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James Barclay

Happy Publication Day 18th May 2017!

It’s a very special publication day for us as we get to bring you a never-before-seen novel from the legendary David Gemmell! Not only that, we’ve got two excellent science fiction novels from Justina Robson and Alex Lamb out in trade along with two fantastic paperbacks from Alastair Reynolds and James Barclay.   Rhyming Rings […]

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Happy Publication Day 18th August 2016!

It’s publication day and we’ve got books at every stage of novel life. We’ve got a first book, a last book and middle book as well as one carrying lots of little books; we’ve got fantasy, urban fantasy and science fiction; we’ve got a book for all seasons so pick one (or more) and dive […]

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I’ve written this kind of ‘future fantasy’ book: A Guest Post by James Barclay

We are thrilled to welcome the brilliant James Barclay to the Gollancz Blog. James Barclay discusses writing future fantasy, dragons, The Hobbit, leaving your comfort zone and much more. ‘No you haven’t,’ said Peter Hamilton the moment I told him about it. ‘It’s science fiction.’ Imagine my horror. Me, a fantasy writer being outed as […]

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Start reading James Barclay’s Heart of Granite

We are very happy to bring you an exclusive three chapter extract from James Barclay’s brand new book, Heart of Granite. This stunning military fantasy will sweep you away to another world filled with intrigue, action, adventure and an unforgettable new hero. One man, one brief conversation . . . a whole world of trouble […]

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Cover Reveal: Heart of Granite

We are thrilled to reveal the stunning cover for James Barclay’s brand new book, Heart of Granite. This stunning military fantasy will sweep you away to another world filled with intrigue, action, adventure and an unforgettable new hero. One man, one brief conversation . . . a whole world of trouble . . . The […]

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15 Reasons To Read James Barclay's Dawnthief

To celebrate the 15th birthday of James Barclay’s Dawnthief, Gollancz Publishing Director Gillian gives us 15 reasons to start reading it right now. 1)      Because this is fantastic, action-filled fantasy adventure 2)      No need for any coming-of-age stories: get straight into the action with seasoned warriors 3)      Because The Raven and fantasy’s favourite mercenaries – […]

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Hirad forced to admit that Swanland has got it absolutely right

James Barclay is the author of the CHRONICLES OF THE RAVEN and the LEGENDS OF THE RAVEN series, which have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. The Raven saga came to a conclusion with the stunning RAVENSOUL. He also penned the epic fantasy duology The Ascendants of Estorea and has written two novellas. He is […]

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The Gemmell Awards 2012

Today we’re thrilled to have another guest blogger on the blog. Following the delightful Pornokitsch joining us to talk about the ethos behind their award, today we have Stan Nicholls, Chairman of the David Gemmell Legend Awards, with a little bit about how the award came about, and what it’s designed to do. And watch […]

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eBook Collections

Before Christmas we tried a little experiment. Lots of people get eBook readers for Christmas, we thought, and lots of people like our books. What can we do to provide our readers with a bit of a saving, and give them the chance to splurge out their Christmas money on some wonderful titles? So we […]

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Guess the Title- Elves: Rise of the TaiGethen

This week you may have spotted a competition on the blog: Guess the title, win the book! The rules are as more or less exactly as you’d expect; we give you a few clues and if you were one of the first people to correctly email us the title we’d send you a copy of […]

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Joe Abercrombie reports on a night at the David Gemmell 2010 Legend Award

I failed to win the David Gemmell Legend Award the other night, which went to Graham McNeill for Empire. Curses. But on the upside, Best Served Cold did win for cover art, so congratulations to the artists Didier Graffet and Dave Senior and the designer Laura Brett. Talented people, and much deserved. The one criticism […]

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