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She Blinded Me With Science Fiction #4: Stephanie Saulter interviewed by Tricia Sullivan

We are thrilled to welcome Tricia Sullivan back to the Gollancz Blog for the final part in her series of  interviews featuring some incredible science fiction writers. Tricia’s stunning new book, Occupy Me, is out now in trade paperback, eBook and audio download.  To celebrate the release of Occupy Me, I interviewed a few of […]

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Top ten books on the East by Lucy Cruickshanks

1.     The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh takes the reader on an epic journey through more than a hundred years of Burmese history, chronicling the formation of a modern nation via the stories of three generations of intertwined families. It’s rich with cultural insights and colour, and with his ability to evoke a sense of time and place like few else, […]

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Setting the mood for a boudoir shoot

One of the most important aspects of a nude or boudoir shoot is setting the mood for the client (or your girlfriend or boyfriend, if that’s what you’re trying!). Even the most confident people will need you to set an expectation of how the session is going to go and create an environment where they […]

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Our authors share their most romantic moments ever (part 2)

Our authors are a lucky bunch! Catch up on part 1 of their most romantic moments here.  TAMARA MCKINLEY, author of Echoes from Afar The most romantic gesture I’ve had was from my husband.   We’d been engaged as teenagers and drifted apart, only to meet and fall in love again thirty-five years later.   He always […]

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New Title Spotlight: Return to Eddarta

The Return to Eddarta is the sixth novel in the Gandalara Cycle from Randall Garrett and Vicki Ann Heydron. If you’ve yet to start this brilliant epic about Earth’s distant past, it begins with The Steel of Raithskar.       After a meteor explosion, Rikardon wakes in a new body-and in a strange desert […]

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Our authors share their most romantic moments ever (part 1)

TRACY REES, author of Amy Snow and Florence Grace  I’m going to start with the second most romantic gesture I’ve ever received (because I’m like that!) I once received from a boyfriend, for my birthday, a beautiful, specially commissioned pen and ink drawing. It was beautifully framed and the artwork was exquisite but that was […]

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Day Four and the Truth about Cruises

More than 10 million people take a cruise each year. Or maybe 21 million! A lot of people! Cruise ships contain morgues. Cruise ships generate a lot of pollution. There’s an abandoned Russian cruise ship out there… somewhere. More than 170 people have disappeared from cruise ships since 2000. Some ships don’t have a floor […]

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Cocktail of the Week: Bourbon to Be Wild

Bourbon to Be Wild Born to be Wild Steppenwolf 1968 A throbbing, turbo-charged, heavy-riffing rock classic, Steppenwolf’s ‘born to be Wild’ remains as relevant today as it was in the raucous, revolting Sixties that spawned it. Frontman John Kay reflected that every generation thinks that it, too, is born wild – and can identify with the […]

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Top 5: Foods to avoid on a date

Spaghetti: Spaghetti and meatballs might work for cartoon dogs, but some dates fare better without a shower of sauce to contend with.  We recommend a more fork-friendly pasta like pappardelle (and they hold more sauce so win, win!). Ribs: Slathered in BBQ sauce and glistening on the plate, we know that ribs are always a tempting choice. […]

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Authors share their worst Valentine’s dates, Part 2

More of our authors tell you about their Valentine’s Day horror stories. Read Part 1 here.   Katie Marsh, author of My Everything When I was 19 I agreed to go on a blind date on Valentine’s Day. I know, I should have seen it coming and done something sensible like staying at home with a pizza and […]

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Quiz: which famous authors wrote these lines about love

Science fiction and fantasy authors are so romantic. Well, some of them at least…

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