Films and books – exploring parallel universes
We interrupt your normal Friday Reads with a special post.
Today Gollancz says farewell (for now) to Mark Stay who is off to have adventures in film making and become our future Robot Overlord! Mark is an integral part to the Gollancz Team and we’re going to miss him terribly. We also couldn’t be happier for him. Good luck, Mark!
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The author of 1984 would have been 110 today…
George Orwell was born today (as Eric Blair) in 1903. A writer of immense importance and varied output he is best known for his novel 1984. And as we’re on an SF and Fantasy blog it’s the one I shall limit myself to here. Even if that does mean ignoring the perfect satire of Animal […]Read More
Superhero Week: Man of Steel and other stories
This week sees the release of Man of Steel, the latest Superman movie to be adapted from the DC comic. In other news, and by no means a coincidence, it also happens to be Superhero Week here at Gollancz (any excuse…). Superhero Week involves a lot of (sometimes heated) chat about our favourite movie adaptations, comics, […]Read More