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MD Lachlan

On the flight of bats | Does Writing Style Matter When It Comes To Fantasy? by MD Lachlan

How does a bat move? I had an interesting discussion with one famous fantasy writer recently when I said no decent writer should describe a bat as ‘flitting’. ‘Why?’ he said. ‘Bats do flit.’ Yup, they do and, were I sitting in a pub garden watching a bat fly overhead I might think ‘There flits […]

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Happy Publication Day 9th June 2016!

It’s publication day and it’s raining paperbacks. Paperbacks, the books you can really sink your teeth into! We’ve got everything from the literary fantastic to Vikings to time travel to ships sailing across deserts and even a classic of science fiction!   The Whispering Swarm by Michael Moorcock is part-autobiography, part-fantasy travelogue, part ode to […]

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Happy Publication Day 21st May 2015

We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week’s new titles feature the stunning conclusion to the Wolfhound Century novels, the return of the Witcher and the brand new novel in M.D. Lachlan’s epic Norse saga. SFF fans, we’ve got a plethora of […]

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2014: The Continuing Series

In the last of our series of sneak peeks at Gollancz’s 2014 schedule, our focus turns to ongoing series. We’re thrilled as always to have so many authors and series returning, and the books below are all eagerly awaited by their fans. If you haven’t tried any of these series yet, you’re missing out! Metro […]

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Friday Reads: Son of the Morning

We’ll be talking about Son of the Morning by Mark Alder (M.D. Lachlan) a lot more later in the year. But the book is fresh in my mind now so I thought I’d pass on a little of the excitement I felt when reading it. Mark Alder is the pen-name of M.D. Lachlan. M.D. Lachlan […]

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MD Lachlan on the particular perils of historical fantasy

MD Lachlan is an unlikely Viking, an unlikely 15th century Princess, a possibly even more unlikely werewolf. He’s a loquacious, good humoured journalist and stand-up comedian. Actually, come to think about it the last two require research. Perhaps that’s why he’s the perfect man to write historical fantasy. Here he writes about the delights and […]

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MD Lachlan 60 Second Interview

In celebration of the David Gemmell Award long-lists being published, Gollancz is thrilled to be running a series of interviews-in-sixty-seconds with as many long-listed authors as we can get our hands on. Today we’re delighted to talk to M. D. Lachlan, author of Wolfsangel, Fenrir which is nominated for Best Fantasy Novel 2011) and the […]

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